Summit Group Biographies


President: June Darling

Dr. Darling's academic credentials include: a Ph.D. in education with a dissertation and studies focused in the area of program improvement and evaluation; master's research done in reading comprehension and cognition; B.A. in religion and philosophy with a minor in psychology. Dr. Darling received her professional coach certification from The Academy for Coach Training. The majority of her experience has involved teaching, small group coaching, research and evaluation, and individual coaching. She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, the International Coaching Federation, the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Organizational Development Network and the Society for Human Resource Management. She has received special training in facilitation, human development, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, leadership, high performance teaming, personal effectiveness, positive psychology and communications.

Dr. Darling enjoys working with maverick-minded organizations and individuals who love fun, learning, and bringing out their best.She is the author of Mind-Bending Chats with Great Thinkers and a self-coaching book, Becoming Artists Of Life. She writes a regular coaching column for a regional magazine. Dr. Darling is an artist who often uses art and creativity in interactive presentations. Her developing interests include self-coaching, leadership, and high performance team development. Individuals and organizations who aim to deliver high value customer experiences particularly in stressful environments benefit greatly from working with June.




Fran Fisher

Fran is a Master Certified Coach, (MCC) and is recognized as a pioneer of the coaching profession. She provides leadership development, high performance team coaching, coaching skills training, business development, and cultural change initiatives, supporting leaders in building extraordinary work cultures for higher levels of employee productivity and fulfillment. Fran partners with leaders -- managers to CEO levels to transform their leadership as well as their organizational cultures.
Fran invites you to contact her by Email
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Freddie Barrett

Freddie Barrett, Leadership Coach and Consultant, served Corporate America in Sales and Management positions for over 25 years before launching her Leadership Development and Coaching business, Resilient Solutions. Freddie's Masters in Applied Behavioral Science focused on Coaching and Consulting in Organizations and complements her B.S. in Business Management. Freddie is a Master Certified Coach (MCC accredited by the International Coach Federation).

Freddie's approach to Executive Coaching combines experiential learning, reflective assessments, and committed action to produce exceptional results. She loves working with people in transition using the tools of renewal and resilience.





Rose Milbeck

With over 30 years of extensive management background in both corporate and closely held environments, Rose has served a broad base of clients in manufacturing, distribution and service companies. A graduate of the University of Portland MBA program, an ICF Master Certified Coach since 1997 and FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Rose Milbeck is the owner and visionary of Flight Unlimited, an innovative, mildly cage rattling, highly effective approach to executive and business coaching and consulting. With expertise in both coaching and management consulting, Rose brings a solid business acumen to the coaching experience.






G. Ruth Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter is a speaker, practicing professional counselor, and minister with a Ph.D. in Christian Psychology, an ABD, Ed.D in Educational Psychology, and an M.S. in elementary Education. She was the Assistant Dean for Tech-Prep at Walter's State Community College, the Division Chair for Social and Behavioral Sciences at Walter's State, and a professor of Education and Psychology. She has directed several state and federal programs. She enjoys helping others live a full and meaningful life.






Vikkie G. Brock

Vikki G. Brock is an executive and leadership coach with over 20 years Fortune 100 leadership experience and 14 years as a successful entrepreneur. A 1989 graduate from University of Washington's Executive MBA Program, in June 2008 she completed her Ph.D. in Coaching and Human Development. An ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) since 1998, she works internationally with individuals interested in living an active legacy. In her work with leaders and coaches, Vikki emphasizes strengths, authenticity, collaboration, and inclusion as the foundation for personal and organizational health and increased productivity. Dr. Brock's Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





Sylva (Syl) Leduc

Sylva (Syl) Leduc, MEd, MPEC, is a seasoned Executive Coach with more than 18 years as a trusted thinking partner to senior managers and leaders. Syl's practical and pragmatic approach to leadership is a blend of graduate level psychology, advanced education in executive coaching, experience as an executive in a start-up software company and as a Big Four consultant. In 2007, she was honored with the PRISM award for coaching excellence. Syl invites you to visit Sage Leadership Strategies and read her White Paper on Employee Retention, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em". Call her at 480-515-5511 or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






Grace Judson

Grace Judson is an executive coach and business consultant with 25 years' experience in the corporate world, including over a dozen years in senior management. Drawing on this extensive experience, her skills and training as a mentor and coach, and her belief in the power of individual action to create change, Grace helps her clients navigate the often-baffling issues of corporate politics - especially women struggling with the subtleties of gender differences within the workplace. You can learn more, and get in touch with her, on her website Svaha Concepts.






C.J. Liu

C. J. Liu's academic credentials include an MBA from Haas School of Business, and a BA from Duke University. Liu is a certified coach from Academy for Coach Training and part of the International Coaching Federation. Liu has spent over 20 years working with Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Clorox, and General Electric) and provides her clients practical business advice and uses MBA-like tools to analyze problems, create plans, and devise and execute strategies. In addition, Liu has training in the softer skills such as Facilitation, Mediation, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis, HBLU, and Reikki which are helpful in handling emotionally charged issues such as career transitions, relationships, and work-life balance. In her work she uses both her business skills and her intuition to provide a balanced approach to inspire and guide you as a whole life coach. For more information you can go to her websiteMy Whole Life or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






Janet M. Harvey

Janet M. Harvey is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (“PCC”) specializing in executive leadership coaching and development; generating and communicating vision, facilitating executive collaboration, inspiring strategic thinking and team commitment to same, creating environments that breed both innovation and accountability for effective results. A former corporate officer with General Mills and Charles Schwab & Co.,18 years, Ms. Harvey also has 12 years as a successful entrepreneur in the organizational effectiveness arena across diverse industries that include financial services, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications and health care. As an author and international speaker on the subject of her recent e-book, Influential Leadership, The Next Frontier, Ms. Harvey coaches individuals for transformative change, generating authenticity, powerful presence and conscious choice for creating sustained change individually and within any leadership setting. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Linne Bourget

Dr. Linne Bourget, unique intuitive leadership futurist, helps leaders predict the future and align their companies to profit massively from that. She is the national pioneer in positive strengths-based change leadership and communication systems for FAST, easy change. Her firm, The Institute for Transformation Leaders & Consultants, ITLC has consulted with and coached with executives for 25 years, including Fortune 500 firms. Dr. Bourget focuses on the best in each client executive and company for accelerated change strategy for great results FAST. Her practical Ph.D. in Change Leadership (with studies at Harvard & MIT) and an M.A. in Psychology are from Boston University. Her M.B.A. and B.A. in Economics are from The University of Chicago. Her newest books are "From Old Power to New Power - Which Leaders Will Survive?" and "What You Say Is What You Get® The Secret Language of Great Business Results", endorsed by Dr. Warren Bennis, and Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup for The Soul® fa



Sally Templeton

Sally Templeton specializes in working with managers to become high performing influential leaders; with individuals who are at a transition point in their careers; and with intact teams to become cohesive working teams that can use conflict proactively and productively. A professional coach, management consultant, and workshop facilitator, Sally holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird and is certified as a coach from Coach U. Included among the dozens of international clients that Sally has coached have been executives from Intel, Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, CH2M Hill, and Aramark. Contact Sally at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .