Pathwise founders, Chad Hattrup and Todd Hollow-Bist met in college, building the foundation of a lifelong friendship. They backpacked around Europe together, two guys with a trusty copy of Nietzsche and a thirst for philosophical discussion (and a few German beers). After returning to the the states, they each devoted themselves to diverging passions, Chad moving into business and Todd drawn to psychology. Following graduation, Chad entered the business sector, while Todd continued into a psychology PhD program. Though their paths were different, the two friends remained in touch and continued to discuss the interpersonal struggles in their professional lives.
They found themselves experiencing these clashes on a regular basis, with coworkers, bosses and clients and spent more and more time discussing these conflicts with each other. Chad became disillusioned with the nature of the business world, finding it lacking in wise leaders. He decided to make a long term career change and chose to begin a course of study in psychology.
Through their respective academic programs, Chad and Todd each began to recognize the important applications for psychological tenets in both interpersonal and organizational dynamics. Their dialogues uncovered deep and powerful connections between what they were learning in psychoanalysis and philosophy coursework and applications to practical business scenarios.They started to talk about how it would be possible to bring these ideas to leaders in the business world - what classes might look like, how participants would use the information and how their program should differ from typical leadership development courses. These discussions were the inception of Pathwise Leadership Development and became The 10 Essentials, Cohort Learning and Pathwise in Practice.
And then slowly, it started, with a small group of friends gathering to listen to and discuss these ideas. The next time they brought their friends, and word of mouth brought others and soon the business began to grow. From a couple of people around the table in a coffee shop, Pathwise has added faculty and hundreds of members, and spread from Seattle to San Francisco and continues to grow. From a single, tentative group, the program has flourished, with new cohorts starting in multiple cities every month. Expansion plans include cities in Asia and Europe, as well as many other markets in the US.
This is not just any leadership development seminar. Pathwise faculty have spent years in both the business and academic arenas refining the curriculum and practicing hands-on learning. What we do works - and we would like to share that with you.
Pathwise faculty and advisors are the foundation for offering our members a meaningful cohort experience. Pathwise classes are taught by the Executive Faculty who have a background in psychology and human dynamics, and a deep understanding of the Pathwise Ten Essentials. Classes are co-taught by industry leaders that have been through the program in its entirety and shown a particular propensity for supporting other students in their learning and development.
Todd has 22 years of organizational and academic leadership experience. He spent the last six years founding and developing Pathwise Leadership, the prior seven years as Academic Director and Senior Faculty at Northwest College of Art, and the initial nine years in private and hospital settings as a clinician.
Chad has more than 17 years of experience as an operating leader and leadership psychologist. He is an experienced internal and external consultant to both private industry and public service organizations. His particular areas of expertise include employee and organizational assessment, leadership development, cultural transformation, and team development and facilitation.
As Director of New Markets, Mary Stephenson supports our expansion efforts in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-teaches and advises members in both regions and has been involved with Pathwise Leadership since its beginning. Mary’s 18 years of corporate HR and leadership experience is instrumental in her ability to more deeply understand how to bring the Pathwise principles alive through practical application. She is passionate and dedicated to helping leaders and company’s foster healthier, more holistic environments that yield happier and more innovative employees.
Endre Voros joined Pathwise as a member in 2007 and became an Executive Faculty Member in 2008. His past experience includes P&L Responsibility, Organizational Development, as well as Leadership & Management of global teams. He has led full-scale change efforts for organizations and is responsible for advising executives and leaders within companies. He currently serves as the Pathwise Seattle Area Director.
Having served as strategic advisor to the Pathwise founders since 2007, Paul joined full time in 2011 to oversee the advising process of the Pathwise community as a whole. Paul took on the role of Bay Area Director in January 2014, and now splits his time between Seattle and the Bay Area as an instructor and advisor.
Cecilia grows and engages Pathwise’s Bay Area community and advises its members there. Previously, Cecilia ran her own consultancy, bringing self-awareness and leadership tools to executives and social enterprises. Her past experience also includes advising and serving clients as an attorney, and helping to re-build the community and the socio-economic infrastructure of lower Manhattan after the events of September 11, 2001.
Fred Hale has been an active participant and trusted advisor with Pathwise since its inception. In addition to a life-long study of psychoanalytic thinking, Fred brings a deep knowledge of Buddhist ideas having studied in India with accomplished Tibetan monks. His approach to leadership through interpersonal innovation is driven by his own continuing search for self-knowledge. Fred has been a professional leadership coach, musician and music teacher, as well as participating in several entrepreneurial business ventures.
Christian O’Meara is CEO of Logic20/20, a Seattle based business and technology consulting firm. A father of four, Christian is active in his community, serving on multiple non-profit boards relating to education and sports. Logic20/20’s business strategy is based on creating simplicity in complex environments, developing a personalized approach for every client and every consultant, creating a great place for employees to work and, in turn, a great company to do business with. Christian believes the leadership skills Logic20/20 employees learn with the Pathwise Ten Essentials hones in on their natural strengths. It also allows them to realize their blind spots and work on developing management skills in the safety of their cohort.
Matt and his wife Jessica live in Madrona with their two small children. He hails from Spangle, Washington and graduated from the University of Idaho with a focus in Information Systems & Operations Management. He currently leads T-Mobile USA’s IT Strategy and Business Management organization including strategy and portfolio governance, architecture, research, communication and customer experience, vendor and resource management, and business and major program management. In previous roles he led M&A strategy and execution, enterprise architecture and numerous solution delivery teams for T-Mobile, Supervalu and Deloitte Consulting.
Teri Bellamy is an experienced finance executive with a broad foundation in small for profit and not for profit organizations. Her current role is advising clients on strategy related to growth, cash management and overall financial infrastructure necessary for small businesses. Prior to her role as a consultant, Teri was CFO of a health care start up in Seattle. Prior to her role at Carena, she was Financial Director at Center for Courage and Renewal and SeaShare, small but mighty not for profits in the Seattle area.
Bob has 14 years of organizational and people leadership experience. He has spent the last five years as a Senior Manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the prior four years as an Operations Manager at Microsoft, and the initial five years leading technology initiatives for non-profit organizations. Bob is from the Seattle area and earned his B.A. from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Sameer Bhangar lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids. He has 16+ years of experience in the software industry, leading small agile teams and shipping software and services at Microsoft. He has a breadth of technical experience, from managing quality assurance for large scale platform components in Windows to driving feature development for startup mobile technologies to building online services for Bing. In addition to his technical expertise, he's had experience managing engineering relationships with technology partners in India and South Africa for new incubation projects in emerging markets. Sameer is passionate about working with leaders and teams to foster a greater sense of community and capacity for empathy in the workplace.
Mark Brown is a Senior Director of Business Development with Lionbridge managing global operations projects in partnership with Microsoft. He is also a founder and partner of Fuse Networks who provides managed technology services to businesses. Mark holds a BS in Marketing from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Bob has held leadership and strategy positions in renewable resources, forestry and environmental management for over 30 years. Through this work, he has been challenged to integrate an understanding of human and natural systems into business and organizational plans. He has learned how an environmental perspective can broaden one’s ability to assess his own behavior and the behavior of others. The Pathwise approach is built on a world view that includes the individual, group, organization and the natural world. Bob is highly motivated to work with others to expand the power of this framework as a leadership development tool.
Joe is Lead Product Planner at eBay. Prior to joining eBay Joe held various lead roles at Microsoft focusing on mobile and content based advertising in his 14 year tenure. Joe graduated twice from McMaster University (Canada) with a degree in Engineering and the second degree in Computer Science. Joe has over 20 patents pending in the technology field. Joe takes the ideas of Pathwise outside of work enjoying wide range activities with his family from watersports in the summer to skiing in the winter. Joe likes to practice the Pathwise learning's with his dog Rocky during their daily runs.
John McQueen has been a sales and marketing executive and general manager for technology companies for over 20 years. He has gained significant global experience having managed multiple international subsidiaries and distribution businesses around the world. He was on the executive management team through five corporate mergers and acquisitions and is currently Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships for the Worldwide Kinect for Windows group. In this position he is responsible for establishing partnerships in markets we have defined as strategic for initial Kinect for Windows deployments.
Molli has more than seventeen years of event management experience. After earning her BA degree in art from Wellesley College, she joined MRA Services and learned the tradeshow industry from the ground up. Molli manages the overall operations of the company; leading the team toward innovative service delivery and client-focused solutions. She is an active member of PCMA and IAEE and serves as a consultant to association and corporate clients on a wide range of event topics including contract negotiations, event marketing, mobile applications, social media, and sponsorship program development.
Heinrich is the CEO of 110 Consulting, a Bellevue based business and technology consulting firm. Prior to co-founding 110 Consulting he spent time working for multiple small to enterprise size companies including Microsoft and General Electric Aviation with focuses spanning supply chain productivity, sales operations, IT management, and development. Heinrich is a true believer of the tools Pathwise provides, and thanks the Pathwise team for the gift of “suspending attention” with his wife and sons.
Paul is a technologist, engineering manager, and father. He came to Pathwise in 2010 after a long search for purpose beyond building the next great mousetrap. His best days are spent leading and teaching amazing individuals to be more mindful and conscious, and achieving great results together. He loves exploring the leadership tools and ideas of Pathwise in his work, in classes, and in his personal life. When not chasing his toddler around with a giant camera, he enjoys remodeling, cooking, collecting fine wine, and travel.
Amar Patel is currently a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft having worked on shipping products in Bing Search, Microsoft Advertising, Windows Phone, and Windows Live Services. Prior to Microsoft, Amar received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and then pursued a career working in venture backed startup companies with two resulting in IPO. Amar’s 19 years of experience has resulted in a multi-disciplinary skillset that spans Program Management, Product Management, Product Marketing, Business Development and General Management.
Pat is a native to the Pacific Northwest and lives in Seattle today with his wife and two young sons. Pat owns and operates Dock High Logistics, a niche 3PL (3rd party logistics) business that serves the outdoor industry. At work and in his personal life Pat is energized by ideas, people and activities that challenge him to grow and become more self-aware. Pat began his Pathwise involvement more than 3 years ago and completed his 3rd year of Pathwise training in October 2013.
Ryan has been a member of the Pathwise Executive Faculty since 2011. He is President and CEO of Vera Wellness, which he cofounded in 2008 after winning Seattle University’s business plan competition. He is also project manager for a proposed mixed use 63 unit affordable housing development in Rainier Valley through the nonprofit Urban Impact.
Kate is an energetic professional with 20+ years of experience in financial services, consulting, public sector and non-profit healthcare organizations. Her bodies of work have ranged from customer facing sales and service to product development and deployment of new products, procedures and technology. Kate has embraced the Pathwise essentials and delights in finding ways to apply them in her professional and personal life to work toward positive outcomes and add richness to relationships.
Pat Wilson is an Operations Industrial Engineering manager in Boeing Commercial Airplanes, currently assigned to the 777 program working process integration and new initiatives implementation. He graduated with bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is currently working towards a Masters in Engineering Management from Washington State University. He has studied the Theory of Constraints for over 10 years, regularly practice and teach it, and am certified in Thinking Processes and Critical Chain Project Management through TOCICO.