Ernie Turner is the President of LIM, Leadership in International Management, a global consulting firm focused on development – people and business – using Action Reflection Learning® principles. Ernie has a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College, Illinois and an MA in Educational Administration from CityCollege, NYC.
Early in his career, over a 10-year period, Ernie worked and lived in Malaysia (with the Peace Corps), then in Angola, Brazil, Italy and Kenya as a teacher and principal with International Schools Services. Subsequently, he led a major organizational change project with the New York City school system working with the New York Urban Coalition, a consortium of corporations investing in major urban change.
For the last 20 years Ernie has been leading LIM. In this capacity he has been building LIM as a company and working on a variety of change initiatives within multinational corporations around the world including merger integration, leadership development, team development and human resource development. Some of the organizations he has personally worked with include: AstraZeneca, Amex, AT&T, Bayer, Berlex, Boskalis, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Chase, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Merck, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, Prudential, JNJ, Shire, StenaLine, Syngenta, Tekra, UNDP and Volvo.
Ernie has written the Intelitec Planning Guide: The Team Approach and co-authored LIM’s Learning Coach Handbook, Leader Coach Handbook, and M&A Handbook. He is one of several collaborating authors on a recent book, Earning While Learning in Global Leadership, recounting Volvo’s 10-year experience using Action Reflection Learning principles and practices. He recently led a cross-functional team of AstraZeneca professionals in writing The Little Book on Teamwork that is currently being used across AstraZeneca. He is a frequent speaker at development conferences. He and Isabel Rimanoczy, one of his partners, have just completed a book, Action Reflection Learning: Solving Real Business Problems by Connecting Earning with Learning due to be released by Davies-Black in early 2008.
Ruby is Founding President and Principal Partner, and Certified Learning Coach of the Leadership in Motion (LIM) Global Philippines. Ruby has over 20 years of business management experience in a multinational environment, including 5 years of International Strategic Learning and Development and Organizational Development experience with global management teams and 3 years in the government.
A big picture thinker, expertise includes keen sensitivity and ability to coach executives, mentor leader coaches, develop and motivate high performing teams, and a flair for understanding individual and organizational values that season the human resources and leadership functions.
Ruby was Asia’s rep to the Global Learning and Development (GLAD) network where along with representatives from different regions of the world, worked on global L&D programs for implementation. As Regional L&D Director and HR Director of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Asia Pacific, she designed the strategic learning agenda, ensuring robust development options for 14 markets in the region. As HR Director, she played a strategic role in the merger and integration of a number of pharmaceutical companies, drove the evolution of the new culture, led change initiatives, and supported successful career transitions. She managed a team of 20 to design and deliver the HR competency based systems and policies on recruitment, assessment, learning and development, compensation and benefits management, organizational development and career and succession planning.
Ruby earned her Business degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and MBA degree from the Ateneo De Manila graduate school. She later on took a post degree management course from IMD in Switzerland. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in family wellness counselling. Ruby is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessments and Mindprint coaching.
Willie Anderson, LIM CEO, joined LIM after a variety of management positions at Amoco and BP Amoco where he successfully implemented several major change efforts including performance management, supplier alliances, diversity, cost leadership and college recruiting. Willie led the following departments during his tenure: refining operations, maintenance, engineering, inspection, project management, alliances and procurement. Through 20 years of management experience he was a talented Leader/Coach at Amoco and now - as a LIM Learning Coach - works to develop teams and leaders.
Willie holds an MBA from The College of William and Mary and a BSME from the University of Virginia. He also is a licensed professional engineer.
Willie Anderson, ACC
Paula Mintzies, ACC
Paula has her Masters in Social Work and Doctorate in Social Welfare (Policy and Planning). She has diverse experience - working in the mental health, education and health systems with culturally diverse populations. Teams have been the core of her work ... either in the capacity as a team member, team leader or team facilitator.
For 25 years, Paula worked extensively within the Native American community. As Executive Director of the George Bird Grinnell American Indian Fund and as Education Program Development Advisor she developed with teams, a nationwide scholarship program, service learning and student based cultural exchange programs. She supported staff in establishing and sustaining effective teams and facilitating effective meetings. She provided one on one coaching for administrators and other school staff.
Within the mental health sector, Paula worked for the Institute for Mental Health Initiatives – designing and implementing training programs for mental health professionals, on an anger management program.
As an Integrative Mind/Body Coach, Paula works with clients struggling with chronic pain and those in recovery from addictions. The focus of this coaching is that of nurturing self-care within the individual – focusing on the healing and strengthening of the mind and spirit- helping clients to realize their potential, to achieve wellness and healing and to develop their resilience.
In her work as LIM Learning Coach, Paula is involved in team coaching and business development. Paula co-designs and delivers various LIM programs: taster workshops; webinars; one on one coaching; support to newly formed and existing teams through LIM’s high performing team program; co-designed program materials, including a self-coaching program; coaching to leadership within a newly formed integrative primary health care practice.
Lynn H. Gray is North American Regional Director of LIM, a global consulting firm focused on development – people and business –using Action Reflection Learning principles. LIM delivers innovative learning and training strategies that capture the imagination of organizational groups, trigger ‘out of the box’ thinking – and create long-term sustainable impact, by tipping both strategic vision and action into new, positive and bold directions.
He has a unique track-record, built around the design and management of complex, multi-sector development partnerships. He has led large-scale collaborations engaging the private business sector, government, development groups, labor unions and community groups related to public education, talent identification and economic development – in urban centers in the USA. These ventures have produced a range of widely-respected innovations, many of which now form the basis for public development policy. He has made numerous presentations at professional symposia, focusing on development issues in the context of reflective learning, multi-sector partnerships, and the spread of innovation.
He founded and launched The Posse program, now a global showcase for talent identification and development, based in major USA urban centers and universities.
For the past decade his work has been focused on the global humanitarian and development sectors, often with agencies of the UN System (including: WFP, UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, FAO, IAEA and DPKO). Here, his emphasis is on helping clients understand and use their complex, often volatile, risk-infused change situations and issues to strengthen their organizational culture, sharpen key results targets, identify and contract with potentially valuable organizational partners, design and deploy operational innovations, and improve the overall results and impact of their investments.
Three results targets largely define his training and facilitation work: powerful leadership development, high-performing teams, and an applied-innovations mindset. He uses a wide-array of tools/strategies to help organizations and teams reach their operational potentials and achieve their desired impacts.
He has designed, led and facilitated projects in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Central America and Africa (South, East and West). He has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, Illinois (BA in Philosophy) and a graduate degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv in Learning Strategies).