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Our Team

Patricia Weiland

Patricia Weiland, Principle of Sage Strategies, enjoys building business for clients as a trusted partner. She brings evidence based theory and keen observation skills to organizational and individual hotspots. Leveraging years of operational marketing experience managing large scale projects she evokes the excellence in people required to succeed in today’s crazy global business climate.

Weiland, working with individuals and teams in Fortune 500 corporations develops programs and conversations that lead to change in behavior to move mission critical objectives. She navigates cultural challenges working virtually with clients in global communities. Certified in behavioral and personality assessments that jumpstart self-awareness and develop people beyond corporate cultures. She is known for transforming chaos into clarity with challenging personalities in dynamic environments.

After years of marketing success she was curious about behavior in the work place which drove her to attend Fielding Graduate University’s Human Organizational Development program where she studied why people act like that. She brings success stories from brands like CBS, Disney, ABC, North Face Northrop Grumman.

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Kris Potrafka

Kris Potrafka brings more than 10 years experience improving organizational capability and professional effectiveness to his role as an internal consultant in change management and organization development. He brings energy, passion and business acumen to move people forward. With the expectation of business results, Kris has brought quick success to leaders in the high-tech, gaming, and social networking industries. Kris specializes in strategic approaches to critical change initiatives including internal business communications and building communities of practice. Kris’ unique style easily bridges generations.

Core to Kris’ approach is the practical application of proven theories customized to work within the environment. His appreciation for each unique organization or individual drives him to build programs specifically to solve their issues. To bring the most current theory and research to his clients he uses his creative edge and curiosity to pursue a life of learning. He holds a Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Ball State University. In addition he holds crtificates in Change Management, Situational Leadership, Phillips ROI Methodology, and is completing the Evidence-Based Coaching Certification through Fielding Graduate University.

Kris lives in California where he surfs, reads and enjoys fine wine with friends and family. With Midwestern roots, Kris brings the virtues of respect, integrity, and perseverance that he learned on the farm from his grandfather.

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Kim Tedford

Kim Tedford is a coach and workshop producer with twenty years of experience in marketing communications project leadership. That’s two decades of delivering successful, complex, promotional programs to high profile and demanding clients. Kim’s natural consultative style helps diffuse emotional turmoil and inspire personal excellence in diverse, changing environments. As a coach, Kim supports client’s natural inclination to evolve by dismantling old paradigms and empowering expanded visions for personal and professional success. As a workshop producer, Kim helps individuals and organizations align values-driven goals with behavior and policies to bridge performance gaps.

Kim has great passion for bringing people and organizations to their creative center. She has sought tools and educational pathways to reawaken this connection. Believing we are powerful creators with a purpose, Kim seeks to enliven her client’s passion, align it with purpose, and meet external demands through personal meaning.

Kim has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and is in final stages of thesis completion to earn a Master of Arts in Human Development. Additionally, Kim is a certified practitioner and workshop producer for Unlimited Breath™ and Unlimited Body™, healing modalities designed to awaken a more conscious life.

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Michael Hess

Michael Hess brings twenty years of media production to working to his role as Principle of Alacran Media. Formally educated at San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Film and Video Production Michael has continuous passion for using those skills as a tool for learning. He continues to evolve his practice as technology advances while retaining those tried and true processes and foundation that works capturing timeless treasures and educational tools for those clients seeking to reach further in their careers. Through a myriad of training sessions, instructional videos and live events Michael has documented speakers of all ability levels. This has provided him with an accumulated wisdom and unique and valuable perspective on presentation and speaking skills.

Clients come from a broad spectrum of industry, medical, and educational institutions, and financial. He has been shooting (taping) speakers of all levels of expertise and with that experience he brings an experienced eye to all that he does. Alacran tapes a variety of live events, training videos, instructional videos, speaking engagements, personal events such as weddings, corporate presentations, college admission and job application reels. Michael has actively embraced Toastmasters and brought video graphing to the local chapter as a means to improve and document tips and tricks of excellence in speaking with technology.

Living in Santa Barbara California with his wife and young son Michael is firmly entrenched in the community. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, camping and traveling to Baja, California.

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