Our team of expert speakers and trainers brings a combined 50+ years of leadership expertise in leadership training, olympic-level performance improvement, and engineering team concepts into the workplace.

“We have work to do.”

Dr. Nicole Price

CEO, Lively Paradox – former engineer

Originally trained as an engineer, Dr. Nicole Price later found her true calling in leadership development as a keynote speaker, training leader, and CEO of Lively Paradox.

She believes that leadership is personal. Her goal is to always balance courage with caring as she helps clients face and overcome the most challenging leadership development obstacles.

Nicole’s technical background enhances her objective approach to solving process problems, flipping dilemmas, and helping people focus on solutions. She prides herself on helping leaders lead well — while honoring who they are as individuals.

“Everyone deserves multiple chances to get it right.”

Dr. Ian A. Roberts

Olympian, Mastering the Art of Good to Great

Co-author of Dangerous Indifference (with Lively Paradox founder Nicole Price), Dr. Ian Roberts is a sought-after keynote speaker in the U.S. and internationally.

Integral to his people performance perspective is Ian’s experience as an Olympic track and field star. He knows how to take a team from ‘good enough’ to exceptional, and he exemplifies empathetic and compassionate leadership.

“When you understand yourself well, there is little need to fear the ‘other.’”

Lisa Gunderson

Leveraging Your Leadership Style

For over 20 years, Lisa Gunderson has helped teams and individuals enhance their ability to work together and communicate effectively.

She emphasizes that the things we protest the most about are usually the areas where we need some support. Lisa is a master at ushering leaders to build a keen self-awareness that impacts everyone in their sphere.

“Always put a bow on it.”

Jocelyn Chaunte

Business Development

Combine passionate, relationship driven, and goal oriented, and you have Jocelyn. Serving as a Business Development Director at Lively Paradox, Jocelyn establishes and maintains communications with clients and partners. She also identifies new avenues for sharing the Lively Paradox message.

She is a master enthusiast, professional organizer, and skillful multitasker. Her impressive customer service background allows her to listen well and communicate clearly, while ensuring everyone is on the same page.

Ask her about how to grill (and basketball). It’s her secret talent.

“There is a spark of the divine in each of us.”

David Bell, J.D.


Mr. Bell has significant experience in criminal matters at the local, state and federal level. When combined with his educational background and other life experiences, Mr. Bell is uniquely situated to help individuals and companies with investigations and charges that could result in serious personal and professional consequences.

Combining his desire to help people with his love of the law, Counselor Bell served as a trial attorney in the Missouri Public Defender’s System. After representing thousands of clients in matters ranging from misdemeanor assault to first degree murder, Mr. Bell has had first-hand experience with how leadership injustices can happen when we aren’t mindful.

Our Clients

  • Aspire Public Schools
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Blue Valley School District
  • BNIM Architects
  • City Academy Charter Schools
  • Culturally Responsive Education Conference
  • Eric Buterbaugh
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Happy Food Company
  • Harvesters Food Network
  • Integrated Manufacturing & Assemblies
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Lead Bank
  • Lear Corporation
  • Lemelson Foundation
  • Martinrea
  • Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Midwest Association of Colleges & Employers
  • Network of Executive WomenOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Planet Fitness
  • Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City Bloch School
  • University of Mary Washington
  • US Food & Drug Administration
  • Wichita State University Tech


Lominger 360

Myers-Briggs, Fierce™

InsideOut Development™, Certified Facilitator


Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Missouri Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Overcome the unthinkable

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