Who are we?

Modern Business & Personnel Consultants

We help businesses help people.  It’s just that simple.

“What most people need, then, is a place of community that has purpose, order, and meaning.

  • A place in which being human is a prerequisite, but acting human is essential.
  • A place where the generally disorganized thinking that pervades our culture becomes organized and clearly focused on a specific worthwhile result.
  • A place where discipline and will become prized for what they are: the backbone of enterprise and action, of being what you are intentionally instead of accidentally.
  • A place that replaces the home most of us have lost.”

Michael E. Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited

Resolving Personnel Issues 100%
Enhancing People Management 100%
Remedying Organizational Dysfunction 100%
Hiring & Retaining Real Talent 100%
Increasing Stakeholder Support 100%

Our People

Meet the Team

Ryan Thomas Neace, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Ryan Thomas Neace, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Founder, Managing Director, Talent Acquisition, Retention, and Development Expert
Ryan Thomas Neace, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC has a comprehensive background in mental health, entrepreneurism, leadership development, and education that spans several states and over 14 years.  He is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, ranked second nationally of all Counselor Education programs.  Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).  He is the founder and director at Change, Inc. Counseling and Consulting.  His works have been featured by American Counseling Association, the Huffington Post, the Society for Human Resource Management, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, AT&T, and the St. Louis Project Management Institute.
Dr. Jeffrey Kottler

Dr. Jeffrey Kottler

Personnel Troubleshooting & Professional Development Expert
Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, is one of the nation’s foremost authorities and prolific writers in the fields of counseling, psychology, and education. He is the best-selling author of more than 80 nonfiction books that deal with a wide range of subjects including personal development, group leadership, professional development, social justice, true crime, and a variety of contemporary issues related to helping and healing, truth and lies, creativity, transformative travel, and stress management. Jeffrey is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton, and President and Founder of Empower Nepali Girls, an organization that provides scholarships for at-risk children in Nepal.
Dr. Sarah Bollinger

Dr. Sarah Bollinger

Women's Issues Expert
Dr. Sarah Bollinger holds a Doctorate in Social Work (PhD) from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from New York University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has over twelve years of clinical experience, culminating in her roles as the Clinical Director at Change, Inc.’s Nashville, TN location and as Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Undergradute Social Work Program at Trevecca Nazarene University.   Before beginning her doctoral training, she worked as a therapist at St. Francis of Assisi Counseling Center in New York City, focusing on issues related to women’s empowerment.
Dr. David Lawson

Dr. David Lawson

Educational & Systemic Organizational Problems Expert
David A. Lawson, PsyD, is the Director of the Counselor Education program at Palm Beach Atlantic University‘s Orlando Campus.  He understands the way organizational functioning is impacted by worker personal life, particularly in his primary areas of expertise and academic research/publication — family, sexuality,  faith/religious life.  Prior to his time in Florida, He worked with the Virginia Psychological Association, the Communiqué, the journal of the National Association the journal of the American Counseling Association.   Dr. Lawson is a sought after psychological educator and trainer, and was most recently been retained by the Department of Defense.
Michael Neace, MA, PMP

Michael Neace, MA, PMP

Project Management Expert
Michael Neace, MA, PMP, has been a technical project manager for over 30 years.  He is a seasoned and sought-after matador of bullish-projects and people, and knows how to work both hard and smart to get the job done right — the first time.  He specializes in knitting teams and tasks together to synthesize projects into digestible and chronologically feasible pieces, with expertise in everything from planning to analytics, lessons learned, change management, targeted results, executive tracking/communication, project artifacts, collateral, definitions of key performance indicators and metrics, and more.  He serves in leadership at the St. Louis, MO Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), winner of the PMI 2015 Best of the Best award.

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