AvoLead blog: Company News

Updates and information on AVOLEAD and their business partners.

Leonard Liu Joins AvoLead LLC

We are pleased to announce that Leonard Liu has joined AvoLead LLC as Client Engagement Director. Based in Beijing, China, Leonard serves AvoLead clients as a leadership development consultant, facilitator and executive coach.

With more than 21 years’ experience in corporate training, talent development and organizational development, Leonard is known for teaching and implementing leadership frameworks into organizations. He has participated in more than 100 consulting projects for large multinational companies, the Chinese Government, European Union, United Nations, British Council, British Embassy and others. From 1994 to 1997, Leonard was the Regional Training Consultant of Motorola China.

Leonard introduced The Leadership Challenge Workshop (LPI®) to China in 2006. A year later, he became the first Master Trainer there and has since certified more than 170 trainers in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Learn more about the powerful Leadership Practices Inventory® here.

Read Leonard’s complete bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

Gail Finger, PCC Joins the AvoLead LLC Team

We are pleased to announce that Gail Finger, PCC has joined the AvoLead LLC team as Client Engagement Director. Gail brings over 20 years of expertise in interpersonal dynamics and the psychology of change to her coaching, facilitation and consulting work.

Having started her consulting career working with family owned businesses, Gail has since worked with large, complex federal agencies, Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profits and small to medium sized companies. Industries have included public utilities, pharma, manufacturing, finance, technology, engineering, law firms and healthcare.

A Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Gail received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. She is a resident of Washington, DC. Read Gail’s full bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

Roy H. Adams, Jr., Ph.D. has joined AvoLead LLC as Business Development and Client Engagement Director

We are pleased to announce that Roy H. Adams, Jr., Ph.D., has joined AvoLead LLC as a Business Development and Client Engagement Director. A retired U.S. Army Colonel and AvoLead member-owner, Roy is a proven leader with 30 years of experience leading in complex organizations in support of the national interest of the United States and 15 years in business development for Department of Defense companies. He is skilled in national security policy development and implementation to include diplomatic and international relations.

Roy is also a specialist in organizational theory, organizational culture and organizational management. He earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University. His dissertation, a case study examining the forces, causes, and elements of practical drift, provides a systems look into the root causes of how the Abu Ghraib prisoner torture in Iraq was allowed to happen. Read Roy’s full bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

Two Highly Experienced Professionals Join the AvoLead Team

As AvoLead LLC continues to grow, we are excited to announce the addition of these two highly experienced professionals to our team.

Georgine Madden

With 30 years of experience in Organizational Development and Training and Development, Georgine has worked with diverse audiences spanning organizational levels and functions across a wide range of Fortune 1000 to entrepreneurial enterprises within a variety of business sectors. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Georgine will serve AvoLead clients as Trainer Facilitator, Executive Coach and Organizational Development Specialist. Learn more about Georgine here.

Jude Olson, PhD, ACC

Jude is an accredited, professional coach providing leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations with a focus on building strengths for accelerated development. She serves on the faculty of University of Dallas and as coach for the Texas Christian University EMBA Program. Her internal corporate experience includes serving as Head Coach at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. As a Senior Vice President and Regional Consulting Partner with Drake Beam Morin, Inc., she led the Fort Worth office where she marketed, managed and consulted on change projects within a variety of industries. Read Jude’s complete bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D. Publishes White Paper

Executive Development: Something Is Still Missing. Understanding the role of culture in executive coaching.

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D., a member-owner of AvoLead LLC has published a white paper entitled Executive Development: Something Is Still Missing. A seasoned researcher, facilitator and executive coach, Dr. Hoppe writes, “Our work as executive coaches is still missing an essential ingredient. This ingredient is a full appreciation of the societal or cultural context in which our executive development work takes place.”

Following years of research, Dr. Hoppe shares his views on the importance of executive coaches and other leadership development professionals to act on the need to understand, embrace, and incorporate culture into their leadership development work. He writes, “We must become as knowledgeable and competent about the cultural level of analysis as we are about the individual and organizational level.” He then outlines three critical steps towards reaching this goal.

Request a complimentary copy of the white paper via email to: contact@avolead.com

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D.

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D.

About The Author

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D. serves AvoLead clients as program facilitator and executive coach. Life experience in a variety of cultures, leadership development expertise gained within a world-class business institute, and extensive research led to his participation in the largest cross-cultural leadership study, ever. All prepared him to provide AvoLead clients with practical, innovative and culturally calibrated solutions to leadership challenges. Read complete bio here.