Our Team

What We Do

For more than 25 years, we have coached business owners to transform their businesses and lives into world-class, inspiring operations – and we can do the same for you. Most business leaders ultimately realize that employees who feel motivated and supported will perform at their highest level, yet not all of those leaders know how to create a proactive environment within their organization.

Our Team

Chris Steely

Managing Director

Rated as one of the most effective business consultants in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Indonesia, and across the United States and Canada since 2003, Chris’s capacity to facilitate and build businesses is proven, as is his talent for creating a relaxed, team-oriented rapport, while getting teams actively engaged and experiencing optimal performance dynamics.  Chris has been called “The Unconventional Facilitator”; doing it differently, inspiring power, passion and possibilities. 

Chris has over 25 years of business experience, specializing in Strategic Planning, Team Building, Diversity & Inclusion, and Change Management, bringing decades of leadership, business development, and team-building experience. Chris’ background includes international management consulting, business ownership, corporate VP in the Technology sector, service as an active duty United States Marine Corps logistics officer, and NCAA national rowing championship and coach.

Chris earned his MBA from Boston University, BS in Marketing from the University of Central Florida,  and a secondary diploma from Culver Military Academy. He holds numerous business coaching certifications, and is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.

Vanessa Hall founded and leads the world’s only International Movement of Trust. Her business experience has seen Vanessa move from a career in risk management and compliance in the financial services industry, to a respected advisor improving what she calls the 3 R’s of trust – Results, Retention and Relationships, through strategies to build and restore trust in organizations, homes and communities.

Her personal experiences left Vanessa doubting if there was anyone in the world she could trust. It was a combination of her business and personal experiences, coupled with an epiphany brought about by her son, that ignited an unstoppable passion and a clear, God given mission that has seen Vanessa dedicate her life to teaching, advising, coaching, speaking, and writing to raise a new awareness to the power and fragile nature of trust through her uniquely simple but powerful model of trust.

Vanessa Hall

International Ambassador For Trust

Joe Roth has spent the last 35 years first as a corporate sales, marketing, and management executive with Fortune 50 companies and later as a serial entrepreneur having started, developed, and divested numerous companies during this time span. He has personally hired, trained, and promoted hundreds of sales and management personnel over the years and has a keen ability to recognize and leverage talent at all levels of an organization.

For the last seven years (and the last 3 consecutive years awarded CHI’s Coach of the Year) he has been a Senior Vice President with Business Breakthroughs International and its successor Chet Holmes International as an elite consultant and master executive coach helping business owners and C-level executives execute growth strategies that demonstrably change the ways they have previously run their companies with incredible success. Mr. Roth sits on the board of directors of Avant Diagnostics, Inc. (OTC:AVDX) and was an initial investor of this early stage medical diagnostic company.

Prior to this he held various executive positions with Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), both domestically and internationally. He started his career there as a National Account Manager. Then at the age of 25, he became responsible for three separate business P&L’s generating a total of $12MM in revenue.

Joe Roth

Senior Consultant

Gordon McWilliam

Senior Consultant

Gordon’s corporate and entrepreneurial background in marketing, sales, operations and day to day management gives him the unique ability to bring his knowledge and innovation to a broad spectrum of businesses. His willingness to listen and analyze a problem before finding a solution is key to working with his clients and is a significant strength. As a lifelong learner, Gordon has always been able to stay ahead of the curve by bringing fresh ideas and innovative solutions to the status quo.

While consulting with companies around the world, Gordon is able to teach his clients how to take advantage of the significant opportunities in the marketplace and avoid the mistakes that so often cause businesses to grow slowly or in many cases fade away. Consulting, coaching and collaborating with organization to achieve their maximum growth provides his greatest satisfaction.

Wendy is the Founder of Illumine Education where she is workshop Creator and Facilitator, as well as an ICF ACC Certified Somatic Coach. Almost 30 years of earnestly studying and honing her skills in the field of human development are the platform for her offerings; Gender Partnership Trainings, the IGNITE Your Career – Goals and Success Workshop, the Master Class, Effective Action Course, Visioning Workshop and her one-on-one coaching. Wendy has and inspiring and unique brand of leadership and authenticity.

Wendy has always been committed to seeking the answers to HOW one can be fulfilled and successful. Through this learning, which is woven into the fabric of her work, she has discovered tools that have made her and her clients more successful, more fulfilled, more authentic, and more aligned with what they can offer this world.

Wendy Haines

Senior Consultant