The Blanchard Government Delivery Team

Blanchard has a knowledgeable team of professionals with experience working with the defense industry, intelligence community, law enforcement, and other civilian government agencies. Our government staff consists of training facilitators, coaches, and design professionals that have worked in federal, state, and local government and can relate to and address the real-life needs that our clients confront.

Paul Wilson

Vice President, Federal Solutions

Paul Wilson leads the Federal Solutions Team and is responsible for the business unit’s operations, its delivery of legendary service to our clients, and the design, development, and execution of the business unit’s growth strategies. Prior to joining Blanchard, Paul gained more than 20 years of business operations experience leading teams, programs, and organizations focused on delivering leadership development, human capital management, business process re-engineering, and change management solutions within both the public and private sectors. Paul’s intense passion for leadership development stems from his first-hand experience of the monumental effect great leadership has on organizations, their people, and mission success.
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Bob Freytag

Bob Fretag
 

Director, Federal Consulting

Bob Freytag, a Senior Consulting Partner and a Director of Federal Consulting, is a highly engaging facilitator and performance consultant. He has an exceptional ability to communicate with managers and senior executives to provide practical solutions for the challenges they face. Bob’s trademark is his passionate commitment to customer care, and he customizes his programs to meet the client’s needs. He creates a challenging and powerful learning experience that helps leaders align their actions with their goals in order to maximize the success of their organization. Bob has more than 25 years of training and consulting experience in the military, government agencies, and a wide variety of private-sector industries.
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Jim Atwood

Jim Atwood
 

Director of Government Operations

Jim Atwood is the Director of Government Operations and a Senior Consulting Partner. He is a highly skilled performance consultant, facilitator, and speaker who works comfortably and effectively with people at all levels of an organization. Jim’s thorough research of relevant topics and the client’s specific needs combine with his sense of humor, resulting in highly interactive sessions that create outstanding learning experiences. Jim has more than 30 years of hands-on experience as a leader and manager, both in the military and the private sector. His clients include leaders in a wide variety of industries, including government, law enforcement, education, pharmaceutical, financial, technology, automotive, retail, and utilities.
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Sarah Caverhill

Sarah Caverhill
 

Senior Consulting Partner

As a respected author, keynote speaker, and leadership consultant, Sarah Caverhill captivates and inspires audiences with her energetic style, colorful anecdotes, and influential messages. She has an extensive background in a wide spectrum of topics, including leadership development, negotiation, sales, recruitment and retention, customer service, and conflict resolution. Sarah brings real-life experience to her client engagements gathered from her extensive work in the private and public sectors. By fusing more than 20 years working in human resources, sales, and management with her command of accelerated learning techniques and leading-edge business practices, Sarah consistently hits the mark with her enthusiastic, innovative presentations.
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Drea Zigarmi

Drea Zagarmi
 

Senior Consulting Partner

Dr. Drea Zigarmi, a Senior Consulting Partner, is a highly respected and experienced management consultant, dedicated researcher, best-selling author, powerful trainer, and motivational speaker. He communicates with authority, skillfully blending humor with a no-nonsense approach and prompting people to reflect on their learnings long after a session is over.  Drea’s accomplishments within each organization are a result of his talent, knowledge, and the unique manner in which he inspires leaders to take risks and creative action. Companies such as Dow Chemical, Lockheed, and Canadian Pacific have benefited from his work in the areas of management and organizational development, performance appraisal, and productivity improvement.
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Ann Phillips

Ann Phillips

Senior Consulting Partner

With more than 20 years of diverse business experience coupled with her knowledge, enthusiasm, and understanding of organization dynamics, Ann Phillips, a Senior Consulting Partner, creates powerful and positive changes in organizations. A sought-after trainer, consultant, and speaker, she is commonly described as competent, energetic, fun, and passionate. Ann weaves a myriad of entertaining, humorous, and inspiring anecdotes into her face-to-face and virtual presentations. Ann brings practical, real-life experiences to her client engagements and connects easily with all levels of management due to her extensive background. She has trained and consulted in the public and private sectors, including retail, pharmaceuticals, finance, leisure, manufacturing, government, education, and nonprofit groups.
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Christine Simmons


 

Government Program Manager/Client Partner

Christine Simmons is an experienced Client Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies covering the Mid-Atlantic Region. Since joining Blanchard in 2001, she has gained the respect of her colleagues and clients for her high standards and customer focus. Prior to her current role on the Blanchard Government Solutions Team, Christine spent seven years partnering exclusively with large multinational clients of Blanchard. Christine uses her expertise to create the learning solutions that are aligned with each organization’s strategic plans. Some of the clients include Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Bureau of Land Management, United States Marines, United States Navy, United States Army, and the Internal Revenue Service.
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David Witt

David Witt

Program Director

David Witt is an accomplished writer, keynote speaker, and online host. David serves as the executive editor of the monthly client newsletter for Blanchard, lead columnist and moderator of the company’s online blogs, and host of the company’s monthly webinar programming. Through these three roles, David reaches more than 35,000 people each month, bringing readers and listeners forecasts, perspectives, and insights on organizational life and workplace issues.  David is also a seasoned researcher. For the past seven years he has served as a founding member of the company’s Employee Work Passion research team.
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