Growing up with a career criminal father in dangerous and impoverished surroundings, Christina was destined for a life of fear, hopelessness, abuse and never-ending struggle. Instead of giving in to her presumed destiny, she forged her own path and found her inner superhero.
Christina is now a professional race director, hosting triathlons and hackathons world-wide. She is a shining example of someone who was able to emerge from poverty and crime and find success through hard work, stubbornness, and unwavering optimism.
Debbie Heiser has spent over 28 years in leadership with international, domestic, and small business sectors and in numerous volunteer roles in the community. She started Three Vines Consulting & Leadership Development in 2016, focusing on helping organizations, teams and individuals identify and maximize the infinite possibilities available to them. Her mission is to help business owners solve problems, dream big, and explore what inspires and energizes them in their own lives, translating that passion into their business to get value-driven results. Helping others spark their passions and ignite their business in her lifelong mission!
Heiser is known for her rock-solid business experience with companies from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 corporations, her executive coaching and servant leadership practice and thought collaboration and speaking roles at Gonzaga University through the School of Leadership Studies. Through her work with organizations she has found most people are overcome with infinite possibilities however once it is broken down to achievable steps, they are amazed at how attainable their dreams and goals really are!
Dr. Kem Gambrell is an Associate Professor and faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. She has spent the last eighteen years teaching a variety of leadership, organizational change, sociology and psychology classes. Kem holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Concordia College (Seward, Nebraska), a Masters degree in Leadership Studies, and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences (Leadership Studies) from the University of Nebraska. Kem facilitates an engaging process where transformative learning, critical thinking, and social justice perspectives are developed and utilized to evaluate and apply subject matter to situations and contexts. Her research has centered around exploring minority group and women’s leadership, social justice and leadership, employee engagement and commitment, and constructive development/sense-making and leadership. In addition, Kem has consulted for and not-for-profit business and medical organizations on a variety of leadership and organizational change over the past fourteen years.
My primary academic purpose, is a passion for teaching and assisting the calling forth of Servant-leaders through aware healing and creative learning, stimulated by holistic listening, pathfinding foresight and modeling.
Recently retired, Dr. Horsman was a Senior lecturer for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (ORGL) program in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington.
PhD, Leadership Studies: Servant-leadership & Spirit in Organizations;
MA, Organizational Leadership; Group Discernment;
John H. Horsman. (2018). Servant-leaders in Training: Foundations of the Philosophy of Servant-leadership. UK: Palgrave McMillan.