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Executive Team

Meet our team

Highly Effective. Highly Experienced.

Our team is a network of of highly qualified, effective, experienced professionals-many of whom were colleagues while in the leadership ranks at The Walt Disney Company.  With over 150 years of combined experience, our practitioners, instructional designers, consultants, facilitators and graphics specialists create effective learning and development; resulting in clients with high-performing teams and unmatched customer experience.

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Mike Donnelly | CEO

Mike Donnelly is a recognized expert, keynote speaker, facilitator and consultant in the principle of building successful corporate cultures; focusing on selection, new hire orientation, training and customer experience.

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Jill Hamer, CPLP | Vice President

Jill’s Disney service foundation, attention to detail and process, fun training style, and experience in various levels of the organization combine to make her a comprehensive and effective service professional.

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Hugh Kincaid, SPHR | Lead Consultant

Hugh Kincaid utilizes more than 40 years of Disney and organization development experience in helping leaders change the way they think about business.

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Dee Byrnes, SPHR | Lead Consultant

Dee Byrnes utilizes more than 35 years of Disney, healthcare, academic, and business industry experience – interacting with leaders at all levels as they expand the way they think about business.

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Ada Mahoney | Creative Effect

Ada is an experienced creative designer with over 15 years of history in the professional training & coaching industry. 
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Lauren Hamer | Communications Effect

A digital copywriter and content creator, Lauren writes words about effective leadership, authentic people management, and inspired customer service.
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Chuck Simikian, SHRM-SCP | HR Specialist

Chuck is a seasoned certified HR professional and author with over 25 years of corporate HR experience spanning all aspects of Human Resources including recruitment, training, employee relations, benefits administration, payroll, and HR compliance. 

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