Meet Your Talent Magnet Team and Advisors

Our faculty helps leaders and organizations create more than just a successful business, they help you make an impact! We have experienced and meticulously vetted leadership who have helped organizations achieve their big dreams. Together, we bring our expertise directly to you to partner with you, your team, and your organization.

Meet Our Co-Founders


I am Mike Sipple, Jr., co-founder and CEO of the Talent Magnet Institute. My dad Mike Sipple Sr., and I laid the foundation for the Talent Magnet Institute in 2001. We continued to build on that foundation as we ran Centennial Inc., our executive search business.

In 2017, our clients and advisors encouraged us that now was the time to take our practices, solutions, and models to organizations in unique and focused ways. So we brought our proven talent solutions to leaders and teams by creating The Talent Magnet Institute.

We believe we are better together, so we have assembled the best organizational and leadership consultants who are focused on and dedicated to helping leaders lead themselves and their teams to greater success.


Our Team Is Committed To Your Success

Below are the people who make our team great and our clients even greater! 

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Meet The Talent Magnet Faculty

Julie Bauke

Executive Career Strategist

Julie focuses on senior-level professionals and executives to plan their professional path and get more out of their career and life.

Chris Halter

Change Management, Corporate Culture and Executive Development Extraordinaire

Chris focuses on helping leaders assess, build and optimize engaged corporate cultures.

Vincent Brown

Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Vincent focuses on building the best teams, cultures, and approaches for inclusive and equitable workplaces and communities. He is a dynamic business leader with a passion for effecting organizational change. 

Andy Foerster

Employee Engagement Strategist

Andy focuses on the development and implementation of leadership principles that drive better employee engagement.

Robin Shabazz

Cultural Intelligence Coach

Robin focuses on building cultural intelligence, understanding intrinsic invitations, and gaining a multicultural perspective. 

Don Frericks

Executive Coach Specializing in C-Suite Teams

Don focuses on coaching and investing in leaders through rapid leadership development coaching. His technique for focusing on the most leverageable change brings immediate results.

Pam Gilchrist

Executive Communications Coach and Brand Strategist

Pam focuses on helping organizations close the results/strategy gap with effective communication planning and strategies.

Michael Glenn

 Executive Coach and Organizational Development Strategist

Michael focuses on executive onboarding, succession planning, organizational design, change management and strategic planning.

Chuck Proudfit

Strategic Advisor

Chuck focuses on helping organizations gain clarity, focus, and live out their purpose. He brings winning strategies across the finish line, one organization at a time.

Nick Jackson

Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker

Nick focuses on building into others and coaching leaders to be and live out their greatest potential.

Wilson Velez

Executive Coach and Business Excellence Advisor

Wilson focuses on increased business profits, productivity gains, and faster individual growth and contributions.

Christopher Webster

Sales Coach & Business Strategist

Christopher focuses on coaching those who seek to be high performing sales professionals and can build a roadmap to help companies gain clarity on what is and isn't working.

David Kiihnl

Strategic Advisor

David focuses on building high-performing teams and uses his expertise in strategic planning to help them through succession planning.  

Erin Bledsoe

Business Strategy and Talent Strategy Advisor and Consultant

Erin focuses on aligning business strategy and people strategy. She provides client support by aligning concrete strategies with clear benchmarks.

Todd Markle

Candidate Experience Planning and Strategist

Todd focuses on building best-of-class candidate and hiring manager experiences. He brings expertise to all aspects of the hiring and on-boarding experience.

Kelly Kolar

Intersection of People and Place

Kelly focuses on using her love of design and understanding of the human element to transform built environments.

Priya Klocek

Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist

Priya focuses on helping organizations create diverse and inclusive work environments. Priya is also an organizational design and team-building extraordinaire.

Tommie Lewis

Inclusion and Corporate Culture Strategist

Tommie focuses on inclusion strategy solutions to large for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Lynne Ruhl

Culture and Leadership Advisor

Lynne Ruhl focuses on creating healthy cultures and has extensive experience in creating environments in which employees want to work and customers want to do business.

Elaine Suess

Executive Coach Specializing in Executive Performance and Team Development

Elaine focuses on helping leaders achieve positive, lasting growth for themselves and their organizations.

Chris Taylor

Organizational Effectiveness Strategist

Chris focuses on helping leaders align their purpose and performance. Leaders turn to Chris to gain guidance and wisdom to achieve their goals and objectives.

Robin Throckmorton

Human Resources Strategist

Robin focuses on organizations with all needs relating to human resources. She focus on building cultural intelligence, understanding intrinsic invitations, and gaining a multi-cultural perspective.

Kimberly Luse

Trauma-Informed Care & Mental Health Strategist

Kimberly focuses on studying people, leading at the highest level of organizations, and helping both high-performing and low-performing organizations operate.

Megan Leasher

Executive Coach and Strategic Advisor

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Lynn Watts


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Luna Malbroux


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Nicole Armstrong


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Meet Our Board & Advisors

Doug Bolton

Talent Magnet Institute Advisor

Doug focuses on being a visionary leader who is fluent in financial reporting, human resource management, strategic planning, marketing execution and sales management.

Meredith Meyer

Talent Magnet Institute Advisor

Meredith focuses on incredible visions for workplace culture, cohesive teams and aligning strategic plans with talent strategies.

Todd Pfister

Talent Magnet Institute Advisor

Todd focuses on maximizing value for closely-held business owners and their families. He also focuses on corporate development, finance, operations, sales and human resources, and delivering top and bottom-line results across a broad range of industries.

Dr. Janet Reid

Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist

Janet focuses on global diversity and inclusion and the business and social effects of globalization on corporations.

Mike Sipple Sr

Co-Founder and Talent Magnet Institute Advisor

Mike focuses on helping leaders finish well. He has renowned expertise in succession planning and executive coaching.

David Velie

Talent Magnet Institute Advisor

David focuses on helping clients drive double-digit growth. He also focuses on helping manufacturing and service companies drive positive, lasting change.

Mehmet Yuksek

Talent Magnet Institute Advisor

Mehmet focuses on strategy development and execution, growth, turnaround, organizational development, change leadership, and innovation.


Here's How Our Team Can Help!


Our expert coaches meet you where you are and use their expertise to uplevel your organization.

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