Lance works with teams, managers and executive leaders to help them focus on the power of personal choice. Lance has facilitated strategic planning meetings with boards and CEOs, coached managers in manufacturing and financial institutions and trained teams in telecommunication, manufacturing, educational and civic organizations.
Lance has earned his Humanergy Coaching Certification through study, practice and action. He has completed over 200 hours of observation, participation and mentoring under a certified coach, in addition to more than 200 hours of solo coaching experience. Lance has demonstrated proficiency, knowledge and competence in developing and improving the performance of individuals and teams.
Lance often uses experiential activities to create an environment for learning and discovery. He works with leaders and teams to reveal their interdependence, improve communication and build stronger connections that drive success.
Originally from Michigan, Lance is a former social worker and family counselor supporting personal growth and group development for fifteen years. He began his career working with troubled youth and families including serving as a counselor and union leader at Starr Commonwealth, a nationally recognized nonprofit child and family service organization focused on character development and leadership.
Lance received both his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He currently serves on the committee for the leadership academy in Jackson, Michigan.
Lance believes in transforming the world—one choice at a time. Those choices include how we see, interact and value others. Because he knows a key to successful leadership is valuing others as people and not as objects, he often recommends the book Anatomy of Peace (Arbinger Institute) to his coaching clients.
Lance joined Humanergy in 2007. In his free time, he enjoys all things outdoors including fishing, camping, hiking and building snow forts with his two boys.
Lance's Satisfied Clients
Lance was absolutely instrumental in my leadership development. I credit him for accelerating my growth as a manager and specifically for his work in coaching me to be a positive, grounded and influential leader.
From the very first meeting, it was clear that Lance had the expertise, but above all, the passion and interest in helping me become a better leader. His solid advice, coaching and counseling have served me even years after our initial meeting. His high level of integrity, values and principles have enabled me to trust him 100%.
Working with Lance as a young people manager was meaningful to my growth, both personally and professionally. Lance’s ability to paint the true picture for his client is unlike any other. Lance is able to connect as a coach through the elusive “chemistry” other coaches can lack.