About

The Leadership Collaborative

TLC was created for the purpose of establishing a stable and strong leadership foundation within organizations. We use a collaborative, team-oriented approach to identify and close the relationship gaps that exist among teams and companies. Our objective is to increase team member engagement and productivity by solidifying the following attributes within leadership teams: trust, honesty, safety, creativity, accountability and values.

Our Team

Chicagoland Office:


Wendy Balman, CPCC, PCC, MA
Leadership & Team Performance Coach
Catalyst for Creativity & Innovation
wendy@wendybalman.com 
630.384.9422
Wendy's Website

“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” Warren G. Bennis



Wendy Balman, CPCC, PCC, MA is a co-founder of the Leadership Collaborative and a relational leadership developer. Having experienced her own quest to discover and realize her unique vocation and work in the world, Wendy’s deepest joy comes from utilizing her talents and training so that others can experience renewal and fresh energy as they engage in their life’s work both personally and professionally.

Experience & Education: Includes traveling to 9+ countries with multiple organizations to support local endeavors for housing, community, medical and spiritual renewal; former singer/worship leader with several orgs supporting spiritual renewal and development; avid learner and eccentrically creative project mess maker; guides leaders, teams and networks of people in relational leadership development for the sake of increasing positivity and productivity; BA in Organizational Management from Concordia University Chicago with emphasis in emotional intelligence consulting; MA in Organizational Systems Renewal from Seattle University with emphasis in consulting and calling forth creative presence (www.osr-nw.org); co-active life coaching & certification (CPCC) through CTI (www.thecoaches.com); professional certified coach (PCC) credential and qualified mentor coach for coach credentialing through ICF (www.coachfederation.org); relationship systems coaching fundamentals (www.crrglobal.com); team coaching & diagnostics (www.teamcoachinginternational.com); inside team coaching - coaching the multiple parts within an individual (www.crrglobal.com); co-active leadership (www.thecoaches.com/leadership); prayer ministry training (www.theophostic.com / www.elijahhouse.org / Immanuel); improvisation training in Chicago (www.secondcity.com); former Digital Project Coordinator with MDC Wallcoverings (www.mdcwall.com/ourproducts/digital); former facilitator of The Destiny Project (www.destinyprojectonline.com)


Puget Sound Region (Seattle Area) Office:


Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC, CPT




Executive & Team Performance Coach
Catalyst for Change
shannon@shannonbruce.com
360.308.8292

Shannon's Website

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Ghandi 





Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC is a Catalyst for Change who uses her skills as a Team Coach, Facilitator and Trainer to save companies time, money and pain caused by unresolved conflict. As the Owner and CEO of StoryBridge™ she helps companies rewrite the story of crisis and chaos among teams to one of collaboration and peak performance.Her greatest strength is her ability to create a safe environment for teams to address “what’s not being said”. With a unique blend of compassion coupled with truth telling, Shannon calls whole systems forth using the Team Diagnostic™ Assessment from Team Coaching International. This translates into accelerated performance and sustainable results for her clients. She has 20+ years of experience as a CPA, Auditor, regional and corporate Operations Manager and Entrepreneur. She holds a B.A. in Business from Washington State University and received her coach training from the Coaches Training Institute.


Experience & Education: Includes a 20-year varied career background in public accounting, corporate regional operations management and direct sales leadership prior to entering the coaching field in 2003. Shannon founded her first coaching organization, Inner Wisdom Coaching Services, established in 2006 to help women connect to passion and purpose while creating prosperity in their lives emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially; BA in Business Administration from Washington State University in Pullman, WA with emphasis in accounting; former licensed CPA in the State of Washington; co-active life coaching & certification (CPCC) through CTI (www.thecoaches.com); professional certified coach (PCC) credential and qualified mentor coach for coach credentialing through ICF (www.coachfederation.org); relationship systems coaching fundamentals (www.crrglobal.com); professional supervisor for inside team coaching - coaching the multiple parts within an individual (www.crrglobal.com); Certified Personality Training through CLASSeminars (www.classeminars.org); co-author of Direct Selling Power: Expert Advice to Accelerate your Business (www.shannonbruce.com/store/direct-selling-power); lead facilitator of The Destiny Project (www.destinyprojectonline.com); key note speaker, Money Wise Women Educational Services (www.moneywisewomen.net); former certified public accountant with Ernst & Young (www.ey.com); former Regional Operations Manager for Laird Plastics (www.lairdplastics.com) and Gensco Wholesale Distribution (www.gensco.com)


Shannon is a Certified Shift Faculty member of  the
Shift to Above-the-Line Culture Training for Teams

Shannon & Wendy are both credentialed 
by the International Coach Federation

Shannon & Wendy are both certified through

Shannon & Wendy are both certified
through The Coaches Training Institute
Shannon & Wendy are both Authorized Facilitators
of the Team Diagnostic Assessment