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Black River Performance Management

We believe work should FUEL the human spirit, not drain it!

We founded this organization upon the idea of improving work conditions and experiences so work becomes a point of joy and fulfillment.

Our researched-based approach to optimizing the performance of your team and business is essential to navigating the challenges of CHANGE and GROWTH.

We focus on, and honor, the history that gives an organization its identity.  We build out systems that leverage the talent, target the gaps, and build capacity to prepare for growth.

Rob Lion
Angie Lion


Leave others better than we found them by providing them with specific, customized, and research-backed solutions for their personal and professional lives.


We customize solutions for our clients that meet their needs, enhance their culture, and cultivate their employee relations with authenticity and consistency.


We partner with our clients to build capacity that is strategic and sustainable, specific to your goals, ambitions, and culture. This helps ensure relevance, accuracy, and better stewardship for your resources. Our tools and processes aid in building capacity.

Black River Performance Management

Meet Our Team

Black River Performance Management

Meet Our Affiliates

Ali Gorny

Ali has a variety of life experiences that have led her to be a curious leader. From coaching collegiate volleyball to successfully transitioning into the world of entrepreneurship, she finds extreme joy in helping people reach their goals and live the life they design.
Areas of Focus: Individual and Team Coaching, Leader, and Team Development.

Tiffani Wilson

Tiffani Wilson

As a successful entrepreneur, Tiffani works with organizations to enhance efficiencies through systemizing processes. Tiffani assists clients with taking a wild idea and turning it into a successful endeavor while keeping it fun.
Areas of focus: Individual and Team Development in the Energy, Construction, and Nonprofit sectors.

Mike Krause

Mike Krause

Utilizing over 20 years of non-profit leadership and management experience, Mike is committed to improving the workplace culture landscape across industries. Mike partners with individuals and organizations from all walks of life (business leaders, non-profit executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, mental health professionals, artists, coaches, etc.) looking for strategies and tools to improve their own wellbeing and those they are entrusted to lead - navigating opportunities for sustainable change and growth within themselves and their business.
Areas of focus: Workplace Culture, Not-for-Profit, Imposter Syndrome, Coaching

Marlene Robinson

Her experience in process and procedure development and design, paired with her mastery of reporting and tracking implementation, Marlene uses her talent to evaluate and redesign the internal protocol or organizations for efficiency. Additionally, as a John Maxwell certified personal development coach and speaker, she brings her passion for mentoring and coaching into every aspect of her work.
Areas of focus: Mentorship, Leadership, Coaching

Connie Miller

As a veteran executive, Connie has developed strong skills in credible communication rooted in developing healthy results-driven cultures and maximizing achievement.
Area of focus: Financial Institutions

Andrew Page

Andrew's experience as CFO of an international company and later as founder of his own bookkeeping company makes him uniquely qualified to empower small and mid-size business owners to make accurate financial business decisions. His mission is to provide clients with relevant tools that will maximize their profits and contribute to long-term success.
Areas of focus: Mentorship, Education, Proficiency Tools, Systems for Growth

Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins

Dr. Eakins is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over a decade of leadership experience in education, Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping individuals and organizations accomplish equitable practices.
Areas of focus: Education, Corporate, Not-for-Profit

Dr. Sam Jennings II

Drawing upon his vast background in leadership and personal development, Dr. Jennings assists small and medium-sized organizations with issues concerning leadership and team effectiveness.
Areas of focus: Corporate, Higher Education, Coaching, Not-for-Profit

Sally Cleary

With over 15 years as a licensed therapist and professional coach, Sally provides ambitious people with a no-nonsense way of escaping the patterns of life dissatisfaction, helping people skyrocket their confidence both quickly and compassionately.
Area of focus: Coaching

Heather Murray

Author of Think Get A Grip, Heather has transitioned her teaching career into a successful consulting career where she leads masterclasses in the US and abroad. Her work is centered on strategies for health, happiness, and success.
Areas of focus: Education, Corporate, Self-Development

Jeet Kumar

As a leader in the tech industry, Jeet has dedicated his life to creating abundance and has mentored hundreds of people all over the globe to become their most powerful selves resulting in his mentees finding financial freedom, building successful companies, becoming healthier, fostering authentic relationships, and creating a meaningful life for themselves and others.
Areas of focus: Tech, Coaching

Jalene Case

Jalene works with leaders who want to lead themselves first and develop a stronger team that focuses on what matters most. As a coach and consultant, she brings 40 years of business experience and a passion for the work!
Areas of focus: Self-leadership, Team Development, Coaching

Dr. Cindy Seaman

Dr. Seaman is a professor and business owner with over three decades of experience in agriculture and healthcare. She is an innovator and visionary in product development, acquisition of trademarks and patents, and business development.
Areas of focus: Agriculture, Healthcare


With an extensive resume including author, thought leader, and CIO, George brings passion to his mission to guide leaders to optimize their performance so they can live optimally and create healthy, happy, and highly effective teams and organizations.
Areas of focus: Corporate, Not-for-profit, Team building, Coaching


Taking the guesswork out of managing uncertainty, transitions, and change.


Putting the correct tools together to create meaningful work and lives.


Assisting clients with their personal and professional growth and development.

Empower, Enhance & Flourish!

Black River Performance Management - Your Business Solutionists!

In a time where social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn are flooded with content about which business books to read, who’s an influencer, coach or consultant, and what’s the latest business trend…we find it essential to establish our space in the market and provide some leadership. We created the term solutionist to better articulate what it is we do, and how that sets us apart from other consultancy and business development agencies.

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