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The Team

Ashley Prisant Lesko, President, Square Peg Solutions, Ph.D., MBA
Ashley Prisant Lesko, President, Square Peg Solutions, Ph.D., MBA

Don’t mess with this gal! Milspec, kid-loving, and then there is the dog .

Speaker, trainer & consultant with the ability to REDUCE attrition of both employees and managers because of poor performing managers.

Ashley’s background combines 15 years in leadership across diverse types of organizations. From military leadership as an active duty as a Naval Officer to field leadership to corporate office, she has developed leaders and employees in all paths, stages of careers and life. She has worked with hundreds of employees at an individual level and in larger group and training settings. To date, every person she developed at individual level made it to the next career step or goal within 1.5 years.

Ashley has worked in corporate America for the last 8 years with Fortune 100 top high-impact and innovative companies in her industry. She has received a SHRM-CP certification from Society of HR Management, an MBA from MIT’s Sloan Business School and Ph.D. in Management, with a focus on Manager Motivation & Engagement from Sullivan University and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Business, HR and Organization Behavior courses in colleges such as Harvard Extension and Queens University of Charlotte. LinkedIn Articles

Zoe Mercurio, Program Manager
Zoe Mercurio, Program Manager

Sociology and Organzational Behaviour, here we come! Did I just see Elvis? Umm-laut

Zoë has a sociology background and is working on an Organizational Behavior cert. With husband and cat Elvis, she loves her fine wine and practicing yoga, but not at the same time.

Zoë Mercurio, Program Manager, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Executive and Continuing Professional Education
 
Zoë is an experienced professional with extensive skills designing, administering and facilitating programs for secondary to adult education. From the classroom to the corporate setting of leadership development and more recently administering executive education programs, Zoë has always been educating. With a strong belief in the philosophy of ‘education for education’s sake’ and ‘lifelong learning’, she has strived to empower others to fulfil their potential and help them be more effective in the workplace.
Masheka Awari, That Wellness Girl
Masheka Awari, That Wellness Girl

Promoting healthy communities and being mindful, is a “No brainer”.

Masheka, That Wellness Girl, has overcoming health adversity, enjoys hanging out with seniors, and promotes Women’s Health. Huh!

Leading through integrity is what drives Masheka Awari’s passions and pursuits. With justified purpose she has found her greatest honor in serving the most prolific leaders in creating efficient solutions to drive their success. Be it corporate executives, new small business entrepreneurs, or filmmaker/producers, it has become her greatest pleasure in serving in a capacity that levies great return.

Alena Casey, Community Engagement, Technology
Alena Casey, Community Engagement, Technology

Singing, whether she knows the words or not, floats this girl’s boat. She wishes for a superpower where she knows all languages. Can we say polyglot?

Alena started in psychology, and specialized in organizational behaviour, and is aiming for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Industrious!

Through the engagement of community, Alena Casey spends her days building strategic processes to strengthen employee engagement with community partnerships. From working with employee resource groups to local organizations, no workday is ever the same.

Before coming to the technology space, Alena worked in the Development Office at Harvard University as a part of the events team. While in this role, she was promoted to University Group Leader where she interviewed, onboarded and trained employees at Harvard.

Alena obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Extension School and is currently working towards her Master’s in Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Baruch College – The City University of New York.

Michael Lozano, Doctor of Education, Masters in Management
Michael Lozano, Doctor of Education, Masters in Management

Improvement, elevation, creation, heavenly!

Michael combines a doctorate of education with business to help organizations achieve large-scale improvements

Michael Lozano comes to us from Los Angeles, California where he earned his Global Executive Doctor of Education at the University of Southern California. Armed with a Master’s in Management from Harvard University, he is formally trained to achieve large-scale improvements across organizations through strategic use of policy, innovative practice, and assessments. As a professional educator, Dr. Lozano is extremely vested in creating educational change at the global level and stresses the examination of educational solutions from around the world to solve local challenges. He constantly seeks to broaden his perspectives on the challenges that organizations face and identifying root causes impeding performance.
Raakin Hossain, Business Diagnostic Consultant

Raakin (pronounced like rock’n’roll) is an e-commerce product manager with a particular interest in organizational behavior and development.

You’ll find this California-native busying himself with a grab bag of interests, ranging from urban exploration to floury disasters in the kitchen.
Marvin F.L.. Hansen, Msc, PgDip, Bsc.
Marvin F.L.. Hansen, Msc, PgDip, Bsc.

Marvin F.L. Hansen, Msc, PgDip, Bsc.Strategic Mastermind specialized in innovation strategy and business model transformation.

In his spare times, Marvin collects Academic Degrees and dances the Argentine Tango.

No kids, no dogs, no eagle, and no fun.

Founder of Veritas Innovations, Innsbruck, Austria; Harvard Extension School MMLA candidate; University of Auckland MSc Comp Sci
Christina Kellerhals, Instructional Designer
Christina Kellerhals, Instructional Designer

Here is a high flyer with dark hair and dark and stormy eyes!

Christina Kellerhals, Instructional Designer. Cold-fearing, snack-loving former Bostonian enjoying life in Charlotte!

Hey, look at this cool bald eagle!

Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Technology at UNC Charlotte. Passionate about creating eLearning that is interactive, engaging, and instructionally sound.Concept mapping, Oxford comma, and Fraktur blackletter typeface enthusiast. Prost!

Don Tai, resident IT geek
Don Tai, resident IT geek

Technology Lion Tamer. Bridges the gap between business and technical. Don then delivers the goods. He almost never wears a suit. Awkward!