Team

It’s not about having perfect academic content. It never has been. What makes a difference is the ability to relate, to instruct and coach. Every member of our team has decades of experience leading people through difficult challenges and immense growth.

Paul Doyle

Paul Doyle

Founder & Coach

Paul Doyle is the founder of LeaderWork. He brings more than 35 years of diverse business experience, including 15 years as a CEO, leading manufacturing companies. Paul has been active in North America with companies ranging from $20 million to $450 million in revenue.

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Geoff Twietmeyer

Geoff Twietmeyer

Partner & Coach

Geoff Twietmeyer has been a partner with LeaderWork since 2014, coaching and leading classes in the What Leader Do series that has trained over 300 leaders in West Michigan. Geoff has over 20 years of automotive engineering and manufacturing experience, including 15 years in senior leadership roles. His leadership passions are People Development, Employee Engagement and Motivation, and Measures.

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Dave Jerovsek

Dave Jerovsek

Partner & Coach

Dave Jerovsek has over 30 years of leadership and electronic/mechatronic systems knowledge with product-based and high-volume manufacturing operations experience. Dave’s experience stretches across a diversity of markets such as automotive, appliance, marine and commercial vehicles.

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Heather Toppen

Heather Toppen

Partner & Coach

Heather Toppen is a passionate and deeply experienced leadership coach, strategic thinker and continuous improvement expert. With over 30 years invested in continuous improvement, management system design and leadership development, she has led transformation of healthcare systems, manufacturing companies and social service programs. 

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Mark Litke

Mark Litke

Partner & Coach

Mark Litke is an experienced executive business leader who has served West Michigan organizations such as Donnelly, Lear-Donnelly, Holland Neway, Hines Corp and SoundOff Signal. Mark has specialized expertise in product development/Innovation, project management, product management, business development and strategic planning.

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Pete Brand

Pete Brand

Partner

Pete Brand is an entreprenuer, marketing expert and technology champion with over 20 years of leadership experience. From 2001 to 2023, Pete co-founded and led MINDSCAPE, a digital marketing agency. His passion for camraderie and innovation in the workplace helped the company to defy industry turnover rates and grow to become a significant player in the digital marketing space.

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Philip Kalamaros

Philip Kalamaros

Partner & Coach

Phil Kalamaros is a seasoned civil litigator, mediator, and business advisor with over thirty-five years of legal practice in Indiana and Michigan. His extensive experience spans thousands of cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, where his expertise in navigating complex legal landscapes has been proven time and again.

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Branden Barkema

Branden Barkema

Partner & Coach

Branden Barkema has been a partner with LeaderWork since 2014, coaching and leading classes in the What Leader Do series that has trained over 300 leaders in West Michigan. Branden has nearly 20 years of healthcare related experience, including 15+ years in leadership roles.

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Coaching Network

Our qualified coaches

Our core team is complemented by a distinguished network of coaches, each possessing a wealth of “been there, done that” real-world experience. The majority of our coaches are currently serving as operating executives, bringing a depth of practical knowledge to their roles. They are not only experts in the LeaderWork 12 framework but have also successfully graduated from our specialized LeaderWork Coaching Program, ensuring they are exceptionally equipped to guide and mentor with authority and insight.

Dan Broekhuizen

Dan Broekhuizen

LeaderWork Coach

SVP Consulting, Teamalytics

Dan Broekhuizen is a People Operations executive with an extensive history of growing and scaling the people functions of fast-moving software companies.

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Erich Boileau

Erich Boileau

LeaderWork Coach

Partner, Boileau & Co.

Erich is a strategic thinker, writer and coach whose passion is to see people and organizations grow into the truest expression of their best selves.

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Jay VanderZwaag

Jay VanderZwaag

LeaderWork Coach

VP Operations & Culture, Smart Vision Lights

Jay VanderZwaag is a seasoned veteran in the realm of operational leadership and cultural development.

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Nick DeVries

Nick DeVries

LeaderWork Coach

CFO, Innotec

Nick DeVries is a dynamic finance leader whose strategic acumen and innovative spirit have been pivotal in steering corporate success and educational initiatives.

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Philip Dejonge

Philip Dejonge

LeaderWork Coach

Operations Manager, L3Harris

Philip Dejonge is an operations manager with experience in automotive, furniture, commercial vehicle, and aviation manufacturing.

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Bill Baumgartner

Bill Baumgartner

LeaderWork Coach

Sr. VP, Bradford Company

Kelly Plawinski

Kelly Plawinski

LeaderWork Coach

COO, Adamy Valuation

Leanne Schaeffer

Leanne Schaeffer

LeaderWork Coach

Partner, Boileau & Co.

THOMAS DOYLE

THOMAS DOYLE

LeaderWork Coach

HR Manager, Smart Vision Lights

Vince Boileau

Vince Boileau

LeaderWork Coach

Managing Partner, Boileau & Co.

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