At Gallaher Edge, we work with busy executives to help you get your arms around the challenges in your organization. We work with you from the inside out, helping your executive team have conversations you didn’t even know you needed to have. We’ll help to increase self-awareness, team alignment, and shared accountability until your organization runs like a well-oiled machine. Organizations are just people. Gallaher Edge helps you learn what it takes to be more profitable by truly putting people first.
Our Core Values
Power of Choice
Acknowledging choice allows a purposeful life and increases accountability. We help you explore the idea that every single thing you do in life is a choice. Once you are exposed to this fact, it opens a world of possibility.
Self-awareness and openness allow us to truly collaborate. We cultivate radical openness that enables us to get real work done by getting real. Without genuine collaboration, teams are just groups of individuals. Teams that are aligned and in sync feel the benefits of flow, synergy and productivity.
Progress Over Perfection
Something done imperfectly is better than nothing done flawlessly. We operate better when we expect not perfection, but progress. We are never done developing. Always getting better. Always evolving. Leadership and self-awareness are things to continuously practice, just as one would practice yoga, meditation, medicine, or law. Practice leadership.
Meet our Team
Dr. Laura Gallaher
Dr. Laura Gallaher has worked in the field of professional and personal development since 2005. Laura is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Facilitator, and Executive Coach. She is the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge, which she started in 2013 and rebranded in 2018.
Her noteworthy career began after the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everybody aboard. Following the tragedy, NASA hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influences that were deemed to play a role in the accident. She worked for 8 years to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center.
Laura was also hired to help manage the change associated with radical changes in the performance management process and philosophy at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
Laura is an expert teacher, trainer, speaker and consultant, particularly in the concepts of self-awareness, accountability, trust building and team cohesion.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Masters and PhD in Organizational Psychology. Laura is a Licensed Human Element® Practitioner, a Certified Radical Collaboration Trainer, and a Certified Coach.
Dr. Phillip T. Meade
Dr. Phillip T. Meade supports a variety of consulting projects focused on creating superior organizational performance. He has exceptional skills in organization development, improving teamwork and team cohesion, organization design, process engineering, strategic planning, leadership communication, culture change, leadership development, and managing teams. Phillip has provided consulting and training services for an extensive list of clients across both the public and private sectors.
Phillip has led teams and organizations for 25 years, serving at various levels of management. Following the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, he developed a plan for the organizational and cultural changes necessary for return to flight, employing innovative techniques to align organizational systems, processes and leadership behaviors to drive sustainable change. Dr. Meade developed the strategy and led the implementation of an integrated and comprehensive framework for change management, and under his leadership the organizational and cultural changes instituted were recognized as the benchmark for culture change.
Phillip holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems. He holds 2 patents, and has over 20 professional publications.
Phillip is a Licensed Human Element® Practitioner.
DR. STEPHANIE LOPEZ
Dr. Stephanie Lopez is an Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach who is an expert in the application of the science of psychology to organizations. Her passions lie in leadership development and team cohesion. Stephanie specifically helps leaders become more authentic and self-aware, which enables greater resilience, stamina and flexibility in the face of demanding and difficult leadership challenges. She’s known for creating a humbling and exciting coaching environment where she gently edges clients closer to insights. Stephanie transforms the way teams function by investigating root causes of issues teams are experiencing and building their capacity to hold crucial conversations and address interpersonal issues when they arise. Previously, Stephanie served as an organizational development consultant and coach for the Federal Government, where she led a team of leaders through a large-scale reorganization by providing change management recommendations to position directorates for success. She also led and managed the development of a succession management program designed to ensure new leaders are strategically developed and prepared to compete for the Senior Executive Service positions when the positions become vacant.
Stephanie is a Licensed Human Element® Practitioner.
MS. KAYLA WONISCH
Ms. Kayla Wonisch is driven by her passion for helping people and intuitive problem-solving. She has an adept understanding for marketing and administration, and acted as a leader in management among several high-demand Starbucks Coffee Company stores.
Kayla excels at her role at Gallaher Edge through her relentless work ethic and growth mindset. She is well-known among her colleagues as being the top “Figure it Out” person on the team! Her dedication to learning and applying new information on an almost daily basis keeps Gallaher Edge at the top of their game for a rapidly changing world.
Specifically, she is instrumental in the implementation of new initiatives and special projects that take Gallaher Edge to the next level.
Outside of work, Kayla regularly pursues her passion for history and understanding the human condition. She continuously grows in her own self-awareness by exploring as a world traveler, acting as a learner of life, and assisting others, and obtaining her 200HR Yoga Teacher Certification.
Favorite Quote: “You alone are the one person who can and will never actually leave you behind.” – Unknown
MS. WENDY GALLAHER
Ms. Wendy Gallaher has been working closely with this company since 2014.
Her duties include contract creation for both clients and contractors, streamlining processes to improve organizational efficiency, tracking and managing company financials, and general office tasks. She also is the company historian who chronicles the growth and scope of the business.
Wendy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education and a Master’s in Speech and Language Pathology. As the founder’s mom, Wendy is enjoying her role in supporting Gallaher Edge by assisting in whatever way she can. Her journey towards increasing her self-awareness as a result of the work she does with her daughter and the Gallaher Edge team continues to enrich her life.
MR. LOGAN SMITH
Mr. Logan Smith’s passion lies in filmmaking. He earned a degree in film production and technology. He has assisted in numerous commercials and on a feature film. He is the lead Visual Content Creator for Gallaher Edge.
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A Message from the Founder
I founded Gallaher Edge when I realized how important it was to me to grow from the inside out, and help others do the same.
Gallaher Edge is founded on the values of the Power of Choice, Progress Over Perfection and Uninhibited Teamwork. This company, like me, is a work in progress, something that every day, I accept exactly as it is while never stopping work to progress it further.