OUR TEAM

Our team is well credentialed, deeply accomplished, and decidedly diverse.

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Stephen Blair Venable, J.D.

Stephen is a management consultant, attorney, mediator/facilitator, author, and speaker. He has also successfully owned and operated a $23 million business (for which he won an award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal), run a nonprofit organization that brokered supplier relationships between Minnesota's largest corporations and some 300 minority-owned businesses across the Upper Midwest, and he has been a member of a congressional trade delegation to the Middle East as part of bi-lateral trade negotiations.  He has been featured on MPR, KARE 11 News, FOX 9, and WCCO Radio to offer guidance and perspective on workplace issues.

AFFILIATE PARTNER

Aimee Gourlay, J.D.

Aimee has more than twenty-five years of experience managing mediation programs, designing and teaching conflict resolution topics, and as a mediator/facilitator for complex issues with multiple parties.  Aimee mediates and facilitates resolution of workplace issues, public policy concerns, and organizational problems.  She serves on the Senior Facilitator and Mediation Panels of the State of Minnesota Department of Administration Master Contract Program. Aimee's primary focus is in helping organizations manage and resolve the internal conflict and strife that often arise during periods of great change. She is an expert in conflict assessment, resolution process design, and mediation.

MASTER TRAINER

Karl Mülle, M.A.C.P.

Karl Mülle has over twenty-five years of experience as an adult educator, and he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa as a speaker and trainer.  Karl has presented to tens of thousands of business professionals and university professors.  Karl particularly enjoys training employees in how to manage change; how to identify and manage implicit bias; how to understand, embrace, and leverage diversity and inclusion; how to think creatively; and how to leverage emotional intelligence in the workplace. Karl is known for his ability to combine psychological insights with humor as he conducts truly inspiring seminars

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