Keynote Speaker: Teresa Schwab, LMSW, PCC

Teresa Schwab is the President of Arnavon Strategies, a firm offering highly customized leadership development training, as well as individual, team, and group coaching; peer coaching circle facilitation; mentor coaching; and coaching skills training for managers. She is also a founding partner with Ad Astra Coach Alliance, an organization committed to transforming organizations with targeted coaching solutions. Teresa has provided services to hundreds of individuals and organizations in the corporate, not-for-profit, civic, and public sectors.

Teresa has a special interest in exploring risk and its relationship to leadership. She hosts a podcast called The Intersection of Leadership and Risk where she and her guests explore risk from multiple angles and share personal stories about risk-taking and its impact on progress. The goal of her work is to help people understand risk better and to discover ways to take risks more strategically.

Teresa holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation. She is a Breakthrough Coaching Advanced Practitioner, and she is trained in Case in Point facilitation, the Kegan and Lahey Immunity to Change approach, and is also Dare to Lead trained. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and a Certified TotalSDI Facilitator using the Core Strengths assessments with individuals and teams to help them understand themselves and others better by increasing their relationship awareness and ability to navigate conflict.

Teresa is a member of the Kansas Leadership Center faculty and coach teams, and she is an instructor with the University of Kansas Public Management Center.

She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, along with her husband and youngest son who is a high school student and cross-country runner. She has two older sons as well. The oldest is an interior architecture major at the University of Kansas and the middle is a business major and pole vaulter at Washburn University. When she’s not following kids to cross-country and track events, she loves to walk, listen to live music, and travel.

Teresa R. Schwab, President
Arnavon Strategies, LLC
3514 Clinton Parkway 253A
Lawrence, KS 66047