Hugh Ballou is a Transformational Leadership Strategist and the President of SynerVision International, Inc. After forty years of musical conducting experience, he now works as executive coach, process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker, teaching leaders in many diverse fields the fine-tuned skills employed every day by orchestral conductors. Hugh is the author of eight books on Transformational Leadership and is a recognized expert in working with leaders in churches, religious organizations, and business and nonprofit communities.
After 15 years of on-the-ground work in nonprofits (churches, higher-education institutions, sports leagues, and membership associations), building capacity through communications and leadership development, Todd Greer, PhD. (Organizational Leadership, Regent University) comes to the SynerVision Leadership Foundation with a passion for development. His mission in life is to grow others through the engagement of their “sweet spot” where they can thrive in families, teams, organizations and, especially, as people.
Linda Ruhland serves as a primary advisor to the SynerVision Leadership Foundation team in the areas of marketing and technology. As a seasoned professional, Linda and her team have help clients paint the picture of their vision, mission, values and purpose. Her expertise is in helping clients to fill in the blank spaces of their canvas so that they can connect more clearly and completely with the customers they serve.
Sandy Birkenmaier comes to the SynerVision Leadership Foundation with nearly four decades of experience in improving the quality of communications. She retired from state government after over 30 years of scientific research, writing and editing materials for publication, and teaching scientific procedures to faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars. She has done volunteer work with numerous nonprofit organizations, including schools, churches, hospitals, farmers’ markets, international folk dance groups, Girl Scout troops, the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Cancer Society. She has worked with Hugh on his Transformational Leadership projects since 2008. Her passion is simplifying complex concepts to make them understandable and practical for all audiences (and raising ducks for eggs).