Faculty


Dave Mullikin – Principal

Dave is an impactful leader, executive coach, and entrepreneur and has more than 40 years of Fortune 500 business and financial management experience bringing sophisticated business savvy and a mentoring style of coaching C-suite and senior executives in leadership consulting and executive outplacement. Dave has held a variety of executive positions within the healthcare, finance, and consumer goods and services industries. Dave is a principal of the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence which provides teaching and global certification in the fields of social and emotional intelligence (EQ) training and coaching. Previously, Dave owned and operated CSG Partners, a highly successful and growing consulting business serving Kansas City and the Midwest. Under Dave’s leadership, business revenue grew ten-times in under 3-years. He then sold the practice Lee Hecht Harrison becoming the SVP and Managing Director for ten offices across ten states. Earlier in Dave’s career, he joined the General Electric Management Development Program. During his fifteen years with GE, Dave held progressively-more responsible positions in finance, operations, customer service, and management. Additionally, he graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program, traveled 3-years on the GE Corporate Audit Staff, and participated in several executive-level training programs at GE’s Crotonville campus.


 

Amy Sargent – Executive Director

Amy has managed operations, marketing, and client services for various organizations in the Denver area.  She currently serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI).  Her background in teaching and ministry has given her a unique ability to authentically connect with others while providing the organizational and structural support vital to a company’s success.  Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Ambassador University in Pasadena, California, then completed her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Aesthetic Arts at the University of Denver.  She has completed the ISEI’s Coach Certification Course as well as ISEI coaching certification in Positive Psychology, Leader as Coach, and the Resilient Leader courses. Amy is passionate about adventure travel, camping, gardening, music, and writing personal narrative.


 

Grant Herbert – Master Trainer

Grant Herbert has empowered thousands of people to escape the performance trap and live their lives authentically. With over 35 years as a leadership trainer and coach, Grant has learned that the key to developing others is to first help them replace the mindsets and behaviors that are currently sabotaging their results. Once that platform is built, they can implement what he teaches to ensure a high ROI. Whether it is in the corporate boardroom, the business seminar or the conference venue, Grant inspires in others a desire to change and then shows them how to do so. In his own authentic yet powerful way, he guides clients through their surface stories into the real issues hidden below. As a Master Trainer for the ISEI, Grant teaches certification courses and certifies clients in the use of the Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile. As an international Keynote Speaker, he inspires everyone in the room to recognize and replace the mindsets and behaviors that are holding them back from bringing their personal best. As a Leadership Mentor and Executive Coach, he helps reduce stress and workplace conflict by increasing social and emotional intelligence and authentic leadership capabilities. As a Corporate Trainer, he creates an environment where people make positive change in the room, not just get more information about the problem. As the founder and CEO of People Builders, he trains coaches, corporate trainers, HR professionals and facilitators to provide the best outcomes possible for any individual or organization.


 

Deborah Westcott – Executive Coach

Deborah Westcott is the Founder and CEO of coachEQ, an emotional intelligence coaching, training, and assessment organization. She has a coaching certificate as a Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C.) from the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. She is certified in two social and emotional intelligence assessments. Deb has worked as a coach, consultant, speaker (both locally and nationally), educator, and psychotherapist for more than 30 years. In addition to her coaching and consulting work, she has taught at Colorado State University and has served on many Colorado non-profit boards and commissions. Some of Deb’s clients include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, national health organizations such as Trinity Health and Telecare Corp., and various women’s professional networks around the country. Deb believes that one of the most important skills necessary for great leadership is emotional intelligence. With an emphasis on emotional intelligence skill building, coachEQ helps to empower individuals, teams and organizations to succeed. Deb’s success is founded on her ability to develop a powerful, trusting relationship. That bond helps to transform behavior and develop the skills needed to help clients reach their full potential as leaders.


 

Virg Setzer – Executive Coach

Virg Setzer has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Performance and a Batchelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a certified executive coach, a certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach and a coach certification facilitator with the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence. He is certified as a Human Capital Strategist and serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Denver Business School where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level Management. Virg is the founder and president of Performance Point Solutions where he provides executive coaching and organizational consulting to a broad range of businesses. He has 35+ years in business with four major companies where he held positions in operations management, organizational development, and human resources. He serves as chair of the Colorado Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association and as the faculty advisor to the UCD Student SHRM Chapter. He served in the USAF and is a Vietnam Veteran.