Director, Experience Design/Senior Consultant
the telos institute
Mike Herzog is a catalyst for change. For 25 years he’s worked with leaders to
create and sustain profound transformation. As a director, experience design, Mike
works with organizations of all shapes and sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to
small, regional firms. Mike has extensive experience in every aspect of the change
journey, but his passion is working at the intersection of operations and people,
helping organizations to cultivate high–performing cultures and to strengthen employee engagement. Mike
deeply believes the workplace should be a place where individuals thrive while contributing to something
larger than themselves.
As a director, Mike works with leaders and teams to challenge their assumptions, clarify their objectives, and
smash through barriers. People describe Mike’s approach as a gentle ferocity. Practical, yet deeply soulful.
Scientific rigor with a dash of crazy wisdom. When it comes to personal transformation, Mike believes it’s best
to begin from a foundation of authenticity and strength, then build up.
Over the years, Mike has trained with Integral Coaching Canada, The Strozzi Institute, The Collaborative
Operating System, The John Maxwell Team, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Circles of Heart and Stone.
When he’s not working, Mike is a writer, motivational speaker, and avid martial artist. He enjoys traveling the
world with his wife, Kathie. When they’re not exploring, Mike and Kathie live in Lafayette, Indiana.
strategy. leadership. change.
Jennifer Reitz, MSC, CHIC, PCC
the telos institute
Jennifer believes that transformative leadership is crucial in order to address
organizational challenges and create sustainable change. She is a Master Somatic
coach, trainer and organizational consultant with over 20 years experience in
leadership, team development, organizational change, and strategic planning. Her
background reaches both national and international clients in a diverse set of
verticals including healthcare, finance, IT, entertainment, and education.
As an experience designer and a consultant with the telos institute, Jennifer’s work with leaders and
organizations increases their personal and professional satisfaction and effectiveness by bringing their actions
into alignment with their deepest commitments and goals. Using sound principles and practices of adult
development and somatic awareness, Jennifer’s work enables individuals and corporations to uncover and
articulate their intentions, formulate goals, and coordinate more effectively in action and language.
Jennifer is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, Certified Hudson Institute Coach, and Strozzi Institute Master
Somatic Coach. She has extensive experience in Human Resources Leadership including ten years at Patagonia
where she contributed to the design of a unique corporate culture. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Business from
Antioch University, and is the co–author of A Princess and Her Garden, A Fable of Awakening and Arrival.
For the past five years she has served on the board of directors of the nonprofit Leading From Within, a Santa
Barbara based organization focused on creating a more innovative and collaborative social sector for the greater
good of all.
Jennifer lives in Santa Barbara, California where she enjoys spending time with family and friends. An avid
outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, cycling, and skiing.