Founders and Principals

Merom Klein, PhD
Merom Klein, PhD
brings you 30+ years of experience as a Business Psychologist, entrepreneur, inventor, matchmaker, community-builder, author and innovation champion — building leadership programs to PowerUP innovation, accelerate change, develop high-potential talent and move enterprises from “what got them here” to “whats needed to fast-forward to the future. Merom serves as CLO and CTO of Courage Growth Partners.
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Louise (Yochee) Klein, PsyD
Louise (Yochee) Klein, PsyD
brings you 20+ years of experience as a Business Psychologist, executive coach and facilitator — equipping leaders to champion innovation, woo sponsors and expand their influence. Louise Yochee is particularly effective with engineering and scientific leaders at C-level roles and with women in key leadership positions. As a Canadian in Israel and the US, she understands the value of diverse cross-cultural perspectives.
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Consultants

Julian Harel
Julian Harel
brings 20+ years of engaging instructional design, wit, uplifting ennobling train-the-trainer and teacher training to the educators, coaches and trainers who work with him. Whether showing facilitators and educators how to work classroom dynamics live or by Zoom, or running an Aikido masterclass, Julian is known for his creativity, multi-cultural fluency and for his heartfelt desire to see his mentees perform at their best.
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Karin Grantham
Karin Grantham
brings you 30+ years of experience growing businesses to dramatically improve healthcare delivery, including senior executive roles in global healthcare corporations preparing for rapid scale-up, healthcare transformation consultancies and a career that began in hospital nursing and nursing management. She brings a mix of small-town Texas charm, deep business foresight and global management experience to her assignments.
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Professor Rodney Napier, PhD
Professor Rodney Napier, PhD
brings 40+ years of experience — and an always fresh, creative, take-your-breath-away insightful perspective — to his work with Courage International. He adds depth and colour to our work on the 5 Courage Activators, enriching our discoveries with his perspective on First Nation (Canadian Aborigonal) leadership styles and on social justice empowering entrepreneurship in the US, Israel and Africa.
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Jodd Readick
Jodd Readick
brings 30+ years of entrepreneurial experience in healthcare and technology, as a founder/CTO and an active angel investor. He serves on the Boards of Advisors of several NY companies and is an advisor and member of the area’s most prominent angel investment groups. Jodd is Chairman of User Centric Communications, oversees IoT strategy for AgTech pioneer OptiHarvest and runs a treatment management app for Lyme disease patients.
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Ron Schechter
Ron Schechter
brings 30+ years of data-driven marketing insights to clients like Merck, J&J and Lilly – so innovation leaders hear “the voice of the customer” as they craft their messaging and shape the culture of the go-to-market team, so it will resonate with key audiences. Ron is known for his inquisitive nature, cross-cultural finesse, multi-lingual fluency and for appreciating the difference between unsubstantiated hypothesis and empirically valid data.
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Andrea Zintz PhD
Andrea Zintz PhD
brings you 30+ years of experience as a Leadership Development and Talent Management professional — with boundless energy, an upbeat optimistic can-do spirit, a knack for asking the right questions to focus on the right possibilities, and a great sense of style. Andrea is Founder and CEO of Strategic Leadership Resources.
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Beth Banks Cohn, PhD
Beth Banks Cohn, PhD
brings you 20+ years of thought-leadership in change-management, transformation leadership and innovation. She brings a pragmatic take-charge, rally-the-troops-and-make-things-happen orientation to her coaching and strategy execution assignments and has written how-to books on change leadership. Beth was Corporate Change/Strategy-Execution Director for a global corporation and now is Principal of ADRA Change Architects.
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Michael Seitchik EdD
Michael Seitchik EdD
brings you 30+ years of Leadership Development experience as a lead designer and dean for Wharton, RHR and Global 500 Corporate Universities. Michael leads research initiatives on innovation leadership, featured in HBR, FT and WSJ. He is recognized for his soft-spoken, deliberate data-based style of telling truth to power so executives can reality-test plans and strategies and shape an innovation culture
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Affiliates

GroupMind Express USA
GroupMind Express USA
is a pioneer in online systems that equip diverse global teams to collaborate, share information, problem solve and sharpen up each other’s thinking to take good data-driven decisions. GroupMind Express equips us to accelerate change by mobilizing molecular teams — both within their own organizations and with partners. GroupMind architecture powers much of our Courage Institute leadership methodology. Website >>
iAngels
iAngels
has grown from Israel’s upstart angel investing platform to one of Israel’s prominent and most successful early stage and growth stage investment groups. Courage is proud to be mentors and advisors to iAngels in selecting the right talent for enterprise growth and for building solid strategic global partnerships – as well as advisors in their own growth and evolution. Website >>
Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic, Southeast + Central Canada
Keiretsu Forum Mid Atlantic, Southeast + Central Canada
K4 is the most active angel investment group in the world, funding innovative ventures at the inflection point from early stage to development, commercial adoption and growth stage. Courage serves as entrepreneur mentors, assisting K4 companies with pitch coaching + with an EnQ assessment of their growth-awareness + growth readiness in due diligence. Website >>
Mid Atlantic Bio Angels
Mid Atlantic Bio Angels
is an angel investment group specializing in development-stage therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices – whose members are a who’s who of highly accomplished and knowledgeable life sciences executives, medical and scientific experts and investors. Courage is a member and sponsor of MABA and assists with leadership and human capital assessments of companies in due diligence. Website >>
Above the Standard Procurement Group USA
Above the Standard Procurement Group USA
has a 30+ year track record as a global leader in profit maximisation and business growth services which include Revenue Enhancement, Cost Reduction, Procurement and Financial Services. They have generated billions of dollars in revenue gains and cost savings for organisations all over the world. ATSPG uses Courage to accelerate execution of cost-savings and revenue-generating innovations. Website >>
The DEPOT Kenya
The DEPOT Kenya
is a multi-national capacity building and training facility in East Africa and a human resource development consultancy with wide experience in programmes related to cultural transformation, strategic planning, institutional development and team building. The DEPOT offers experiences that develop a new sense of power and optimism. The DEPOT partnered with Courage to offer the Uplifting Leadership Initiative, using PowerUP Brilliance™. Website >>