Our Why



We want to be a marketplace of ideas — not just our ideas, but yours.  Our tagline, The Gold Standard, comes from the periodic table of elements where (Au) is gold.  We strive to be the gold standard in the marketplace of ideas.

Learn from experts.  Learn from each other.

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Jim Mosquera

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Judy Ryan

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Les Landes

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Robert Teschner

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Dina Readinger

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Frank Bick


Nancy Imbs

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Kim Baker

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Mary Kausch

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Donalee Gastreich


Jeff Koziatek


"Dina and I worked together as part of the HBA Ambassador program.  She is an exceptional coach and introduced me to a valuable tool, Diagnostic Thinking, which allows you to get to the root of the issue by framing insightful questions."

— Shashikala Menon

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Our Mission

Quite succinctly, our mission is to expand your mind.  It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”

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Our Vision

We'll expand your mind through a variety of education opportunities, each designed to contribute to our community's warehouse of knowledge.  It is through this knowledge that we can take the necessary steps to encourage respectful public discourse during this moment in human evolution.