Rebecca M. Rhodes
President and Founder
Role at ILD: Rebecca is the president and founder of ILD, and she loves being able to influence and help people change their organizations and their lives for the better.
Past Experience: Rebecca has been professionally coaching and training individuals and organizations for more than thirty years. She is an established facilitator in change management, conflict resolution, and culture change and has taught communication, time management, and leadership skills to thousands of clients.
Family: Rebecca and her husband live in Fort Mill, South Carolina. They have one son, a daughter-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter.
Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life? Melissa McCarthy
Top Window(s): Imaginist/Teamist
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? “My ability to create clutter everywhere because I might need it for the future and the massive number of books I accumulate but seldom finish reading.”
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “Beware of sudden rabbit trails.”
Role at ILD: Natalie does what needs to be done at ILD including coordinating design; coaching (she specializes in emotional intelligence, family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and leadership skills); and training new coaches. She loves learning alongside her clients as they discover “ah-ha” moments that propel them forward in work and in life.
Past Experience: Natalie previously worked as a technician for her family’s manufacturing business and as an art director for a marketing agency. She has also facilitated coaching sessions internationally for more than ten years where she helps clients grow in emotional intelligence through training in self-awareness and self-regulation.
Family: Natalie and her husband live in Fort Mill, South Carolina, where she loves being a mom to their two young daughters.
Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life? Sandra Bullock
Top Window(s): Producer/Teamist
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? “I’m constantly being reminded to use my inside voice. (Producers get loud!) I always have time to talk about it, even when I really don’t (Teamist).”
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “‘Be prepared to be questioned!’ (I ask a lot of questions!)”
Rhonda Jane Catha-Kramer
Role at ILD: Rhonda Jane is a senior executive leadership coach and a certified marriage and relationship coach. She is passionate about assisting people on a personal level in order to help them reach their full potential in their careers, relationships, and life pursuits.
Past Experience: Rhonda Jane is a program developer and educator in the SOFT (Saving Our Families Together) Program with Christian Services of Lancaster, South Carolina. Prior to ILD, she spent nearly ten years working in management and finance.
Family: Rhonda Jane and her husband and co-worker, Eric Kramer, have five children, a granddaughter, and two rescue Miniature Pinschers.
Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life? Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Top Window(s): Teamist / Imaginist
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? “I’m the social butterfly of the team, and I need to connect with everyone.”
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “Known for excessive humor and hugs.”
Role at ILD: As an ILD senior coach, Eric is part consultant, part motivational speaker, part teacher, and part friend. He enjoys helping people define and achieve their career, personal, and relational goals.
Past Experience: After his thirty-year career at Springs Global as the director of strategic planning and business systems, Eric was a supply chain consultant for more than three years in Canada. He has planted two churches and worked as a pastor for nearly eight years, and he is the founder and director of Christian Services, a human services non-profit.
Family: Eric and his wife and co-worker, Rhonda Jane Catha-Kramer, have five children, a granddaughter, and two rescue Miniature Pinschers.
If you could choose to do any fun activity for a day, what would it be? “Hanging out, shooting, eating, and debating world events with friends and family.”
Top Window(s): Imaginist/Producer
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? “As an Imaginist/Producer, my Imaginist loves for others to listen to me talk and discuss topics, which can last awhile; however, I have a tendency for my Producer to disengage when others talk too long.”
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “Unpredictable.”
Role at ILD: Nils is a senior executive leadership coach, and he enjoys helping people reach the next level of personal and professional growth through leadership development.
Past Experience: Nils has been a coach and trainer for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and individuals for more than twenty years, and he has helped thousands of leaders around the world. He is also a motivational speaker and the founder and CEO of The Nema Group, a global retained search and consulting firm.
Family: Nils lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and their two children.
If you could choose to do any fun activity for a day, what would it be? “A date day with my wife.”
Top Window(s): “I like to cover all Windows (but not always at the same time).”
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? Depending on his Window, Nils may be thinking “Get it done!” (Producer), “Feelings do matter,” (Teamist), “Sometimes it’s just more fun to explore options than to actually do the task/work,” (Imaginist), or “Stop talking about it; just send it in writing!” (Analyst).
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “Warning: Words of encouragement and direction given frequently.”
Dennis J. Valen
Leadership Coach & Consultant: Dennis focuses on consulting and coaching leaders in business development. He specifically works with non-profit, church and para-church organizations.
Past Experience: Dennis has 25 years experience working as as a Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor and CFO in various non-profit organizations. He has developed considerable acumen in marketing, fundraising and motivational speaking.
Family: Dennis lives in Pennsylvania, along with his beautiful wife. He is the proud father of his daughter and son, and playful friend to his dog.
Who is your favorite author? Dr. Seuss
Top Window(s): Imaginist/Analyst
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? Love to play and have fun! I thrive on creativity coming up with solutions to challenging problems.
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “Beware: May be here, but not necessarily present!”
Role at ILD: Jody presents ILD training services to groups of all sizes, and she specializes in coaching leaders from educational and non-profit organizations. She loves seeing clients successfully move past a hurdle or mindset that has been holding them back.
Past Experience: Jody spent fifteen years in academia as an educator and more than twenty years working with non-profits where she helped run churches and other faith-based organizations.
Family: Jody and her husband live in Matthews, North Carolina, with their three teenage children.
If you could choose to do any fun activity for a day, what would it be? “A day at the beach with a thick book.”
Top Window(s): Producer.
How have you seen evidence of your Window(s) in the way that you work? “I cannot start my day without first making a ‘to do’ list.”
If you came with a warning label, what would it say? “Warning: Excessive Questioner Extraordinaire!”