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Patricia Neal
Co-Founder & President

Co-author of The Art of Convening
Art of Convening© Certified Convening Leader

Thought leader, with 20 years of experience in leadership development. Patricia’s focus is inspiring CPL’s growth through program development and execution of CPL’s consulting, training, and coaching programs. ...Read More

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Craig Neal
Co-Founder, Principal Consultant

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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Rachel Harris, MAOL
Director of Strategy, 
Principal Consultant
Art of Convening© Certified Convening Leader

An organizational development consultant focusing on change management, business processes and engagement, Rachel empowers leaders to stretch in their capacities. A left- and right-brain thinker, she’s motivated to resolve problems creatively. ...Read More

Connect: | 612.920.3039

Claudia Eisinger
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

Sarah Flores
Marketing Intern

Sarah 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

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
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

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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

Keith Simons

In Remembrance  ...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