Dr. Thomas Epperson
Dr. Thomas Epperson is the President of InnerWill Leadership Institute and has over twenty years of experience as a leadership coach, facilitator, and speaker, and regularly works with organizations, family businesses and the families behind them to help transform their leadership. Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in Leadership from The George Washington University. Tom is currently an adjunct instructor in Virginia Commonwealth Universities’ Executive MBA Program.
Director of Partnerships & Development
Betsey has dedicated over 20 years of her career to helping organizations achieve their missions through strategic communications, capacity building, and revenue generation. She is passionate about relationship building and fostering connections with family businesses and families to drive impact through Values Based Leadership. Betsey has received the FFI Certificate in Family Business Advising.
Director of Operations and Facilitator
With almost 20 years of experience in Values Based Leadership, Sharon practices VBL in her role as our Director of Operations and shares the practice of VBL with our clients through one-on-one and small group facilitation. She particularly enjoys working with teams to help them navigate conflict and leverage each members’ individual strengths. As our Director of Operations, Sharon uses her business training and experience to ensure our internal processes are running smoothly and allowing us to do our best work for our clients. Sharon holds an MBA from William & Mary’s Mason School of Business, and is certified in the Korn Ferry Emotional & Social Compentency model and assessment. 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 to express and contribute our unique gifts. She seeks to build inclusive communities across all facets of her work and life, and is an active community volunteer.
Dr. Michaela R. Bearden
Associate Director of Business Development
Michaela Ranaldi Bearden is InnerWill’s Associate Director of Business Development where she is responsible for partnering with our clients to ensure impact and long-term results. Michaela led the Center for Corporate Education at Virginia Commonwealth University for seven years where she cultivated sustainable partnerships and leadership programs throughout the greater Richmond region. She has led multiple international workshops focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, mainly in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Michaela holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from VCU, a Masters in Counselor Education from VCU and a Bachelors in Science from Elon University.
Kim Jones has been with InnerWill since its founding in 2015. She brings a deep sense of service and organizational expertise to supporting the team and helping ensure the smooth daily operations of the organization. Kim is passionate about making a positive impact on the clients we serve. She graduated with a B.S. in business from VCU.
Facilitator and Coach
Britten Parker is a Facilitator and Leadership Coach with InnerWill. Britten is an experienced trainer, facilitator, and coach specializing in Values Based Leadership. She is talented at connecting with audiences with her energy and down-to-earth approach. She especially loves helping individuals discover their core values and helping groups and organizations gain alignment to be more effective.
Britten’s ability to connect with audiences quickly and invest in organizations deeply positions her well to do both keynote speaking and work with long term clients committed to deep culture change within their organizations.
Britten has expertise in using a variety of instruments to help organizations manage their cultures. She supports Luck Companies and external clients in the administration of Associate Engagement Surveys as well as supporting implementation plans for improvement. Britten earned a Bachelor’s of Science from James Madison University, a master’s degree in Counselor education from University of Virginia, and a certification in business coaching from North Carolina State University. She spent several years working in higher education focusing on leadership development in the undergraduate population before transitioning into a role at Luck Companies in 2005 to focus on creating a culture rich in values.
Facilitator and Coach
Wendy brings over 20 years of expertise in training and development, facilitation, and Human Resources to the InnerWill team and the clients we serve. She has a passion for helping leaders develop a culture of engaging employee experiences and has a unique knack for identifying the strengths of others and helping them reach their highest potential.
Wendy believes that nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm. Her enthusiastic, optimistic, and animated style enables her to create a dynamic and energetic training environment enabling her to elicit fresh perspectives and solutions from her clients. She loves to share her practical insights on how to recognize and develop leadership in our businesses, our communities, our homes, and ourselves.
Wendy is originally from Louisiana, and she remains true to her roots by loving all foods that are fried, the New Orleans Saints, and still believes saying ma’am and sir are the utmost signs of respect. Currently she resides in Mechanicsville, VA where she and her husband are having a blast raising their two teenage boys to be brave young men of character.
Business Support Coordinator
Passionate about building relationships, Beth enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team. As Business Support Coordinator, Beth assists our growing team with all of the logistics needed to keep things running smoothly. Prior to joining InnerWill, Beth was the Executive Director of an organization dedicated to helping small, local food businesses grow. She facilitated events that brought the community together, and helped small businesses owners make meaningful connections. She also currently serves as the board Co-chair of a local farmers market.
Beth is a graduate of James Madison University where she captained the Division 1 women’s soccer team. She worked in marketing in the professional soccer world for a few years, but then decided to follow her creative passion by studying photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta – leading to owning her own photography business for 16 years. She is a Richmond native and lives in Bon Air with her husband and son.
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InnerWill provides accessible and practical solutions to your leadership challenges. Our leadership programs and services are customized to meet the needs of each organization or family we work with. Please call us at (844) 898.WILL to speak with a member of our team.