Ken Norwood, Certified Coach
Ken is passionate to see leaders journey in life and service with clarity, conviction and joy. Using the Clifton Strengths Assessment is one tool to serve others in understanding their identity and maximizing their potential. Ken is excited to see teams, cultures and companies transform when they know best how they are uniquely equipped for influence and impact.
Ken has spent nearly three decades in executive leadership and brings an experienced and thoughtful approach to coaching clients. As a certified Strength’s Champion, certified Patrick Lencioni’s Working Genius coach and as a certified SYMBIS (Les and Leslie Parrott) marriage facilitator assessment – Ken thrives in seeing others live and serve from a clear understanding of their design.
Ken enjoys 30+ years of married life with his college sweetheart and three grown sons. Ken is an avid reader, coffee drinker and explorer of fun (both people and places)!
CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Positivity, Arranger, Strategic, Belief, WOO
Stacie Carroll, Certified Coach
Stacie Carroll is a certified professional coach and diversity professional who specializes in helping professional women, executives, teams, and organizations reach new levels of success by thriving in their strengths, leveraging the talents of others, and fostering positive, productive, inclusive cultures.
With 17 years of experience as a military officer, Stacie brings her leadership and mentorship success in her military career to her clients. Stacie, both in combat and at home has herself been able to develop devoted, competent, and successful teams while navigating her male dominated career field.
She is a certified professional coach through the International Coaching Federation receiving her initial training through the Academy of Creative Coaching. Stacie has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and MS in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
She is a devoted wife and mom, enjoying any outdoor activities she can do with her precious family.
CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Responsibility, Achiever, Relator, Belief, Consistency
Tom Morley, Certified Coach
Tom is a WeAlign Certified Strengths Coach with more than 30 years of experience in leadership, coaching, staffing and banking. He transitioned from a long career in Human Resources to coaching in order to focus on what had always driven him both professionally and personally: he loves to create an environment that empowers people to thrive and become their best selves. He is passionate about helping individuals experience joy and satisfaction in both work and life by discovering their talents, gaining confidence in them, and learning how to effectively use them. By identifying each person’s unique qualities, he helps them understand their strengths in order to live and work out of them, and become a meaningful contributor in the workplace.
Tom has served as Vice President of Human Resources in the staffing industry and held multiple roles in banking. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from St. Cloud State University. He is certified as a Strengths Champion Certified Coach and COSMO Certified Coach by VitalStrengths Coaching. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Tom is married to Patti and has two married adult children. He enjoys travel, spending time with family and friends, hiking, snowshoeing and photography.
CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Strategic, Maximizer, Futuristic, Relator, Individualization, Activator, Connectedness
Tim Bierma, Certified Coach
Tim is passionate about helping others to understand and apply their Strengths so they can live abundantly out of their unique design. He loves seeing people discover who they are so they can live successful and joy-filled lives.
Tim is a WeAlign Associate Coach working towards becoming ICF certified. Tim has over ten years of experience mentoring students and facilitating groups in local and international settings through an international non-profit. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Biotechnology from Dordt University.
Tim lives in Chicago with his wife Carolyn. He can often be found outside running, swimming, or biking. Tim loves learning about and experiencing other cultures through friends, books, and food. He also makes a delicious cup of coffee.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Learner, Analytical, Discipline, Individualization, Focus
Sara Barber, Certified Coach
Sara is passionate about helping livestock producers maximize their potential: the potential of themselves, their team, their livestock, and ultimately their business. She loves to help people develop and has a heart for animal agriculture. Sara believes that when everyone on the farm knows their strengths and is given room to develop them, the entire farm will thrive.
Sara earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2000.
Sara enjoys life with her husband and three children on their acreage in southwest Minnesota. They encourage each other at many sporting events and 4-H activities. She is energized by cross country skiing, flower gardening, a roaring campfire, and conversations with friends.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Woo, Developer, Communication, Positivity, Empathy
Michael Baker, Certified Coach
Michael believes that every individual should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. His coaching model helps clients know and understand their talents and strengths, make purposeful decisions and increase the capacity for abundance in their lives. His mission is to help others find certainty in an uncertain world.
Michael holds a Masters in Education and has worked with numerous colleges and universities across the country, guiding the teaching and learning culture to incorporate technology for improved outcomes. He has also enjoyed a successful sales career managing top sales territories and multi-year million dollar deals.
When not working, Michael enjoys all things outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends. Reading, cooking, listening to his vinyl collection or getting a workout in before breakfast are just a few activities that keep him grounded and motivated. Michael has a goal to do an Xterra adventure race in a foreign country, preferably one with good food and wine.
Michael’s motto- Know your strengths • Act with purpose • Live in abundance
CliftonStrengths Talent themes: Maximizer, Strategic, Learner, Arranger, Empathy
Brice Long, Certified Coach
Brice is passionate about helping individuals and teams discover their strengths and learn how to leverage them to become their true authentic selves, and maximize team effectiveness. He believes every individual and company is unique, and approaches each engagement with an open mindset and honest dialogue.
Along with being a strengths and leadership coach, Brice is an entrepreneur, and a management & technology consultant. His mission is to help leaders solve complex issues, so they can live authentic and impactful lives. Over the last 24+ years, Brice has helped numerous clients improve business processes, execute marketing initiatives, and create technology solutions to help them solve complex problems, improve operations, and grow their businesses. He is currently enrolled in the School of Leadership Coaching with Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI) working towards becoming a Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC) and an ICF certified coach.
Brice is married to Rhonda, and father to 4 amazing children. Outside of work, he can often be found coaching youth sports, taking family hikes, playing with his kids, volunteering, or just hanging out with family and friends. Brice also enjoys playing golf and basketball, taking his Jeep off-road, and singing in the praise team at his church.
CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Responsibility, Strategic, Belief, Communication, Individualization
Ray Woolridge, Certified Coach
Ray Woolridge is a retired US Army Brigadier General with 37 years of experience leading military and nonprofit organizations.
Ray leads with proactive influence, insatiable curiosity, and persistent, personal commitment to his clients. Ray helps his clients achieve success through immediate, practical steps. He has a wealth of experience in coaching and teaching resilience, servant leadership, leader development, strategic planning and emotional intelligence to individuals, small groups and audiences nationally.
Ray has enjoyed 32 years of marriage to his wife Deborah. Ray and Deborah started and led a church in Georgia for 11 years. A disabled veteran, he is a malignant melanoma cancer survivor, avid skier, weight lifter, and coffee aficionado. Ray and Deborah have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
Ray is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and US Army Ranger and Airborne schools. He holds Master’s Degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, and the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Learner, Command, Responsibility, Achiever, Activator
Deborah Woolridge, Certified Coach
Deborah is committed to helping her clients discover their unique design and maximize their potential, building on individual strengths and calling. She became an Associate Coach with WeAlign after decades of education, leadership and mentorship experience. She is also a WeAlign Certified Strengths Coach.
She loves to learn and to assist people in achieving their full potential, beginning with her three sons and two daughters, whom she educated at home from pre-school through high school over a 26-year period. She also taught undergraduate music appreciation courses as adjunct faculty of Mercer University in the 1990s. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance and a Master of Education Degree from Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.
She was born into the family of a career US Army Infantry officer, married an Army officer and has two sons who have served in the Army. She knows the challenges of military life. She has lived in Turkey, Germany, and six different US states in her life.
One of her greatest joys is playing the piano. She has a 40-year career of teaching, accompanying choirs, ensembles and soloists in multiple organizations and churches.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Learner, Maximizer, Belief, Responsibility, Relator
Steve McCary, Certified Coach
Steve is a WeAlign Certified Strengths Coach joining WeAlign in 2017. With a passion of guiding individuals through personal challenges, Steve looks forward to helping clients discover their true design and accomplish their best organizational fit.
Having more than 40 years of military, business, and organizational experience, Steve has served in many leadership positions. As a business manager, Operations Director and Company President, Steve is known as a problem solver with an emphasis on team development and corporate strategy. He is a Vietnam veteran, receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious service. For the past 27 years, he has served as an associate pastor of a large Protestant church, leading in a variety of roles. He has provided coaching and guidance in the arena of finance and personal crisis to hundreds.
Steve enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with family. He is married to Gwen Owens McCary and together they have 5 adult children, 4 grandchildren and reside in Chattanooga, TN.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Belief, Relator, Communication, Responsibility, Maximizer