DTP-Leadership co-founders Jackalyn Rainosek, Ph.D. and Liz Cloud, CPA, have many years of experience helping individuals and organizations. The duo and their associates have identified the elements for successful personal and organizational growth and transformation.
Jackalyn Rainosek, Ph.D. is the co-owner of DTP-Leadership Group, LLC (DTP). Dr. Rainosek has been an entrepreneur and consultant for 45 years, working with hundreds of companies and management teams on challenges ranging from severe conflicts between executive team members, employees and customers to dealing with lack of understanding about emotional connection, habitual patterns that impede performance and profitability within the organization. Dr. Rainosek identifies issues with leadership, and then implements innovative leadership programs based on The Leadership Challenge.
Her diversity programs move a company beyond affirmative action, valuing difference and managing diversity to a place where the true potential of each employee can be realized. These programs support the creation of a culturally competent, diverse and a socially just work environment. Please see this short article on how the four major product lines (Understanding Emotional Connection, Habitual Patterns, The Leadership Challenge, and Creating Socially just work environments) interrelate with each other.
Dr. Rainosek is an energetic and innovative learning facilitator and coach, with specialties in organizational development, training, community development, process consultation, mediation and dispute resolution. She has worked with small, medium, and large corporations in a wide array of industries, as well as educational institutions, community-development boards, legislative action-oriented organizations, and facets of city, county and state government.
She is a Certified Master Facilitator with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s work, The Leadership Challenge. She is a Certified Dream Coach with Marcia Weider’s Dream University. Dr. Rainosek was a long-term affiliate with NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences, serving as a Dean of management and leadership programs. As an executive coach for junior and senior managers, CEOs and Board members, she helps organizations gain the greatest possible benefit from their talent pools
Throughout her professional career, Dr. Rainosek focused on developing advanced transformational techniques and more effective organizational models. Her emphasis on responsible and emotionally connected relationships enriches individuals, pairs, groups, and organizations. Above all, she is an expert in maximizing human potential for the benefit of a corporation’s bottom-line. She has had a profoundly positive impact on the many organizations with which she has worked – as many delighted clients will attest.
Dr. Rainosek’s latest efforts include a series of videos and articles to help people get through the stress and anxiety of the coronavirus crisis. You can view and read them BY CLICKING THIS LINK.
Liz Cloud is Co-Owner of DTP-Leadership Group, LLC. A former CPA, Liz worked in corporate America in finance and administration to maximize the numbers and resources of various business units in an international construction and engineering firm, the hospitality and travel management industry, the financial and insurance industry, and retail electronics industry.
After 28 years in corporate America, Liz changed professions and today specializes in people rather than numbers. She believes that numbers are good to know, and she appreciates her training and experience. However, it was time to follow another dream – to work with people. She joined forces with Jackalyn Rainosek and formed DTP-Leadership Group, LLC. Her passion is helping others to discover their own talents and gifts as leaders and how to apply these talents in their personal and professional lives. As a Certified Master in The Leadership Challenge© Liz enjoys facilitating others in clarifying their values, vision and purpose.
Liz’s clients value her insight and experience with self-assessment, leadership, social justice and how long-held beliefs can block creativity and change. She is insightful, supportive, committed, and emotionally connected on a soul level. She can be with individuals who have difficulty connecting with their feelings and help them through the connection process. She perceives intuitively what others have great difficulty seeing.
Liz is also passionate about learning. Not only does she learn and look outside her world for learning opportunities, she encourages others to challenge themselves to discover and apply new ideas.
Clients of different ages, genders, professions, and industries (including health care, legal, financial, retail, information technology, journalism, city and county government, and oil and gas among others), have benefited from Liz’s facilitation to improve their organizations as well as their personal lives. They have received promotions in work, become more active and productive team members or leaders in their organizations, and enhanced or developed more meaningful relationships. She has helped many clarify their values and learn to take risks to achieve their visions.
Liz is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting. She is the co-founder of the Houston Area Council of ABWA and has served as a District II Vice President. Currently she is the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Houston Professional Women. She has served on Municipal Utility District boards, a homeowner board, Toastmasters, and Texas Business Travel Association. She is a Past Woman of Excellence of the Federation of Houston Professional Women.
Liz is deeply committed to continuing to lead herself as well as other so all can achieve their deepest desires.
Jowell Lydon is a facilitator and coach who brings 29 years of personal development and awareness regarding his own habitual patterns and blocks to help others recognize and work through their own challenges and realize the lives they want for themselves. He has worked with individuals and organizations in a variety of industries and brings his belief in people and their innate ability to transform themselves to all that he does. Jowell believes in social justice and is committed as a white male to recognizing and addressing white male privilege and to helping other white males get past their entrenched resistance to address their privilege as well.
Along with his work for DTP-Leadership, Jowell has worked as a team lead, project manager, and scrum master in the information technology sector. A life-long lover of the outdoors and wilderness, he is currently working to complete a masters degree in corporate sustainability and believes there is a strong connection between living sustainably and supporting social justice. Jowell sees all life on planet earth as interconnected and believes that the changes we make in ourselves are the most powerful way to make changes in the world.
Linda Snook is a natural entrepreneur, even though she has been an employee at various points in her professional career. In 2009, Linda opened her own company: Snook Consulting Training L.L.C. She is a certified “Daring Way” and “Rising Strong” facilitator through Brene Brown. Linda is also a certified life and transformational coach and consultant through Mary Morrissey’s Brave Thinking Institute.
Linda has provided specialized coaching and leadership to a multiplicity of organizations. Linda also owned an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for individuals and their family members. Linda’s IOP won an award for being the most diverse IOP in the State of Texas.
Linda has been a consultant for employers, brokers, and facilities that needed a greater understanding of Managed Care. She has been a Senior Account Executive, District Manager, and Area Manager for Magellan Behavioral Health Services. Linda has been a top Sales Manager and employee in her earlier years as a professional.
Linda is an excellent communicator and has a powerful way of building relationships. She has a desire to see people get a second chance in life. She has volunteered and been on a board of a non-profit women’s center in our community.
George Sroka is on his third career at least. Initially, he worked in the newspaper business, rising to the position of editor and winning Texas state awards for excellence. In 1987, he co-founded Laser Ink, one of the first toner cartridge remanufacturing companies in Houston. He grew that into a million-dollar business, which he sold in 2018. His third career with DTP-Leadership includes training in the Habitual Patterns Assessment and coaching with Dr. Rainosek.
George is also continuing what might be called his fourth career. Twelve years ago, he completed his initial yoga teacher training. He has since completed 500-plus hours of training as a yoga teacher. He has taught at The Yoga Institute, Sama Yoga, Republic Aerial Yoga, and 24 Hour Fitness.
Recently, he started a tech support business called HolisTech, where he solves technology problems, great or small.
George has been active in civic affairs. He served as president of the Montrose Business Guild and the Hyde Park Civic Association for several years. At the end of his term with the civic association, he received the Volunteer of the Year Award which was commemorated with the proclamation of “George Sroka Day” by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. The proclamation includes this phrase: “He has been the truest definition of a good neighbor.”
He is blessed with good friends and good health, and looks forward to learning more in his latest career.