Our Team

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Sapna Welsh

Sapna is the Founder and Managing Partner of Leverage HR. She is an entrepreneur, business executive and certified coach with over 20 years working in Financial Services, Technology, Professional Services and Healthcare sectors. Sapna builds on her own various professional transitions ranging from corporate to dot.com to entrepreneur; and from domestic to international, to coach and train diverse talent for professional fulfillment and success. She has served in Talent Development roles with: JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide Financial, Deloitte, and technology start-up e-Bank.

Sapna Welsh has helped individuals improve their performance through professional coaching, training, and performance management for over twenty years to positively impact business results. Whether you are seeking to manage your career, find new sources of energy and focus, or want to improve performance and impact, Sapna’s focuses on inspiring clients to understand their talents and leverage them to maximize their personal leadership and achieve their goals.

The red thread that runs throughout her career is a commitment to cultivating diversity in leadership. She has consulted and spoken on the topic of women’s leadership, her specialty, at various conferences and panels in Europe and the US and with notable Fortune companies. Relative to her specialty, she has also published books and articles.

Sapna holds a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University, a BBA in IB from The George Washington University, licensure in HR and Coaching, and licensure in various assessment tools. She is committed to her family, community, and profession. She currently serves on the Boards of Women for Economic Leadership Development and Family Mentor Foundation. She is the proud mother of three children.

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Robert Welsh 

Bob is a Partner with Leverage HR. Bob Welsh is an expert in organization development. He has over 25 years of experience leading talent, learning and transformation as a consultant and top executive for US and Global organizations. His responsibilities have been extremely broad leading nearly every area of HR including workforce development, recruiting, on- boarding, employee engagement, performance management, learning & development, succession planning, change management, HR & Business Strategy, Coaching, and even Payroll and HRIS. He also held positions as an HR Business Partner. This comprehensive experience has enabled him to develop a deep understanding of integrated HR practices and align them organizational needs to achieve breakthrough results.

His work across sectors has been just as diverse including clients from the Public, Non-Profit and NGO sectors to private sector Healthcare, IT, Consumer Branded Goods & Services, Logistics, and Consulting clients. The size of organizations he has partnered with range from just over 50 people based in one city to over 500,000 based in 220 countries. His experience has been with both union and union workforces, and he has worked from the Board Level of a Global Fortune 100’s to blue-collar teams in small warehouses and operations.

What really distinguishes Bob is his passion around unlocking individual and organizational capability. He brings this to life in organizations through his ability to work across complex stakeholders, and to align and implement simplified messages, processes and tools that inspire and are easy to use. These accomplishments have made him a sought-after speaker and consultant.

Bob hold an MBA from Otterbein University and a BA in Political Science from The George Washington University where he focused on public policy. He is an ICF credentialed Coach and certified in a broad range of psychometric assessments and continuous improvement tools.

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Begonia Vazquez Merayo

Begonia is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in Munich, Germany, offering services in German, Spanish, and English. Begonia is a true cosmopolitan. With over 20 years working experience in global leading organizations in different countries and continents, she is an expert in strategic and operational brand management, development of global growth strategies and management of intercultural teams.

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Christa Lyons

Christa is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in Washington. Christa is a certified professional coach with over 20 years of experience working in Human Resources. Working for so many years with employees and managers across multiple levels has provided her with valuable insight into the challenges that so many workers today face as well as solutions that helped them achieve their career goals.

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Bastian Broer

Bastian is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in Bonn, Germany, offering services in English, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Bastian is an expert in cross-cultural training and team building and works with organizations to facilitate intercultural cooperation to increase productivity and efficiency. He also has a strong reputation in pre-departure expatriate training. He has worked for IFIM (Institute for Intercultural Management) and Fuji Bank, among others.

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Kim Andrade

Kim is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in California. Kim has built expertise in culture and people over a 20 year career in human resources, first as an HR business partner, then as a specialist in Talent Development. Kim has BS Psychology & Sociology and an MS in Clinical Psychology along with certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and a Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell University.

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Jorge Gibbons

Jorge is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in Argentina, offering services in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Jorge has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of leadership development, conflict management, team effectiveness and sales. Curious and passionate about human behavior and performance, Jorge has designed and facilitated numerous training projects involving participants at all levels, from senior global leaders to frontline supervisors.

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Shawn Garrett

Shawn is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in Ohio. She brings over 20 years of experience providing Consulting, Training, Performance Coaching, Leadership, and Employee Development solutions to mid and large-sized domestic and international. She has implemented distance learning solutions and provided coaching to both technical and non-technical professionals, developing skills and improving overall engagement.

Vicki Johnston

Vicki is Leverage HR’s Consultant, Coach and Trainer, located in California. She is a development Expert with over 25 years of her career dedicated to professional training and development. She has extensive experience in managing and developing people in various supervisory and management roles, putting her in an ideal position to be able to relate to real business issues that her clients s face on a day to day basis.