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Meet The Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

GMG is a full-service consulting firm with corporate experience, a national client base, and international presence. With over 35 years of experience in public, quasi-public, private, and not-for-profit organizations, we specialize in developing, implementing, and attaining positive results for organizational transformation by utilizing science-based relational strategies. Our clients receive tailored programs to their specific needs in areas of leadership development, emotional intelligence, expert facilitation, coaching and train-the-trainer.

Employee engagement and organizational transformation thrives on personable and professional practitioners who connect with people and align with vision; and our depth of experience allows us to bring measurable outcomes in areas of management training, leadership development, and capacity building. 

Our team is passionate about bringing proven methods, along with innovative and customized approaches, to deliver desired outcomes through the utilization of team building, strategic planning, scenario planning, business development, organizational development, coaching and change management. We understand the challenges and know how to implement the evidence-based tactics that will get your team to the next level.

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  • Mayo Clinic certified health and wellness coach

  • International Coach Federation (IFC) Certified ACC

  • Certified Safe Conversations Leader, Level III

  • Certified Core Dynamics Coach

  • DiSC Certified; Authorized Partner

  • 5 Behaviors Certified; Authorized Partner

  • MINT Member/Trainer

  • CA Professional Coaches Alliance Member 

Founder & CEO

Lisa Nordquist

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Lisa Nordquist, BA, CHWC, is an expert in interpersonal and relational development. An accomplished wellbeing expert and author, Lisa leverages 25 years of behavior change, mindset training and sustainable program creation to help high-impact individuals and teams create sustainable emotional intelligence and refined communication, leading to productive, happy organizations.


Lisa has worked with corporations, hospitals, universities and international government agencies, and appeared on numerous radio, TV and podcast programs, including CBS News and ESPN Sports Radio, delivering passionate, powerful presentations.


With a degree in Psychology and a number of certifications, including Mayo Clinic Health & Wellness Coach, GLT Core Dynamics Coach and Safe Conversations Leader, Lisa is proud to have run a small business for over two decades. In 2014, she authored "Love Yourself Fit: the struggle-free way to end your war with weight, eat anything & live happily-ever-healthy", winning the silver medal in the Global eBook Awards. Lisa is a happily married mother of two and lives in San Diego; she enjoys her peeps, dogs, dark chocolate and wine.



  • Ph.D., Human & Organizational Development 

  • International Coach Federation (IFC) Certified ACC

  • Executive Trainer, ATD

  • Franklin-Covey Certified & Master Certified 7 Habits of Highly Effective, Time Management, Choices, Communication, Leadership, Diversity

  • DiSC Certified

  • Leadership Development Series (John Maxwell)


Felicia English PhD

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Dr. Felicia English brings 28 years of experience in key Professional Development & Training roles and currently is Associate Dir. of Organizational Development & Assessment for a Cal. State Univ. non-profit entity. She has held consultant roles starting with Franklin Covey as a Training Delivery Consultant in 2008 through more recent work in with specialty in Executive Coaching, Management & Leadership, Strengths, DEI, and Performance Improvement. Felicia English connects and engages leaders and groups easily, powerfully, and with relevance.


As C.E.O. of Kaizen Coaching & Consulting, she has aided 100’s of clients’ success for over two and a half decades.  Most recently Dr. English has joined the American Management Association as a Faculty member facilitating courses for business and non-profit leaders in Leadership, Management, and working with the Women’s Leadership Certificate Program. Dr. English provides expert L&D and Leadership training and consultation in person and virtually to help clients experience “Transformation”, a shift in thinking and behavior and improve “Execution”, implementation of high priorities and increase employee engagement on the mission, vision, core values, and goals. Felicia addresses Leadership Training from multiple disciplines including Emotional Intelligence, Communication, and Strategy to increase leadership awareness, leadership presence, and overall effectiveness. Dr. English enjoys working with assessment tools to support leaders to take inventory, be reflective, use data to inform decisions, and inspire action in a safe, respectful, inclusive work environment.



  • PhD, Social Sciences

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified ACC

  • Design Thinking Facilitator

  • Resilience Building Leadership Professional Trainer

  • Expert in Leadership and High-Performing Teams in Defense Organizations

  • Security Clearance


Dr. Rebecca Hannagan

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Dr. Rebecca Hannagan is a social scientist and ICF certified leadership coach. Specializing in organizational and leadership development, she supports Department of Defense and corporate clients as a consultant, coach and facilitator. Dr. Hannagan helps leaders and teams first assess and then take action on some of the most challenging people-focused aspects of their organizations.


Prior to her recent consulting experience, Dr. Hannagan was Branch Head for Research Integration at the Directorate of Analytics and Performance  Optimization at Headquarters Marine Corps. Formerly Professor of Political Psychology at Northern Illinois University, Dr. Hannagan taught and mentored hundreds of students, conducted and published research on group dynamics and leadership emergence, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant, a recipient of a campus-wide teaching award, and earned a visiting professorship at The Center for Women's Leadership as well as a fellowship to study high-performing teams in the Marine Corps hosted by the Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University.

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