Who We Are
Roundstone specializes in high performance leadership, change management, and cultural transformations. In these times of constant, often radical change, human relationships based on trust and respect are essential to building an agile and resilient workforce. People need to learn and adapt quickly, communicate reliably, and work together more effectively then before. We achieve this symbiosis, by revitalizing an organization from the inside out -- revealing the areas within the collective beliefs, interpretations, and habitual actions that are inconsistent with the corporate vision and purpose.
We at Roundstone, are inspired by the magic of people learning and coming together. Understanding that moving from an old paradigm into the new is not a prescriptive venture –– rather a social, cultural, and conscious collective effort. We empower people, giving them tools to sculpt a new tomorrow: by coaching people, teams, and companies, to deal with issues up front, using honest communication in the now. In short, our work allows our clients and their companies to let go of the past, design in the present, based on the future they wish to create.
Leslie Tucker, founder of Roundstone International, is a recognized leader in human development, communication and organizational behavior. With extensive experience as a senior executive, consultant, trainer and business coach, Leslie understands the true challenges that leaders and organizations face from many perspectives. Her passion for understanding and communicating the social impact and responsibility of our human interactions and interconnectedness has resulted in the creation of effective transformational programs and strategies that have been implemented across cultural and ethnic boundaries, producing extraordinary results in individuals and organizations for over 30 years.
Using unique transformational models and ways of thinking, Leslie partners with clients in building a strong organizational culture that delivers unprecedented bottom-line results. Leslie has a unique and effective way of bringing people together – from the boardroom to the factory floor – to unite all stakeholders around a shared vision and common commitments. Her work has translated into drastic, measured improvements in safety, production, finance, and employee satisfaction in numerous organizations including AT&T, Abitibi Bowater, Cargill, Chicago Community Trust, Dannon, Discover, Guinness Brewing, Kitco Metals, Monsanto, among others.
Leslie Tucker defines culture change as successful only if it is sustainable. To this end she developed “Train the Trainer” programs -- programs that certify internal coaches who transfer Leslie’s knowledge into applicable, sustainable working practices throughout each organization and into the future.
Ms. Tucker has also worked extensively in the government and non-profit sectors. Working on behalf of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, she has trained leaders of NGOs in Ukraine, China, Macedonia, Georgia and the United States to build internal and external relationships based in partnership. Her work in Moldova with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC); an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency leading the fight against global poverty, helped create a powerful vision between the U.S. agency and local foreign teams.
Leslie holds a Bachelors degree in psychology from Burlington College, and has studied systems thinking, organizational dynamics and customer service. She consults internationally in English and her work has been translated in Russian, Mandarin, Spanish and French.
Mark Hunter brings both practical and theoretical knowledge of transformation. He has twenty plus years experience working internationally and domestically as a business and executive coach. His book on leadership development “The Brink - How Great Leadership Is Invented,” was published in 2014.
Mark brings his extensive experience in leadership coaching and development to Roundstone’s Foundational Training, and Train the Trainer programs.
Mark has established qualifications as a coach, holding the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. He now trains others to become certified coaches by working as a Senior Training Program Leader with Accomplishment Coaching.
Mark worked as a corporate executive for eight years, thus, has a great appreciation for those he works with, and how difficult change can be.
Mark holds B.A’s in mathematics and economics from Wesleyan University.He is a dedicated athlete and competitive cross fitter, who lives in Vermont.
Juan Mobili, is a leadership development consultant, executive coach, teacher, father and poet. For the past 20 plus years, Nike, Disney, Danone, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, McDonald’s and Microsoft, among others, has entrusted Juan to design and facilitate their leadership programs for their most senior talent.
His programs, and unique approach to developing the next generation of senior leaders, has impacted organizations throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, and the Arab Gulf States. AstraZeneca, Citicorp, GlaxoSmithKline and the United Nations have called upon him to design and facilitate one-of-a-kind presentations on their behalf.
As an executive coach, Wharton’s Advanced Management Program and Harvard’s Business Schools senior leadership programs rely on his expertise in leadership identity, context creation, and organizational transformation.
Juan is fluent in Spanish and English and is a professional writer and translator (Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese). He’s also published poems, articles, and translations in literary and business publications in Argentina, Spain, and the US. He was educated in Argentina and the US with an emphasis on Philosophy of Language and Social Anthropology.
Lainie has been a consultant, improvement coach and change management facilitator for over 20 years. She partners with executive leadership teams to clarify purpose, align visions, document plans, execute programs, and iterate as the landscape shifts. Trained by Shingijutsu Global Consulting for Lean and a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resource Management, Lainie has spent years collaborating with people in conversation to create relationships that generate value with an overarching goal to exceed customer expectations and grow a stronger internal team.
Lainie is acutely aware that culture is created by leadership teams and their skill with having honest productive interactions. Her passion is to identify how to improve quality of conversations while reducing the perceived risk for each person voicing their viewpoint. Her “both/and” perspective allows her to see and articulate solutions that bridge difficulties and contention, building a path to greater alignment and productivity.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her son and daughter. She finds joy in wilderness with sleeping outdoors, running, and breathing deeply.
Michelle Akin is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, and has over a decade of experience coaching, training, and leading teams in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. She holds a Senior Leadership role with Accomplishment Coaching’s Coach and Leadership Training Program, and has worked closely with hundreds of emerging leaders on developing effective teams, and maximizing efficiency and communication to produce unpredictable results.
She was one of the first coaches to be a Core Guide for Chief, a private network designed specifically for women leaders rising to VP level and above. Michelle helped strengthen their communication skills, assisted with cross-pollination power across industries, and relayed methods to effect change from the C-suite to the front line. Additionally, she has conducted leadership workshops and 360’s with some of the world’s leading educational institutions and law firms.
Michelle is a person of multiple passions, from coaching, to being a fiction author and singer/songwriter. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter and considers parenting to be the ultimate in leadership development opportunities.
Claudia Renchy Morton is an International Coaching Federation certified coach, has a certification in Individual Team Coaching by EMCI Global and is certified in Clean Coaching. She has over 25 years leading teams in the public, non-profit and private industry as a public relations and communications specialist. As an executive leadership coach, she has broad consulting experience from delivering 360s for individuals and teams to offering workshops on trust building. Claudia helps clients develop a rich understanding of their strengths and uncover beliefs that do not support their desired contributions and goals.
One of Claudia’s passions is paying attention to the group process and what roles people take on or are given consciously or unconsciously. She has studied and participated in many Group Relations Conferences in the Tavistock Tradition. Group Relations Conferences are experiential learning events where participants study their own behavior (individual and collective) in large and small groups. In this system one pays attention to authority, role, boundary, task, leadership, and followership. Understanding the concepts of projection and transference within a group gives people more choice to become the leader they truly want to be.
Claudia lives in Burlington, Vermont with her husband, two sons and rescue pup Blu. Claudia finds joy and happiness gathering with family and friends at her cabin in Northern Vermont.