Pathwise Leadership Development

Our Story

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

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 Hollow-Bist, PsyD
Founder and Co-CEO

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 G. Hattrup, PhD
Founder and Co-CEO

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.

Mary Stephenson
Bay Area Director

Mary Stephenson joined Pathwise Leadership as Director to expand our programs in the Bay Area. She brings a mix of high tech leadership experiences and a deep understanding of the Pathwise principles. Mary first joined Pathwise as a member in 2007 and in 2008 stepped into the roles of co-teaching and member advisement.

Paul Morris
Director of Advising

Paul has been a strategic advisor to the Pathwise Leaders since Pathwise was founded in 2007. Paul joined Pathwise full time to oversee the advising process across the Pathwise Community.

Endre Voros

Endre first joined Pathwise Leadership as a member in 2007 and was asked to step into an Executive Faculty Member role in 2008. Endre’s experience includes Organizational Development, Management, and assisting Teams & Individuals through transitions. This has included leading full-scale change efforts for organizations as well as within specific departments; Team Development, and Individual Advising to leaders and Executives.


Teri Bellamy

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 Benoit

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

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

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.

Joe E. Fütty

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

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 Moss

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 Montana

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.

Heinrich Montana

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 R. Nash

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

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.

Ryan Schmid

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 Stevenson

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.

Patrick Wilson

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.

Let's Talk

New cohorts are being formed on a regular basis. Groups of ten participants meet each month for three hours to learn the curriculum over the course of a year. If you have any questions or would like to become a member we would love to hear from you. Our faculty welcomes the opportunity to speak by phone or set up an in-person meeting.

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