Meet the Team
John Cochran, President
John Cochran is an experienced CEO and corporate director who is well familiar with the issues and challenges facing companies today. His decades of business management experience encompass numerous business sectors, including food service, manufacturing, and healthcare, and his leadership skills have been tested in domestic and international settings both in productivity and merger situations. Active in the community, John has also lent his leadership and team-building skills to his church and to youth athletic programs.
Robin Lakamp, VP of Operations
Robin Lakamp has more than 10 years’ experience as a human relations administrator and understands first-hand the importance of training and development programs for the long-term success and viability of organizations. Well-versed in applied development programs, she is a promoter of modeling and communicating mutual respect, trust, and continuous improvement in human resource processes. Robin’s experience includes program management, budget administration and event coordination for several companies in the Northwest.
Matt Ernster, Leadership Ambassador
Matt is an experienced leader with an extensive background working in the professional training & coaching industry. He has created, implemented and managed leadership development programs in a variety of organizational settings. Everyone communicates, few connect. Matt is a connector and visionary skilled in building relationships through training, coaching and public speaking. Matt graduated from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. He has a Certificate in Training from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and a Certificate in Transformational Coaching (CTC) from Western Seminary.
Rod Cox, Operations Administrator
Rod has over 30 years of coaching and leadership in industries ranging from manufacturing, high tech, healthcare, to government and finance. His wide-ranging experience includes contract negotiation, performance improvement and coaching to achieve immediate and long-term success. Rod has produced leadership training curricula and materials for local, national and international companies including Xerox, DuPont, American Airlines and Executive Forum.