Bryan Driscoll - President and Founder
As you meet Bryan Driscoll, Owner of Driscoll Learning, you will immediately feel at ease and realize that his purpose is to facilitate that which is important to you as a busy professional. Bryan’s commitment to hard work and discipline are exemplified through his multiple degrees and athletic achievements. He attended West Liberty University in Wheeling, West Virginia and earned a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice as well as a Minor in Psychology. At this early stage of life, he envisioned himself as a Police Officer, ‘catching the bad guys’ and protecting others. His passion for football and wrestling led him to continue his education at The Ohio State University where he earned his Master’s in Sports Management and Marketing. Throughout Bryan’s wrestling career he represented the U.S.A. at an international level and competed in Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Germany and the former Soviet Union. Bryan’s aspirations were to become a College Athletic Director or Wrestling Coach.
Life handed Bryan a different journey. He worked in residential security sales, the Athletic Club at Metro V, for Scarlet and Gray Illustrated and at Eagle Creek Leadership & Challenge Center. During these impressionable years, Bryan was introduced to successful business owners and professionals and was bitten by the ‘Entrepreneurial Bug’. He developed longstanding and meaningful relationships with Tom Suddes, Skip Murray and John Sestina. “I am fortunate to have several mentors play a significant role throughout my life. They uncovered my ability to facilitate business transformations while making others feel comfortable and relaxed with who they are.” Read More About Bryan
Jo Byrne is a graphic recorder based in Cleveland, Ohio. She captures large scale, real-time, visual notes during meetings and presentations that help people process information, generate new ideas and remember content. Jo has recorded for many companies and organizations including NASA, Nestle, and the Cleveland Clinic. Before becoming a graphic recorder, Jo worked in advertising as an art director on accounts that included Kodak and Dupont. You can learn more about her at SeeYourWords.com
Peter A. Kunk
As an expert in leadership, executive coaching and organizational development, Pete helps professionals realize their goals and aspirations.
He started his career working for the technology giant, IBM. In this role, he quickly found his passion for professional development and world-class training when he was encouraged to take a Dale Carnegie course. Later, he was trained by Carnegie to present and facilitate their programs. Pete has led these programs for companies such as BMW Financial Services and Xerox Corporation.
Pete spent the bulk of his career working as an executive in family businesses. He served in various leadership roles before being named President of Cello-Poly Corporation, a Columbus-based plastics business. He served as a board member for Buckeye Boxes Inc., the parent company of Cello-Poly.
With more than 30 years of experience working with diverse issues and leaders, Pete brings a smart approach grounded in research and real-world solutions. His keen understanding of business processes and demands of C-suite executives make him an invaluable resource for his clients. Pete connects particularly well with leaders dealing with complex succession issues and owners of family businesses.
Pete has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of leaders as an executive coach. Adept at delivering frank advice with humor and kindness, he helps tough-minded, talented leaders improve their skills and performance by collaborating on existing work issues. He can apply his experience and knowledge almost immediately to a leader’s unique needs without adding to his/her already full plate.
Pete is a sought-after speaker and facilitator of workshops for executives, managers, and employees to enhance individual and team dynamics and outcomes. By working with senior executives and their teams, Pete helps clients develop focused goals, create solutions, and increase their capacity for growth and success.
Some of his clients include: Alliance Data, Cardinal Health, Edison Welding Institute, Hamilton Capital Management, McGohan Brabender, Nationwide Insurance, and Team Fishel.
Pete earned a Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, where he played football as a scholarship athlete. Pete is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.
As a lifelong learner, he has several certifications in leadership training including; Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Training for Managers, and The Leader in You and The Public Speaking Program; Myers Briggs Practitioner; Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful People and Crucial Conversations. He has also completed the multi-year curricula at Coach Training International.
Ken Lazar is a Professional Recruiter and Principal in Ability Professional Network, LLC.Having spent over twenty years in talent acquisition and professional staffing, Ken previously held the positions of Managing Director for Experis Division of ManpowerGroup and District Manager for Kelly Services. Ken’s teams have put over 12,000 people to work.
Over the course of his career, Ken has won many top sales awards including District of the Year, the Consumer’s Choice Award for ͞Best Staffing Agency in Central Ohio and the Leadership Award for Influential Selling. Ken led his team to twice winning his companies highest award, the ManpowerGroup ͞Power Award, for growth, profitability and community service.
Understanding the needs of top sales performers and the importance of sourcing and hiring top sales professionals, Ken formed Ability Professional Network, LLC. The recruiting staff at APN are experts at recruiting sales and sale management professionals, nationally. Its goal is to recruit and place the best sales talent in the market for its clients.
A graduate in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University with a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from the Krannert Business School at Purdue University, Ken and his wife, Nancy, reside in Hilliard, Ohio.
Ken is an avid golfer, custom pen crafter and owns the best dog on the planet.
As a trusted and resourceful business advisor, Lisa understands the needs of the small to mid-market businesses she serves today. Her breadth of knowledge comes from being a former franchise business owner in the custom window treatment industry, and she now has more than six years of experience delivering custom HR solutions. Lisa currently serves companies in Ohio as a business consultant for EmPower HR, a Midwest-based human capital management firm. In her role, she consults with business owners and executives to help them best position their organization for market growth and increased valuation for their next liquidity event. Lisa is passionate about helping companies reach their highest potential by providing strategies to stabilize or reduce costs, attract and retain talent, reduce employment-related risks, and professionalize the people side of the business, allowing companies to scale and grow faster.
Lisa received her BA from Ohio University with a degree in communications in 1993. She is a proud member of Vistage in Central Ohio, a network community geared toward both personal and professional development.