Renee Lewis, President
Renee has 25 years of building successful businesses and business units. She loves to work with inspired business leaders who know they can do more with what they have but don’t have the time to invest to realize that potential. She has always leveraged her love of software engineering principles (that is, designing for efficiency and effectiveness) and getting things done through others (that is, managing difficult teams). Her most interesting adventures were turning around and then selling a technology company to Cerner (wonderful experience albeit tough ride), and creating a viable and productive team after a four-company merger to create a stronger offering in eLearning.
Renee earned a reputation for delivering on time and under budget technology and software systems. Her most interesting discovery was that it’s the people who deliver and create value while the technology is just a “means” to an “end-point.” When you don’t have the skills to harness the “means” to achieve a high-value “end-point,” you potentially fail yourself, your company and your client. Team after team, she proved this situation is avoidable when you give team members the right skills and targeted support, which is easy to achieve when you use our proven approach.
Today, Renee finds the best use of her skills and experience is working for inspired leaders to develop the skills and attitudes of that drive high-value outcomes and really make a difference either collectively or individually. Blending her experience in eight different startup companies and her tenure in large Fortune 500’s, she also has a love for entrepreneurship and applying entrepreneurial methods in large organizational settings (“intrepreneurship”) to keep businesses thriving, fresh and alive. Interesting note: most intrepreneurial ideas come from client-facing managers described above.
Renee is a business owner, speaker, wife and mom. In her “spare” time, she is actively involved in her community supporting local civic and school associations. She spends time with her family at Deep Creek Lake whenever possible consuming every business or history book recommended to her (please send your favorite book referrals!).
Betsy Testa, Vice President
Betsy brings expertise from a wide spectrum of industry specialties with a focus on sales and business development. Having spent years in medical, advertising, entertainment production, and retail sales distribution, she has a gift for uncovering and addressing the diverse needs of her clients struggling with multi-generational issues.
She is the mother of five “millennials” fully immersed in the ideas that drive this social media generation. For example, she’s the artistic manager for her fourth daughter’s growing pop music career supporting media production and social media outreach. She and her husband live in Potomac, MD in one of the original farm houses with her two dogs Brutus and Mabel.
Christine Springer, Coaching Partner
Christine Springer, President and Founder of Christine Springer Coaching, is a coaching partner for Pensare Group.
She is devoted to helping high achieving leaders and their teams to create higher levels of productivity, success and fulfillment. As a certified Martha Beck coach, she uses science-based practices and energy management tools to help her clients thrive, rather than merely survive, at work.
Before starting her business in 2013, Christine had a 13-year career as a physical therapist, including 7 years as the clinical director of a large orthopedic practice in Austin, Texas. Her physical therapy training formed the foundation of her expertise on how stress and mindset influence your health, well-being and motivation.
While she loved her work as a physical therapist, she realized her true passion was coaching and now uses her combined talents to help her clients realize business success that is aligned with personal fulfillment.
For more on Christine, visit www.christinespringercoaching.com or email her at email@example.com.