Our Team

Executives

Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Light

Chief Executive Officer
  • Cathy Light’s dynamic energy and passion for helping organizations and individuals reach their highest potential have led her to establish Leadership Balance® and three other growing enterprises: Assessment Leaders, Business Builders and Be Well Perform Well. In recognition of her extraordinary work, Smart Business nominated Cathy Light for the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award in both 2009 and 2010.

    Before venturing out as an entrepreneur, Cathy worked in the corporate world in a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President and General Manager of Sunrise Technologies, Inc. and Senior Sales and Marketing Executive at Fuji Optical Systems, Ltd. She began her trailblazing career at a start-up company known as Apple Computer.

    Cathy is a globally recognized speaker known for engaging and inspiring her audiences. Her commitment to helping others extends to active leadership within the community. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Business and Economic School at Boise State University and mentors MBA students when time permits.

Executive Vice President

Marc Guidici, MS, PhD, NCC

Executive Vice President
  • Dr. Marc Giudici brings a unique perspective to Lideranca Group – 35 years of success as an entrepreneur coupled with a lifelong passion for individual well being.  While the two paths may seem incompatible, Marc’s focus on facilitating personal development and an increase in Emotional Intelligence, has led to greater understanding of how strong positive personal and professional relationships can lead to business success.

    Marc’s practical philosophy focuses on encouraging a paradigm shift in personal narrative from personal deficits to personal strengths. By promoting and enhancing strengths and essential qualities, you flip the switch leading to a meaningful, productive, and flourishing personal and professional existence.

    From a business standpoint, Marc’s journey has included management roles in retail, and building what is now a referral based construction company. Over the years he has successfully managed, million dollar budgets, projects and hundreds of people while continuing his life’s work serving others as a mental health professional. He has designed and developed curriculum based on 21st century adaptive change leadership models for nonprofit, for-profit, government, and educational applications.  Marc also serves as a strength and asset focused mental health professional leading others to attain greater personal awareness, overcome obstacles and develop a more inclusive leadership style,

    In addition to his roles as General Manager of Marc Giudici Construction and providing counseling services, Marc has served as Adjunct Professor and Academic Consultant for Program Development and Recruitment at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He is a published author and has lectured extensively in Positive, Media, Leadership and Organizational, and Counseling Theories Psychology, and suicide prevention.

    In his spare time, Marc is a zealous volunteer in emergency response and suicide prevention training and education. After Hurricane Katrina, he spent a total of seven years working as a part of their long term recovery team, providing consultation on the construction, mental health counseling and suicide prevention. 

    Despite having a very full life, Marc believes in the benefits of work life balance and makes several family trips a year to recharge his batteries in Destin, Florida.

Chief Learning Officer

Mark Tuggle, PhD

Chief Learning Officer
  • Dr. Mark Tuggle is a highly relational and results oriented executive with 20+ years of leadership experience focused on organizational and personal performance development, with special emphasis on sales, leadership, and educational success. He excels at identifying organizational, systemic challenges and collaboratively devising and implementing measurable, successful solutions. He is an expert facilitator possessing dynamic communication skills, with extensive presentation experience ranging from one-on-one interaction to speaking to groups of 500+.

    Mark places a premium on developing open, honest relationships with his clients and colleagues so that they can work together to overcome tough challenges. Mark enjoys leading teams through difficult challenges and transitions in a way that brings them together and strengthens their unity and performance.

    As a research scientist, Dr. Tuggle focuses his expertise in self-directed learning, assessment development, and organizational dynamics to develop tools and training that result in measurable performance improvement for both individuals and organizations.

VP

Abbey Louie

VP & General Manager of Assessment Leaders
  • With over a decade in Employee Development at The Boeing Company, Abbey has extensive experience managing leadership programs, developing and executing enterprise-wide talent management strategies, designing training curriculum and providing one-on-one coaching.  Abbey pairs this experience with a passion for empowering individuals and teams to be their best. When working with Abbey, you will experience a pragmatic, yet highly relational approach that’s always tailored to your needs. She feels most alive in her work when helping others grow in their ability to better lead and serve those around them. Abbey calls Boise, Idaho home, where she lives with her husband, two girls and loyal black lab. You can often find her hosting parties, on family adventures, running or consuming dark chocolate.

Vice President of Diversity

Becky Gates

Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness Programs
  • Becky ‘s unique business background encompasses more than 20 years in executive recruiting and more recently over 12 years in career coaching. In the latter role, she has successfully assisted people searching for new jobs, those looking for the right career to fit their personalities and interests, and/or those re-entering the workforce. She has always been a passionate believer in helping people identify and optimize their assets and strengths to be more successful professionally. Based on her experience and insight, Becky now serves as our Vice President of Diversity and Inclusiveness Programs.

    Becky boasts a strategic outlook, outstanding analytical skills, and keen attention to detail. She has proven talent in developing trusted relationships with business leaders. Becky has been active in her community serving on the boards in Idaho: KickStand, the Idaho Inclusiveness Coalition,  and the Assistance League of Boise Professionals group: in Austin TeXchange, the Technical Business Network, the Samaritan Center, and Hospice Austin.  She was recognized for her Boise efforts in 2010 when she simultaneously received the Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award and the Idaho Women of the Year award from the Idaho Business Review.

    Becky now calls the South Carolina Low Country home.

Chief Strategy Officer

Nancy Geenen

Chief Strategy Officer
  • Nancy Geenen is an engaging business leader and coach who speaks and writes frequently on strategic growth, client service, law firm management, and attorney training. Her insights and advice come out of more than two decades of law firm leadership, while practicing as a trial attorney in the United States and as a prosecutor for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. A best-selling author and frequent writer for legal periodicals, Nancy shares her experience with humor and sensitivity to her audience, ensuring that her messages are both memorable and applicable.

    Nancy advises management teams on growth, communication, and culture change strategies with an emphasis on peak performance. She typically works with the executive management team to develop strategic objectives and tactics that effect transformational change in the organization. She helps stakeholders understand the risks and opportunities of each strategy decision and then works with the team to communicate and implement the strategic plan. Nancy helps her clients understand possible outcomes and prepares the team for amazing growth and productivity.

    Nancy is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, the State Bar of California, each of the U.S. District Courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She holds a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.

The Crew

Business Manager

Jennifer Chappell

Business Manager
  • Jennifer has spent over two decades in customer services and management, which makes her the perfect liaison between Lideranca Group and its customers. She possesses a genuine enthusiasm for nurturing client relations, so she prides herself on ensuring that communication lines remain open. This open communication builds trust and serves as a catalyst for long-term relationships between Lideranca Group and its customers.

    In addition to client services, Jennifer has extensive experience providing administrative support in scheduling, planning, communication, and organizational strategy.

    She is devoted to her husband and their 2 children. As a family, they enjoy everything outdoors that Idaho offers, especially camping.  Golf and soccer also play a part in their busy lifestyle. Jennifer is active in promoting Autism Awareness and participates in several special needs programs throughout the Treasure Valley.

Creative Director

Anthony Chappell

Creative Director
Director of Marketing

Stephanie Kemp

Director of Marketing
  • Stephanie is a researcher by nature who is obsessed with understanding human behavior. Stephanie also loves to write and design. She marries these interests to develop powerful and unique marketing campaigns. She has managed both multi-million-dollar retail stores and grassroots businesses to hone skills in delivering the highest quality of customer service. Stephanie works as a marketing strategist and publicist for Lideranca Group, ensuring brand cohesiveness across all platforms and promoting the many advantages of Lideranca Group’s subsidiary companies.

    Stephanie has a degree in English from the University of Colorado Denver, and she spent the initial part of her post-college career as a public high school English teacher. Stephanie claims that she can sell just about anything to anyone after marketing Shakespeare to 16-year-olds for almost a decade. Stephanie holds two master’s degrees, one in curriculum & instruction and the other in Christian leadership.

    She spends her free time exploring the outdoors.

Public Relations

Kate-Madonna Hindes

Public Relations & Communications Specialist
  • “Where brand strategy meets engaging copy, you’ll find Kate-Madonna’s brilliant insight.” 

    When the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome needed specialized local attention for their “0 Four 9″ campaign, Kate made it happen during the State Fair with silent models inspiring conversation on pregnancy and alcohol. Published in national magazines, quarterlies, books and marketing collateral, Kate-Madonna has established herself as a prolific and gifted writer and public relations professional. With over 15 years of published experience from running regional magazines to leading newsrooms, Kate-Madonna pinpoints lifestyle trends and reads between the lines of what consumers want to know and in what form they want to learn. Notably, Hindes sits on the coaching panel for Keith Ferrazzi’s Relationship Academy and is a board member at The Mars Generation- a NASA-inspired initiative and Breast Cancer Action. 

Social Media Specialist

Courtney Link

Social Media Specialist
  • Courtney is an innovative, energetic, and motivated individual who has a passion for creating unique brands for each client. Courtney has a dual Bachelor’s degree in History and English Literature from Boise State University. She utilizes her reading and writing skills to perfect publicity pitches, as well as generating relevant, compelling content for each of Lideranca’s brands. Courtney has experience in both digital marketing and publicity, she enjoys strategizing and working with the team to create marketing campaigns to bring awareness to brands. In her free time, you can find Courtney outside exploring the outdoors. She believes she can do anything with a book in one hand and coffee in the other.

The Navigators

Senior Navigator

Toni Nell

Senior Navigator
  • Toni Nell founded Springboard Consulting in 2000. She is a Business Planning & Execution Expert with 25 years of experience in business planning, leadership development, executive coaching and corporate training. She has worked directly with Michael Gerber, author of E-Myth Revisited, at The E-Myth Academy and has been Director, Training and Certification at The One Page Business Plan Company since 2002. Toni goes way beyond training…she knows how to transfer knowledge to people in a manner they truly get it and are then able to use it to improve the quality and effectiveness of whatever they are trying to accomplish.

Senior Navigator

Linda Higueras

Senior Navigator
  • Linda is a creative, energetic, and responsive human resources professional with thirty years of experience in employee relations, performance management, succession planning, outplacement, recruitment, training, diversity, employee engagement and conflict resolution. Her professional background encompasses diverse industries such as manufacturing, financial services, retail, and wineries and she has worked in U.S. and international operations.

    Linda is adaptable to diverse client groups in cross-cultural situations and is able to engage and consult with all levels of management, including the C-Suite. Linda responds to a client’s needs promptly and can deliver customized results by gaining immediate trust and credibility.

    Linda also offers her professional expertise to non-profit organizations to improve their organizational effectiveness and is active in a national non-profit organization and also participates in a philanthropic giving circle in her community.

Senior Navigator

Frumi Rachel Bar

Senior Navigator
  • Talk about a woman with ridiculous stamina! Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr had four children and with each of those births, she never took maternity leave. (All of you female entrepreneurs can relate.) With strength like that, who needs to go to the gym? And now those children are all off the payroll!

    Dr. Frumi is not only extremely business-minded, but we love her compassion and her excitement. That’s what encouraged us to have her join our team. She has long been a CEO Coach, Confidante and Mentor. Frumi has a passion for creating fabulous cultures for leaders and their teams. She did so for her own companies, and loves to do so for clients.

    Dr. Frumi is truly an entrepreneur having started and run five entrepreneurial adventures. She has a wealth of experience having been a CEO who survived being in the trenches herself. Her own “Why” is creating a safe environment for leaders and their teams to talk about what matters most to build profitable and sustainable organizations.

    In the past, Dr. Frumi’s companies grew rapidly – too rapidly! As a result she has embraced the Gazelles system to ensure that companies don’t “grow broke” and instead build healthy sustainable organizations.
    Dr. Barr is the author of A CEO’s Secret Weapon: How to Accelerate Success. The book was ranked top business book of 2012 by ExecRank and has a forward by her colleague Simon Sinek, international author of best-selling Start with Why.

Redefining Human Potential™

We serve as part of your team, helping you navigate the course to achieve your goals. We do this by focusing on five key values:

Balance

Balance

Those who are maxed out all the time have nowhere to go when the circumstance demands more. Balance is not everything in equal proportion. Balance is knowing what is needed, when it’s needed, and whether we have the means to bring it to bear.

Learning

Learning

Lifelong learning is at the core of effective leadership. Our job is to practice lifelong learning so that we can consult with you on current best practices. Simultaneously, we want to help you become an effective lifelong learner so that your business can thrive in changing climates.

Generosity

Generosity

What is given will be received. We are generous with our time, knowledge, and financial resources so that you are getting value from us in every interaction.

Relationships

Relationships

Longevity creates trust. We want to be your trusted advisor who provides welcome relief during critical business junctures. We develop and maintain long-term relationships with you so that we always remain a part of your team.

Innovation

Innovation

One-size solutions do not fit all. We pool our knowledge and resources to customize tailored solutions that solve real-world problems. We take the time to know who you are to create what you need.