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ROB McNAMARA

CO-FOUNDER / PRINCIPAL

Adult developmental and performance consultant / Group facilitator / Author / Professor

Rob McNamara is author of The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken. He specializes in helping leaders resolve their persistent painful limitations to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life. McNamara is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a leadership and performance coach serving clients world wide, critically acclaimed author and Integral Zen Dharma Holder. Rob's coaching helps executives, entrepreneurs and other leaders refine leadership and management skills to achieve excellence and elegance in their personal and professional goals and aspirations. Rob also specializes in bringing developmental tools to athletes ranging from collegiate, Olympic and professional world champions.

McNamara is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. Through the Graduate School of Education and Harvard's Extension School, Rob teaches Adult Development in Professor Robert Kegan's courses. Since 2001 Rob has been providing graduate and undergraduate lectures and courses on Integral Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Human Development. Rob is known by his students for his heartfelt passion for teaching, his conceptual clarity and his playful, yet creative engagement of his student's bodies, minds and hearts.

Rob is currently a faculty member and coach for the Integral Facilitator program with Ten Directions. He has contributed to the Integral movement for nearly fifteen years as a leading integral practitioner. While working with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute he was a founding faculty member for the Integral Life Practice seminar series. Rob has contributed to Integral Life, taught at Boulder Integral, served as a faculty member of the Integral Spiritual Experience for three years and was a faculty member of The Integral Center. Rob’s expertise includes the intersection of integral practice, adult development, leadership, human performance and integral strength training. 

Contributions in the business sector include the Stagen Leadership Institute where Rob developed and deployed integrally informed executive curriculum for senior executives and launched corporate wellness initiatives. Rob also served as the Senior Integral Consultant and Human Performance Specialist for Phillips Performance Nutrition.

EDUCATION: Rob McNamara received his Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Susquehanna University.

DR. STUART C. LORD

PRESIDENT / CEO

Educator / Academic / Organizational development consultant / Diversity and culture in the workplace

Stuart Calvin Lord is an American educator and academic specializing in leadership and ethics, organizational development, diversity & inclusion, spiritual education, and academic leadership.

Lord served as the Associate Dean of the University, and Executive Director of the Grover L. Hartman Center for Civic Education and Leadership, and University Professor of Sociology and Service Learning at DePauw University. The Associate Provost, Dean of the Tucker Foundation, and Vice President for Diversity and Equity of Dartmouth College. During President Clinton's administration Lord served as the executive director of the President’s Summit for America’s Future. 

In 2009 Lord became the fifth president of Naropa University, and lead the plan to restructure the entire University and enhance the academic profile. In May of 2013, Lord was appointed the new Executive Director of the Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder, CO, to lead the organization's strategic planning process for the new century. In 2014, Lord was named senior associate for the Kingston Bay group, overseeing the development and coordination of the Higher Education portfolio working with university presidents, trustees, and senior administrators. In 2015 Lord was appointed to serve as the Chief Deputy to the President of Wheelock College to advise the president and assist in the college’s leadership transition and work with the senior management team.

Raised in New Rochelle, New York, in the foster care system, Lord expressed interest in community activism from an early age. In the 3rd grade Lord had profound response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., inspiring him to lead a life of service and inclusivity. In his youth, Lord was a member of Boy Scouts of America and in 1977 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Lord attended New Rochelle High School where he graduated as an All-American Runner and president of his senior class. 

EDUCATION: Stuart Lord went on to attend Texas Christian University (TCU), receiving his Bachelor of Religious Studies and a minor in Sociology. He received the ‘Texas Christian University Outstanding Student Leadership Award’. During his time at Texas Christian University Lord was a varsity athlete on the track team and served as vice president of student government, responsible for the student programming Council, and he also received the ‘Pine Brook Home Association Award,’ ‘The American Legion School Award,’ ‘NAACP Scholastic Achievement Award’ and ‘The Westchester Sunday School Councils Scholarship Award’. 

Lord went on to receive both his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1986 and 1987, respectively; becoming the Assistant University Chaplain at DePauw University that same year. During his term Lord received the ‘Honorary DePauw Tiger Award’ and in 1989 received the ‘Outstanding Young Men of America’ award.

Lord received his doctorate from the United Theological Seminary in 1993 with a specialization in multicultural education and leadership. With his doctorate completed, Lord, from 1993 to 2000, assumed, in addition to his primary duties, the responsibilities of Assistant Professor of University Studies and Director of the Bonner Scholars Program, both at DePauw University, and he was appointed as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. In 2003 lord received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Texas Christian University.

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