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Your Leadership Group is committed to supporting leaders to be their best through reflection, self-discovery, and action.

Our Team

Gary Walljasper

Leadership & Executive Coach

His career spans more than 25 years of strategic human resources experience that includes advisory/consulting work with middle and senior management.  Primary areas of focus have been talent management, leadership coaching and development, workforce planning, team effectiveness, and organization development.

Gary’s previous roles included:

Carlson Group • Partner

The Principal Financial Group • Head of Organization Development

ING/Equitable of Iowa • Senior HR Advisor/VP Human Resources

Pioneer Hi-Bred • Human Resources Planning

Melissa Worrel-Johnson ACC, MBA

Leadership & Executive Coach, Leadership & Development Implementor & Speaker

Over her 19-year career, Melissa has focused her efforts on leadership, talent development, and business strategy. Her diverse background includes entrepreneurial business start-ups as well as significant leadership roles in large organizations. 

As an ICF credentialed coach and licensed facilitator of the Coaching Clinic, DiSC and CCL’s 360 assessment, Melissa’s purpose is to support leaders to be the best leaders they can be. How we engage, communicate and collaborate effects our workdays, team culture and results.

Melissa believes we grow our businesses and profits through teamwork and people. People + Passion + Purpose = Winning Teams. One of our biggest assets is how we lead our teams, develop our people and roll up our sleeves with people leadership. 

Melissa lives in Iowa with her husband Alan and two dogs Olive & Charley; they enjoy paddle boarding, biking, travel and family.

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