Who’s in Your Chair?

Is it your whole self?
Or is it only part of you?         

As a woman in leadership, you are unique. You think differently. You do things differently.
It can feel lonely…fake…not enough. Sometimes you feel left out. Stretched too thin. Sometimes you want more.

Join other executive women who understand the challenges of bringing their “whole self” to work. Women who want to broaden their skills, multiply their influence and grow stronger together.

We’ll look at some key ABC’s.
Authentically integrating our whole selves.
Balancing our executive presence with our femininity – unapologetically.
Connecting at a deep level with ourselves and other women who share this desire for realness. And wholeness.

We’ll consider the intersection of strengths and gifts, priorities, passion and ambition with our families and personal wellbeing. We’ll look at essential leadership topics. We’ll hear from experts and learn from each other. We’ll strengthen essential leadership skills. Touch on relational topics. Build deep connections. And we’ll emerge stronger and more energized.

Lead Wholly for a wholistic approach to your life and leadership.

Meet Your Facilitators and Fellow Leaders

If you want to continue to enhance your leadership skills and journey toward fulfillment with a small group of like-minded peers, then we have a place for you!

If you are an executive woman leader who wants to move from a fragmented or siloed life to an exceptional life – one of wholeness – Lead Wholly is for you!

Our commitment is to help you live and lead wholly – to go beyond success and find true significance.

Powerful Participant Outcomes:

Transformative discussions, breakthrough insights, and a network based on strong relationships created through a collaborative environment of authentic leaders.

Greater well-being due to reduced stress and improved habits that lead to a more well-rounded and purposeful existence. This enables you to operate out of your full leadership gifting.

A place for you to purposefully and intentionally practice accountability without the usual work pressures. By sharing commitments each participant is able to chart their progress and accomplish more than they dreamed possible.

Increased ability for you to deliver value for your organization through addressing business challenges, growing in leadership capabilities and using your growing confidence to accelerate successful strategy, lead change and create a more collaborative culture.

Meet Your Facilitators and Fellow Leaders

Donna Brighton

Donna Brighton is a culture change strategist, masterful facilitator and leadership coach. Drawing from over two decades of experience as a global consultant, she combines her expertise in leadership, change management and a deep understanding of organizational culture to optimize leader and organizational performance.

She is a skilled listener who hears possibilities, understands complexities and partners with leaders to create solutions. She is passionate about helping leaders “own their leadership” and make every Monday Magnificent. Donna helps leaders lead from the exponential power that comes from the core of who they are, rather than trying to fit into a leadership mold. This powerful process is documented in the first Rebel Leader Field Guide, Your Leadership Voice. She is also the co-author of the Flourishing Workplace.

Donna is the Chief Ideas Officer at Brighton Leadership Group. Clients include organizations, such as Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, The Hartford, TD Bank, Lowe’s, IKEA, Guardian Life Insurance Co. and the Mayo Clinic.

Passionate about learning and growth, Donna holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and an advanced certificate in change management. A recognized thought leader in the field of organizational change she was co-editor for the People & Strategy Journal special edition on change management and served as a founder, President and member of the global Board of Directors for the Association of Change Management Professionals. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Leader Impact. She has been a professor for DePaul University’s MBA program and an instructor for the American Management Association. As a LinkedIn Learning Instructor she developed the “Organizational Change for Managers” course.

Combining her love of wine, learning, and leadership, she and Scott Beilke created Leadership Uncorked. This powerful partnership delivers extraordinary leadership learning experiences for leaders and teams around the world. From 200 people at the Ultimate Culture Conference, to a wine and change program at Berlin Change Days, to a ten-person executive team, they’ve tickled the imaginations of wine lovers around the world.

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Lisa T. Grimes

A dynamic leader, seasoned entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Lisa T. Grimes has spent more than 35 years in a variety of executive management, sales and business development roles.

Lisa is currently managing director of Habergeon, and President and CEO of PurThread Technologies, an antimicrobial textile company. Lisa co-authored Remember Who YOU Are: Achieve Success. Create Balance. Experience Fulfillment. with Paula Brown Stafford. Lisa also serves as managing director of Lead Wholly (www.leadwholly.com), an executive peer group experience that encourages women to lead with their whole selves.

As an entrepreneur, Lisa began her career with PPDI, where she helped to establish one of the world’s largest contract research organizations (CRO), as an early member of its executive management team leading global business development. Lisa then became President and CEO of InSite Clinical Trials, leading that company’s transition to a full-service CRO and ultimately, its sale to United Healthcare. Since that time, Lisa has served as start-up or interim CEO/Advisor to several other companies including AcSentient (specialty ophthalmology company), for which she negotiated its sale to ISTA.Lisa’s broad life science industry experience includes positions with multinational organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline.

Active in her community, Lisa serves on the boards of Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, Knowing God Ministries and Lighthouse Ministries. She is a past board member for the Caring Community Foundation and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy Foundation. Lisa is an award-winning interior designer who also has experience launching consumer services franchises.

Lisa holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She and her husband have two adult sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.

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