The Faculty

 
Juli Lynch, Ph.D.
Juli Lynch holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development Psychology. She specializes in personal professional development, leadership and team development and organizational culture alignment and management. Juli has spent 25 years as a consultant and executive coach in the financial services industry, and has also coached executives in the automotive, healthcare and retail industries. She is a regular presenter at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, and has spoken for more than 25 state banking associations over the past decade. She has led long-term consulting and coaching engagements with 20 banks across the country that have focused on connecting culture and leadership to performance. Prior to her consulting career, Juli was a professional ultra-marathoner and adventure racer, competing around the globe with her teams. She gained incredible insight into enabling teams and leaders to reach new levels of performance in high-stress situations. 
   
Steve Ahlberg, Capt. USN SEAL (Ret.), MS, MBA
When it comes to stress, Steve Ahlberg understands the reality of facing long odds and devising methods for defeating them. A career spent in the U. S. Navy SEALs, from Platoon Commander to Deputy Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command to Commodore, has empowered Steve to think strategically, plan thoroughly, and take action. The SEALs are arguably the most versatile of the military special operations groups.  Known within their community as simply, “The Teams,” they achieve the seemingly impossible through Teamwork. Armed with an MBA and MS in Strategic Intelligence, Steve has the ability to wind stories of his military exploits around effective methods of team building, team leadership, and executive training. He has worked to develop high performance teams and leaders in organizations nationally and internationally, large and small. 
 
   
Jessica Richardson Isenegger
Jessica is a founder of Infusion Group, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership, communication, public speaking and strategic planning. Prior to Infusion Group, Jessica worked at the senior leadership level in the financial service industry in marketing and communication. When she decided to start her own financial services marketing and consulting business during one the worst recessions in history, she was determined to build a successful consulting company and she has done just that. Jessica’s passion is supporting organizations in maneuvering through the critically important marketing and communication decisions they face. She has an understanding of how to assist individuals, teams and organizations in leveraging strategic initiatives across the organization to create alignment and excellence. Whether it’s marketing, communication or strategic planning, Jessica works with organizations to handle tough issues and build effective leaders. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication with minors in Political Science and Management, and she has been a presenter for several organizations and associations including the Michigan Bankers Association. Jessica resides in Michigan with her husband, her three-year-old foster daughter and their three spoiled cats.