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Executive Team
Chris Majer, Founder

Chris Majer began as an entrepreneur and competitive rugby player. In 1981 he founded the first iteration of HP2. Beginning with athletes and the military, the company soon began working with corporate clients, generating remarkable results. Under Mr. Majer's leadership, the firm grew from a startup to a company of over 80 professionals working globally. Mr. Majer was the principal architect of change management projects for such corporate clients as AT&T, Cargill, Microsoft, Intel, EDS, Allianz, Itron, and Capital One. He has studied extensively with Dr. Fernando Flores and has a background in martial arts. He is a former board member of the National Board for The Breakthrough Foundation, a national organization working with at-risk youth. Mr. Majer currently serves as a board member for Spokane's new science center as well as volunteering in numerous other areas in the local community.

Sue Kresovich, Director of Coaching 

Sue Kresovich brings over 25 years of professional experience in organizational development, training, executive & corporate coaching, sales management, and entrepreneurship to HP2. Her clients include Allianz, Capital One, the Dan Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, Northwest Hospital in Seattle, City of Seattle, and the Seattle Community for Youth. Ms. Kresovich has been a member of HP2 for 14 years and is a certified coach through the Newfield Group's Mastering the Art of Ontological Coaching program. She has also received further training in somatic coaching. Sue has been with HP2 since 1998.
Executive Team
Operations and Development Team

Executive Team
Operations and Development Team
Peter Yaholkovsky, Director of Projects and Innovation

Peter Yaholkovsky trained in mechanical engineering and is a physician, board certified in Internal Medicine. He has also been certified as Master Somatic Coach, with a special interest in developing the emotional skills for building trust in relationships characterized by power differentials. Dr. Yaholkovsky brings over two decades experience as a coach. He currently specializes in coaching managers and executives in coordination, communication, and trust. He has studied with Dr. Fernando Flores, a pioneer in the linguistic foundations of action and relationships. He has worked internationally in a broad range of industries with clients such as Citibank, ABN-AMRO, TransAlta Utilities, Nova, and Capital One.  Peter joined the HP2 Team in 1998.

Sue Staker, Director of Standards and Development 

For over a decade, Sue Staker has consulted with business leaders and their teams to bring greater effectiveness to their relationships and business processes.  Her clients include Allianz, ATI, TransAlta Utilities, Vector Engineering, Neenan and Associates, and the UMS Group. Ms. Staker's prior experience includes nearly two decades in business. She was an internal consultant in organizational development and business process design/technologies at a first quartile company and an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technologies. She has extensively studied the foundations of linguistics and biology to synthesize an approach of communication and coordination, and is certified as a Somatic Coach.  Sue teamed up with HP2 in 2004.
Executive Team
Operations and Development Team

Executive Team
Operations and Development Team
Vibhuti Jha, Senior Advisor - Strategy and Corporate Development

As Senior Advisor for Strategy and Corporate Development he specializes in developing clients towards installing performance based culture and practice in work place and life styles. These practices produce effective results leading to establishment of sustainable embodiment of competence that transforms and brings about a change in the way CEO's operate their teams in the organizations they manage. This goal is accomplished via developing teams, creating new processes of Learning and by instituting the holistic practices of Commitment Based Management. He has a Masters in International Management from IMI, India - ffiliate of former International Management Institute, Geneva and has a Masters Degree in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Poona University, Poona with specialization in International Economics.

Joel Kimmel, Coaching Manager 

Joel Kimmel brings over 25 years expertise in coaching to HP2. His career has been focused on the fundamental elements of Language and the Interactive Process that gives people the ability to access and live a life of authentic satisfaction and engagement.  People come together around a co-designed vision that allows each person to express themselves fully.  As his work unfolds, people find themselves willing to take on challenging conversation with a renewed sense of confidence, trust, and understanding. Life becomes an opportunity to live your dreams fully in a world that you see as your  playground.

Whether he is meeting with executives in the Board Room or interacting with Teens, Joel's commitment to each person's success is always present. Joel has extensive experience coaching start-ups, franchisees, small businesses, and international companies. His coaching practice has included work with Cole National, Turning Points Inc., Left on Elm Street, BizFutures, and Allianz. While with BizFutures, Mr. Kimmel was the senior consultant to Pike Place Fish, training organizations in the underlying principles behind the "Fish Philosophy."  He has been with HP2 since 2005.
Executive Team
Coach/Trainer

Executive Team
Coach/Trainer
Kim Loop, Director of Deployment

Kim has been engaged in the training and professional development profession for over 25 years, covering a wide range of positions including logistics, operations, senior management, facilitator and senior coach. He brings ambition and resolve to addressing client concerns through collaboratively designed initiatives that lead to meaningful and lasting results in support of individual and organizational performance. His guiding intention is to leave clients with the embodied capacity for sustainable high-performance and the ability to design their own individual and organizational challenge solutions. In addition to his length of experience, Kim has a masters in Organizational Leadership with a focus of using design theory and whole systems thinking for intervening with human systems. He currently lives "in the country" east of Seattle, Washington and uses gardening, carpentry, wilderness camping and yoga to ground and renew himself. Kim has been with HP2 since 1987.

Paul Templer

"We are the sum of our choices; we are who, what, and where we choose to be in life!" ~Dr. B. Ncube Paul earned a Professional (river) Safari Guide License from the Zimbabwe Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management. He has been the subject of documentaries produced by the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. In addition, Paul is an experienced management coach with a broad background in fast-paced, highly competitive industries in a wide range of business environments. His clients have included General Motors , US Bank and Beckett & Associates . Paul specializes in developing high-performance teams and in business process design. Recently he has been leveraging experiential learning to deliver unprecedented results for organizations in the area of cultural and change management. Paul has studied and worked with leaders in the fields of communication and cultural change. He received special training in communications from the British Army as well as training in corporate coaching with Business Design Associates. Paul has been with HP2 since 2005. He describes working with HP2 this way: "I like the opportunity to be a catalyst for productive change in people's lives, supporting them in their journey to embody new competencies, find new ways to live with dignity, and to move more powerfully in their lives. I see the work we do as being part of the global solution for many of the challenges our world faces." Paul continues to lead expeditions as well as supporting the philanthropic work of his nonprofit, The Templer Foundation. He is also an internationally known keynote speaker.
Executive Team
Coach/Trainer

Coach/Trainer
Dan Haygeman, M.A.

Dan Haygeman has been coaching executives and upper-management professionals in North America and Europe for more than twenty years. Dan completed his Master's Degree in Psychology, with honors, at Pepperdine University. He then became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California and was a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy until he shifted his professional focus from therapy to high-performance coaching and facilitation. He has completed the two-year 'Professional Mastery' program at Rancho Strozzi Institute and is certified at the Expert Level in the Harrison Assessment System. Mr. Haygeman uses the highly sophisticated Harrison behavioral assessment as a cornerstone of his work with individual clients and work teams. Dan has worked with individuals and work teams in a wide range of organizations including, AT&T, Octel Communications, British Columbia Ferries, Capital One, The Boeing Company, and The University of Washington. Dan lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife, Nancy, a professional fine artist. He has 4 young-adult step-children and enjoys running, bicycling, photography and flying his radio-controlled helicopter (whenever weather permits).  Dan has been a part of HP2 since 1988.

Frank Hackney, Trainer and Coach

For the past 13 years, Frank Hackney has worked as a coach, facilitator and strategy development consultant to clients. His coaching and facilitation engagements include Capital One, NASA, BARDA (Biomedical Countermeasures area of US Dept. HHS), Itron, Allianz and the National Student Clearinghouse. He has facilitated graduate level Group Dynamics and Team Learning for the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and leads philanthropic team building and process improvement programs for organizations around the country. Frank has a post-graduate degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management, and is certified by the Newfield Network as an ontological coach. Frank joined the HP2 Team in 2005.
Coach/Trainer

Coach/Trainer
Carlie Casey, Coach

Dr. Carlie Casey brings 40 years of executive coaching and organizational consulting to the HP2 Team. Earning his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1975, he spent the next twelve years as a professor of counseling psychology and family therapy, training clinicians and coaches at universities in the USA, Australia and Europe. In addition, he maintained a small, research-oriented clinical practice and a very busy consulting practice. From 1987 through 2004, Dr. Casey was in full-time clinical practice and owner/manager of a multi-specialty group clinical practice in Bellingham, Washington, while continuing in the training and supervision of clinicians in a number of adjunct faculty appointments. In 2004, he retired from clinical practice to devote himself full-time to management consulting and executive coaching. The common thread throughout his teaching and coaching career is Dr. Casey's laser-like focus in helping people unlearn their learned limitations, to take the next step in their chosen path. When not working, Dr. Casey is active as an athlete and outdoorsman, especially in ski racing, mountaineering, cycling and kayaking. Having worked as a ski instructor, rock climbing instructor and mountain guide, he remains active in Nordic skiing as a race official both domestically and internationally. His favorite activity is hut-to-hut ski touring in Scandinavia.  Carley has been part of the HP2 Team since 2005.

Coach/Trainer
Tom Lutes, Coach

Tom Lutes has been a consultant, program leader and coach for 39 years, working intimately with individuals and groups from diverse populations - the most at risk inner city youth to the most successful senior executives in large corporations, union workers to entrepreneurs. In corporate education, Tom pioneered the integration of a new paradigm of thinking with cutting edge outdoor training. This method of reinforcing classroom learning with physical challenges has been adapted for use all over the world in cultural change initiatives. Tom is widely known for his expertise in leading large-scale culture transformation training initiatives, developing leaders and building high performance, cross-functional teams which produce consistent outstanding results.

Tom’s corporate training experience includes work with organizations such as Allianz Life, Anderson Consulting, AT&T, BHP Billiton, Cargill, Capital One, Cathay Pacific Airlines, DeBeers, Debswana, Detroit Edison, Dupont, Finning, Lockheed Martin, McKinsey, MGM Grand, Pillsbury, Frito Lay, The Executive Committee, Intel, RNA Bank, Rabo AgriFinance, Loblaw Companies, and many more.

Tom’s work has involved over 200,000 people and been delivered in many cultures and countries beyond the United States, including Canada, Russia, Japan, China, Malaysia, England, Greece, Mexico and Botswana Africa.

Jason Swain, Coach

Jason Swain is an Executive Coach at the Human Potential Project and brings over 14 years of professional experience in organization development, training, executive & corporate coaching. He is also an instructor in the MBA program at Gonzaga University teaching students how to create and sustain high performing teams. His personal experiences as a manager in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors enable him to realistically and compassionately guide his students and clients.

Jason has brought his experience and expertise to mid- to large-size, publicly held companies, non-profit organizations, higher education institutions and government agencies. Jason's clients have included American Express, American Red Cross, Ford Motor Company, Gonzaga University, Iams Pet Foods, LensCrafters, Nationwide Insurance, Procter and Gamble, Samuel Adams Brewery, Seattle University, The Kroger Company, United States Air Force, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and many others.  Jason is one of HP2's newest Team members since 2010.
Coach/Trainer

Coach/Trainer
Chris L. Johnson, PsyD

Chris L. Johnson, PsyD, brings her passion, commitment and engaging style to developing exemplary leaders and collaborative teams. She attracts clients who hold a strong personal commitment to making a positive contribution in the world and who dare to take on the challenges required.

Chris brings a tenacious curiosity and a deep understanding of human behavior to her work. With over 25 years as psychologist, coach and teacher she's known for creating trust with those who value her honesty, deep listening and commitment to their success. She creates customized opportunities to cultivate leadership presence, facilitate generative learning and deepen skillful, embodied action towards results that matter.

Chris's clients include business executives and owners, coaches, healthcare professionals of all stripes, including those at Veolia Technical Solutions, Allianz, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harris Bank/BMO, First American Bank, Takeda and Feeding America. As a skilled speaker and facilitator she offers a range of tailored offers for executives, social entrepreneurs, high performing teams, and women leaders. In her free time Chris enjoys gardening & hiking, creating art glass pieces, practicing and teaching aikido, the martial art of peace.

Chris holds a PsyD. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she teaches in the Executive Program. She's certified as a certified Master Somatic Coach through Strozzi Institute, and as a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West.  Chris has been a part of HP2 since 2005.

Brian Green, Coach

Brian Green is passionate about helping individuals see the possibilities within themselves and recognize the powerful value of connecting with their Teams, Community and Planet. He has over 18 years of experience developing high performing teams.

A member of the HP2 Team since 2005, Brian is a somatic and ontological coach trained through the Newfield Network. He has extensive technical and safety training as a challenge course practitioner and builder and is a Wilderness First Responder.

Brian has worked with corporate and non-profit clients, adults and youth in locations around the World. He specializes in designing and facilitating creative and engaging trainings focusing on Leadership and High Performance. He is grounded in the adventurous model of Experiential Learning, coaching individuals and Teams to take risks and design practices to break through their fears and barriers.

When he's not in the work, Brian enjoys traveling, swimming in the sea, being outside more than inside and playing guitar in his rock & roll band.
Coach/Trainer

Production Team
Angela Beissel

Angela has been an HP2 team member since 2005. Taking the lead role in on-site logistics, she as a masterful space designer embodies the capacity to fulfill multiple requests/projects with care and impeccable results while supporting HP2 events and conferences. Angela is always delighted and willing to learn and take on additional roles. She is currently developing her competence in leading the somatic and experiential components of the HP2 curriculum. She is technically proficient, leads by example through her commitment and hard work, and builds quick rapport with clients and colleagues. She brings with her a degree in communications and business and background in the magazine and online publishing industry. Angela currently resides in Denver, Colorado where she plays competitive tennis, practices yoga, enjoys traveling and outdoor activities like camping, hiking and fishing.

Tyson Young

Tyson has been a Logistics Supervisor, supporting the flow of successful events since 2005. Tyson genuinely has a good time helping those around him, and loves doing what he can to make events seamlessly successful. Tyson has a natural yes-can-do persona and always brings a light and fun energy everywhere he goes. Tyson's passions include playing and teaching tennis, snowboarding, writing, and performing standup comedy. Tyson currently lives in Port Angeles, WA, where he enjoys clean air and the great outdoors.  Tyson joined HP2 in 2007.
Production Team

Conference Delivery Team
Victoria Castle, Senior Trainer and Coach

For over two decades, Victoria Castle has been working with leaders and teams to be at their best, especially under pressure. As an executive coach and consultant, Ms. Castle's clients include AT&T, Capital One, Seattle University, Microsoft, Boeing, and Allianz, as well as business owners and entrepreneurs. She specializes in finding the intersection of greatest effectiveness with least effort/waste. Ms. Castle is a certified Master Somatic Coach and is trained in the role of linguistics and biology in generating trust and coordination. She is the author of The Trance of Scarcity (Berrett-Koehler 2007), teaches at graduate programs, and is known for her rigorous practicality and sense of humor. She has been an HP2 team member for 22 years.  Victoria has been with HP2 since 1988.

Sarah Middleton, Program Leaders 

Sarah Healy Middelton has been in the field of organizational change since 1993 in the capacity of trainer, facilitator, coach and ropes course director. Some of her clients include Microsoft, Powerbar, Kaiser Permanente, Exempla Healthcare, Google, Wells Fargo, and Patagonia. Her work with organizations specializes in change management, organizational development, life skills, corporate culture and values, and strategic initiatives. Much of Sarah's emphasis has been centered around the importance of how to manage change and transition effectively, how to cultivate and maintain a balance of life, how to practice effective communications, and how to bring passion and heart into the work that one does. In 2006, Sarah completed her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and incorporates her background in psychology into all of her work. Sarah enjoys the outdoors, competing in triathlons, and spending time with her family.
Conferenct Delivery Team

Conference Delivery Team
Larry Burback, Lead Trainer

Larry is a lead trainer engaging with clients in the classroom and in the outdoor laboratory. With a focus on physical awareness, effective communication, and teambuilding, Larry has over 30 years of experience in training individuals, teams and organizations to achieve high performance. Over the course of his career Larry has personally worked with thousands of individuals in both large and small group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.

A life-long athlete, Larry competed in college football, rugby, the rodeo circuit, marathons, and triathlons, having finished more than eighty, including twelve Ironman competitions. Larry lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Mary, loves Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Erik Clapton - and refuses to tiptoe through life to arrive at death safely. Larry is one of the original HP2 Team members since 1983.
“Fortunes are not made in boom times. . . that is merely the collection period. Fortunes are made in depressions or lean times when the wise man overhauls his mind, his methods, his resources, and gets in training for the race to come.”
G. W. Bacon