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Jan Byars, PhD

jan-byars-thJan Byars is the founder and president of LeadSync, LLC. After years of study and research, she believes an organization leader’s internal state is critical to leadership ability and ultimately affects the organization’s success. The philosophy that Leadership is Being and then Doing drives LeadSync’s unique approach to leadership development which can be applied across all levels, organizations and industries.

This philosophy is supported by a business system Jan developed based on her research, which helps individuals and organizations to break through barriers to achieve greater success. This system increases overall leadership skills and productivity through the development of strong and effective intrapersonal and interpersonal leadership skills working with individual leaders and leadership teams.

The ultimate and final shift is characterized by the generation of a work environment centered on strong critical thinking; respectful problem solving and cohesive teamwork aligned with company performance and productivity goals.

Jan has a PhD in Leadership and Organizational Change from Antioch University. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Wright State University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Jan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the University of Kansas. She has also been trained in mediation and is a professional HeartMath® provider.

She has experience in public and privately held organizations as well as non-profits, non-government organizations (NGOs) and government organizations in industries such as manufacturing, communications, construction, health services and food service.

Jan is an active member of the International Leadership Association. She is in an advisory role as Immediate Past Chair for the Leadership Development Member Interest Group and Co-Chair for the Ethics Forum Learning Community. She has presented at many International Leadership Association Conferences worldwide.

VisionJan’s vision is to transform leadership – and business - through intention and integrity, generating positive, profitable ways of doing business and creating truly sustainable leadership.

Paula J Presnoples, MPA, SPHR,

paula-thPaula is change professional with thirty years in human resource management.  With real world experience in the public and private sectors, she has led large and small teams to outstanding results. Frequently in her career she has been tapped to create new organizations and lead them in unchartered waters. Often decorated for her contributions, Paula has proven that values based leadership is a path to achievement and authenticity.

Her hands on public and private sector experience includes: Indiana State Affirmation Action Coordinator; Human Resources Director, Indiana Department of Revenue and Managing Director, Human Resources, FedEx Express, retired,  At FedEx she rose from individual contributor to Managing Director in less than 10 years, proving herself to be a dynamic achiever and gifted leader.

Today she assists her clients to be better leaders by learning to gain more control and influence over their lives and providing them with the tools to become stronger and more resilient. Her expert guidance has helped clients gain relief from fears and limitations which impact performance and to achieve in the ever-changing business climate. 

Paula is active in her community and is past member of the Indiana University, Kelly School of Business Advisory Board and the International Service Partnership. She is currently the President of the Indiana State Unemployment Insurance Board.

A gifted presenter, Paula Presnoples welcomes the opportunity to educate groups, organizations and businesses about how change affects behavior. She can speak about a variety of change related topics.

Paula gradated with a BA in Psychology and a MPA in Public Affairs both from Indiana University.

Reverend Helen Wilcox-Evwaraye, PhD

helen-wilcox-thHelen Wilcox-Evwaraye is the Corporate Chaplain at LeadSync. She is passionate about the power of individuals to transform themselves, their communities, organizations and their world as they tap into and integrate their physical, intellectual and spiritual resources.  Helen’s position as a one-on-one LeadSync integration coach allows her to assist individuals in learning to develop and maintain a position of individual strength and clarity based on core values.

Helen was educated in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States in the biological sciences and theology. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a Master of Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and PhD from the University of Reading, England. Helen taught and supervised PhD candidates focused on Spirituality and the Practice of Ministry at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. She has over thirty years experience in university-level teaching, mentoring, research and administration in the life sciences and the natural environment, in the United States, Europe and Africa.  

As a scientist and theologian, Helen has spent most of her life exploring the secrets to life enrichment and empowerment are found in integrating the body, mind and spirit. She strives to integrate spiritual principles in every aspect of her work and freely shares her perspective in seminars and workshops within and outside the United States.

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