Who We Are
After spending over 20 years in the corporate world, I started Beyondbeing with one goal in mind—to help leaders be the best they can be. To partner with them to identify their top strengths and growth edges. To help leaders embrace and push past what makes them uncomfortable. To invite them to shift in ways that energize and challenge them. To encourage them in the journey of taking on new perspectives and taking action to improve their performance, maximize success and to increase their personal satisfaction.
In partnering with Beyondbeing, you work with the top tier of experienced,
certified coaches and leadership development experts who will partner with
you to accomplish your goals, whether they be for an organization or for
I understand the challenges leaders face – leading self and teams, managing conflict, building relationships, make or break communication, empowering
employees and holding them accountable. The aloneness top leaders can feel. That seed of doubt that limits many leaders. Growing your business and your people.
I understand. I worked at General Motors in numerous disciplines across the
organization – multi divisional sales, product line management, interactive
leadership, leading merchandising, leading people and building successful, multi-functional teams. I then launched a new career with life-saving medical device manufacturer Hill-Rom Co.
I then launched Beyondbeing to help leaders be more of who they can and seek to be. Beyondbeing took off almost 15 years ago, and I’ve been helping leaders and organizations maximize performance and success ever since.
Thought provoking, inquiring, listening
Determines how all the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum impact
Pushing outside of comfort zones, taking challenges head on
Makes things happen by turning thoughts into action
Contagious enthusiasm, seeing the glass full and sipping
Erika works closely with corporate leaders to help them grow strategically and tactfully. She especially focuses on energy and communication at work, and empowers organizations to develop agile, engaged and high-performing individuals and teams. For over two decades, she inspired growth in others as a national sales executive in the automotive aftermarket.
Tom is a leadership coach and organizational culture change consultant with 30 years of practical business experience. He specializes in creating cultures where all leaders coach and develop their people. He has created scalable approaches that have transformed both large global organizations and small non-profits. He is a gifted coach and enjoys helping leaders at all levels achieve their full potential.
Patti’s passion is working with teams to develop trust and team performance. She has managed and delivered large, global talent-related projects including executive development and coaching initiatives. Her consulting work often involves change and transformation, and intervention design and implementation. She has worked with companies of all sizes, including emerging entrepreneurial firms and global Fortune 500 companies.
Certifications • Assessments • Associations
- Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Empowerment Award nomination – 2015
- Businesses WE Watch – 2013
- Athena Award nominee – 2012
- Wendy H. Steele for Volunteer Excellence – 2011
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC from International Coach Federation) Certified
- Leadership and Talent Management Coach (CLTMC)
- Certified Core Skills Coach, Conversational Intelligence™
- Certified Barrett Values Cultural Transformation Tools™
- Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence® Coach
- Certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner
Beyondbeing Giving Back
An important value for Elaine and the team; working with not-for-profit organizations as volunteer, board member and as coach and consultant.
- Women Helping Women
- Impact 100
- St. Vincent de Paul
- Cincinnati Works
- Cincinnati Nature Center
- Union Bethel
- Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
- 4C for Children
- Hospice of Cincinnati
- Crayons to Computers
- The HELP
- Dress for Success
- Leadership Council