Our Team

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Sapna Welsh

Sapna is the Founder and Managing Partner of Leverage HR whose goal is to elevate diverse talent and transform cultures.  She is an entrepreneur, business executive and certified coach.  Prior to launching Leverage HR, she held HR and Talent Development leadership roles with JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide Financial, Deloitte, and technology start-up e-Bank.

The red thread that runs through Sapna’s career is her commitment to cultivating diversity in leadership. She was on the ground floor of women’s and diversity initiatives for both Deloitte and JPMC.  While living in Germany, she co-authored Worldly Women: The New Leadership Profile in 2013, followed by Women Leaders – The Power of Working Abroad in 2019.  She has consulted and spoken on her specialty in women’s leadership at various conferences and panels in Europe and the US, and with notable Fortune companies.

Sapna has deep experience in leadership development having trained over 2,000 leaders and personally coaching 100’s more. Sapna leads Leverage HR’s Leadership Development and Coaching practice areas and is the engagement manager lead for the Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance and Consulting sector clients.

Sapna currently serves on the WELD national board and on the NDCC curriculum advisory board.  Sapna received her MLHR degree from Ohio State University and a BA from George Washington University.  She holds a Professional Human Resources licensure, is a Registered Corporate Coach, and is certified in Hogan Personality Inventory, Workplace Big 5, FIRO *B and a number of 360 assessments.

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Bob Welsh 

Bob is a Partner with Leverage HR whose goal is to elevate diverse talent and transform cultures.  Prior to joining Leverage HR, he held top talent and learning positions for Fortune 500 and Global 100 firms, transforming organizations through talent and leadership development solutions.  His roles include both domestic and international roles.

Bob has deep experience working with boards and top leaders on talent strategy, succession planning and development.  In addition, he has trained 4,000+ leaders in the Americas, EMEA and APAC, and personally coached over 200 leaders.  His experience also includes leading Organizational Change Management (OCM) for global HCM (CSOD, Workday) and ERP (SAP, Oracle) implementations.  He leads Leverage HR’s Change Management and OD practice areas and is the engagement lead for Logistics, Technology, Energy and Public sector clients.

Bob speaks regularly at conferences and universities on topics of talent strategy, leadership, and transformation.  He has been a featured speaker in the US and Europe.

Bob received his MBA from Otterbein University and his BA from The George Washington University.  He is an ICF Credentialed Coach and certified in Hogan Personality Inventory, FIRO *B and a number of 360 assessments.

Bryan Miller

Bryan is a Leverage HR Consultant with over 20 years of experience enabling organizations transform through strong relationships.  He has led Talent, Learning and Change for a number of global organizations and consulted both domestically and internationally.  Bryan received his MS from Case Western Reserve and his BS from Penn State.  He holds certificates in Leading Change from MIT, Strategic Human Resources Management from Harvard and is a Certified Executive Coach.

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Christa Lyons

Christa is a Leverage HR Consultant with over 20 years of experience working with multiple levels of leadership to enable change and development for Fortune 500 companies. Her career started as an HR generalist and evolved to specialist roles leading Leadership Development, Coaching, Strategy and Transformation.  Christa received her BS from Miami University and is a Certified Leadership Coach.

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Begonia Vazquez Merayo

Begonia is a Leverage HR Consultant 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. She delivers solutions in German, Spanish, and English.

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Bastian Broer

Bastian is Leverage HR Consultant with over 20 years of experience working with organizations to facilitate intercultural cooperation to increase productivity and efficiency.  He is an expert in cross-cultural training and team building and has a strong reputation in pre-departure expatriate training.  He delivers his services in English, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Bastian is an and. He also has. He has worked for IFIM (Institute for Intercultural Management) and Fuji Bank, among others.

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Kim Andrade

Kim is Leverage HR Consultant with over 20 years of experience in developing people and organizational culture.  Her career started as an HR business partner, moving to become specialist in Talent Development. Kim received her MS in Clinical Psychology and her BS Psychology & Sociology. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources licensure, and a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell University.

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Jorge Gibbons

Jorge is a Leverage HR Consultant with over 20 years experience partnering with organizations to improve performance through behavioral modification and learning.  His deep consulting experience is enhanced by many years teaching leadership at the University level.  He delivers solutions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Jorge received his BS from the University of Buenos Aires.

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Shawn Garrett

Shawn is a Leverage HR Consultant with 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. She received her MA and BS degrees from Ohio State University and is a Certified Coach.

Vicki Johnston

Vicki is a Leverage HR Consultant with over 20 years of experience  supporting organizations address real business issues through development.  Her career has been 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. She has worked and lived in the US and Europe.