Shane Jones


Shane is also the founder of Ace Personnel and The Astra Group, two organizations that have been recognized on multiple occasions by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the country. Over the past 30 years, his companies have provided Human Resource services for over 100 companies enabling him to observe, replicate, and automate numerous best practices.


Jim Hix

Strategic Coach

As the CEO of Bossler-Hix Personnel, Jim led a multi-million dollar organization that increased revenues every year for 30 straight years. In an industry where the average turnover was about two years per employee, Jim’s organization excelled at retention and consistently retained key staff members until they retired. Jim also has extensive experience in community service and the banking industry.


Susan Kuss

Retention Specialist

Susan has worked in Human Resources for some of Kansas City’s most successful organizations. She was most recently a retention specialist at The Astra Group, prior to that she spent 13 years with Sanofi-Aventis (formerly Marion Laboratories), and before that she was with Hallmark cards. Susan’s expertise is enabling organizations to develop systems that create the highest levels of teamwork.


Bob Mallow

Strategic Coach

As a Senior Vice President at Weight Watchers of North America, Robert was responsible for a $225 million-dollar budget and a full time professional staff of 300. During his leadership tenure, revenues grew by over 200%. Robert is an energetic and disciplined business leader with extensive experience in leading franchised and corporate entities with multi-state operations.


Maile Inouye

Wellness Specialist

Maile has 10 years of experience in developing programs that have had a positive impact on a dozen organizations. She creates programs that can be accessed on-line and that take a “simplicity” approach. Her exercise programs emphasize the need to remain injury-free. Her nutrition programs focus on developing the motivation to adopt sustainable good habits.


Karen Welle


Karen’s expertise is organizational effectiveness and she has served as a best practices leader at Hallmark Cards for the past 10 years. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at Cerner as a Senior Manager in Human Resources.


Sara Rehm


Sara is the Director of Training and Development for Sizewise, an organization with 1,000 employees that specializes in the distribution of medical devices. Before she took on her current role, Sara served as the Managing Partner for The Astra Group a PEO that increased its portfolio by twenty-five times under her leadership.


Dan Jensen


Dan has more than two decades of experience with organizational development and is currently a Professor at the University of Central Missouri. He has his doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Educational Leadership and Policy.


Lisa Parrott


Lisa is with Amazon Web Services and began her career in Human Resources by helping fellow veterans transition from the military to corporate America.  She has her doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership.