MEET THE B STATE TEAM
Mark Samuel, Founder & CEO
Mark Samuel is the Founder & CEO of IMPAQ, and author of “B STATE: A New Roadmap for Bold Leadership, Brave Culture, and Breakthrough Results,” “Creating the Accountable Organization” and the award-winning “Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability.” For the past 30 years, Mark has guided organizations around the globe to higher levels of long-term, sustainable success. He is frequently called upon by companies to address leaders in solving the challenges of culture change, performance improvement, leadership development and effectively managed teamwork.
Mark has inspired positive, profitable, sustainable improvement in companies worldwide, including Michelin, Chevron Corporation, American Express, Genentech, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Nissan, Hewlett-Packard, Universal Studios, Pacific Bell, The Royal Bank of Canada, PDVSA of Venezuela and UC-Berkeley.
Mark holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Science; a Masters Degree in Management, with a special emphasis in Organizational Development, both from UC Irvine. Additionally, he holds a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Click here for Mark Samuel Speaker Kit (PDF).
Annie Hyman Pratt, Partner, Founder & CEO of IMPAQ Entrepreneur
Annie is the master at developing Leaders and Teams that drive rapid and sustainable results – so Entrepreneurs can work on the strategic and visionary aspects of their business – and have the time, freedom, and impact they desire. Annie more than 10x’d her family business – The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – taking it from 7 domestic “Mom & Pop Shops” to an International Brand of 70+ stores in 7 years – leading the company through a highly successful sale.
Annie spent the next 2 decades as a Top-Tier Business Consultant specializing in “Rapid Growth and Change”. She has since worked with 30+ companies – in various markets – guiding them through virtually every challenge and growth stage imaginable. No other leadership or team development consultant comes close to Annie’s level and scope of experience. Her track record of success stems from her unique approach to business strategy, structure, systems, finance, and the “missing link” of behavior that brings it all together.
Whatever challenges you may be facing in your business, Annie has likely already seen it – and solved it. Some of Annie’s current clients include fast-growing, high-level entrepreneurs like: Jeff Walker, Lisa Sasevich, Justin Livingston, Ryan Levesque, Christian Mickelsen and Reid Tracy.
Annie holds a Bachelors of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, from UCLA in Economics/Business, is a licensed CPA, and holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
David Rodgers, B STATE Executive Consultant
For 25 years, I have specialized in what I love – assisting top level teams and leaders to identify and implement their optimal company cultures and build executive, middle manager, and functional teams that produce and sustain rapid breakthrough results. Prior to joining IMPAQ, I held operational leadership roles in manufacturing, product development, marketing and program management. This became my foundation for the practical, down-to-earth consulting services and coaching I provide. My passion is helping people succeed beyond what they imagined possible..
As both a contributing developer and implementer of B STATE Team Accountability Systems, Leadership Solutions and Employee Engagement, I have worked with a wide range of clients including Michelin, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Apple Computer, Experian, Chevron, Shell Oil, Pacific Bell, Pacific Gas & Electric, and the United States Navy. My education is as wide-ranging as my experience and includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Masters in Applied Psychology, and a Doctorate in Spiritual Science.
My clients comment that not only did I help them clarify their needs and successfully execute their strategies, but the improvements are lasting. As on leader said, “Your approach simply makes sense. I always knew this on some level, but you clearly showed us step-by-step how to accomplish our goals rapidly.” I do this by starting with the current situation, the implications for the business, and the people involved. Then together, my clients and I create the conditions in which people individually and collectively clarify their direction, find their full capacity, and develop belief and confidence in their ability to succeed.
Jane Grossman, B STATE Executive Consultant
An accomplished facilitator and consultant in Accountability-Based training and B STATE consulting, has more than 15 years working with diverse teams at all levels. Prior to working with IMPAQ, Jane worked for Adventure Associates as one their lead program designers and facilitators. Before becoming a management consultant, Jane worked for 10 years in leadership roles in government and non-profit agencies developing and managing groundbreaking environmental programs.
Some of Jane’ recent clients include Texas Instruments, Genentech, Missouri City – Texas, Norton Healthcare, Agilent, The US Forest Service and REI.
Jane has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economy of Natural Resource Management from UC Berkeley and a Masters’ degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She also holds certificates in Training & Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Group Facilitation, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Powerful Non-Defensive Communication.
Sharon Rich, B STATE Consultant, is an experienced facilitator, business growth consultant, executive leadership coach that has supported organizations in meeting the challenges of organizational growth and change for over 9 years. Prior to joining the IMPAQ team, Sharon spent 9 years as founder of ThinkBusinessGrowth and 25 years as an executive creative director in boutique, national and global advertising agencies including Ogilvy Direct, OgilvyOne, and Rapp Collins.
Some of Sharon’s recent clients include Yale Medical School, ResMed Motor Technologies, Forever 21, Baxter Pharmaceutical, Catholic Health Initiatives, Lee Memorial Health System, and World Linen & Textile.
Sharon has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from UCLA. She pursued graduate studies in ed/psych at Antioch University. Sharon completed the core, advanced and faculty training programs with Coach, Inc. the leading global provider of coach training, where she currently serves on the faculty, training coaches all over the world. She also holds certificates in DiSC, 360-degree feedback, Rapid Culture Change, and Group Facilitation.
Sharon is the author of Your Hidden Game: Ten Invisible Agreements That Can Make or Break Your Business.
Kamin Samuel, B STATE Executive Coach has been developing individuals and teams in the military and in her corporate career for over 20 years. As an executive coach, Kamin is skilled at creating Accountability-Based agreements within business partnerships and teams that creates rapid and lasting results. Kamin also provides executive life coaching to ensure each person improves their quality of life while achieving their next level of success.
Kamin has the distinction of being the U.S. Navy’s first female African-American helicopter pilot. She has a background in information technology, web development and online merchandising. She also served as a Vice President of Global Website Operations at a billion-dollar company. Kamin is also a regular speaker for universities and within multiple organizations. Her engaging style, humor and clarity provide an inspirational and learning environment for technical and non-technical audiences alike.
Kamin holds a Bachelors of Arts, American Studies, Master’s degree in Information Technology, and a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
She is also the award-winning author of the Amazon bestsellers Increase Your Abundance Starting Today! and The Wealth Transformation Journal.
Kamin serves on the Board of the EduCare Foundation, LA’s largest after school program provider and the Internet Marketing Association’s (IMA). She also is a founding member of the IMA’s International Executive Council and the IMA’s Women’s Leadership Group.
Barbara Schindler, Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, Director of Operations IMPAQ Entrepreneur. Barbara Schindler has been an integral member of the IMPAQ team for over five years, and has worked closely with Annie since the start of IE. Barbara has a background in start-up entrepreneurial businesses. She has worked in healthcare, real estate, education, and business. As the Director of Operations, she applies her experience to help grow the company, and shape the future of IE.
As Executive Leadership Coach, Barbara fully supports the Key Leaders as they integrate all they learn, bringing it into their roles, their teams, and the company. Barbara has expertise helping others embrace personal accountability, and step up to the next level. She delights in seeing participants fully experience their own unique leadership gifts. Her superb leadership coaching helps facilitate transformation, by increasing the Key Leaders awareness of patterns that are holding them back, and revealing opportunities to shift into a space that brings forward greater clarity and success in leadership.
Barbara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Behavior and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ryokan College, as well as a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.