Meet the Team

Finding Your Essential Leadership Self

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Reservoir’s advisory, teaching and consulting fellows are thought leaders who bring an unprecedented depth and diversity of experience.

Our trusted advisors provide executive coaching for deeper, more rewarding leadership lives. We provide consulting on strategic, governance and cultural issues. And we facilitate disruptive innovation, helping organizations generate their own, highly resonant vision of the future in which they can play a powerful role.

Working with Reservoir is like having a personal management faculty at your disposal.

Our advisors are former CEOs of global organizations. They have backgrounds teaching at leading business schools. They have led CEO programs for the world’s most admired consulting companies. They provide expertise in everything from crisis management to the neuroscience of leadership.

The men and women of Reservoir bring diverse experience to focus on your organizational and leadership challenges.

Dain Dunston

Dain Dunston has spent 30 years as an advisor and coach to leaders, helping them frame the foundation of their personal and professional journeys. He is author of Being Essential: Seven Questions for Living and Leading with Radical Self-Awareness. Other books include Nanovation: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold with Kevin and Jackie Freiberg, The Downside of Up: A Comic Novel of Outrageous Fortune and The Straight Dope: A Novel of Sex, Death and Rock & Roll. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, culture and coaching topics. Dain is the founding partner of Reservoir.

Inna Ulanova, MBA

Inna Ulanova stands at the forefront of a groundbreaking movement in the design industry. With an unwavering commitment to inclusivity, she has positioned her company, Small Meet Large, as a trailblazer in accessibility design, revolutionizing the landscape of products, programs, and services for individuals of all abilities.

Under her empathetic leadership, Reservoir and Small Meet Large have become synonymous with cutting-edge solutions that bridge the gap between form and function, setting new standards for universal accessibility. By seamlessly integrating design innovation with a deep understanding of diverse needs, Inna has cultivated a culture of creativity, empathy, and social responsibility for a diverse range of organizations.

Inna is a senior partner at Reservoir LLC, an executive coaching firm for conscious leadership, based in TX.

Herb Dyer

Herb Dyer is a proven, holistic leader with a dynamic, inspirational style and reputation for motivating and directing high performance teams to deliver exceptional results. Herb is a consultant with Reservoir, and he consults as an executive coach, chairs peer advisory boards, DEI facilitator, coordinator of leadership development, and an expert advisor to organizations on strategic planning. Herb served recently as Vice President for Ascension Health, responsible for shared services across twelve hospitals serving the greater Austin area. He has a long successful history of leading complex capital projects and diverse teams.

Eric McNulty

Eric McNulty is a Harvard-affiliated writer, speaker, and educator with a passion for purpose-driven leadership. Eric teaches executive education and graduate level courses at Harvard and M.I.T. He is Director of Research and Professional Programs at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters MostThree Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader and Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader, and a contributing editor at strategy + business.

Mark Lipton, Ph.D

Mark Lipton helps CEOs—from start-up founders to executives of massive and complex organizations—become critical management thinkers to create and curate the tailored solutions that will bring them closer to their vision. He is Professor Emeritus of Management at Parsons School of Design and The New School in New York City. Mark has advised Fortune 500 corporations, think tanks, philanthropies, not-for-profits, and start-ups for over forty years. Since 2015, he has led Deloitte’s Chief Executive Program research strategy. He’s the author of two award-winning books, Guiding Growth: How Vision Keeps Companies on Course and Mean Men: The Perversion of America’s Self-Made Men. He’s also a frequent contributor to the business press.

Melinda Buckley

Melinda Buckley is a creative director, writer and executive speaker coach with a theatrical arts background. Her extensive stage, film and storytelling experience informs everything she does. Whether it’s a brand or an individual, live or virtual; she works organically to discover the core elements of a clients’ message and then helps them deliver it through compelling creative content and presentations that make a positive difference. From staging a Superbowl CBS promo to developing creative concepts for global events to coaching executives for Broadcast media, she has a wide range of skills and a collaborative spirit to help individuals as well as teams shine.

Jackie Freiberg, Ed.D

Jackie Freiberg is a powerful thinker, writer and speaker. Recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership”, Jackie is one of the most sought-after business speakers in the world. With her husband, Dr. Kevin Freiberg, she is the co-author of eight books, including Nuts! Southwest Airlines Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal SuccessCause! A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness, and with co-author Dain Dunston, Nanovation, How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold.

Kevin Freiberg, Ph.D

Kevin Freiberg is on a short list of global thought leaders that Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future. Kevin has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sunday Morning and the CBS Morning News for his views on the critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation. With his wife, Dr. Jackie Freiberg, he is a co-author of eight books, including Nuts! Southwest Airlines Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal SuccessCause! A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness, and with co-author Dain Dunston, Nanovation, How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold.

Reinoud Driebergen, Ph.D

Reinoud Driebergen has 35 years of experience in the biopharma industry in various global CMC roles and leadership positions. He has a down-to-earth, authentic, pragmatic, and transparent leadership style, mixed with a healthy dose of humour, supporting psychological safety, trust, and empowerment, and leading to strong individual and team performance. He has been involved in individual and collective leadership development programs since 2015 and is certified by Leadership Circle® as a Certified Practitioner.

As a no-nonsense, practical, results-oriented leadership coach, he offers individual, inspiring, 1-on-1 coaching sessions to help the client (re)centre, increase self-awareness on leadership effectiveness and clarify what the client really wants.

Emma Garcia

Emma Garcia Purvis is the Executive Director of Workforce Innovation & Smart City Engagement at Zpryme in Austin, TX. Her passion lies in advocating for a world of work built on principles of empathy and equity, fostering inclusive cultures where individuals can bring their whole selves to the table, promoting peak performance. Emma champions workforce development and innovation through the lens of her deep commitment to trust, honest communication, psychological safety, and accountability.

She is a board member of Solar Austin and a self-professed GenAI geek. Emma leads outreach and engagement efforts to create a robust community in support of smart city workforce development and sustainability initiatives. Her mission is to help organizations foster and promote a world of work that is equitable, prosperous, and sustainable for all.

Vince Poscente

Vince Poscente helps business leaders with massive breakthroughs to accelerate leadership growth. His approach to obstacles and resilience has been used by Fortune 500 executives across the globe. He’s a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, which include The Earthquake, The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership For the Self, and The Age of Speed.

David Irvine

David Irvine is a widely sought-after speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor. With over forty years of experience, he is one of the most respected voices on authentic leadership, accountability, and creating courageous cultures. David guides leaders to connect with their true nature and to express it consciously in their work and life. David is a bestselling author of seven books, the latest of which is The Other Everest: Navigating The Pathway To Authentic Leadership. He hosts the podcast The Leader’s Navigator with his daughter, Hayley. David serves on the board of the Wayfinders Wellness Society, an organization that provides a safe space for military and first responders suffering from PTSD.

Daniel B. Edds, MBA

Daniel Edds has spent the past 25 years as a professional management consultant, working with over 200 organizations in state & local government, healthcare, nonprofit, and education. Dan helps high performing organizations approach the discipline of leadership systemically. Helping them attract and retain the best talent, enjoy lower cost, higher productivity, higher quality and have higher stakeholder returns. Based on this experience and ten years of research, Dan as written his second book, Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership, cracking the code of sustainable team performance. He is passionate, articulate, compelling and a teller of stories.

Amy Wolfe

Amy Wolfe is a South African, scientist, continuing professional development practitioner, business owner and leadership coach. Her extensive experience in the healthcare industry shed a light on the complexities that healthcare professionals and their communities face in a highly pressurised and ever-changing ecosystem. As founder of Small is Mighty, she is now on a mission to empower overwhelmed leaders to embrace discipline, discomfort, and collaboration to build a life they love.

In her spare time, Amy chases her dream of travelling to every country in the world with her husband while eating amazing food and meeting interesting people. She is an avid volunteer, mentor, nature enthusiast, reader, cat lover, and scientist.

Liennette Chung

Liennette Chung started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Los Angeles and was later transferred to the PwC office in Hong Kong to lead their investments and finance division. She moved to Credit Suisse and, during the Asian Financial Crisis, left the firm to establish Renaissance International Investments in Jakarta, with two private equity funds. In late 2012 Liennette formed Chung & Associates Inc., a Los Angeles consulting firm dedicated to assisting clients in building quality organizations. She is a California CPA.

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