NORTHSTAR TEAM DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT US

We know that relationships rule. We see our partners as keepers of solutions for their own businesses and their own careers. We are committed to bringing out the best in people and teams and the best solutions through coaching, mentoring, facilitation and experiential education. Our team is poised for action.

We earn your trust to address those professional and business challenges…those pain points that keep you awake at night. We work principal to principal. We work fast because we know there is not time to waste.

 Northstar Team Development prides itself on utilizing multiple methodologies to provide innovative and flexible solutions based on the unique needs of each individual client.

OUR VALUES

Relationships Rule

We see our partners as keepers of solutions for their own businesses. Our role is to bring these solutions to bear on the challenges that keep you awake at night. Our experts accomplish this through coaching, facilitation and conversations. We get to know our partners as people through building trusting relationship.

We are Enthusiastic Innovators

We use our knowledge and tools to devise integrated solutions for our partners. We create usable and sustainable methodologies that change leaders from the inside so the results can be seen on the outside.

Curiosity Counts

We value and encourage lifelong learning. Our model is based on a philosophy of leading from wherever you are. Leadership depends on curiosity, leading and innovating. We are a research-based company committed to sharing best practices in the leadership space with our clients and the community.

We Walk Our Talk

Credibility matters. We use our own tools and best practices within our diverse company.

Connecting People is the Right Thing

We connect people to create synergy, collaboration, and unexpected results. By bringing together creative combinations of leaders across industries, generations and competencies, imaginative and innovative outcomes are achieved. We value creative connections for better results.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to clients is helping others beyond the original commitment.  We want to be exceptional.

OUR TEAM

Jane Wells Schooley

Jane Wells Schooley

Internationally certified coach, certified Master Behavioral Analyst as well as professional speaker and facilitator, certified facilitator and coach in The Leadership Challenge

Jane Wells Schooley is committed to and enthusiastic about helping transform business leaders and their teams through the experiential model of the team. Jane has a Master’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Speech Communication and previously served on the full-time faculty.

Wells Schooley holds an international coaching certification from The International Coach Academy in Australia. Jane is a Master Behavioral Analyst who uses behavioral assessment tools to help our clients and their teams function at the highest level possible, maximizing productivity and retention.

In addition to academic experience, Wells Schooley has served as the nationally- elected Vice President of a large non-profit based in Washington, D.C., and is an owner and past CEO of a 175- agent market center of Keller Williams Real Estate. She is founder and co-owner of Recreational Concepts Development Corporation. During her more than 35 years as an entrepreneur, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has recognized her with the prestigious international Athena Leadership Award for excellence in business and for helping other women reach their leadership potential. Wells-Schooley has been awarded other honors including Women of Influence. She has brought her talents in leadership and team development to the “for- profit” and “not-for-profit” worlds.

Julie McGee

Julie McGee

Business & Human Resources Professional

Julie McGee is a highly experienced and energetic business professional with strengths in organizational development, marketing, relationship building, business administration and human resources. Business colleagues and clients describe Julie as a confident, strategic thinker who is poised in her interactions with individuals at all levels as well as being infectiously optimistic. Julie’s passion for helping individuals and teams grow to achieve success is her main motivation. She has worked as a human resource and business administration management professional for more than 15 years in various industries, including health and beauty, manufacturing insurance and professional development. In addition to communication and organizational development, she has created training programs and recruiting strategies to meet ISO 9001:2008 standards. Known as an engaging and enthusiastic business professional, Julie keeps our team moving and coordinates and implements the offerings of Northstar Team Development. She is an expert in following up and following through with commitments made to prospective customers, as well as current and past clients.

Julie is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and also served as a Lean Management Champion.

OUR STORY

In 2006 the owners of Dutch Springs moved into a new enterprise – NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs, created to offer experiential education and facilitated teamwork programs to youth and non-profit groups from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

The Sky Challenge, a rock wall and high-ropes course challenge was installed overlooking the scenic Dutch Springs lake in February of 2006. In May of the same year, NorthStar added a 10-element low-ropes course and the tools necessary for groups to accomplish their goals of developing better teamwork and stronger bonds.

In the summer of 2007, we added another rock wall, built with the intention of offering new opportunities for Boy Scouts seeking the Climbing Merit Badge and Girl Scouts seeking their High Adventure Badge.

We have since added numerous onsite and off-site programs created to encourage team development, collaboration and cooperation among a variety teams.

The corporate team development division, Northstar Team Development, was born to specifically address the development needs of companies both profit and not for profit. Northstar Team Development was both on-site challenge courses and has challenge-by-choice using the water, land and sky.

Northstar Team Development has challenges for those organizations desiring off-site venues. In 2017, responding to client needs for addressing the global talent shortages, Northstar Women Leaders was launched. Preparing and promoting women’s leadership at all phases of career development.

FACULTY

Shonda Moralis

Shonda Moralis

Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW has been in psychotherapy private practice since 2006, specializing in stress-related disorders and mindfulness-based education. She has provided staff training to such organizations as banks, airports, and UPS Women’s Leadership group....

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Dr. Katie P. Desiderio

Dr. Katie P. Desiderio

  Dr. Katie P. Desiderio counts her blessings starting with the people in her life. She is a devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, mentor, mentee, colleague, professor and mom to her two treasurers. She is among the 2% of the population known as an INFJ,...

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Tracie L. Springer, M.Ed.

Tracie L. Springer, M.Ed.

Tracie L. Springer is the founder/Executive Director of Dress for Success Allentown, PA affiliate where women are empowered to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work...

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Phyllis Alexander

Phyllis Alexander

  Phyllis has been a champion for social justice for several decades and a civil right professional for over twenty years working for both corporate America and the city governnment. Phyllis is an experienced coalition builder and trainer and credits her skills to her...

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Sybil F. Stershic

Sybil F. Stershic

Sybil has extensive experience helping business and nonprofits engage the people who most impact their marketing and organizational success. A respected though leader on engaging employees through internal marketing, she is the author of the award-winning Share of...

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Deb Cummins

Deb Cummins

Certified in Whole Brain Thinking, Myers-Briggs Inventory, and the Leadership Challengeship Challenge Deb is passionately enthusiastic about helping others achieve their maximum potential. With more than 30 years of experience, she has focused on cultivating, building...

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