Jillian Wagenheim is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Sertus Consulting, LLC. With over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, she has found her passion facilitating and acting as a change agent, helping nonprofits, individuals and multigenerational families explore next generation engagement in their philanthropy and family enterprises.
Jillian is a highly respected speaker, both nationally and internationally, on topics such as next generation engagement, innovation, values identification and generational personalities and perspectives.
Before opening her own consulting firm, Jillian was Director of Family Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta assisting multigenerational families with engaging the next generation. Prior to that, she held the position of Senior Philanthropic Advisor focusing on Next Gen Major Donors. Jillian also served as the Director of Membership Services at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the largest and oldest Conservative synagogue in Atlanta. While there, she implemented programs focused on engaging the next generation in synagogue life which earned the synagogue national recognition with a Gold Solomon Schechter Award. Jillian taught fifth grade for three years in an Atlanta elementary school after earning a BA in Elementary Education at Michigan State University.
Jillian is adjunct faculty at Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University and a certified consultant/speaker for 21/64, a nonprofit specializing in mutigenerational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise. She holds a Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) and a Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) from the Family Firm Institute.
Andrea Schara, LICSW
Ms. Schara is a Family Systems Coach with 38 years of experience. She specializes in coaching people to have more fun and be more creative as they seek to define a self in their family and social systems. Neurofeedback (zengar.com) is a tool she uses to enable greater integration of the mind/body as people begin to alter old patterns in the relationships system.
Her second book, Your Mindful Compass: Breakthrough Strategies For Navigating Life/Work Relationships In Any Social Jungle, was published in 2013 and is available on Amazon.com
Currently, she sees individuals and families in Darien, Ct. and in Washington, DC. In addition, she offers family weekend retreats at the Zen Farm in Fredericksburg, Va.
Ms. Schara is also available for meetings and small group learning experiences and currently is teaching in the Navigating Systems program.
Dr. John Townsend is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written over 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series and his newest book, Leading From Your Gut, to be released summer of 2018.
For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their challenges. He and his organization provide team and executive coaching, corporate consulting, and give conference presentations. Dr. Townsend personally also coaches families and family businesses.
John has launched TownsendNOW.com, a digital content and experience base for those wanting to lead and grow. In addition, the Townsend Leadership Program, which develops leaders nationwide, is conducted by a team of Directors who have been personally trained by John. Dr. Townsend is also founder of the online Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Concordia University Irvine, offering graduate degrees and credentialing in Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching and Counseling.
LeRoy H. Paris II (Lee)
Lee serves as Managing Partner of Meadowbrook Capital and is currently serving in Business Development for Wellspring Associates in Atlanta. He has also been Director of Planters Bank and Trust Company and the Mississippi Business Finance Corporation.
He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi and The University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association.
Lee serves as Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson. He is Chairman of the Board for National Center for Fathering and The Mississippi Charitable Foundation. He is a former Director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Jackson and has served as a Director of The University of Mississippi Alumni Association. He has served as Chairman of Mission Mississippi and as a Director of the Rotary Club of Jackson, The University of Mississippi Foundation and Patrick Morley Ministries and as President of The River Hills Club. He has served as state chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Chairman of YPO’s Christian Fellowship Network and also served on the Board of the WPO Rebel Chapter as its Network Coordinator.
Lee resides in Jackson with his wife, Lisa. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Certified Trainer, The Center for Nonviolent Communication
Adjunct Professor, Masters of Education Program, Thomas University, 2016-2018
Recognized Facilitator, The Georgia Network for Nonviolent Communication
MFA (Art) University of Georgia,
BS (Bus Ed) University of Florida
Skills derived during earlier life while focused on raising two boys, teaching high school, college and private school, community outreach, and business consulting are now blending to enrich my specialization on relationship enhancement — personal and professional. Having both witnessed and experienced the transformation that can occur through intentional focus on all needs being valued and heard, I am committed to facilitating this possibility wherever possible.
I also love introducing organizations to the meeting and decision-making ease, dynamic effectiveness, and sustainable conflict management made possible by utilizing the Consent Circle, Nonviolent CommunicationSM, and Restorative Circle models.
Recognized Facilitator, The Georgia Network for Nonviolent Communication,
BS (Indus Admin) Yale University,
M Arch (Architecture & Urban Design) Harvard University,
I have a deep passion for facilitating connections - in personal relationships, families, working organizations, neighborhoods and cities. For over 50 years, as an architect, urban planner, and community-involved citizen, I have been privileged to work in collaborative relationships with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds.
Nonviolent Communication, Sociocracy, and Appreciative Inquiry have enhanced my understanding of the inter-related consciousness that is necessary to attain and sustain harmonious, trusting human connection. I am committed to and excited about sharing my learning in order to live in a more peaceful and sustainable world.