MEET OUR LEADERS

Ronna Renee Jackson

CEO / COACH / MENTOR / FACILITATOR

Ronna-Renee Jackson is a high-energy, thoughtful leader. As a seasoned business executive, with experience in start-ups, small businesses and large-scale enterprises, Ronna-Renee has a wide array of practical applications to draw from. While living in Chattanooga TN, she served as the CEO of ChaTech, Chattanooga’s Technology Council, as well as the lead mentor in “The Gig Tank”, a summer develop program for start ups resulting in their pitching to potential investors. Ronna-Renee was named a Woman of Distinction, and awarded the Trailblazer 2021 award by the national organization, Million Women Mentors. During her 15 years at IBM, she was responsible for a global program spanning various areas of responsibility including organizational design, process decomposition and role-based authorizations. 

Her ability to integrate business and technical concepts makes her a sought after consultant. While working at a large insurance company, Ronna-Renee was introduced to the world of Executive Coaching where her own coach identified her as a “natural talent” and helped refine her skills leading to her role today as CEO of LaunchPoint Leadership Group.

While living in Chattanooga, Ronna-Renee served on many boards, including the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of TN/Chattanooga, Girls Scouts of Southern Appalachians, LaPaz, and the United Way Campaign Council of Greater Chattanooga. In just the one year that she has lived in Memphis, she has served on the Executive Leadership team for the American Heart Association - Go Red for Women Council and on a strategic planning parent committee at a local school. 

Stacey Nolan, M.Ed.

PROJECT MANAGER

Stacey is an educator and entrepreneur with experience in marketing, promotion, writing and direct instruction. Holding leadership roles in the artistic community over the past decade has aided in developing her unique approach of helping people gain a sense of ownership and belonging, while motivating and inspiring.

Bringing with her a diversity of experiences, Stacey is the behind-the-scenes navigator for Launchpoint Leadership Group, helping to develop new and innovative ways for developing leaders and mentoring relationships. Her Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Master’s in Education provide a well-rounded foundation for developing effective strategies in business and beyond.

 

You can usually find Stacey planning networking events, developing web and social media content, as well designing dynamic trainings for individuals and teams. She joined the Launchpoint team in August of 2015 and plans to continue in this engaging work for many years to come.

Her own small business, Movement Arts Collective, is a body-positive movement and dance studio, offering inclusive, adaptive and accommodating movement classes, where all bodies are welcome.

Kimberli Ware, M.Ed.

CONSULTING ASSOCIATE

Kimberli Ware is a dynamic leader supporting educational institutions, small business and large scale enterprises as they grow to meet the needs of their students and clients.  She does this through intuitive coaching, skilled facilitation and world-class teaching techniques.  Prior to joining LaunchPoint Leadership Group, Ware was a Principal with Ware Consulting, a Memphis based boutique firm, and has clients across the Memphis metro-area.  Recently, Ware and her husband Tim,  have expanded as franchisors of a regional food service business.  This is just another point of experience in the wide range of offerings that Kim brings to the table.  

Ware is an alumna of New Memphis Leadership Academy, was named Teacher of the Year in 2013 for Shelby County Schools.  She graduated from University of Tennessee - Chattanooga in 2001 and received her Masters in Education from Union University in 2007. As an active member of the Memphis/Shelby County area, Kim has served the community on the Board of Directors for Prism Ensemble, a music education foundation.

Our Partners

Meet our team of consultants we often partner with to offer a more comprehensive development experience.

Angie Halamandaris, Juniper Coaching Group

Your unique talents and strengths hold the key to your success. The Juniper Group uses a  strengths based approach to help individuals and teams identify and use their unique strengths  to build on what’s working and align their efforts to achieve even greater success. With our strengths based development approach, our clients enjoy remarkable insights and results from day one. Whether you are interested in developing a more effective leadership style, navigating a  challenging career or personal transition, or creating more cooperative and productive team  dynamics, we help you follow your strengths to success!

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OUR STORY

LaunchPoint Leadership was founded in 1994 under the organizational name of The Management Group by legacy founder, Marj Flemming.  The emphasis quickly changed from training managers to developing and strengthening leaders, so the name change followed that thinking.  The impetus for the change, however, wasn’t a “spur of the moment” decision.  As we researched a variety of industries and large non-profit organizations, the thing that seemed to be missing was strong leaders – people who had weathered some of the hard lessons necessary to become authentic, ethical, and effective leaders.

We went on the road to interview business leaders, political leaders, and entrepreneurs.  We read journals, we took classes, and we started applying our knowledge in our training, facilitation, and coaching.  We knew we were on to something important – we were on a mission.  We got certified on several assessments and we continued building our leadership tool box.  And then we were ready to share what we learned, what we had practiced – – and we’ve never looked back.

Next we got involved in the areas of coaching and mentoring.  We wrote, spoke, attended conferences, and developed materials that could help others learn and practice in these areas as well.

Our goal is to continue both our learning and our teaching in the fields of leadership and mentoring, and we are pleased to continue having the opportunity to work with a variety of clients that want to improve their personal skills and the bottom line of their organizations.

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