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Meet Your TMI Team, Faculty, & Board

It is the people behind Talent Magnet that help your business achieve results by helping YOU to make an impact! We have vetted leaders who have helped professionals achieve their big dreams. Together, we bring our expertise directly to you to partner with, elevate, and coach you to your fullest potential.

Our Team Is Committed To Your Success

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

Meet The Talent Magnet Team

Meet the TMI 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.

Dr. Megan Leasher

Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor

Megan focuses on breaking through the barriers that exist to bring out a leader’s greatest abilities.

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.

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.

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.

Amy Waninger

Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Amy focuses building inclusive cultures and diverse leadership pipelines. She also works individually with emerging leaders.

David Kiihnl

Strategic Advisor

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

Kristie Dierig

Collaborative HR Partner

Kristie believes that the work of HR can be the most powerful business strategy for any company, but often untapped or misunderstood. 

Jessica Baron

Executive Coach

Jessica focuses on assisting senior level professionals and executives to identify their largest area for opportunity and growth.

Mark James

Executive Coach, Author and Speaker

Mark focuses on executives to plan their professional path and get more out of their career and life.

Lauren Ammon

Personal Empowerment & Self Mastery Coach

Lauren focuses on personal responsibility to maximize performance and impact.

Laura Canter

Positive Performance Consultant

Laura focuses on developing and facilitating custom team building workshops.

Dr. Leighann Rechtin

Assistant Vice-President of Talent and Organizational Development, Ivy Tech Community College

Leighann is responsible for leading talent development efforts to ensure Ivy Tech maintains a skilled and motivated workforce to meet its talent needs and drive success.

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.

Mehmet Yuksek

Talent Magnet Advisor / Executive & Organizational Strategist

Mehmet focuses on strategy and heart and knows how to build comprehensive organizations that align, grow, and achieve their greatness.

Julie Turney

People Experience Professional

Julie focuses on technology and helping future generations develop their love and careers in the field at an early age, in addition to helping demystify the misconceptions about the Human Resources profession.

Meet Our Advisors

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Meet Our Board Members

Brent Rippe

RKCA Investment Banking

Chris Bovard

Vice-President of Product Management  


Daniel Wachter

Chief Executive Officer
Chromatic Technologies, Inc.


Beth Giglio

Chief Human Resources Officer
The Gorilla Glue Company


Michelle Keating

Responsible AI for HR—
Global Lead and Strategic HR Transformation/Programs Director


Meet Our Emeritus Board Members

Jamal Muashsher

President and CEO
Valvoline Global Operations


Dr. Janet Reid

CEO and Managing Partner

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 46-year-old 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.

  • More about Mike Sipple, Jr.  HERE
  • More about Mike Sipple, Sr. HERE


Here's How Our Team Can Help!


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


Check out our most recent training from our faculty here.

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