We bring decades of leadership experience and a commitment to innovation. Our team applies the latest insights in social science research to your organization to leverage your greatest resource:

your people.


founder & president

Kerry is a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst and Certified Forensic Interviewer with post-graduate studies in psychometrics. She has consulted and given keynotes for clients around the world, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Shell Oil, Houston Texans, Trinity Health and many others. Kerry is the author of The Non-Obvious Guide to Emotional Intelligence and her insights have been featured in Harvard Business Review, TEDx, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, and elsewhere. Her new book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Emotional Intelligence, was selected as a best book by Forbes.


vice president
research & development

Michael leads innovation and research for Aperio. He works at the intersection of neuroscience research and leadership development, translating the latest insights into tools for leaders. He holds a degree in biochemistry and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and contributes as an affiliate faculty with the Novak Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri. Find him on Twitter @Mueller_Aperio and on LinkedIn.



Marcus J. Brooks hails from New York and earned his bachelor's degree and MBA from Columbia University. He combines his knowledge of leadership training, organizational development, entrepreneurship, strategy, and finance with a deep passion for human development through the great outdoors and experiential learning. Marcus is experienced in public relations and brings expertise in advanced negotiations, crisis management strategy, and inclusion, diversity, and equity.



Arpita enjoys the ability to explore, understand, and enhance the interaction between people and process. She thrives on developing ways to improve team morale and reduce toxicity, while improving efficiency and delivery for business. She holds two MBA degrees with emphases in Marketing and Management Information Systems. Her second MBA degree was awarded by the University of Missouri-Columbia and she has continued to stay actively engaged with her alma mater. 


executive coach

Janine has over 20 years of experience designing and supporting goal-oriented systematic behavior change for individuals and organizations. Her work has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed articles, books, and chapters. She consults nationally and has provided over 90 national presentations on her work and research. Janine has served as Associate Director for two separate Interdisciplinary Centers and has developed and directed several intervention clinics. 



Sharon is the founder of three education and training organizations. She equips individuals and teams with the EQ and leadership skills they need in order to create strong, welcoming corporate cultures. Sharon also enjoys connecting job satisfaction to both the the development of interpersonal relationships and goal completion. Sharon is a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and currently resides in Austin, Texas.


creativity engineer

Phil has 28 years of facilitation experience consulting for hundreds of organizations including University of Missouri Healthcare, Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance, 3M, Nestle Purina, General Mills, and Alltel. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Phil is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Officer and Airborne Schools, an Organizational Development Consultant, StrengthsFinder Coach, and deBono Thinking System Master Trainer.


director of client experience

Samantha directs Aperio's team to ensure everyone is in the right place at the right time. She coordinates scheduling, logistics, and makes sure every client gets Aperio's best. Samantha works remotely from northeast Missouri, where she lives with her husband and son.


communications director

Allison draws on her strengths of creativity, strategic thinking, and clarity to produce thoughtful and effective communication on behalf of Aperio. She has spent the last decade working in writing, communication, and education. Her experience includes teaching at the university level around the country, serving in leadership roles at successful nonprofits, and authoring a book of creative nonfiction, Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip through Haiti.  She holds an master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.


social media & marketing assistant

Kyle assists with Aperio's social media presence and content development. He hold a bachelor's degree in Marketing and brings both content and corporate training experience to the team. Kyle played four years of collegiate baseball, leading Lindenwood University to its first ever NCAA World Series appearance in 2017. 


marketing director

Terrie supports the acquisition of federal and state contracts. She identifies contracting opportunities that fit within Aperio’s scope and crafts proposals in response to those opportunities. Terrie received her MBA at Columbia College and has 25 years of experience focusing on the operations side of businesses.  


research scientist

For more than 30 years, Chuck has focused his career on people development. He is the co-founder of the Balfour Motivational Research Institute and author of Profit Through Your People. Chuck's methodology is being taught at Westminster University in the UK, Florida State University, and Harvard University. 



Don is a former White House correspondent, award winning journalist, and former science advisor to Congress and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Don leads the engagement research team and shares a grounded, empirically-validated methodology with clients. Don lectures on employee engagement throughout North America and Europe, helping thousands of CEO’s understand the key drivers of exceptional workplace behavior.

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