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STRATEGIES: New Economy. New Challenges. New Growth Webinar

The pace of change has accelerated significantly over the past year and a half, and many company tactics will never go back to the way they used to be. STRATEGIES is a compilation of high-level thinking and how businesses can strategically navigate their way through their business plans and reach their goals by adapting to change, understanding the repercussions of staying stagnant and preparing for growth in a new way. This resource gives institutions insight on a new turning point…and how companies can embrace the change that they’ve encountered.

Date: November 16, 2021 at 12pm


James P. (Pat) Carlisle, founding principal and President, de Bono Group LLC

Carlisle has been applauded and congratulated by Dr. Edward de Bono for his extensive and successful teaching and training of the widely acclaimed de Bono Thinking™ methods. Foremost as a leader in the field of de Bono Thinking™, he has organized de Bono distributorships and trained trainers in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Portugal. And he has worked with the de Bono distributor in China (Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai) in introducing these powerful thinking methods to companies there including Microsoft, Motorola, Air Products, Coca-Cola, Bertelsmann, Trane, 3M, Unilever, and Dow-Corning. While in China, he lectured and presented de Bono Thinking™ methods to the largest Executive MBA program in Asia, CEIBS-The China Europe International Business School. He also worked with the ownership of Lancaster Laboratories in the due diligence sale of the company to Thermo Fisher, now owned and known as Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories.

As a de Bono Design Thinking professional, he is experienced in leading a variety of programs from Executive Team Development to strategic thinking, leadership development, and managing change. With a breadth of experience in a variety of organizational settings, cultures and countries, Mr. Carlisle has more than 5,000 hours of coaching experience with executive and organizational leaders.

Living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania he is pleased to launch de Bono methods online to the Central Pennsylvania region. Call him at 717-299-5811 or email at [email protected] to discuss your needs. We can deliver our work face to face or online and can train your trainers in the use of de Bono methods.



Mark Kandrysawtz, VP and Chief Innovation Officer, WellSpan Health

Mark serves as WellSpan Health’s vice president and chief innovation officer where he provides oversight of research and development, marketing, brand and creative. Prior to joining WellSpan, Mark was founder and CEO, partner and a principal consultant at Benjamin & Bond, a healthcare innovation consultancy, based in York, Pa. He has a proven track record of creating and improving businesses through innovation. His areas of expertise include human-centered design; user experience/user interface design; service and product design; strategic planning and business development. Prior to starting Benjamin & Bond, he served as CEO of an award-winning strategy-led design firm and technology lab. He managed and lead a company of strategists, designers and developers in delivering research, design and development projects for healthcare organizations, global enterprises, government entities and Silicon Valley startups. Mark holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.



Chuck Russell, Senior Partner, Collective Intelligence Inc.

Chuck is a Central Pennsylvania information technology entrepreneur focusing on Digital transformation, AI and Big Data Analytics. He is co-Founder and serves as Senior Partner of Collective Intelligence Inc, an information technology consulting firm located in Mechanicsburg, PA. He served as President and CEO of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania from 2014-2019. Chuck lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, with his wife Tara.


Jolene Pickens, Chief Culture Officer, Wakeen & Company

As Chief Culture Officer for Wakeen & Company and a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, Jolene Pickens is passionate about helping people step to a higher level. She believes in creating healthy environments for people to work, learn, and grow. Her commitment to unlocking true potential in individuals and business cultures, has driven her into roles where she has been responsible for development of both people and the bottomline.  Jolene spent the first five years of her career managing Real Estate, then began a retail career which grew over 25 years to include several multi-unit leadership roles spanning six states. Jolene is a personal and business coach providing optimization tools to help leaders be intentional in every area of life.