About Beth Wonson & Company
Beth Wonson, CEO
Beth Wonson is the founder and CEO of Beth Wonson & Company, dedicated to working with organizations of all sizes in facilitating effective leadership and orchestrating organizational excellence. Beth Wonson is also the founder of Navigating Challenging Dialogue®, a communication skills and leadership certification program. Beth Wonson serves nationwide as a speaker, leadership coach, instructor, author, and leadership consultant.
Through her workshops, leadership videos, books, and Dynamics of Self podcast, Beth’s mission is to help managers and leaders develop the skills to best serve themselves and their organization. Beth's hands-on, interactive approach creates connection through healthy communication.
For over 10 years, Beth Wonson has worked with leaders in government, corporations, and non-profit agencies helping to successfully:
reduce the burden of isolation that comes with leadership decision-making.
increase the social awareness and emotional intelligence competencies required to effectively lead and manage.
foster the soft-skills required to both engage in healthy conflict and lead others to do the same.
build a sustainable, positive workplace culture.
understand the mind-body connection required to reduce stress, increase productivity, and manage teams using a holistic approach to personal and organizational wellness.
Working with Beth Wonson, clients have a confidential partner with whom to work out tough decisions, develop effective messaging, and gain insight into thinking errors that hold the leadership and organizations back. Beth Wonson helps leadership develop meaningful tools to best navigate necessary growth and change while serving the needs of the organization. Plus, they learn how to stop wasting valuable resources through unnecessary drama, miscommunication, unhealthy conflict, and chaos.
Lesley Frisbee, Facilitator
FACILITATOR, LEADERSHIP COACH
I work with professionals and teams going through transformative change. My focus is on growth and skill development personally, interpersonally, and professionally. I feel compelled to help others discover and become their best selves at work and at home.
My experience in municipal recreation, family strengthening, process facilitation, and team development have enabled me to develop an approach to leadership and growth that is based in empathy, compassion and curiosity. I believe in the power and freedom that the Navigating Challenging Dialogue® skills can bring to individuals and organizations. I know first hand how any organization or working group can benefit from incorporating such skills into their work and team culture.
Lisa Howard, Facilitator
Lisa is a seasoned experiential facilitator who is known for opening doors to self awareness, fostering authentic connection and strengthening workplaces and communities. It is these outcomes that continue to fuel her mission and purpose in life.
Lisa’s career includes experience as a consultant, teacher, trainer, special educator, yoga teacher, hurricane relief volunteer and world traveler. Lisa brings an understanding of client needs, versatility, intuition and support to her role at Beth Wonson and Company.
Lisa currently splits her time between Beverly, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, where she is founding a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Maria. When she isn’t working or exercising, she enjoys spending time with friends and exploring local beaches.
Sasha Mobley, Facilitator
Sasha Mobley is a Navigating Challenging Dialogue® Facilitator, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and author. The centerpiece of her work, is actively assisting teams and individuals recognize, accept, and develop their innate talents into strengths.
She is dedicated to facilitating the discovery of team and individual genius through group work and private coaching, using the tools of Navigating Challenging Dialogue®, Gallup StrengthsFinder™, and Meyers Briggs Type Indicator™.
Beth Wonson & Company Support
Andrea Buchtel, Amazingandrea.com
Andrea is the Business Plan Architect of Beth Wonson 2.0. With 30 years of experience designing and building business systems for small businesses, Andrea facilitates your leap to the next level of success. Whether you're pivoting to higher revenue offerings or getting out from running yourself ragged by doing "everything" yourself, Andrea will guide you to the systems that work best for you. You can now direct all of your attention to the things you do best and serve your clients, exceptionally. This web site was designed and created by Andrea Buchtel, including all sales copy and graphic design.
Crys Wood, Paper crane publishing
Crys Wood is proofreader and editor at Paper Crane Publishing, having made a career from her innate pickiness and love of words. With education, training, and experience in both architectural and instructional design, she brings exceptional creativity and clarity to her clients’ writing projects. These authors, entrepreneurs, and organizations value her insightful questions, thoroughness, and sense of humor.
A writer herself, Crys appreciates each client’s unique writing voice and maintains its distinctive tone as she untangles knotted paragraphs, blends choppy sentences, and clears away mistakes that would muddy their message.
She lives not-so-quietly in Big Sky Country with her sweet and cranky old man, a cat who is all that and more, and dozens of books she hasn’t (yet!) read. You can find her online at PaperCranePublishing.com and CrysWood.com.
Beth Wonson & Company Associates
Betsey Nash, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Nash HR Services
Betsey has been a collaborator with Beth Wonson Consulting since 2012. Her engaging style, energy, sense of humor and expertise assure clients they will operate within the best practice in relation to human resources. Betsey brings more than 25 years of expertise in the areas of labor law compliance, leave of absence administration, hiring policies & procedures, policy & procedure manuals, employee handbooks, leadership assessments, and manager & employee training. She also provides personal mentoring and training for employees thrust into the HR role. Other training topics include Sexual Harassment, Supervision, Performance Management, Temperament & Team Development, Hiring & Retention, Leadership, and more. Betsey is a certified trainer for WorkTraits Compatibility System and Certified Facilitator: National Curriculum & Training Institute’s Real Colors® temperament workshops. She holds the highest certification in the human resources field, Senior Human Resources Manager and has developed several proprietary instruments for employee performance evaluation and feedback.
Betsey serves as Vice President of the San Luis Obispo County Civil Service Commission. She is a respected and sought after facilitator, Master of Ceremonies, media contributor and non-profit board member. Her service includes Rotary International, The Cuesta College Foundation, Land Conservancy, and Human Resources Association of Central Coast (past president).
Marci Powers, Trainer and Consultant
Marci brings vast experience in improving communities and specializes in the areas of positive youth development, social services, law enforcement and corrections, justice and gang violence prevention. She has provided training for agencies across California.