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 is a Senior Action Reflection Learning (ARL) Coach and has been a partner of Leadership in International Management LLC, (LIM) since 2001. Willie joined LIM in 1998 and has been actively engaged in Learning Coach assignments worldwide and with the on-going support of daily operations. As a certified LIM Learning Coach, he has continued to champion “value” in all LIM service offerings. That value is made possible by working closely with the client and providing well trained learning coaches (via LIM’s certification process which he managed for 3 years).
Most of his professional career has been shaped by his 1) working as a leader within a Fortune 50 company in various supervisory, management and director roles, 2) being an internal organizational development consultant and 3) coaching externally since 1998. Willie also was the chief operating officer (COO) of a small technical staffing company (with 200 employees) for four years, which permitted him to experience management challenges that are vastly different from those of larger Fortune 100 companies.
Willie, whose work experiences include coaching in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, has among his key accomplishments -- working with leadership teams in the development of strategic plans, developing the necessary framework for start-up organizations, and ultimately getting organizations functioning more optimally. His greatest desire is to help organizations co-create their future by seeking solutions that are not always found “inside the box.” A cornerstone of his work is a belief that the best solutions come when the entire community is actively engaged in creating that future.
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.
Te is a Founding Principal Partner and currently President of Leadership in Motion (LIM) Global Philippines. She is a Certified Learning and Team coach of LIM. Since 2007, she has supported LIM program design, development and workshop facilitation in the Philippines as well as across the Asia Region. She is a Career Transition and Change Management coach with Lee Hecht Harrison since 2014. She has over 30 years of facilitation experience and more than 30 years of coaching individuals and teams.
Te spent 30 years with Intel Corporation both in Philippine key management roles as well as in global roles as a performance enabler and human resources and organization development professional. She supported business growth and performance in the areas of manufacturing operations, new factory and product start-ups, total quality management and process improvement, strategic learning and development, corporate university, and human resource management. This was done with global working partnerships in the USA, Asia Pacific, India, Japan, Europe, and West Indies. This gave her valuable experience in managing company life cycles including start-up, ramp, and downsizing, while supporting its leaders in addressing business challenges and constant change. Te was co-responsible for building global leadership and management capability for Intel in Asia and co-developed strategies for technical leadership capability development through continuing education initiatives.
She is a systems thinker, results-oriented, and enjoys working with leaders and teams to help organizations co-create their future through innovative solutions to address complex business challenges as well as their own personal challenges. Her global exposure has allowed her to have the capacity of working with virtual and multi-cultural global teams to deliver results. She values excellence & integrity, is organized, and cares about people.