Dr. Harral is principal consultant with The Harral Group: Specializing in Organizational Effectiveness. Her company provides tailored services in group facilitation, communication effectiveness, management training, and leadership development. In this capacity, she also serves as Executive Director of Leadership Fort Worth.
Dr. Harral formerly was Director of the Center for Productive Communication in the M. J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. During her tenure, the Princeton Review rated the Neeley School #1 in the nation for three consecutive years in the development of communication skills. Harral’s specific expertise is in group effectiveness, conflict management, public speaking, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Harral is the author of Instructor’s Manual: Speaking @ Work, Allyn and Bacon, 2006; Strategies for Interpersonal Communication: Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (6 editions), Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 6th ed., 2005; and Communication: Leadership Skills for Women, Birmingham: New Hope, 1994, as well as numerous articles. She is listed in various Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in the South, World’s Who’s Who of Women, and Who’s Who in American Education. She was selected as the Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth in 2000, and has received the ASTD Distinguished Individual Achievement Award and the Keithley Award for Outstanding Woman in Public Management in North Texas.
Dr. Harral serves on the national boards of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond and the Associated Baptist Press. She is Past President of the international board of The Community Leadership Association, past Moderator of the national board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and is active as past president of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc., as well as Past-Chair of the Board of Deacons in her church.
Paulette Turner is founder and president of Integrated Leadership Concepts, Inc., a company focused on executive coaching, organizational effectiveness and leadership development. A retiree from IBM Corporation after more than 30 years of sales and management experience in the information technology industry, Ms. Turner was the executive responsible for professional and leadership development for the IBM sales force throughout the Americas.
Ms. Turner is a consultant and facilitator of leadership change for cross-industry businesses and nonprofit organizations. She has current industry certifications in coaching, professional assessment tools and facilitation methodologies. She, along with Lawrence Epps, is Program Director for the Leadership Class and Leading Edge, programs for Leadership Fort Worth. She also is Chapter Chair for the Fort Worth Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization, which focuses on using proven techniques to grow multi-million dollar businesses led by entrepreneurial women.
Serving the community in various capacities throughout her career, Ms. Turner currently is a member of the TCU Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors; she is Secretary of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Board of Directors; and she is President of the Fort Worth Chapter of Links, Incorporated, a women’s service organization. Among her many awards, Ms. Turner was named a Texas Woman of Influence by the Fort Worth Business Press, Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Minority Leaders & Citizens Council and she was featured in Women in Motion: Insights and Lessons From Accomplished Businesswomen by Bette Price.
Lawrence, along with Paulette Turner, serves as Program Director for Leadership Fort Worth’s Leadership Class and Leading Edge programs. Lawrence is also CEO and managing principal of LEE Diversified Consulting Group, a firm dedicated to helping its clients find ways to accelerate business results through a more deliberate focus on leadership and organizational effectiveness. Lawrence has worked with leaders around the world in a wide range of industries and business sizes to improve and/or accelerate their business results.
Lawrence is a former IBM executive with over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. His tenure at IBM included over 15 years in line management roles and over 15 years of executive consulting experience in the areas of leadership and organizational development, client satisfaction management and employee engagement.
Lawrence is certified as a Master Human Capital Strategist by the Human Capital Institute. He specializes in accelerated change consulting using a variety of problem solving frameworks to help executive teams tackle complex cross-organizational issues that are impeding the achievement of critical business objectives.
Lawrence is a native of New Orleans, La. where he graduated from Xavier University of La. with a B.S. in Accounting. He completed more than 600 hours of education over the course of his career at IBM including training provided by Harvard Business School, the Hay Group, and the Human Capital Institute.
Ann Barr is Manager of LeaderKids and Administration for Leadership Fort Worth (LFW). This is her eleventh year with LFW. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Elementary Education. She is married to Allan Barr who is a 1976 graduate of LFW, has two daughters and four grandchildren.
Before joining LFW she worked in her husband’s family business, The Barr Company, Printers. She has taught school Dallas and Fort Worth. Her family has been very active in civic activities in Fort Worth. Her father-in-law, Willard Barr, was Mayor of Fort Worth in the mid sixties, her brother-in-law, Kenneth Barr, was Mayor from 1996-2003 and her husband serves on several boards in the community. Ann and her husband are active members of University Christian Church where she serves as a Deacon and has been a part of the Chancel Choir for 30 years. She is active with Jewel Charity, Junior League, The Woman’s Club and several other organizations.
Pam is the Membership & Communications Manager for Leadership Fort Worth. Pam joined the LFW staff in 2011 continuing a 25-year career as a small business owner providing administrative and technical support to nonprofits in the Fort Worth community. Pam currently serves as the Program Director for the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition and serves on the Fort Worth Safe Communities board as well as Peaks & Ladders advisory board. Pam has also served on numerous additional boards in the Fort Worth community including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, Trinity Valley School Parent’s Club, Child Study Center, and Mistletoe Heights Neighborhood Association. Pam is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Fort Worth Lecture Foundation, Texas Outdoor Women’s Network, United States Association of Triathletes and United States Masters Swimming. Pam holds a BA from The University of Missouri and pursued graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.