Our Team

We employ the best people in the field of organizational transformation. All of our associates have a minimum of twenty years’ experience working with multiple levels of large, complex organizations and are equally at home in the C-suite or with frontline contributors.

Team Members

Josh Leibner

Josh Leibner is the founder and president of The Strategic Commitment Group. He has more than twenty-five years’ experience consulting Global 1000 corporations, and has designed, managed and delivered business transformation projects involving direct interaction with more than 100,000 employees at all levels, from boardrooms to shop floors, in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Far East. Mr. Leibner has extensive experience in the design and facilitation of strategy development processes, executive team coaching and training, leadership development, cultural values design and integration, and large-scale employee engagement initiatives.

Mr. Leibner’s experience includes being a founding partner of Quantum Performance Inc. as well as Roundstone International. He has worked within the financial services, telecommunications, automotive, food and beverage, entertainment, insurance and biotechnology industries. His client experience includes AT&T, Campbell Soup, Canadian Department of Corrections, Capital One, Cisco Systems, Guinness Brewing, Intuit, Lucent Technologies, Ogden Waste Management, Panavision, Pfizer, Prudential Financial, Thomson-Reuters, the United Way, Zurich Financial Services, and many others.

In addition to his consulting work Mr. Leibner has written numerous articles on leadership and management including Building and Restoring Trust, Chief Commitment Officer, The Four Myths of Strategy, Move Fast Now to Keep Your Best Employees from Bolting, The Power of Accountability and Are Your Executives Sabotaging Your Strategy? He is co-author of the 2009 book “The Power of Strategic Commitment: Achieving Extraordinary Results through Total Alignment and Engagement,” an Amazon Business Bestseller.

Karen Leland

For more than twenty-five years, Karen Leland has worked throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America with a diverse list of Fortune 500 companies. Her clients have included Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, IBM, Avis Rent A Car, Johnson & Johnson, Sprint and Xerox among others.

An expert in cultural change and leadership development, she has implemented organization-wide alignment and large-scale projects in the areas of personal productivity and peak performance, quality service improvement, employee engagement and customer and brand excellence.

In addition, Karen is the bestselling author of seven business books which have been translated into 10 languages, and has been a keynote speaker for business groups around the globe including The Young President’s Organization, The American Management Association and The Direct Marketing Association.

Karen is a regular guest of the media and has been interviewed for her expertise by The New York Times, Fortune, Inc., Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and others. As a freelance writer she has written articles and blogs for Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, All Business.com, Salon.com, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.com.

Michael T. McDermott, Ph.D

Mike McDermott holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and has practiced as an organization and leader development professional for over thirty years. Mike has extensive consulting experience with companies across many sectors, ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations. In addition he has worked as the Global Vice President of Organization Effectiveness for three Fortune 500 companies; Capital One, AES & T. Rowe Price.

Mike has published several books and numerous articles on team effectiveness, leadership, change management and culture. He holds an emeritus advisory chair in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Executive Leadership Program.

In the course of his carrer he has conducted numerous employee survey programs aimed at improving employee engagement. His recent research in the area analyzed the impact of ‘making progress’ on engagement in over 6,000 employees across a variety of industries. His study on performance management practices is the most widely cited article in the Organization Dynamics Journal.

Camille Smith

Camille combines her business experience in high-tech start-ups and multinational Fortune 1000 organizations with her experience as an educator and an international management consultant.

With more than twenty-five years’ experience in training and development, Camille has focused on transforming corporate cultures at large multinational organizations including Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Guinness Brewing Worldwide, NutraSweet, Campbell’s Soup, Cisco, Creative Labs, DuPont, Old Navy/Gap, Orbitz Worldwide and Stanford University. Her focus has been helping management teams produce measurable bottom line results, including doubling of revenues that kept a plant from closing, reducing defective products by 80% in 6 months, reducing labor grievances by 75% in 8 months, and many more.

Camille has worked with clients in the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Australia, coaching leaders to build successful organizations that respected local culture and integrated world-class management processes and practices.

In addition to her consulting work, Camille has been an executive coach for the Global Institute for Leadership Development, founded by Warren Bennis. She also serves as an advisor to the Global Women’s Leadership Network, and has been an Adjunct Professor teaching leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Leslie Tucker

For more than twenty years, Ms. Tucker has worked with tens of thousands of people on building more trusting and productive working environments. Her engagements have crossed cultural and ethnic boundaries and demonstrate that, regardless of race, country or product, organizations realize their full potential when people communicate honestly and create relationships based in trust, respect and a shared commitment to a bold future. Select clients with whom she has worked include Cargill, the US Embassy in Ukraine, Guinness Brewing Worldwide, AbitibiBowater, the Institute for Sustainable Community, and the National Recycling Coalition (US).

She has consulted to public and private sector organizations in the United States, Canada, Spain, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Ireland and England.

From 2008 to 2011, in addition to consulting, Leslie gained experience as a leadership team member and manager while working as Director of World Class Customer Service and Marketing Director for Kitco Metals Inc., a privately owned mid-sized precious metals company. As a member of the executive team, she turned around two departments, helped develop the company brand and culture, and started a Learning and Development Center—all while dealing with the day-to-day challenges of a growing company.

Leslie holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Burlington College, and has studied systems thinking, organizational dynamics and customer service.