Patricia Neal
Co-Founder & President

Co-author of The Art of Convening
Art of Convening© Certified Convening Leader; lead trainer, The Art of Convening Virtual Trainings

Thought leader, with 20+ years of experience in leadership and people development. Patricia is passionate about the power of convening, love and beauty as transformative practices. ...Read More

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Craig Neal
Co-Founder, CEO

Author of The Art of Convening
Art of Convening© Originator and Lead Trainer

Craig has celebrated life as a passionate change leader, publishing executive, author, trainer and executive coach to those called to create profound contributions in their life and work. ...Read More

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Olivia Bretzman
Marketing Intern

Olivia’s passion for leadership and genuine connection fuel intention into her abilities in writing, social media, technology, and marketing.
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Claudia Eisinger, PRC, CCL
Qualitative Research Specialist and Group Facilitator
Art of Convening© Certified Convening Leader

Claudia has 25 years of qualitative research experience in both the United States and the United Kingdom, specializing in complex, cutting-edge advertising and branding research. ...Read More

Vivian Jenkins Nelsen, MA

Vivian is a nationally and internationally recognized and highly sought-after diversity consultant, trainer, planner, researcher and lecturer, who speaks to thousands of people about life, leadership, change, grief and diversity. Four United States presidents have recognized Jenkins-Nelsen for her work. ...Read More

Kimberly Kristenson-Lee, MA, CCL
Leadership Development and Organization Renewal
Art of Convening© Certified Convening Leader

Over twenty-five years in increasingly challenging roles at a Fortune Five energy company have honed Kim's ability to work with individuals and teams during times of transition and renewal. Kim is a dedicated service-oriented performance leader. ...Read More


Lynn Nelson
Public Relations & Media Advisor

Lynn has over 20 years of experience in public relations, communications and public affairs. She has extensive experience in virtually all facets of organizational communications, with a strong suit in strategic communications and media relations. ...Read More


Anna Patterson
Marketing Intern

Anna brings fresh eyes and up-to-date perspective to CPL's social media and marketing programs. She values an upbeat and welcoming workplace culture, where leadership and innovative ideas are encouraged. ...Read More

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Barbara Shipka
Leadership Coach, Virtual Team Facilitator

Barbara has 30 years experience in executive coaching, leadership development, and organization effectiveness. Over the past 9 years, Barbara has found a new passion in working and helping others work and lead at a distance through technology-enabled processes. ....Read More

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Eric Todd
Photography, Media and Production Advisor

As the in-house photographer for CPL/Heartland, Eric has thousands of photos showcasing a vast array of thought leaders. His background in photojournalism, videography and media production is crucial support for CPL events. ...Read More


Cynthia Wold, MA
Web & Media Advisor

Co-author of The Art of Convening

As co-author of The Art of Convening, Cindy is a core collaborator and consultant to the CPL team. Cindy facilitates connection in communities, businesses, and around the world through technology and/or human interaction. ...Read More

Mark Fawcett
IT Advisor

As a highly creative thinker and astute problem solver, Mark provides CPL with indispensable just-in-time IT service and problem-solving. Mark is a true believer in personal service and provides CPL the best experience out there. ...Read More

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Sarah Flores
CPL Community Structures, Web Redesign

Sarah is guiding the process of our web redesign and platforms integration. ….Read More


Charlie Francois
CPL Website/Web Redesign Intern

As CPL evaluates and updates our web presence, Charlie brings a fresh eye for design and flow, as well as a keen ability to problem solve.
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