Lori Brewer Collins, M. Ed.
Lori Brewer Collins has worked with leaders in over 25 countries on 5 continents over the past three decades. She is an internationally recognized facilitator, conference presenter, and author of several publications. Her specialty is moving groups and teams beyond tribalism towards genuine cross-functional collaboration. She is also an expert in vertical development.
Lori’s expertise is the result of a rich background in the field of leadership and learning development. She served as Manager of Custom Solutions and continues as Lead Faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership. She was also one of CCL’s original thought leaders in vertical development and organizational leadership. She was a senior principal and executive coach in two firms: Cambria Consulting and Axialent. Earlier in her career, she was Manager of Leadership and Corporate Culture at Saturn Corporation, the innovative subsidiary of General Motors.
Lori designs and facilitates global strategy and leadership development sessions; she also has a thriving executive coaching practice. Her clients are from the private and public sectors, including: internet data technology and software companies, international finance and banking, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, consumer products, professional services, not-for-profits, and public agencies.
Lori is also Founder and President of Cultivate the Karass, a 501(c)3 inspired by the life and work of her late son, Jake Brewer. Cultivate the Karass (CtK) was created to foster bi-partisan relationships, elevate public discourse and reduce hyper-partisanship. CtK specifically targets leaders who will influence our political agenda and drive the state of our democracy over the next 20+ years.
Lori holds a M.Ed. in human resource development and counseling from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in business administration from Michigan State University. She is a certified executive coach and accredited in a wide variety of psychometrics.
Her greatest joy is spending time with the two daughters Jake left behind, and helping professionals build bridges across difference and ideological divides. Lori lives outside of Washington, DC in Arlington, Virginia. She and her husband also have a residence in Brussels, Belgium.
Certifications & Accreditations
Certified Executive Coach
Hogan Certified Assessor
Myers-Briggs Certified Assessor
Vertical Development Expert
Master of Education, Peabody School
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., Business Administration
Elizabeth Sughrue leads the administrative team of Brewer Collins Leadership, LLC skillfully managing logistics for the organization in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East since 2016. Prior to joining BCL, Elizabeth spent 8 years in FDA Compliance for a Pharmaceutical Company. She trained, audited and handled logistics for an ever-changing Sales Force and it's growing line of products. She enjoys managing cross functional projects.
Elizabeth lives in Northern Virginia and has a BA from Saint Mary's College of California. Her favorite place in DC is the National Gallery of Art.
Loretta Yenson, MA
Loretta Yenson is a seasoned entrepreneur who brings extensive experience in non-profit and business management to the position of Director of Operations - Project Management.
As Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Hooks Book Events (HBE), Loretta built a women-owned enterprise focused on infusing innovative thinking into organizations through interactive book and author programs. Based in Washington, DC, HBE provides enriching professional development and client events for corporations, U.S. government agencies, and non-profit associations. Loretta’s background also includes more than 20 years in banking, both commercial and private.
Loretta grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Montreal, Canada. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and earned a Master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.
Jennifer Simon, MTS
Jennifer Simon, MTS, works with Brewer Collins Leadership, LLC as its Senior Lead for Strategic Communications. She has steered numerous campaigns and has been recognized nationally for her work having received, among other accolades, recognition for her campaigns and writing as well as the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award.
Jen holds a Master’s of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity and a BA in art/art history from Colorado College and resides full-time in Jackson, Wyoming.
Brewer Collins Leadership, LLC Executive Coaches
Brewer Collins Leadership, LLC maintains a cadre of Executive Coaches who are based around the world. This enables BCL to respond to the needs of each client, while remaining flexible, responsive, and agile in our approach. Our coaches have rigorous training requirements, are skilled in a number of key competencies, have a code of ethics that ensures complete confidentiality, and focus on the individual’s development first and foremost.
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Are you looking for the vision, leadership, and experience that Brewer Collins Leadership, LLC can provide? Please contact our team to find out how to schedule our team or Lori Brewer Collins as a facilitator, coach, or featured speaker.