Ryan Eller – Lead Facilitator & Co-Founder
Ryan Eller is CEO and Founder of Paradigm Shift, a company that does leadership training across the world and has led workshops in over 40 states and on 4 continents. He has advocated for educational aspiration in Washington, DC and is a proud champion of the millennial generation. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and master’s in Higher Education Administration form Northeastern State University. Ryan is always trying to Live his List and wants you to do the same!
Jerrod Murr – Director of Leadership Development & Co-Founder
Jerrod Murr is a speaker, corporate trainer, and cultural entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Northeastern State University with a Degree in Business Administration, and a member of the NSU Hall of Fame. He speaks at multiple Human Resource conferences and corporate educational events throughout the year and is honored to be a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, as well as being appointed Partner Expert in The Forge’s startup incubator, powered by the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Murr currently resides in Muskogee, OK with his wife, Jenn, and two daughters Adelae and Josalyn. His favorite book is The Giving Tree, and he loves working on his Bucket List, the OKC Thunder, and good coffee.
Business Development Manager
Neha Ghelani is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Marketing. She has worked in the education industry for over 3 years and loves working with students of all ages. She particularly enjoys the corporate sector and has a passion for doing business with a purpose. Having grown up in South Africa, she loves to learn new things about the people, places, and culture around her. In her spare time, she also takes on clients for graphic design and project management. She enjoys being adventurous, traveling, spending quality time getting to know others, and being outdoors.
Rachel Mayo is a part hipster, part southern belle, from Nashville, TN. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She is a leadership conference consultant and designer for Paradigm Shift, and owns her own lettering business, RachelBee Designs. Rachel has Type 1 Diabetes and is passionate about helping others who live with the disease. She is a speaker, advocate, and certified mentor for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She will always accept an invitation to dance, have coffee, pet a dog, or hold a baby.
Amy Ogden has led hundreds of groups for Paradigm Shift in almost 30 states over the past few years. She graduates this year with a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma as a Gate’s Millennium Scholar. She specializes in organizing camps and interactive leadership workshops for educational groups and pre-college programs.
Stephanie L. Jones is a speaker, success coach, and author of “The Giving Challenge”. Since graduating Taylor University she has lived a crazy life from private investigator to police officer to being rated in the top 5% of employees for a Fortune 100 company, where she is a senior manager and her team consistently exceeds annual sales goals. Stephanie specializes in speaking to groups on growing business through giving, leadership, organization and productivity, leading through change, employee burnout, and how to create great teams. Stephanie is actively involved in her community and in 2014 received the Cisco Humanitarian Award. Stephanie lives in northwest Indiana with her husband Mike, but you’ll find her on weekends kayaking and paddle boarding in Michigan.
Paul Sohn is an award-winning blogger, leadership coach, author and speaker. He has spent most of his career growing organizations from good-to- great. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and one of Fortune’s Top 100 Best Place to Work company, he is now the founder of QARA, a movement to awaken the next generation of leaders to live out their God-given identity and calling in every sphere of influence. Paul was named one of the Top 33 Under 33 Christian Millennials to Follow by Christianity Today. Paul is a contributor for Forbes. His leadership blog has been ranked among the top ten most socially-shared leadership blogs in the world. He is the author of his latest book “Quarter-Life Calling: Pursuing Your God-given Purpose in Your Twenties.” He currently lives in San Diego, California.
Dave Burlin is a Marine Corps Veteran turned entrepreneur, with a passion to help Veterans be successful in their transition from service to civilian life. Dave continues to partner with resources that empower Veterans in the path of employment, education, and entrepreneurship. With a heart for serving others, he can also provide critical resources to private organizations to help them invest in their company culture, growing their sales and marketing initiatives, and develop leadership programs within an organization. His super powers include reading books. Relentless networking, and connecting professionals. But his only known weakness is Boston Terrier puppies.
James Newton has been conducting postgraduate research in Adelaide, South Australia with Flinders University, studying leadership models and facilitation techniques used by bush adventure therapy team leaders working with at-risk youth. He is working on his PhD at the University of Southern Mississippi in the School of Education, studying leadership training and development in a number of fields. Prior to moving to Australia, James was a secondary English teacher working with the at-risk student population for seven years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His passion is lacrosse. James is heavily involved in the sport as a coach, administrator and player. He played and coached at the top level while in Australia, and helped develop the sport at the youth and high school level across the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. James is an avid runner and loves everything outdoors.
Kinda Wilson is a keynote and TEDx speaker and is passionate about helping people of all ages reach their full potential. She speaks at conferences and teaches workshops in the corporate, religious, and academic worlds. She is a business instructor at Oklahoma State University as well as the founder of two startup companies. Hearing Kinda Wilson speak is different – in an incredibly good way! She brings inspiration, crazy humor, and practical advice together for one exciting presentation. Her conference topics range from strategic marketing to pursuing dreams and finding your voice amid noise and distraction. When she’s not on the road speaking or causing epic travel mishaps overseas with her latest startup venture, you can find Kinda at the nearest coffee shop.
Mikey Manghum is an Oral Roberts University MBA grad, currently working for a Tulsa based management consulting company. He was born in Scotland and raised in England by a Scottish mother (teacher), and African-American father (professional basketball player/social worker). He has 1 younger brother, 1 beautiful fiancé, and 1 extremely cute 2-year old Australian Shepherd. Mikey spent the first 18 years of his life in the UK, before moving to Tulsa in 2009 to play basketball for ORU. After electing to not pursue a career in professional basketball, he completed his MBA at ORU, graduating in 2014. Being raised by a teacher and a coach, he has always had a passion for education, development, and progress – he sees this passion playing out through leadership development, business coaching, and consulting in his own life. He loves people, he loves connecting, and he loves networking – but the thing that really brings him satisfaction is the ability to articulate things in a way that brings about those light bulb moments for others.
Amber Day is an enneagram type 7, ENFP, loud laughing multipotentialite. She has been an accountant, a landlord, a paid professional writer, an employee of the state legislature, a ministry consultant and, most notably, a server at Joe’s Crab Shack. Due to her exploratory 20s, she has a degree in both Sociology and Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, neither of which she has ever used, as well as a not-so-fulfilling year of law school under her belt. She is currently a ministry director at a local church and an Influence Coach at 320 Coach. The underlying thread that connects all of her ventures is her desire to use her networks to connect local needs to available resources and leave no personal interaction without improving their life in some way. Her passion for connections is only surpassed by her love for mashed potatoes. She is leaving her forever home of Oklahoma for a year of solo world travel in April 2017.
Adonis Lenzy is an author, speaker, and pastor who enjoys speaking to people from all walks and stages of life, inspiring them to live the life they have imagined by going after their dreams. He has developed a unique style of communicating in creative, illustrative and humorous ways to his audiences. With ingenuity he crosses all ethnic, denominational and cultural barriers. Whether speaking at conferences, organizations, churches, or to your staff, his message will no doubt inspire, motivate, and equip for next level living. His wife, Heather, is a forensic DNA scientist. Together they have two beautiful children, Grayson & Kherington, and reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
Megan Weinkauf is a seasoned patron of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and a master influencer on social media. Known for her song-bird positioning, The Faithful Leader™ has been daring entrepreneurs to rebel… since she was a child. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Meg was raised in Classic Farm Country where she learned the value of hard work and diligence from her parent’s leading examples. Currently, she is the Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of LaunchPad Labs, a Tulsa startup on a mission to launch successful lives through their action inspiring soft skills curriculum. In 2016, LaunchPad Labs was accepted into the first cohort of BetaBlox, a new startup incubator in Tulsa. Meg is also actively involved in her community serving on the Tulsa Area United Way Emerging Leaders Society and Small Business Steering Committees, as well as the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women Advisory Council. She is a mentor through Women in Recovery with the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, 4Word Women Ambassador, and Propel Women Leader. This year, she won 2016’s ionOklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award for her ever-progressive Nonprofit Work at Unlock Freedom Tulsa.
Sarah Johnson is a proud alumna of Northeastern State University, she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and in 2011 with a Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership. Her career in higher education started in 2010 as a University Representative, serving as a recruiter in Northeast Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas, she then moved to the Department of Student Activities in 2011. As the Coordinator of Campus Activities, she has been responsible for advising the Northeastern Activities Board, Rookie Bridge Camp, NSU Traditions Council, Miss Northeastern Scholarship Pageant, Student Homecoming Week Committee, and multicultural programming activities. She is dedicated to enhancing NSU’s extra-curricular programming for students through quality advisement, services, programs, and leadership development opportunities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, travel, and photography.
Kin Thompson has over 40 years experience in developing leaders. As advisor to the President’s Leadership Class at Northeastern State University, Kin works with emerging leaders on a daily basis. As an Assistant Professor of Hospitality & Tourism, Thompson is also viewed as a leader in Oklahoma Tourism and recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the Oklahoma Tourism Industry Association. You can find Kin speaking across the state for college students and business, church and non-profit leaders on topics including leadership, customer service, and generational marketing. He is frequently called on to facilitate board retreats and brainstorming sessions. Is your group having trouble thinking outside the box? There is no box in Kin’s world.
Greg “Heady” Coleman
Greg “Heady” Coleman is very family first in his approach to life. He is married to Bernadette Coleman. They have 3 awesome children: Kenneth, Zale and Nia. Gregory, who goes by Heady, is a believer in the community of Guthrie and loves promoting it every chance he gets. He is part of the North Church team as a pastor for the recently launched Guthrie location which called for him to step down from his role as the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce CEO/President. He has been a Life Educator for Family Expectations for roughly nine years. He has been helping people plan out their lives for years by teaching the Go Win Approach through curriculum he developed personally. With Go Win, he has carried the role as consultant, dream coach and business and organization development advisor for start-ups. He was given the title “Cool Dad” by MetroFamily Magazine and Territory OKC Magazine recently highlighted his Shipwreck Talks hosted in Guthrie as bringing in some of the most creative minds within a 60-mile radius.
Ryan Latham began speaking and training full-time while in college where he earned his degree in Organizational Leadership for Non-Profits. He is a leadership junkie and loves the learning process. One of his favorite moments is meeting the great Zig Ziggler in September of 2006. Ryan loves to travel and speak around the nation and the world. Some notable places are Romania, Mexico, Haiti, Lesotho, and may states in the US. Ryan is a part of the John Maxwell teaching, speaking, and coaching team, serves as the Director of Victory School of Leadership, a leadership college in OKC and author of the book, “Prepared For Impact.” He is originally from Southern California and in 2011 moved to Oklahoma City with his wife, Sarah and their four children. His favorite movie is Remember the Titians and enjoys running and relaxing on the beach.
Derrick Seir has a pool of experience that spans community, corporate, non-profit, religious and collegiate fields. He has spent the last 15 years developing a unique way to fuse his wealth of experience in recreation with his unmatched passion to help teams work better together. It was through this fusion that One Mind One Spirit (OMOS) Team building was born. Derrick’s background includes workshop development, producing city-wide projects and dynamic presentations at conferences, community events, and in the classroom. He has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology: recreation management and a master’s degree in theological studies. This broad experience has equipped Derrick to successfully address the dynamics of any group and meet their organizational needs. It is through his out-of-the-box approach that Derrick transforms spaces into team construction zones. Derrick captures the attention of any group with energy and creativity. His contemporary approach empowers teams and organizations to reach their full potential, all while having fun.
Antonio Robinson is the Director of The Upward Bound Math and Science program at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. He is also an alum of Upward Bound at Voorhees College. He and his wife Ashley have 2 children, Lia and Addyson. Antonio has worked in education for over 16 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. Antonio currently serves as President of the South Carolina Trio organization. He is the Co-founder of the Minority Education Initiative, an effort that focuses on minority access and success in education world wide. He is the COE of ALR Consulting that services grant programs nationwide with compliance and monitoring services. In 2013, he was recognized as one of the Top 40 Business Leaders under Age 40 by the Charleston Area Business Journal. Antonio lives by the quote “The biggest gap in life is between knowing and doing.” His goal in life is to close that gap for young people in education.
Betsye Colvard is a seasoned facilitator in the team development arena, and owner of Core Cooperatives, a consulting business that specializes in challenging teams and leaders to think differently. She worked as the Senior Facilitator and Vice-President of Operations for Challenge Quest in Tulsa, OK for over seventeen years, and continues to serve a very diverse customer base that includes Fortune 500 companies such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, Clorox Corporation, and American Airlines, as well as non-profits such as Oklahoma Policy Institute, and Native American tribes in Arizona and Nevada. Her strength is facilitating team building and leadership development experiences custom designed to improve team awareness and foster strong working relationships, and she has extensive experience working in the manufacturing field.
Puja Ghelani is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Marketing. She works in strategy and operations and has a passion for management consulting. She is currently student of The McCombs School of Business and is on track to get her MBA within the next year. Puja has a passion for teaching and loves to not only help people realize their dreams, but also find ways to achieve it.
Roy Golden has been working with Paradigm Shift since 2012. He has delivered key notes and facilitated experiential activities all over the United States with groups ranging from young children to corporate professionals. Roy graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelor’s in Communication Studies and is now a Guidance Specialist with NSU’s Educational Talent Search program.