RICHELLE HOEKSTRA-ANDERSON, PsyD
JOHN ANDERSON, PhD
ROBERT O'CONNOR, DDS
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
RICHELLE HOEKSTRA-ANDERSON, PsyD - PRESIDENT
Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson is a clinical and coaching psychologist who is called to work with people who are at a crossroads in life - whether in their career, relationships, health or self-growth. Besides coaching & counseling, Richelle loves facilitating interactive workshops and sharing her personal story. She brings warmth, enthusiasm and energy to every situation. After a successful career as an advisor at Mid-State Technical College, she has returned to private practice as a clinical and coaching psychologist through her Wisconsin Rapids Area practice called Crossroads Renewal.
John Anderson, PhD - VICE-PRESIDENT
John is currently a Financial Representative for Thrivent Financial and is passionate about helping people plan for the future and develop a sound financial strategy for retirement. After a successful 28-year career as an instructor for Mid-State Technical College, he is excited to shift his focus as he continues to impact our community. He enjoys presenting to groups in business, education, church, and non-profit sectors, as well as coaching individuals and couples. John has volunteered in the church and community in a variety of ways over the years, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and working with his hands. He and Richelle have two grown daughters, Hilary and Bethany.
SALLY KISSNER - SECRETARY
Sally is currently the executive director of the Arts Council of South Wood County. Her career has spanned nearly four decades in the public sector, with experience in marketing, event management, administration, purchasing, and facilitating. Learner is Sally’s #1 strength, and because of this, she has embraced not only her own inner “learner” but also enjoys sharing what she’s learned with others in hopes of developing great leaders in the workplace and in our community. Volunteering makes Sally’s eyes light up; and she has the opportunity to do so through membership in Sunrise Rotary and Women United, as well as through Leader to Leader, the Teen Leadership Program, and her church. She has served on the teams that brought Leadercast and Global Leadership Summit to Central Wisconsin.
KRIS BARTECK - EVENT COORDINATOR
Kris is currently the Safety and Security Manager at ERCO Worldwide, and a member of the 2017-2018 Heart of Wisconsin Community Leadership Program. Over the years she has been involved in youth and young-adult ministry at Rawhide Boys Ranch and Christian Life Fellowship. Kris served on the original team that brought the Leadercast simulcast to our community, and she continues to partner with other leaders to make a difference in our community. Kris grew up in the Wisconsin Rapids area, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has been married to Bob Barteck for 11 years and has two step-children who are 20 and 15 years old. She loves spending time with her family and friends - and Gracie, their yellow lab. Kris loves any adventure, and she is especially passionate about connecting people to God and each other through outdoor adventure and spending time in His creation.
JULIE OVERTURF - TRAINING
Julie served on the lead team at Christian Life Fellowship in Port Edwards, Wisconsin for 29 years. She collaborated with Diane to develop the group coaching format and content for Leader to Leader™ Group Coaching. She loves organizing, and enjoys teaching, training, and facilitating a variety of leadership workshops. Julie is ordained through the Assemblies of God and is a certified coach through AG coaching. She especially loves coming along-side church leaders to help them clarify their vision and strengthen their teams.
ROBERT O'CONNOR, DDS - TREASURER
Bob is passionate about coaching people to understand sound principles of money management and gain control of their financial future. Besides coaching individuals and couples, he also enjoys facilitating interactive sessions for business and non-profit organizations. He is a successful business owner, practicing dentistry and serving as president for Riverhill Dental Associates in Wisconsin Rapids for 40 years. He decided to pursue his passion for financial wellness and started O’Connor Coaching LLC in 2008 with Diane after training with Dave Ramsey. He currently serves as a board member for Coach Connections, a national mastermind group for financial coaches. He's served our community in a variety of ways over the years, and helped to bring Leadercast to Wisconsin Rapids.
DIANE O'CONNOR - FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Diane is a Designer, Catalyst, and Coach, and is the creator of our Leader to Leader™ framework, principles and strategies. She loves helping high-end leaders create a culture of leadership development in their organizations. She is becoming famous for her Visual Coaching and Strategy Sessions in her Coaching Room in the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Building. She also enjoys group coaching and facilitating team-building and strategy sessions with teams. She is a certified John Maxwell Team Coach and Trainer, and earned her Masters Degree in Ministry Leadership through Rockbridge Seminary. She is also certified through Life Purpose Coaching Centers, International®, AG Coaching, and Gallup Strengths.