Our senior consultants are all highly successful consultants and coaches who are committed to bringing cultural mastery to the world. Our senior consultants are certified in all cultural mastery training processes and are skilled professionals. Each partner is an independent business person who has chosen to play an integral role in the cultural mastery movement. You can connect with any of our consultants by clicking on their LinkedIN button beneath their names or by contacting them via this form. Partners are listed below in alphabetical order.
John AllgoodAcademic Director of The Executive M.S. of Sport Business at Temple University
John is an experienced Academic Director with a demonstrated history of working in the sport and entertainment industry and higher education. He worked for 20 years leading professional sports teams and major entertainment events while teaching at the university level. Skilled in Strategic Planning and Management, Training and Educating, Sales and Marketing, Event Management, Team Building, and Coaching ownership and executives at all levels. John is a strong administrative professional with a Master's degree focused in Sport Management from the University of Oklahoma.
Justine GonzálezFounder and Principal, EducatorAide Founding Board Member - MCSS
Justine has served as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. After teaching and coaching in Indianapolis Public Schools, she was accepted to the nationally acclaimed New Leaders Principal Residency program in Chicago. Afterward, she served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools' turnaround network, AUSL. Following her time in Chicago, she became a founding Principal for a network of schools focused on adjudicated youth in Indianapolis. Within one year, she was promoted to serve as a Regional Director (Superintendent) for 10 high school campuses across Indiana. She is also a founding board member of Midwest Center for Social Services.
Randy GorukLeadership Development Expert - Forbes Coaches Council
Randy is passionate about developing leaders by sharing his 'real experience' to achieve ‘real results’ for helping managers transition into stronger, more effective leaders, who achieve higher levels of employee engagement and business growth. He was hands-on leading initiatives which resulted in accelerated growth numbers from $60 million to $1 billion annual revenues over a 26-year career with Trus Joist Corporation - now a Weyerhaeuser business. Randy is the founder and President of LeadersEdge 360 based in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association.
Kathy LubbersPrincipal, Lubbers Enterprises, Strategic Advisor to Leaders and Organizations
Kathy balances long-term strategic planning with immediate and tangible results. She delights in guiding leaders, teams, and organizations to achieve their “highest selves” by identifying their strengths and focusing on the key components of leadership, relationships, and performance (leveraging her SAOLTM Certified Consultancy training). She is also a Senior Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. Her experience in politics includes strategy, team building, communications, public relations and media and fundraising. She has appeared as a guest on various CNN and FoxNews shows.
Veronica MaldonadoFounder, Driven to Thrive
Veronica excels in building strategic alliances and fostering win-win relationships among diverse stakeholders. Known as a “People and Business Accelerator “ Veronica’s solution-oriented perspective, and strategic thinking coupled with her excellent communication and consensus- building skills propel those she encounters to achieve desired success. Veronica leads the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (MPC) as Program Director. In 2018, she received the distinction of "Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia" by the GHCC, in 2017 "40Under40" Atl Mover and Shaker by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and is a 2016 Graduate of Leadership DeKalb’s Class of 2016. We are honored to have Veronica as part of our Cultural Mastery team.
Dr. Jae RichardsonCultural Mastery Senior Consultant
Dr. Richardson directs and manages training programs that focus on leadership development, team building, strategic planning, personal development coaching, career development, staff development training, and talent acquisition. Jae is a former Marine and undercover police detective in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Within the penitentiary system, he has served as a chaplain, teaching and counseling inmates, teaching and counseling indigent drug abusers assisting them with skills to regain their lives and reenter the real world. Dr. Richardson has written a book called “Structured 4 Success”. He has a BA degree and a Masters degree from Campbell University, and a Doctrine of Divinity from Roanoke Theological Seminary.
Mariela RomeroCommunity Engagement Director - Univision
Mariela Romero is a multi-Emmy award-winning communications professional with over 25 years of experience in journalism, public relations and broadcast television. Currently working as Regional Community Empowerment Director for Univision Atlanta, Philadelphia and Raleigh. In 2018 she was named by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce one of the 50 most influential Latinos in the State. Mariela is also an accomplished song writer, with several featured in independent films and television; earning her a nomination in the Latin Grammy’s.
Connie ZittnanEducational Consultant
Connie is a career educator known nationally for her work in establishing leadership and sustaining success for public, charter, and private K-12 educational systems. Her professional expertise is leveraged through forward-thinking strategic planning, operational foundations, and school improvement. Connie supports school leaders and board members to navigate diverse school and community members to achieve common goals. Connie has been a respected and trusted member of Boards of Directors, fundraising and academic committees, and advisory leader boards. Her current focus is building leadership capacity through Cultural Mastery experiences.
Certified Master Trainers
Our certified master trainers are fully trained and certified in the Cultural Mastery training processes. They have high-level training skills and are qualified to train and facilitate training at the highest levels of any organization.
Yovany JérezExecutive Director - Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta, AT&T Corporate Trainer
Yovany is a sustainable change-agent & collaborative leader/enabler w/ 13-years of demonstrated mastery in leadership, sales, business development, marketing, negotiation & general management. He is a world explorer & has yet to meet a stranger. He has participated in purpose-driven treks, raising funds for orphans & local non-profits while visiting some of the world’s most remote and iconic locations.
Denise RussoTransformation Coach, SAP Corporate Trainer, John Maxwell Certified Trainer
Denise is dynamic change agent who optimizes and streamlines end-to-end businesses, coaches leaders at all levels, and manages success through designing and implementing alternative solutions to challenges. her proven experience and consistent track record developing and coaching leaders at all levels (including youth), training for business acumen, and producing quality events, managing logistics, and diverse projects, have all propelled her success.
Our channel partners are organizations or associations who share our vision for the cultural mastery movement. These are trusted partners who represent, sell, and train our processes.
Kennesaw State UniversityColes College of Business
We are thrilled to partner with Kennesaw State Universities Coles College of Business to bring Cultural Mastery to its client base. KSU is a valued channel partner and also offers the opportunity to receive CEU credits for the Cultural Mastery course.
LeadercastLeadercast Live, Now, Women
We are honored to partner with Leadercast, one of the world's foremost brands for Leaders. Originally founded by John Maxwell, Leadercasts mission is to help create leaders worth following. Leadercast is a valued channel partner and we are also honored to have them as the original publishing partner for The 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery book.