About Us

Our goal at Clarity Compass Consulting is to support individuals, teams and organizations in powerfully transforming to their next level of well-being and effectiveness. We provide support and guidance for individuals and groups into having deep insights about themselves, others and the world that provides richness in living and a bountiful work life specifically through the use of the Clarity Compass tool.

The idea of the Clarity Compass started in 1984 when Brit was a management consultant working with companies that were just beginning to become major organizations. As their world continued to become more and more complex, Brit saw a way to provide a framework that would break down those problems into more simple and conquerable issues. This framework continued to evolve as he worked on his PhD and also brought into play mental maps and individual paradigms. That original framework has become the Clarity Compass tool and is now used in both training courses and one-on-one coaching.

Team

Janessa Hunter

Leadership Consultant and Coach

Janessa is an executive coach with deep experience in building leadership teams. She has 17 years of experience leading Human Resources departments and partnering with business leaders on creating organizational culture through leadership development. Janessa’s HR career has been focused in the tech industry. Her approach combines the deep understanding of organizational dynamics, team culture and bringing forward the natural strengths of each leader. The impact of her work has led to higher efficiency in teams, reduced turnover, promotion in roles and overall company growth. 

Janessa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a double concentration in Human Resources Management and International Business from Gonzaga University and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University. She is attending the Hudson Institute Coach Certification Program. 

Additionally, Janessa sits on the Board of Alpha Supported Living Services, a Washington state non-profit that supports adults and children with developmental disabilities. She has had roles on the board of President and Head of the Compensation Committee. 

Brit Poulson, PhD

Senior Consultant & Leadership Coach

Brit is the owner and principal of Clarity Compass Consulting, a leadership consulting firm specializing in transformative executive coaching and leadership development programs. Brit has been integrating the fields of management consulting, business psychology, and leadership coaching since 1983.

Brit earned a Ph.D. in psychodynamics and group psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He also has an M.A. in human growth and potential from the University of West Georgia and a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration from Troy State University.

Brit has been a psychology professor at four different U.S. universities and at Nankai University in China, as well as instructing at Inlingua in Italy. Brit’s rich experience includes his work as a Dale Carnegie course instructor, public speaker, psychotherapist in private practice, corporate trainer and executive coach. Brit was the lead facilitator for all of LIOS/Saybrook University public programs and is adjunct faculty for both the clinical and leadership masters programs. Brit’s combination of business expertise, human compassion, and incisive questions help his clients achieve unprecedented results.

Book Author: “The Clarity Compass: See More Clearly. Have Creative Conversations. Live the Life You Want.”

In the Media: Brit has appeared as an expert for a number of media outlets across television, print, and radio including ABC’s First Coast News, CBS Boston and the American Management Association.  You can read more and access archives of Brit’s media events here.

Partial List of Clients:
He has provided leadership support to organizations such as Philips Healthcare; Rabobank (De Lage Landen); T-Mobile; Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; Immunex/Amgen; Microsoft; ARRYVE Consulting; IDRI; Philips Consumer Lifestyle;  Xerox of Canada; Canadian Pacific Railway; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Amazon.com; Stantec; Epic Games (Fortnite) and many others.

Certification: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®
Membership: Vice President, Board of Directors, Seattle Jung Society

Dan Leahy

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Dan Leahy is an innovative leadership development specialist. With 20 years of leadership education experience and another 16 years experience as a clinical therapist, he brings a unique blend of interpersonal and organizational perspectives to his work. His professional experience includes serving as President of the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS, Inc.) from 2001 to 2007.

Dan is committed to leadership development. Since he believes that leadership is fundamentally a dance between the leader, the followers and the organizational mission, his approach focuses on helping the individual develop the ability to both take a stand and stay connected with others in service of the desired results. Given his work in adult education, his approach is one that emphasizes inquiry and directed reflection tailored to the individual’s circumstances.

Dan holds Bachelors Degrees in Communication Arts and Sociology from Washington State University and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Whitworth College. His postgraduate training includes the Art & Practice of Leadership Development program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Peter Bloch’s Regional School for Managing, Leadership Eastside, and Pacific Integral’s two-year Generating Transformational Change program. He is a board member for the Center for Ethical Leadership Board and is Co-Vice Chair for Curriculum and Programs on the board of Leadership Eastside.

Abigail Lynam, PhD

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Abigail is a leadership development educator, coach and consultant. Her doctoral research focused on the application of adult developmental psychology to leadership development. She taught for several universities including Lesley University, the University of Massachusetts, Prescott College and Antioch Seattle. She currently teaches for Pacific Integral’s Generating Transformative Change leadership development certificate program in Seattle and Ethiopia.

Alyssa Farber

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Alyssa is a coach and consultant with over 15 years of experience leading individuals, teams and organizations to make informed and inspired choices through analytical problem-solving, strategic insights, and resource building.   She has deep cross-sector experience, including finance liaison for T-Mobile’s customer forecasting and analytics team as well as Director of Finance for the Center for Infectious Disease Research, a $35M federally-funded, non-profit research institute.  Consistently recognized for her ability to cultivate positive relationships across and between organizations, Alyssa offers a unique blend of business savvy and heart. 

Alyssa partners with clients to explore what they want to accomplish, the actions required to do so, discover who they are being and who they want to be. This informed insight empowers clients to increase productivity, while improving their performance by transforming how they relate to obstacles and opportunities along the way.

As one of her clients puts it, “Alyssa asked the questions that I didn’t know I needed to answer. Making me look in places not previously considered and moving me forward at a pace far exceeding what I could do alone. Working with Alyssa I unleashed clearer insight, direction and actions designed to make progress.”

Alyssa earned her MBA graduate at Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and her BA in Economics from Gettysburg College.  She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and an affiliate of Accomplishment Coaching.  When she is not coaching, Alyssa is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children living in foster care, jewelry artist and a cross-fit and trail running enthusiast. 

Deanne Carter, LMHC

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Deanne holds a master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. In her more than 20 years of experience coaching and counseling people to become highly effective and less stressed in all aspects of their lives, she has developed a unique style of meeting people where they are, uncovering sticky defenses, exploring blind spots, developing capabilities, and integrating the use of new behaviors and strategies. The expertise she has honed in coaching are the same skills she employs in executive coaching for fast track individuals wanting to improve the impact of their corporate leadership and supervisory management. 

 Her methods encourage understanding the other more fully during times of conflict so that costly communication breakdowns can be eliminated. Deanne’s coaching approach applies to the wide variety of situations every successful person encounters in daily life and career.

Working with executives in health care, aerospace industries, leaders in education systems, and as a facilitator of multi-disciplinary teams, Deanne takes a systems approach to change management. Her consultations have resulted in improved planning, procedures and relationships. She has developed staff training that increases team effectiveness, goal setting, actionable feedback, and reward programs.

Jennie Sze

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Jennie Sze is a consultant with 15+ years of experience in strategy, leadership development, employee engagement and customer experience. Jennie consulted on organizational culture change initiatives with Disney Institute. She led customer service strategy and programs with Starbucks Coffee Company. She was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group, providing support to a variety of clients including consumer packaged goods, real estate, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. Jennie is passionate about helping leaders achieve their goals by discovering their own leadership, and by building high-functioning teams.

Jennie received her Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A. in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Freddie Barrett

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Freddie Barrett, Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, served Corporate America in Sales and Management positions for over 25 years before launching her career as a coach and leadership consultant. For the past 14 years, Freddie has worked with individuals and teams to identify personal and leadership strengths, develop interpersonal skills to expand healthy relationships, and focused action for sustainable results.

Freddie’s approach to Leadership Development and Coaching combines experiential learning, reflective assessments, and committed action to reach sustainable results. Freddie is a Certified Facilitator of The Extraordinary Leader (360-degree feedback program), EQ in-Action (emotional intelligence assessment), the Instinctive Drives system® and Libby Wagner’s Influencing Options. Freddie is a contributing author in the 2012 book, “No Winner Ever got There Without a Coach.”

Freddie holds a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis on Coaching and Consulting in Organizations, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and is a Master Certified Coach (accredited by the International Coach Federation) and Somatic Coach. Freddie has served on the Board of the Women’s Business Exchange in Seattle.

Molly Breazeale

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Molly Breazeale brings 25+ years of adult learning and consulting experience to the field of leader development and organization effectiveness.

Molly was AVP, Learning and Development at Nationwide Insurance. As leader of the corporate learning and development team, she designed and delivered executive, director/officer and management training aligned with the strategic direction of the organization.

Previously, she served for 11 years as the Director of Product Design and Delivery for Dale Carnegie Training. Molly developed curriculum for Dale Carnegie Training core products like Leadership Training for Managers, in addition to fully customized training solutions for Fortune 500 clients. She represented the organization as a keynote speaker at the US Chamber of Commerce and international conventions.

Molly believes the key to successful strategy execution is aligning three core processes: the people, the strategy and the operations.

Suzi Schadle

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Suzi Schadle, Leadership Consultant and Coach with Clarity Compass Consulting, has more than 30 years of experience in training, curriculum development, sales and marketing, operations management, customer service, organizational and leadership development consulting, and public speaking. She has held numerous leadership and executive positions, including Vice President of an international hospitality organization. In 1990, she founded ServiceWorks, a Seattle-based consulting firm, assisting organizations with vision, mission and goal creation, change and transition, team building, and leadership development. Suzi has developed and facilitates Leading From Spirit, a program which focuses on integrating and applying leadership practices with spiritual principles in all arenas of life.  As part of the program, she expanded on the visioning process developed by Dr. Michael Beckwith, featured in The Secret, to move vision into results-focused action.  Suzi is a certified Coach of Dr. Gary Simmons’ Integral Leadership Program, based on the Integral Leadership work of Ken Wilber.

One of Suzi’s passions is bringing people together for a common purpose. She has a unique talent for seeing the connections between people, ideas and tangible outcomes. Her contagious sense of humor and enthusiasm inspire a positive and empowering environment where people experience and express their highest and best.

Fran Fisher

Leadership Consultant & Coach

Fran Fisher is a Master Certified Coach and pioneer of the coaching profession, a published author and international speaker. She is President of FJFisher Coaching and Consulting, providing coaching programs and services for individuals, small business owners, executives and collaborative work teams.

In 1991, Fran founded the Living Your Vision® (LYV) process, a process for empowering individuals in transforming their visions into reality. In 1997, she founded the Academy for Coach Training (ACT), an ICF accredited coaching skills training school. In 2005, shifting her focus to private practice, more writing and speaking, Fran sold the LYV and ACT businesses and associated trademarks to I & AM, LLC dba inviteCHANGE, located in Edmonds, Washington.

Fran was the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). She chaired the Credentialing Committee of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and served as a founding board member of the ICF.

Fran’s passion is providing guidance, support, coaching, and helping individuals, teams and organizations realize their highest visions. As a master coach, she works with visionary leaders, helping them fulfill their highest aspirations. She blends the art of visioning, the structure of planning, and her intuitive ability to empower and guide clients to greater success and fulfillment.

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