Cindy Wilcox, Ph. D.

Cindy Wilcox has spent the last 20 years designing, teaching, managing, leading and coaching others in the field of leadership development. Most recently, she served as a Global Lead for Cargill’s High Performance Leadership Academy. In that role, she was responsible for developing the internal talent pipeline through innovative leadership programming focusing on enhanced self-awareness, emotional intelligence, value-based leadership, and developing leadership presence.

Prior to joining Cargill, Wilcox worked globally as a Leadership Development Consultant focusing on corporate leadership development, as well as leadership aimed at addressing social issues such as poverty, hunger reduction, community leadership, and leadership in global indigenous communities. Primary clients included The US Agency for International Development, the World Food Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Northwest Area Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, and many others. Wilcox has also held internal positions as Director of Training and Consulting Services at Search Institute, a community-based youth development agency, and as Leadership Development and Training specialist for Personnel Decisions International and Norwest Corporation.

Wilcox has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Cultural Systems from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, a Masters of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor’s degree from the School for International Training.

Wilcox received her coaching training from the Coaches Training Institute and the Hudson Institute, and she is certified in a number of assessment tools, including MBTI Step I and II, the Intercultural Development Inventory, the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, and the Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Survey, and the Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory. She is also certified as a Human Systems Dynamics Professional.

Wilcox has an ongoing commitment to supporting the development and rights of women worldwide, and continues to work as a leader and coach in indigenous women’s leadership programs across the globe. She is also a co-founder of Global Citizens Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to education and service learning in rural villages throughout the world.

Jeff Staggs

Jeff Staggs MCCPresident of Business Coaching International is an ICF Master Certified Coach with twenty years experience coaching senior executives. He is also an NLP Master Practitioner and has a background in clinical psychology.

Jeff  specializes in coaching senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies both in the U.S. and Internationally. His client work has focused on CEOs, board presidents and VP and above executives. His work with hundreds of executives has given him incisive insight into the challenges leaders face and what it takes to develop sustainable leadership in today’s global organizations.  Jeff’s work enables his clients to take on new business and personal challenges and to achieve new levels of balance and performance – akin to the world-class athlete who seeks intensive coaching to move from silver to gold medal victories. He coaches both individual business leaders and their teams.

Jeff designed and delivered the first coaching program to be fully integrated into an MBA program for Capella University and taught as an adjunct staff member in the MBA program. He is the co-designer of Breakthrough Coaching and Feedback an innovative training program that gives executives and managers practical skills for developing people and creating results through others. He is also the principle author of  A Better Way to Live & Work™ – and the 7 Entrepreneurial Skills® — a coaching program designed to empower  professionals to re-create their lives and work from the inside out.

Jeff has been a leader in the field of coaching and is a founding member of the International Coaches Federation and the Minnesota Coaches Association.  He is a current member of the ICF credentialing committee.  He is also active on the team responsible for writing the ICF credentialing standards and more recently, the MCC examination process.  He has supervised well over a hundred coaches in both the US and internationally and has trained numerous coaches as a staff member for the Coaches Training Institute and through NLP coaching programs in the US & UK.