Susan Gerke

has been in business since 1998 following 21 years working for IBM. Today Susan designs and implements leadership and teamwork programs for executives, managers, and employees in numerous companies and industries.

A recognized expert on remote leadership and teaming, Susan is the co-author of The I in Team …Accelerating Performance of Remote and Co-Located Teams and Quick Guide to Interaction Styles and Working Remotely.  She is also the co-author of Quick Guide to Interaction Styles and Time Dynamics.

Susan is certified for SYMLOG, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and the Interstrength® Method.

Susan is a faculty member at Brandman University and an Affiliated Consultant at OneOC in Orange County.

Susan lives in Orange County, California with her husband, Dave.

David Hutchens

is a former advertising copywriter, and is now a bestselling author and developer of learning products for some of the word’s most influential organizations.

David is the creator of the Learning Fables, a series of books that introduces topics of organizational learning using story, metaphor, and pictures of cute talking animals. With titles that include Outlearning the Wolves and Shadows of the Neanderthal, the books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and sold over a quarter million copies.

David is author of A Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling, featuring a foreword by Stephen M.R. Covey.

David frequently speaks to groups on topics of learning in organizations, organizational storytelling and narrative, trust, and more.

With his wife Robbie, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he is co-owner of Signet House LLC, a private counseling practice.

He lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee with Robbie and his two children.