Collaborative Partnerships

Alison Horstmeyer, PhD, MS, MBA
Always at the forefront of emergent technology, Dr. Alison Horstmeyer built next generation businesses from the ground floor for multi-billion entities such as Walmart, Dolby Laboratories, NBC Universal, Liberty Media, and Omnicom. Alison then transitioned from Fortune 500 executive to certified executive coach, talent development expert, and humanistic researcher. Her research focuses on curiosity and associated mental, emotional, and motivational attributes; and, Alison is considered a pioneering expert in workplace curiosity. Her work is published in various domestic and international leadership, business, and L&D publications and journals such as The Journal of Organizational Change Management, Development and Learning in Organizations: An International JournalGraziadio Business Review: A Peer-Reviewed Journal Advancing Business Practice, and mainstream business publications including Forbes, Pharmaceutical Executive, and CEOWORLD Magazine.

Alison regularly works with clients focused on leadership development, team mindset upshifting and cohesion, customer-centricity and business re-imagination. Alison has worked with executives and teams in Technology, Media, Healthcare and Academia from organizations such as Hulu, Verizon Media, Dolby Laboratories, Transdigm, Anthem Blue Cross, Stanford Health Care, among others; and, has a knack for connecting and working with cross-generational leadership. Alison also serves as the inaugural Research Fellow appointed to the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking contributing empirical rigor and thought leadership to soft skills development.

Speaker, executive coach, podcaster, author, and syndicated columnist with over 20 years experience in leadership and organizational development, Marcel is passionate about working with forward-thinking leaders intentional about the empowerment of people. He is a partner of the world-renowned Newton Institute, where he facilitates leadership training based on Dr. John Stahl-Wert’s infamous Serving Leader Model. Marcel’s work has been featured on Inc., CNBC, Forbes, Time, Business Insider, Medium, Thrive Global, Chicago Tribune to name a few. He holds degrees in Communications (B.A.) and Organizational Behavior (M.A.) and resides in Chattanooga, TN with his wife and son.