FLI has an experienced team of thought leaders who can bring new insights and innovative ideas to your organization. Covering many disciplines in areas of leadership, team building, workplace culture, and more, FLI has the right trainer or coach to help further the professional development of your agency or department. Most of our trainers and coaches can conduct both in-person programs, and virtual courses.

John Eller

John Eller, Ph.D.

John has had extensive experience in working with Federal agencies and other organizations in the areas of planning and organizational development, employee development, leadership skills, communication strategies to help create a positive environment and a healthy workplace culture.

Diane Roberts

Diane Roberts

Diane’s career in broadcasting, has enabled her to acquire a number of skills that allow her to serve her clients in a variety of capacities. Her long career in television news and sports reporting/anchoring has evolved into new disciplines in media coaching and teaching young people the art of broadcasting.

John Lefkowits

John Lefkowits, Ph.D.

Dr. Lefkowits provides performance coaching to individuals in high demand, high stress jobs. He received his doctorate in psychology from George Mason University in 1993; he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychologists and is a member in good standing in multiple local and national professional organizations.
Terri Pilkerton

Terri Pilkerton, MAEd, NCC

Terri regularly provides workshops on mindfulness and meditation for groups throughout the Washington DC area, including FCPS Parent Resource Center, Commonwealth Academy, CHADD, and NVLPC. She received her Masters degree from Virginia Tech.

Stephen Severn

Stephen Severn, Ph.D.

Dr. Steve Severn is an esteemed and practiced university leader who has developed an innovative approach towards education through years of experience in the military, federal, and academic arena. His unwavering drive for educational advancement and federal leadership has made him a unique asset to multiple institutions.
Julia Karpeisky

Julia Karpeisky, PCC

Julia Karpeisky has extensive experience in executive coaching, training, and international communication. Ranging from C-suite executives in Fortune-500 companies to Federal agencies, her coaching clients consistently report improved performance, job satisfaction, and work-life balance.

Steve Ruth

Steve Ruth

Steve Ruth is an experienced and skilled educator with an abundance of hands on management and leadership experience. He is heavily immersed in the training field with the ability to speak to and instruct high level employees. With an expertise in leadership skills and workforce management, Steve’s acumen regarding best practices exceeds the curve. 

Laura Granato

Laura Granato, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Granato is the founder of Federal Leadership Institute. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has held faculty positions at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. She has focused on providing high-impact counseling and consulting services to individuals and groups for more than 20 years.

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