InnerWill was born from a company that is living proof that leading starts from within, then transforms others.
Luck Companies began its Values Based Leadership journey in 2003 by focusing on the culture within the company. As the company experienced the significant impact of this work internally, they began sharing it with other organizations and leaders. By 2015, Luck Companies’ message and work had reached hundreds of other organizations. It was clear that there was a need for this work in the world. In collaboration with a community of VBL practitioners, the InnerWill Leadership Institute was launched to pursue our mission to develop better people, braver leaders, and a wiser world.
Individuals, families, small companies, large corporations, service organizations — our Values Based Leadership (VBL) model is used every day to produce leaders who create a positive impact across disciplines, industries, and communities.
Our board of directors and advisors have led the charge in fully implementing Values Based Leadership for themselves, their families, and others around them. They are researchers, academicians, and practitioners operating at the highest level and generously sharing their experience.
Our facilitators excel at uncovering individual and organizational values, beliefs, priorities, and aspirations. Working one-on-one, with small groups, or at the enterprise level, they discover, magnify, and activate hidden human potential.
InnerWill staff form a community of many voices brought together for a common good: a wiser world. Their individual and collective efforts make our VBL tools and processes accessible to all.
Executive Director, Facilitator
Dr. Tom Epperson is the Executive Director of InnerWill, and an instructor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive MBA program. Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in…
Intern - Social Media Coordinator
Sarah’s proactive nature, tenacious persistence, and dedication to the idea that leadership starts with self and radiates to others serves her well as InnerWill’s Social Media Coordinator. She curates, organizes,…
Charles S. Luck, IV
Founder, Board of Directors
As President and CEO of Luck Companies, Charlie Luck is the third-generation Luck family member to lead the privately held and family-owned organization founded in 1923. Charlie collaborates with the…
Secretary, Board of Directors, Facilitator
Wanda’s passion for developing values based leaders within family systems has sustained her through her role as Chief Family Officer of Luck Companies and with the transformation of other multi-generational…
Treasurer, Board of Directors
As Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Luck Companies, Roy Goodman focuses on leading the organization’s finance department in identifying and accomplishing financial goals for the corporation…
Board of Directors
Kelly Lewis is the founder and principal of Lewis Leadership Group, a leadership development and coaching firm committed to helping individuals and organizations grow by cultivating potential and creating connection….
Board of Directors
Richard Coughlan serves on the faculty of the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, where he has taught courses on negotiations, ethics, and decision-making to audiences ranging from undergraduates…
Board of Directors
Chris Yates has led Values Based Leadership efforts in a number of organizations, and is currently serving as the General Manager of Learning and Development for Microsoft Corporation. His diverse…
Board of Directors
Guy Clumpner has been instrumental in the development, integration, and evolution of the Holt Values Based Leadership model in his work with HOLT CAT, an authorized Caterpillar heavy equipment and…
Beena Sharma is widely recognized for her achievements in successfully conceptualizing, developing, and delivering systemic Leadership Development efforts. She is Founder and President of the Center for Leadership Maturity, a…
Client Experience Manager
Sherry’s lighthearted energy, perpetually curious state, and natural desire to absorb and synthesize data into easily understandable nuggets allows her to excel as InnerWill’s Client Experience Manager. She is responsible…
Director of Operations
Sharon’s leadership is guided by personal core values of justice, compassion, and growth, and motivated by a vision of a better and wiser world where each of us are free…
Carla Ruiz, PCC
Facilitator and Coach
Carla’s mission is to fuel growth and development by affirming strengths, challenging beliefs, and igniting potential through Values Based Leadership. She presents, facilitates, and coaches in a variety of leadership…
Britten believes in the power of the human spirit. As an experienced trainer, facilitator, and coach, she connects with audiences through her energy and down-to-earth approach. She loves helping individuals…
Leadership Program Manager, Facilitator
Danielle’s mission is to inspire leaders to make intentional choices that move them to positive action. She speaks at conferences, management summits, and leadership programs as well as facilitates efforts…
Jim Kouzes is the coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. He’s also the Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of…
Dennis Jaffe works with multigenerational families to develop governance practices and the capability of next generation leadership, and to develop the capability of financial organizations and family offices to serve…
Larry Mills is the founder of Holt Development Services, Inc., and Executive Vice President of the Holt Companies. He brings a practical business sense to the training and development arena,…
David Bork pioneered the integration of Family Systems Theory with sound business practice in his career as a family business consultant. His profile of the families who practice constructive behaviors…