Our Team

Elizabeth “Betsey” Upchurch

Elizabeth “Betsey” Upchurch

CEO – Betsey has been helping leaders and organizations for more years than she wants to admit. Her work is focused on creating successful, sustainable organizations that fully support the people in them. Teaching the practices of authentic and powerful leadership, her facilitative style is effective and catalyzes lasting growth and change.

Ellen Babers

Ellen Babers

Managing Partner – Her innate ability to build confidence and competence in others provides a catalyst in their work. Ellen’s lifelong fascination with people and the amazing outcomes created by teams has led her to work on five different continents.

Cliff Colia

Cliff Colia

Advisor & Associate – Cliff Colia, leadership enthusiast, earned master’s degrees in social work and business from LSU. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado and is an adjunct professor for business and education at Colorado Mountain College. He has also taught graduate courses at CU, UNC, and Denver University.

Mark H. Rowland

Mark H. Rowland

Advisor & Associate – A deep listener, Mark has an uncanny ability to ask the key question that moves the thinking forward. Clients value his skill in sorting through long-winded explanations and hearing the underlying, and sometimes unspoken, message. Mark is also a gifted meeting facilitator and coach, bringing an organized and practical approach to both.