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Leadership Team and Regional Instructor Managers

Doug Staneart, President/CEO

214-766-2313, 1-800-872-7830 x100
Doug StaneartDoug Staneart has been a speaker and trainer for over twelve years specializing in public speaking, sales training, and team building. Doug is CEO and author of the books 28 Ways to Influence People and Fearless Presentations. His current book, Cultivating Customers was just released. He has accumulated over 1,700 hours of classroom coaching and training. His experience with these other programs makes him a well rounded instructor. He has spoken to groups in 46 of the 50 States, in seven different countries, and on three different continents.
Doug’s clients rave about his enthusiasm and his ability to “sneak up” on his audience and teach them while they’re having fun.

Ellen Patnaude, Senior VP of Instruction

248-534-6409, 1-800-872-7830 x104
Ellen PatnaudeEllen E. Patnaude has been training, developing, motivating and coaching people to higher levels of success in a professional capacity since 1997. Her gift of insight allows her to often see what those with whom she is working are not able to see on their own – what is really getting in the way of their success. Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Biology and French. Her formal education is overshadowed by the education that she has received from life – living abroad in Paris, France; rural Nicaragua, where she became fluent in Spanish; and some of our nation’s depressed urban centers. She is based in Detroit, Michigan, but she also teaches in Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toronto, Baltimore and other Northeast cities. Ellen’s spark, insights and charisma make her training sessions a transformational experience for her class members.

Lisa Rezac, Senior VP of Instruction

917-816-3731, 1-800-872-7830 x105
Lisa RezacLisa Rezac is one of the recognized leaders in coaching and speaking, both in person and behind the camera. Before joining The Leader’s Institute®, she was both an actor in front of the camera and in production behind the camera working on The Colbert Report, Iron Chef, with Ellen DeGeneres on one of her HBO specials and more. She also work in production for both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Lisa Rezac is experienced coordinating and managing high profile events bringing together Celebrity, Production and Hospitality. She has a unique blend of experience in front of and behind the camera and is adept at seeing the big picture while ensuring a top quality production. Her energy and humor set audiences at ease and leave them wanting more.


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