Lectical consultants

All of Lectica's Certified Coaches, Consultants, and Educators have successfully completed a training program that is equivalent to a year of graduate school. In addition, they must recertify every three years to ensure they are qualified to work with our latest products and learning tools. If you are looking for a certified Lectical Consultant, this page is a good place to begin your quest.

Rebecca Andree, Ph.D.

Vertical Leadership Consulting

United States

Becky Andree, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Vertical Leadership Consulting; a team of developmental consultants who draw on cutting-edge research to build practical and effective ways to integrate vertical development into HR practices (recruitment, succession planning, leadership development, learning initiatives, etc.). Becky has 20+ years of experience nudging and embedding vertical development into global Talent Management programs and initiatives. She is a respected Talent Management disrupter and visionary whose Leadership Development programs have been used in Fortune 500 companies, translated into 13 languages, and delivered in 19 countries to over 10,000 leaders. Becky's Ph.D. dissertation explored the relationship between vertical development levels (Lectical Level) and experiences of high-quality connections.

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Kristian Merkoll


In addition to being a Certified Associate Lectical Coach, Kristian is a Certified Integral Master Coach. His interest in coaching and vertical development was originally sparked by studying Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, which was the subject of his research at Fielding University. In addition to having a deep interest in Integral Metatheory and vertical development, Kristian is an ordained Zen priest in the Rinzai order of Hollow Bones. He is particularly interested in exploring and inquiring into the interplay of the different trajectories of the psycho-biological maturity of “growing up” and the psycho-spiritual dimension of “waking up.” Guiding individuals and small groups, he applies the Mondo Zen process, which is designed to catalyze experiences of transpersonal states, as well as techniques for how these states can be evoked and applied in day-to-day life.

In addition to doing personal coaching, Mondo Zen training, and co-leading Zen retreats, Kristian runs his own business as an independent consultant in statistical data analysis, holding a Master’s Degree in mathematical statistics from the University of Oslo.

Bridget Blackford

Triskel Consulting


Bridget is an organisation development consultant and executive coach with a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of business transformation, performance improvement and leadership development programs. She's passionate about supporting leaders, teams, and organisations to build capability, strengthen leadership, and develop and maintain high performance in an age of increasing complexity and constant change. Her clients value her systemic perspective, her creative yet practical solutions, and her ability to facilitate meaningful processes for individuals, teams, and organisations to explore and understand the critical elements of cultural and behavioral change. Bridget holds an MSc in Global Politics and is an accredited International Coaching Federation (ICF) coach and Time to Think Facilitator and Thinking Partner.

Dona Baker



Dona Baker is co-founder of Canadian-based company Rhealize (formerly Whyworks) where she heads People and Product Development. She has been an adult educator and facilitator for more than 20 years. Additionally, she has worked in Human Resources and interpersonal development for most of her 35-year career. She has written two books, “The Friction-Free Entrepreneur: How to Partner with Others Who Can Do the Stuff You Can’t” and co-authored “Are You Built to Build?"

Dona is a certified consultant in Kolbe Index, PRINT, Lectical, and Clifton Strengths assessments and is a Certified Talent Management Consultant and member of the Association of Professional Recruiters. She works to help match "perfect" people to roles in which they can thrive and grow. She also helps organizations improve their processes and tools to optimize hiring, retention, and succession.

Zachary Van Rossum

United States

Zachary Van Rossum, Ph.D., is an educator, researcher, consultant, and coach. His expertise is in developmental psychology, organizational learning, and instructional design. He holds a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master's degree in contemplative psychology from Harvard Divinity School. Zachary is a certified Lectical Analyst and has extensive experience working with LectaTests for both research and educational purposes. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches courses on leadership and adult development. He has also done consulting work in a variety of companies and organizations, both in the US and abroad, including Ketchum, Teach for America, People and Nature Trust (Botswana), Harvard University, and the University of Milan. Zachary has been a Master Certified Lectical Coach since 2013.

Deborah Pascoe


Deborah has over 2 decades of consulting experience. Before that, she spent over ten years as an employee in a large, multinational organisation in a variety of market and business management roles. The latter part of her employment there involved moving the organisation forward in its philosophy and framework for sustainable business improvement. Deborah's diversity of roles brings to her work a high degree of business credibility underpinned by a passion for people development and growth.

Organisations can be demanding at best and brutal at worst. Deborah knows firsthand how tough it is to be a leader in organisational life. As such, she is passionate about helping organisations create positive, stimulating environments where people can be the best that they can be because they want to be that way. She has strong values around learning and self-development and seeks to help create workplaces where people can reach their potential.

Deborah (MAppSc) is a member of ISPSO (the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations and GRA (Group Relations Australia). She has presented and facilitated at international conferences and has published in the peer-reviewed journal Socioanalysis.

Mark Keily



Mark is an organisation and leadership development strategist with over 35 years of experience within various industry sectors—the public sector, manufacturing, FMCG, wholesaling and distribution, retailing, civil construction, and industrial services.

Many thought leaders have informed Mark's practice, including Robert Kegan, Peter Senge, Edward de Bono, Elliott Jaques, Hersey and Blanchard, David Kolb, Ken Wilbur, and Dr. Theo Dawson, Nancy Kline, and many more. An experienced program designer and facilitator, Mark has deep experience in delivering a range of organisational interventions relating to capability building, cultural change, leadership development, project and program management, performance, and organisational design.

Benny Ausmus

Big Change Group


Murdoch University, Psychology & Business, Meta Dynamics 1-3 : Coach & Facilitator, Caliper Certified Consultant, Accredited ViP Facilitator, LAP-1 : Certified LAP-1 Facilitator, Certified Master Lectical Coach, Certified Professional Lectical Consultant, Author of "The Transformational Leadership Compass"

Featured clients: Google, Chobani, Telstra, Leeson Group Renewable energy , 460 Degrees - expert management Agency, Design & Build Recruitment

I partner with leaders in business, forward-thinking HR professionals, and world-leading scientists to design and deliver powerful, profitable, and purposeful change initiatives. My big goal is to support a paradigm shift in how we recruit, select, develop, and support talent in the world of work. My mission is to create conditions for a better and brighter future for all humanity.


  • Recruitment and Selection System Change
  • Leader & Leadership Development Programmes
  • Professional Development Coaching & Programmes
  • HR and Human Capital Consulting
  • Learning and Development Workshop Facilitation
  • Speaking and Emcee Engagements
  • LDMA : Leadership Decision Making Assessment
  • GRCA & PRCA : General and Precise Role Complexity Analysis
  • Development plans for Executives, Middle Management, and Front Line Leaders

Fred Jones

Jones Provisioning LLC

United States

Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation, Qualified Growth Edge Coach (Cultivating Leadership)

Featured clients: Bupa (A/NZ), Google, Agios, Rutgers University Foundation, 3M, Climate-KIC

Fred Jones, Ed.D., has taken a deep interest in how people explore change, invite growth and imagine the impact of their work. He has been developing people and the organizations they lead for nearly three decades. His work as a coach, facilitator, teacher, and program designer is guided by an innovative spirit that appears most fully in current studio projects that focus on decision-making, the use of theater practices to develop a more fluid sense of self in context, and a platform for generative sabbatical-taking.

Integrates the Leadership Decision Making Assessment (LDMA) into the fabric of his own coaching engagements; supports other coaches by offering the LDMA and the related debriefing and development planning for their clients. Consults on the development of VUCA skills outlined by Lectica and relates Lectical Assessments with other ways of assessing adult/vertical development.

Barrett Brown


United States

Barrett C. Brown, Ph.D., the managing Director of Apheno Advisory, is a global expert on how to develop leaders to successfully navigate complex challenges and rapid change. He works across six continents with C-suite executives and leaders from Fortune 500 companies and international non-profits. Barrett serves as the executive coach for a select group of senior leaders and has delivered dozens of keynotes and leadership programs for 5000+ CEOs, organizational leaders, and government officials. He holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and also has a decade advising on and leading strategic visioning, execution, and change initiatives for US, European, British, and Brazilian companies and institutions.

Barrett's award-winning research on the future of leadership is used in executive education programs worldwide, including the Yale MBA. The author of dozens of articles, his writings on leadership, sustainability, and whole systems change have been translated into 6 languages and are used in the United Nations system. Barrett is on the selection committee of the Katerva Awards, considered the Nobel Prize for sustainability. He has held consultancy status to the United Nations, and has delivered leadership briefings and presentations at the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit, UNDP headquarters, the US Department of State, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Barrett can be reached at bbrown@apheno.com. He has been an Associate Certified Lectical Coach since 2015.

Jonathan Reams

Center for Transformative Leadership


Jonathan Reams, Ph.D., practices the cultivation of leadership through awareness-based consulting, coaching, and leadership development program design and delivery in a variety of settings. He holds a position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), serves as Editor-in-Chief of Integral Review, and is a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership and of the European Center for Leadership Practice. He brings awareness-based leadership development practices to his work, focusing on how the inner workings of human nature can develop leadership capacities for today’s complex challenges.

Jonathan’s Ph.D. (2002) is in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, where he researched the intersection of consciousness development with leadership. Since then, he has combined teaching, research, and practice in this area through program design and delivery, as well as coaching and consulting. He teaches courses at NTNU on coaching, leadership development, and counseling and has presented at international conferences on topics such as leadership development, consciousness research, and transformative learning.

Kristin Backstrom, Ph.D.

United States

Kristin Backstrom is a business psychologist and executive/performance coach. She is an expert in improving leadership skills and competencies. Kristin has deep experience at the intersection of people and the workplace. Her unique approach, based in the science of human behavior and learning, builds performance capability in people and their teams so they can reach their potential.

Brendan Smith


Brendan Smith Ph.D., is a registered Psychologist in Australia, a qualified executive coach and facilitator who works with leaders to provide focus and unlock potential. He has over Twenty years of experience in Private and Public Sectors with a background in Business Transformation and Developmental Coaching. Along with his colleagues and the Lectica community, Brendan is at the forefront of applying developmental coaching and collaborative practices to create more responsive and resilient teams and organizations. He is a sought-after keynote speaker on culture and complexity and a Director on a number of not-for profit Boards.

Selected funders

IES (US Department of Education)

The Spencer Foundation


Dr. Sharon Solloway

The Simpson Foundation

The Leopold Foundation

Donor list

Selected clients

Glastonbury School District, CT

The Ross School

Rainbow Community School

The Study School

Long Trail School

The US Naval Academy

The City of Edmonton, Alberta

The US Federal Government

Advisory Board

Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child

Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California

Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus