Educator / Academic / Organizational development consultant / Diversity and culture in the workplace
Stuart Lord, the President, and CEO of Delta Developmental, organizational solutions for leadership development, is well versed in higher education administration and leadership, Organization development, Institutional diversity and inclusion, and business operations. He brings over 25 years of senior executive leadership in strategic planning, leadership development, and executive coaching.
Recently, he has spent his time in guiding universities and companies at Interstate Restoration, FirstonSite, Wheelock College, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Dartmouth College, The Kingston Bay Group, and the Fox Institute. The end result has been leveraging assets, enhancing institutional diversity and inclusion, exceeding financial revenue targets, and helping executive leaders address their most important leadership needs.
In higher education he has served as university president, interim president, deputy to the president, associate provost, vice president for diversity and inclusion, associate dean of academic affairs, university dean, and executive director for the White House President’s Summit on America’s Future in the Clinton Administration.
PRESIDENT / CEO
Dr. Stuart C. Lord
Adult developmental and performance consultant / Group facilitator / Author / Professor
Rob McNamara is an author, leadership coach, and consultant with expertise in adult development and human performance. He is a co-founder of the leading consulting firm Delta Developmental, a faculty member for the Ivey School of Business' LIFT Advanced Coaching Program, and is an Integral Zen Dharma Holder. McNamara is a former Harvard University Teaching Fellow and spent a decade as a professor of developmental psychology in Boulder, Colorado.
McNamara provides mastery level training in developmental coaching, bringing academic rigor into pragmatic leadership coaching applications. Rob also specializes in bringing developmental tools to elite level athletes and coaches for supporting greater performance advantages.
Rob is known for his big heart, embodied presence, and purpose-driven commitment to social justice, adult development, and education.
Co-Founder / Principle
Pouria Montazeri is an author, coach, instructor and business strategist serving as the Executive Manager for Delta Developmental’s leadership team and serves as the Coaching Coordinator overseeing Delta’s Executive Coaching programs.
Pouria brings a wealth of expertise as an internationally award-winning film director, pioneering Rumi scholar and contemplative practitioner with decades of experience helping organizations build strategies for branding and marketing for long-term customer enrollments.
As a native Persian-speaking Rumi instructor Montazeri provides unique translations into the heart of Rumi’s teachings, which are brought into action to generate greater innovation and creativity into people’s personal and professional lives. His forthcoming book on Rumi is due in the fall of 2020.
Pouria loves nature and can often be found on one of his sunrise contemplative hikes in the Colorado Rocky Mountains accompanied with rare lines of poetry in his pocket. To learn more about Montazeri’s courses, visit: .
Author / Professor / Coach / Consultant
Gabriel studied adult developmental psychology and leadership through Stanford’s Masters program in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS). He was a lecturer at Stanford University for the innovative class, Designing Your Life, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students the principles of design thinking as applied to personal and professional development. He is a certified integral facilitator and an associate for Delta Developmental, a leadership and organizational development consultancy. And, last but not least, he is a practitioner of meditation in the Zen lineage through the Two Arrows Zen Center.
GABE MENEGALE WILSON, M.ED
Kageni Pierce, leadership coach, facilitator and relationship management expert.
Organizations must grow their brightest talent to generate greater value every day if they are to survive in today’s competitive business climates. I work with leaders to build thriving ecosystems in their organization, the teams they lead and the broader communities they serve and depend on.
I believe change always starts with vision. Seeing new possibilities and engaging people to readily adopt and contribute is at the heart of leading organizations and moving our world forward. I help leaders stand with dignity in expressing bold visions and inspiring the people to create more value around them.
Studying business at the University of Nairobi lead me to the United States to pursue an MBA program. I’ve worked in marketing, sales and operations in a number of organizations but my passion resides in helping leaders leverage their personal and professional relationships to advance careers and create greater organizational value.
What’s the change you want to see in the world? Let’s put our best thinking to the test to see how we can get you from here to there.
Dara Blumenthal, Ph.D. works with teams, leaders, and individuals to become more powerful, expansive, and unique. She is trained as a Sociologist (Ph.D.), Developmental Coach, Integral Facilitator, Critical Theorist (M.A.), and Usui Reiki Master. Dara also teaches meditation and practices in a Tibetan Buddhist Lineage. She has been training her mind-body awareness formally since 2005 and often invites her clients into their embodiment and embodied awareness, among other more traditional modalities for development. Throughout her career as an organizational and executive consultant, Dara has worked across the Fortune 500 on culture, leadership development, and organization design. In 2019 Dara is on staff for the Integral Facilitator program with Ten Directions and in 2018 she served as a panel member for the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program. Dara’s scholarly work focuses on identity development, embodiment, social dynamics, ethics, and emotions. Her doctoral research is published as a book entitled Little Vast Rooms of Undoing and she regularly writes articles for online publications. You can learn more about Dara’s practice at .
Brett Thomas is a veteran advisor to leaders and managers, having helped hundreds of businesses scale into the tens of millions and hundreds of millions. He is the co-founder of the Stagen Leadership Academy and the Conscious Capitalism movement. He uses his advanced knowledge of marketing, management, leadership and learning to help our clients significantly accelerate their leaning, expand capacity, and optimize performance.
Scott’s curiosity, wisdom, and passion for reaching deep down into the heart of a person’s intentions, allows him to help leaders move beyond the boundaries of what they thought was possible. His deep curiosity encourages people to get outside their comfort zones and develop the discipline to deliver on promises. Scott’s innate ability to sense what lies beneath words, see through masks, and navigate extremely sensitive or explosive situations, helps leaders make choices that accelerate performances and inspire transformation.
Scott’s leadership capabilities and business acumen were honed at General Electric — one of Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Companies.’ Beginning as a salesperson, Scott was promoted six times in nine years to join the top 1% of executives. In 2006, he won the GE Chairman’s Imagination Breakthrough award — an honor bestowed on an individual who developed an idea capable of generating more than $100M of incremental revenue.
Following GE, his subsequent business leadership roles saw him accelerate organizational scaling by tapping the latent potential in culture, leadership, and team operations to the tune of nearly $1B in value creation. In each setting, he reshaped the organization and reimagined their solutions, creating companies capable of creating exceptional experiences for customers.
Scott earned his BSBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and has held board and strategic advisory roles for many national, regional and local organizations, including the Young Presidents’ Organization. He received YPO’s signature Terry Plochman award in 2016 for his work transforming CEO forum practices. In 2019, he was selected to join YPO’s International Forum Committee where he is focused on co-creating a framework and practices to quickly scale trust.
Scott lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, their three children, and their golden retriever. When not engaged in accelerating client successes, he can most often be found out on the water boating with his family or kiteboarding.
Carole Griggs, Ph.D. is an executive coach, leadership development consultant, university professor, international speaker, author/writer, and developer of transformative technology tools focused on human potential.
Carole is a pioneer and leader in the areas of professional coaching, human potential and consciousness evolution, and the intersection and integration of technology. She is the founder and CEO of Carole Griggs Enterprises, LLC, offering executive coaching, consulting, facilitation, and international speaking.
Carole is also co-founder of iConscious: accelerating human potential (iConscious.global) and the iConscious Human Development Model and Guided Self Assessment, a comprehensive and integrative meta-framework and online assessment researched and developed to accelerate the process of maximizing full human potential both individually and collectively.
Dr. Griggs is a professor and course developer for John F. Kennedy University’s Masters program in Consciousness and Transformative Studies department , teaching Human Development and the Evolution of Consciousness.
Carole Griggs, Ph.D.
Spencer Honeyman is a coach, organizational facilitator, and consultant committed to helping clients leverage their larger personal and institutional authenticity for better strategy development and execution.
Honeyman brings a decade of rigorous training in the art of facilitation. His skills navigating group dynamics help teams build better cultures and partnerships. Spencer’s experience running a boutique design firm specializing in building custom environments to foster human potential, well-being and productivity makes his contributions unique and scalable.
With Honeyman’s direction organizations are better able to recognize how outer environment catalyzes a culture’s strengths. Whether you’re a leader seeking to impact your individual skills, you’re wanting to up level your leadership team’s capacities, or looking to scale an organization into new directions, Spencer is a curious guiding force to accelerate your progress.
Spencer lives with his wife and son in Wildcat Canyon of the Bay Area, CA. He can often be found on his yoga mat, writing or playing music, and seeking greater truth and joy in work and play.
Dave is an international leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and teams build on their capabilities and move to their next level of performance and effectiveness. He specializes in personal and professional development for senior leaders, executive and client-facing team development and helping leaders navigate complexity.
Dave brings over 24 years of experience with corporate, non-profit and government sectors, working with clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including finance and insurance, FMCG, consulting, pharmaceuticals, technology and IT, defense, aerospace, science and telecommunications. Dave works with clients across Europe, the Americas and Asia. He has an international reputation for working in highly sensitive circumstances with impeccable discretion.
Dave has developed organization-wide internal coaching programs for the US government and multiple global consultancies. In that capacity, he helped each entity articulate its business case for coaching, create the necessary structures and processes for success and imbed a coaching culture within the organization.
During a 19-year career at the US government, Dave was a specialist in national security issues. He covered most parts of the world from Washington, as well as living overseas. As he moved into the executive levels, he became increasingly interested in leadership issues – and that ultimately led him to a new career in coaching and working with leadership teams.
Previously, Dave was on the faculty for the US Presidential Management Fellows Program, a highly acclaimed federal program designed to bring select graduate students into management positions in the federal government.
Dave is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coach Federation and a certified an Integral Master Coach™ from Integral Coaching Canada, where he has served on the board for certifying coaching students.
A long-time meditator, Dave has led retreats and meditation classes. He enjoys finding practical ways to operationalize the wisdom from various traditions into his work with leaders. Dave is married and lives in a small village near Lausanne, Switzerland where he enjoys hiking and photography. He is re-living the challenges of learning by being a beginner in horseback riding and the French language.
Dr. Joe-Joe McManus began his career in higher education as a faculty member at Florida A&M University (FAMU). An educational innovator, Dr. McManus has lectured, served on panels, presented, and consulted in the U.S. and internationally for nearly three decades. His experience includes faculty, staff and administration roles, having served at an HBCU, an Ivy League institution, a state university, a major urban university system, a religious college, and an international university. As a consultant, he has worked with university presidents and Chief Diversity Officers (CDO), corporate CDO’s, and done extensive consulting and leadership development work across sectors. Most recently, McManus served as Chief Diversity Officer at California State University-San Marcos.
Currently, McManus serves on the Board of Advisors for E3: Education, Excellence & Equity, as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB), and as a member of the Diversity Community Exchange (DiCE) Group for which he edited the book, The Diversity Calling. Previously, McManus served on the Boards for the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice, the Diversity Collegium, and the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).
A first-generation college student, McManus earned his B.S. in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Multicultural Education at Alliant International University, and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University. Dr. McManus also completed the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Standards of Professional Practice Institute as a member of the inaugural cohort, served on the NADOHE President’s Task Group on Charlottesville, and Co-Chaired the Southern California Chapter of NADOHE.