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About Us

The Wolf represents our instinctive nature that is wild and free, filled with sharp instincts, passion, creativity and ageless wisdom. The Wolf is revered for its power to bring transformation and learning to humans.The Black Wolf howling at the full moon symbolizes bringing light into times of darkness. The color black encompasses everything: what we know and what we don’t know.

BlackWolf Consultants guide their clients to the attainment of their goals, which requires an open mind and a willingness to question everything, embrace change, and seek fulfillment.

BlackWolf Consultants

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Robert Krenza, Founder & CEO

Robert’s 25 years of experience working domestically and abroad with Senior Executives and their teams have provided him with an extensive understanding of their unique cultural nuances. Such locations include Latin America, Russia, India, Africa, the Asia Pacific, USA, Europe, and Australia. The work of BlackWolf Consultants consistently generates extraordinary success for its corporate clientele, producing a quantum change in their effectiveness. Robert has spent a lifetime studying and practicing mindfulness and meditation, which he views as the cornerstone to the success of his professional work.

 

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Allison Doyle, Chief Operating Officer, CHP, CSCS

Allison attended Douglas College, where she studied Accounting and Psychology. The practical part of her was drawn to numbers, but she could not ignore her ability to
connect with others and her need for a deeper understanding of the human psyche. Allison is also a Certified HIPAA Professional and a Certified Security Compliance Specialist. Allison has extensive experience in Operations and Human Resources in the Insurance
and Records Information Management industries, working with large organizations and start-ups.

Allison does her work from the perspective that everyone has something to contribute to
the success of the organization. Everyone has a purpose. Some are to do great things
and others are to do small things in a great way. No one person is more important than
another. Allison is committed to helping visionaries achieve their goals by providing the
necessary foundational support that is needed to grow a well balanced organization.

Allison provides the foundational support that is needed at BlackWolf in order for the Executive Coaches and Facilitators to focus on assisting the clients in their transformational journeys.

Allison is known as a motivated and results driven professional with success at driving critical employee initiatives.  She fosters a collaborative and team-oriented work environment, committed to open and transparent communication.  Allison has proven ability to build strong teams and lead through influence and collaboration.  She’s an analytical, creative thinker and problem solver proven to effectively balance the needs of employees with the mission of the organization.

 

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Kate Patton, Executive Administrator

Kate received a Bachelor of Science in International Relations, with a Minor in German. She is also a Certified Reiki Master and Reiki Trainer, offering her intuitive nature, guidance and care and creating a positive impact on businesses and business owners.

Kate has over 25 years in the US corporate world, multinational corporations and startups in the US and Germany. These experiences have given her a unique wide range of skills to draw from. Kate has performed worked as a Business Owner, Executive Assistant, Chief Administrative Officer, Project Manager, Event and Retreat Planner and Manager, Financial Planner, Account/Client Manager in Sales and Advertising, Business Consultant, Outside Sales, Reiki Healer/Trainer, and Sound Healer.

Kate has specialty training in Project Management and Administration. She has over 15 years as an Administrator and Project Manager in the areas of product development, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, trade shows, media events, retreats and commercial construction build outs.

Kate loves creating and managing systems of organization and optimizing existing systems. Her driving force in business is to support others to succeed. Kate is excellent at making meaning out of chaos.  Kate operates from the state of being of service to others, it gives her the greatest amount of gratification to see how her support helps others thrive in what they do.

Kate provides her organizational support to Robert Krenza, CEO of BlackWolf, and the CTLA  Facilitators and Clients as Executive Administrator.  Kate brings all her skills and care to Clients that come to BlackWolf Consultants to support them in their journey of transformation. She uses the combination of her administrative and project management skills to provide the best to everyone she works with. That combined with her healing and sound healing skills, she has a unique ability to hold a large volume of data and still listen and feel peoples’ needs deeply, to offer the highest level of support to clients.

Kate is highly attentive to all of people’s needs. She brings a grounded, centered presence to everything she does. Kate is a caring, supportive, fast, a great listener, organizer and manager of tasks.

 

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Farhad Motiwalla, Senior Communication Specialist and Consultant

Farhad Motiwalla works with business leaders on the skills and strategies required to drive results. He works across industries with a specific focus on helping the senior-most executives, and company board members:
– Lead, grow and manage their organizations through complexities,
– Navigate change, support them in the execution of the strategy,
– Tackle critical business issues while challenging their approach,
– Clearly think through intended (& unintended) consequences,
– Develop their brand as authentic leaders, leading in complex times.

In addition, he effectively coaches in the areas of negotiation, business development, ethical decision making and persuasive communication skills for a variety of high stake situations. Clients and colleagues have expressed Farhad’s style as “insightful and his ability to inspire and execute dramatic change” as very valuable. Using powerful and progressive coaching techniques/frameworks, Farhad has been able to transform the way leaders and their teams come together to think about every aspect of their business. Just as importantly, he brings a critical focus on measurable outcomes, ensuring that key resources and activities needed to achieve breakthrough results are identified and supported. Farhad is passionate about his clients’ success.

A graduate of Cornell University, Farhad speaks English, Hindi, Arabic, as well as working French and Italian. He has worked with companies ranging widely in size, market, and geography. His clients are around the world, from the Middle East to the Far East, Europe, and North America. A few of his recent clients include: Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Stanford University, Barclays PLC, RBC, Moelis & Co., Elliott Management, Euro RSCG, AMC Networks, Credit Suisse, Nestlé, Mars, The Brunswick Group, and American Express. Farhad is also a well-regarded coaching faculty member for Harvard University’s Advance Management Program within the Harvard Business School.

 

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Christina Neiman, Senior Consultant

Chris Neiman works with individuals and teams to increase focus, collaboration and effectiveness. Her change management, team alignment, leadership training, and executive coaching programs create traction for real change, establishing an environment of trust and risk-taking, which in turn optimizes breakthrough skills development and performance.Ms. Neiman’s extensive organizational and leadership development background includes work with such companies as Mars Corporation, Coca Cola, NASA, Disney, and Towers Perrin. Her interventions include strategic change management, team building, conflict resolution, visioning and facilitation training.In addition to her consulting work, Chris was a lecturer at Vanderbilt University, where she taught International Leadership in Business, Human Resource Development, Organizational Design and Structure, and Executive Coaching.Seen by her clients as straight-forward, creative, compassionate and results-focused, she uses her expertise in adult and organizational learning to support concrete and sustainable change.Ms. Neiman has a B.A. in French Studies, an M.A. in Adult Learning and Development, and is a certified coach.

 

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Burke Miller, Senior Consultant

Burke Miller has 20 years experience coaching executives and facilitating high-level teams. Burke is known for his ability to get to actionable breakthroughs quickly. His clients tangibly increase the quality of their leadership presence and impact; and improve their capabilities to build trust, drive innovation, and create cultures of excellence. Clients also invariably make strides in creating healthy integration of their personal and work lives through Burke’s skill at working with the “whole leader.”

Burke has coached and facilitated extensively internationally, working with leaders in Latin America, Europe, Australia, China, Russia, India and Japan for multinational clients including Mars, Owens-Illinois, Kellogg, Proctor and Gamble, Accenture, Nestle and Mazda. Burke is partnering with BlackWolf Consultants at several levels in Mars, including work with two global presidents, and previously with the Global Leadership Team of Mars Petcare. He has served as the content design leader and lead coach for the BlackWolf Collaborative and Transformational Leadership Acceleration (CTLA) program.

Burke’s formal education includes an MA from Antioch University and a BA from Williams College. He also has extensive formal training, experience and mastery in educational design, human development and psychology. He has advanced training in organizational and executive coaching from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the Center for Right Relationship; and training in leadership methodologies with CTI, Verus Global, and Denver Community Leadership Forum. He is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile, a comprehensive 360 feedback and coaching process.

Burke’s coaching style is firm and direct, while also compassionate and engaging, creating the safety clients need to move out of their comfort zones into new mindsets and behaviors. His focus is always on impact, helping the client bring out the best in people and teams through enhanced interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, behaviors that build engagement, and compelling vision.

 

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Patty Oakley, Senior Consultant

Patty is a passionate learning professional with extensive experience enabling global businesses to achieve their strategic goals, improving the performance of teams and individuals. Known for coaching and building relationships with internal and external customers. She has strong skills in the design, development and delivery of effective performance improvement interventions.
Specialties: facilitation, leadership development and coaching in personal performance, management and leadership skills; and building a service culture of excellence.

 

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Gabriel Krenza, Senior OD and Sustainability Consultant

Gabriel is a graduate of Presido Graduate School with a MBA in Sustainable Leadership and Analytics. Gabriel is a Senior Consultant with BlackWolf focusing on Responsible Leadership through several methodologies including Wilderness Immersions to reconnect leaders with their environmental and social ethos in their roles in global organizations. He and has worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as a Strategic Advisor for their professional sports greening initiative; his work includes developing strategy and recruiting business leaders and professional athletes to endorse and promote sustainable food purchasing practices at arenas throughout the country. He is a Senior Instructor with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), a wilderness education school offering expedition length courses in eight countries from Senior Executive and Navy Seals to Social Entrepreneurs and Graduate Students. He received two BA degrees with honors in both Environmental Studies and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana-Missoula. Prior to joining BlackWolf Gabriel managed a free range, grass-fed cattle ranch in Montana.

Deborah Inanna

Deborah Inanna, Senior Consultant, Equine Guided Coach

As Robert’s wife and partner, Deborah is thrilled to be an alliance to BlackWolf Consultants.  Through her company, Gates of Inanna Ranch, Deborah works as a life coach, writer and speaker, with a focus on guiding her clients to clear away anything that holds them apart from the joy, beauty, love, and wisdom that exists inside of them and around them all of the time.  Deborah also partners with our horses in Equine Guided Education (EGE) sessions, where the horse is the guide, reflecting the deepest feelings, non-verbal communication, and energetic vibration of the client.

Deborah is passionate about helping people remember that we are interconnected with everything, and that as we magnify our vibration and light, we enlighten those around us and raise the vibration of everyone, everything, and the planet.

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Dana Wright, Founder, Take-Action, Inc.

With 25 years of experience, Dana Wright’s consulting practice focuses on strategy development, employee engagement and change leadership. She partners with internal and external teams as a collaborator and process design partner.  Dana strives to change the conversation by “super-sizing it” on large paper so people can see their hopes, dreams and actions and really enable them to take action.

She is COMMITTED to her clients and works hard to create engagement at every stage of her process.  This begins when she first meets her clients. Dana is playful in her approach and serious about outcomes. She works collaboratively and interactively with our clients throughout the process so at the end of the day, the client feels as much a part of the success as she does.

Dana has a masters degree in Organization Development, is a certified coach and a published author of the book We’ve Got to START Meeting Like This!

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Peter Cook, Business Advisor

Peter serves as an outside business advisor to Black Wolf Consultants LLC.  He assists with strategy development and human resource optimization.  At the Jewel Companies of Chicago and then with Charles Levy & Co., Peter worked for 25 years as VP Store Operations, VP Growth & Development, and CFO.  He has spent the last 15+ years as a private investor and business advisor.  Peter has an MBA from Stanford University.  He also holds a degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Mark Butler, Financial Advisor

Mark established the investment advisory and wealth management firm that is Butler Financial in 1996, after working for and training extensively with American Express/IDS.  He is Principal of the firm, relating directly with clients on matters of investment strategy, wealth transfer, and life transitions.  Mark holds a B.A./Philosophy (CU/Boulder) and M.A./Psych (Naropa University).

During the past seventeen years he has served as director on several boards of education, religious, and financial not-for-profit organizations.  Mark is the author of Zen Money Blues, a book on the psychology of money.  A second book on the topic of money-in-relationship is due out in the Spring of 2014.

David Clements, Technical Advisor

David is a hands on Engineering manager and Product developer with a varied career in diverse environments including iOS and Android Development, Enterprise Java, Embedded C and Ruby on Rails.

His career has been spent supporting the Boulder startup community, launching dozens of startups  from high tech machinery to social media to mobile apps to an entire mobile and online platform for the restaurant industry.

He is in the process of re-focussing his technology and product skills on the Organizational Development space. He’s committed to increasing effectiveness and engagement between OD champions and their clients.

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