Refinery gives clients the real feedback and the right tools they need to develop their leaders and inspire people to do great work.
We’re a highly skilled team with diverse, deep business and life experience. We share a natural curiosity, passion for our work, and a desire to develop our clients. We’re always learning, evolving and sharing.
Refinery Leadership Development
Years In Business
Meet Our Executive Team
Barbara Ross- Denroche, Executive Chair
As Refinery Leadership’s co-founder, Barbara has been actively engaged in, and responsible for, the development of leadership strategy in many organizations. An accomplished entrepreneur and executive, Barbara is passionate about building enduring organizations that provide purpose, meaning and impact. This spirit and intent drive the vision, culture and values of Refinery Leadership internally, and extends through to our work and purpose to transform organizations by developing leadership capacity.
Susan Eick, CEO
Susan has more than 30 years of business strategy, marketing and executive development experience in the financial services, technology and non-profit sectors. She is known as an individual who can assess a situation quickly and develop plans of action to support change initiatives within an organization.
An active writer and public speaker, Susan is passionate about the topics of creating real strategies that work, authentic leadership, executive burnout and aligning teams. She regularly facilitates executive team sessions and loves to “dig in” to the complexities of business performance.Exit Visual Builder
Susan is a competitive paddler and runner who enjoys telling stories that draw on team effectiveness from her experiences as an athlete.
Julie Butcher, VP, Consulting
Julie is a Professional Executive Coach and a Leadership Development and Organizational Health Consultant, having coached senior leadership teams and facilitated discussions around team development. She has over 30 years of HR and organizational change experience, specializing in aligning leadership and HR practices with organizational strategy. She is also an experienced facilitator and training development leader. Julie is practical, results-oriented and inspiring.
Rhonda Gorman, VP, Client Leadership
Rhonda brings a breadth and depth of corporate experience across sectors such as energy, technology, communication and education. She is known for building and nurturing long-standing client relationships. Rhonda brings a deep understanding of people and the impact that great leadership has on business results and partners with her clients to ensure their desired outcomes are met.
Julian Fuentes, Country Manager
Julian sharpened his business skills working for and with multi-national companies as part of a data and information management organization. He went on to establish his own consulting practice before joining Refinery Leadership in 2013. Value creation for his clients has been his main driver throughout his career. Julian is passionate about organizational and individual development, inspiring and coaching self-awareness, self-management and team empowerment.
Caroline Lewis, VP, Operations
Caroline has 25 years of experience leading support services teams in international professional services organizations. A self-professed process geek, she is opportunistic about finding smarter, better, faster and more practical ways to help translate business strategy into results. Caroline has a track record for nudging people in to uncovering their hidden talents in order to grow and thrive in their career.
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