At Performance Dimensions Group, we have a passion for organizational excellence. Our team and our affiliates are skilled, hands-on, and dedicated to your success. With extensive experience and proven methodologies, we help you make GREAT things happen!
Lynda Silsbee, CPT, SPHR
Founder and Principal
Owner & Founder of Performance Dimensions Group since 1999. Lynda is a leading facilitator, executive coach and consultant with over 30 years experience creating and leading high-performance organizations and teams. Lynda’s expertise includes extensive work in leadership and team development, executive coaching, strategic planning and workforce integration, organization design & development, performance management systems, process improvement and employee retention. She has the broad leadership and industry experience needed in a consultant, facilitator & coach. Her diverse, hands-on business experience allows her to maximize value-added impact in dynamic organizations and environments. She has broad leadership and industry experience having worked with an extensive roster of great organizations including; Nordstrom, Genie Industries, Starbucks Coffee Company, Jones Soda, Tommy Bahama, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Vulcan. Her diverse experience gives her valuable wisdom, knowledge and skills which bring measurable results and benefits to her clients. Lynda is passionate about creating GREAT leaders at all levels. She created and facilitated the prestigious Future Nordstrom Leaders Program, and the Genie Industries Lean Mfg Start-Up Training Program. In 2002 she launched the LEAP® Program to provide small and mid-sized organizations with the same level of leadership development as a fortune 100 company. Read More
Michael Badger, Ph.D.
Michael has more than twenty-five years of management and consulting experience, with an emphasis on Organizational and Individual Assessment and Managerial and Leadership Development. He has a demonstrated record as both a successful entrepreneur and an advisor to managers and executives. He consistently brings an applied business focus to his work with clients. Michael earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Mass Communications from Syracuse University. As an Organizational Psychologist specializing in Executive Coaching, Michael utilizes a broad range of applied skills in the areas of individual and organizational assessment, individual and organizational dynamics and outcome measurements, as well as knowledge of learning styles, means of motivation and realistic strategies for lasting behavioral change.
Jane Brenneman, MA, SPHR
Jane Brenneman has proven to be a skilled, strategic and operationally focused human resources professional over the course of a diverse 25+ year career. Through organizational change and proactive business leadership, she has focused her work on optimizing the performance of a company’s most important asset – the people. Jane has worked as a strategic HR business partner to senior corporate executives to guide the development of performance-oriented, customer & market-driven organizations. She has served as a catalyst for innovative & impactful HR initiatives and is recognized for her leadership and counsel in driving for results during times of ambiguity, complexity and constant change. Jane is a creative thinker, problem solver and decision maker with strong business acumen, communications, interpersonal relations, consulting, and project management skills.
Paula Fitzgerald-Boos, MA
Paula is passionate about coaching and facilitating growth and change as she works with individual professionals, groups and organizations to optimize their outcomes and experiences. Beginning with her belief that we all deserve to feel engaged and empowered in our work, she has focused her practice on connecting professionals to possibilities. Her signature style begins with the positive—what’s working?—to identify the “bright spots” and amplify strengths. She creates fun and incorporates playfulness in her approach to empowering forward momentum for teams and leaders. Paula has worked in most industries and with professionals and teams at all levels organizationally. She coaches leaders in the Executive Leadership Program & EMBA through the Center for Leadership Formation at Seattle University. With her education in leadership and organizational development, her depth and breadth of experience, and certification as an Alliance for Leadership Acceleration– LEAP® Program Facilitator and Coach, Paula is able to listen beyond the words to understand client needs and deliver experiences and programs that resonate and powerfully impact her clients.
Deneen Grant, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
South Sound area LEAP Leadership Development Certified Coach since 2016 Deneen has witnessed firsthand the impact leadership can have on business outcomes. That’s why she’s on a mission to equip companies with the leadership practices that foster growth and long-term success. Her experience and observations were the motivation to develop a consulting solution that marries leadership strategy with business strategy. She helps CEOs and senior executives develop the leadership teams and culture that drive growth and high performance. She has close to 20 years of HR business partnership, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness experience in banking and financial service industries. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Leah Gutmann, MBA
Leah Gutmann is a highly experience executive that offers management and training solutions for the whole company. As a consultant, Leah brings her hands-on experience in finance, risk management, human resources, operations, and strategic planning to companies seeking a unique approach in preparing their company and employees to push to the forefront of their industry. From the individual contributor to the strategic planning executive, Leah assists companies in setting visionary, challenging, and realistic growth goals and sets a detailed path to success. Leah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Washington State University and an MBA from Seattle Pacific University. She has been able to combine her education and work experience to enable her to assist clients in tying it all together. From the individual contributor to the strategic planning executive, Leah assists companies in setting visionary, challenging, and realistic growth goals and sets a detailed path to success.
Jessica Hickey, PE, AVS
Jessica brings expertise and ability in the development and improvement of leaders and teams. Her approach to growing business and management skills is one of simplicity, elegance and focus on excellence in every organization. Combined with her background in real estate, engineering, construction and facilities planning & maintenance her experience gives her a broad perspective to draw upon. This perspective combined with acute business intuition leaves a legacy of successful, collaborative teams reaching optimal results She is a complex thinker who applies and modifies her experience to develop tools and solve issues to enable employees and businesses to be nimble and sustainable. She is also a skilled facilitator leading large teams of diverse practitioners to solutions or improvement of performance of complicated processes.
Joan Hunter has over 30 years of experience advancing the goals of forward-thinking businesses and organizations. She is a passionate Business Consultant and Executive Leadership Coach. Joan is passionate about developing people and helping them achieve professional success. As a coach, Joan works with business owners or senior leaders to take their leadership team to the next level and also individuals seeking to create alignment in their professional and personal life. She customizes client engagements using one-on-one or collaborative group approaches, leveraging a suite of tools, assessments, and structured development programs such as the Leadership Acceleration Program (LEAP®). With her experience, education, and certifications as a certified Leadership Acceleration Program (LEAP®) Program Manager & Coach, supporting executives and mid-level leadership development and as a certified consulting partner with adaQuest to deliver the Vision Realization™ Think-Act-Deliver (TAD™) methodology and automation tools that effectively help companies or organizations to successfully implement all of the elements of their strategic vision or change initiative, Joan is able to create and deliver meaningful and measurable solutions for her clients.
Bethanne Knebel, SPHR, CPC
Bethanne Knebel has been coaching managers as an internal HR executive and as an external consultant and coach for more than 20 years. Her direct, compassionate, and goal-oriented approach to management coaching has helped many managers reach new levels of professional and personal growth. Bethanne is a Certified Professional Coach, accredited with the International Coach Federation and has achieved the highest designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, reflecting more than 20 years of success in leadership, coaching and training for a wide variety of industries and business environments. Her track record and background in executive level Human Resources management make her a skilled and knowledgeable business consultant and coach for leaders at all levels. Bethanne specializes in high growth environments and works with you to achieve increased results and strengthen your organization through enhanced leadership and management, and by aligning people and performance with your vision and strategic objectives.
Mary Larson, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Mary brings 26+ years of experience to her clients. She has held organizational effectiveness and end-to-end HR leadership roles in companies ranging from high tech to healthcare and financial institutions. Her career includes building and leading learning & development and organizational effectiveness functions as well as deep practitioner expertise in high performance organizational transformations, talent management strategy assessment/planning, leadership development program development and coaching and change management planning and facilitation. In addition to Mary’s client work, she is very passionate about preparing our leaders of tomorrow for the business world. She teaches business classes at Central Washington University focused on contemporary business issues, professional development, and leadership development. She is also an advisor, designer, and instructor for the University of Washington’s Learning & Professional Development certification program.
Ron Morey provides customized executive coaching, leadership training, and team development services that guides and mentors current and future leaders to achieve greater results with clarity and total integrity. Ron provides a powerful link between executive development, long-term business growth, and organizational effectiveness. Ron Morey is a facilitator, sounding board, and consultant throughout the coaching engagement. He has a knack for assisting leaders in communicating effectively during times of significant change & growth. He has more than 25 years of executive experience in the fields of business development, strategic planning, performance management and corporate education. He has held key roles in learning and development at Premera Blue Cross, Eddie Bauer, Thousand Trails, Westin Hotels and Alaska Air. Ron acquired solid public sector experience as Manager of Training and Development at Metro/King County from 1991 to 1994. He is currently coaching leaders in healthcare, technology, and construction. Ron has a B.A. degree in Business Communications and is working toward a Masters in Organizational Productivity & Human Performance.
Mike Morrison is currently Senior Director of Consulting Services with Performance Dimensions Group. Mike is the Founder and President of Value Management Consulting, Inc (VMC) created in 1995. He has over 50 years of experience in consulting, including the successful operation of VMC for the past 21 years. He has been involved in producing strategic plans, reviewing strategic plans, producing the tactical plans to support strategic plans and implementing such plans since 1978. He started his career in consulting engineering, but in recent years has done a considerable amount of management consulting. Local clients include the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) as a prime consultant and sub-consultant. He has also worked as a sub-consultant to others, including Sound Transit, King County and the Port of Seattle. In addition to his leadership for many consulting assignments, he has facilitated over 300 workshops. Many of these workshops have involved a client (owner organization) and a wide variety of stakeholders, including first citizens, and even local organizations formed to challenge or oppose projects. His communication skills have been recognized by many clients who have repeatedly retained his services.
Jim Rand, Ph.D., CPT, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Jim Rand, is Director of Executive Education and a Clinical Professor at Seattle Pacific University, School of Business and Economics. In addition, Jim is a founding principal in a local consulting organization called Seattle Research Partners specializing in human performance Improvement. In addition to his consulting practice, Jim currently teaches graduate courses in Operations Management, Compensation Systems, Advanced Negotiations, Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, Human Performance Improvement, Strategic Quality and Re-Engineering. Jim is an inspiring and pragmatic coach and mentor. Since 1963, he has held various executive and leadership positions with the US Military and the private sector for corporations including Kimberly Clark, Crocker Bank, U and I Incorporated, West One, and Fluke. Jim has held adjunct appointments at the University of Utah, Golden Gate University, The University of Maryland, The University of Wisconsin, University of Washington, University of California, Berkley and Exeter College in Oxford England. He has taught graduate level international seminars in Greece, South Africa, United Arab Emeritus, England and Germany.