IWL has partnered with top professionals in their fields to bring world class service to our clients.
Our Consulting Partners are listed below.
As CEO of Brand X Research, TJ uses a combination of art and science to help companies understand the world’s largest market: women. TJ’s experience includes executing regional, national, and international research projects for a vast array of diverse clients.
Brand X is the only company currently focused on research and marketing implementation exclusively toward women. The process centers on a set of proprietary research methods designed to gather crucial information from and about women.
TJ founded Brand X in 2009. He joined IWL as a Consulting Partner in 2010 as well as created a joint venture with IWL. His global research team supports IWL’s effort to collect relevant data and research to design training methods focused exclusively on women. His research team has surveyed over 30,000 women business leaders across the globe to better understand what women need and want in the workplace. The vision and goals of Brand X Research and IWL is to help companies communicate more authentically and honestly with women in the workplace.
Brand X and IWL have worked with clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies focused on marketing, sales, human resources and implementation programs.
Sally Tassani, Founder & CEO, The Strategy Forums
Sally currently leads a number of professional groups (including CEOs and key executives in human resource, marketing, sales, and financial positions) that build knowledge, enhance leadership, and increase performance. In addition, she runs an executive coaching practice and facilitates executive team-building sessions.
Tassani’s success is based on more than her business experience and insights. It comes from her ability to connect with and lead individuals and executive teams to examine their capabilities thoroughly. Capitalizing on strengths and forming action plans to shore up weaknesses, she also encourages robust dialogue among team members to achieve unprecedented results for their business.
After graduating with a degree from the American University in Washington, D.C., Tassani taught underprivileged children in the area. Three years later, she began her business career, moving to Chicago where opportunities were more plentiful. She worked for three Chicago companies—large and small—before founding her own marketing agency, Nexus.
In 1984, Inc. Magazine recognized Nexus—later named Tassani Communications and then Tassani & Paglia—as one of America’s fastest growing privately owned companies. The firm achieved consistent double-digit growth for over 15 years. In addition, the company became a forerunner in integrated communications and pioneered the offering of all disciplines under one roof. This unique position branded the agency and attracted clients such as Abbott Laboratories, American Express, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Wendy’s International.
Beth is committed to supporting leaders in “acting up” – taking radical action to meet their potential. She currently serves as a Consulting Partner to IWL where she develops programs to support the advancement of women leaders within organizations.
Beth has over 12 years experience in strategic business consulting, executive coaching, organizational change management, leadership development and team effectiveness. She is an executive coach, leadership and team effectiveness consultant, and comedic improviser. Beth helps leaders develop adaptability and creativity using improvisational (‘improv’) comedy techniques. She combines her deep knowledge of leadership and hands-on experience with improv to customize leadership programs that are fun, engaging and deliver results.
Prior to partnering with IWL and creating ACTUP Consulting, Beth was a consultant and executive coach for Deloitte Consulting in Washington D.C. While at Deloitte, she led a 25-person $5M organizational change management project for a government client that included leadership, stakeholder engagement, and training strategy development and implementation. While living in DC, Beth started an improv comedy troupe called Press Play. After experiencing the positive impact improv had on her life, she developed an “Improvisation for Effective Leadership” workshop that uses the principles of improv comedy to build leadership skills. Beth developed an improv training course for Deloitte and supported Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh as part of his Delivering Happiness tour.
Beth graduated from UC San Diego where she focused on Urban Studies and Planning and Economics. She earned her MBA from Kelley Business School at Indiana University with a focus on strategic management consulting. Beth is a certified executive coach through the Coaches Training Institute and is a certified administrator for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, utilizing it with both individuals and teams for performance effectiveness.
Anne Thompson, MBA, Facility Partner, Butler University, College of Business, Corporate & Executive Education
Anne is a dynamic and creative consultant, trainer and coach specializing in organization and team effectiveness, change management, leadership development and instructional design and delivery. She has over 15 years experience designing and implementing programs focused on leadership principles, emotional and social competence, cross-cultural adaptability and team effectiveness. She has worked as both an internal and external consultant for profit and non-profit organizations. Her prior experience includes managing a cross-cultural team of 20 internal consultants to delivering organizational and team development services at Ford Motor Company.
Anne received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and her Master’s degree in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University. Possessing considerable insight into adult learning, human behavior and system dynamics, Anne has particular expertise in facilitating collaborative, practical, robust solutions to increase individual, team and organization effectiveness.