Nancy Eichstadt is a Managing Partner with Leadership Management International, Inc. (LMI) and President & CEO of The Carolina Leadership Group, LLC based out of the Upstate of South Carolina. In 2009, Nancy joined LMI with the responsibility of expanding the company’s presence in the Carolinas and has been recognized annually for incremental revenue growth at LMI’s Regional and World Conferences. In 2015, Nancy received the distinguished LMI “Motivator of the Year” award for the Americas. This award is presented to the individual who best exemplifies leadership qualities and who personally demonstrates the LMI “product of the product” disciplines. In addition, this individual has distinguished themselves through outstanding service to other associates and clients.
Nancy’s professional background spans over 25+ years working in Corporate America for Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Chemical, Georgia Pacific, and Sealed Air Corporation. She’s held a variety of senior management positions from sales and marketing to global business development to business unit management. In various roles, she’s been responsible for revenues of $200 million, capital expenditures of roughly $500 million, and managing a staff of 50 employees.
Now, Nancy and her team focus on providing companies with the necessary management tools and processes that allow senior executives and other organizational leaders to successfully execute their strategy and performance goals. The LMI Process™ brings discipline and accountability to client organizations so they can achieve greater results.
Paul Barber brings to LMI over 30 years of corporate management and consulting experience as a recognized leader, trainer, mentor and developer of top talent. His passion is partnering with clients to improve their personal effectiveness, enabling them to lead their teams and organizations to achieve greater business impact. Paul has a collaborative style and has worked with leaders at all levels. Prior to joining LMI in this role, Paul pursued his corporate career in banking as well as with a leading national retail company. For more than six years he was Senior Vice President and Director of Learning and Development for The South Financial Group, now TD Bank, reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
At TSFG he implemented a highly successful program to develop high potential leaders. Before moving to Greenville in 2004, Paul worked with Bank of America in Charlotte for over nine years holding increasingly responsible positions in Marketing, Operations and Human Resources.
Born in Canada, Paul is a graduate of the Ontario Teacher Education College and has completed studies in organizational development with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) serving in various leadership roles with both the Charlotte and Upstate SC chapters.
Paul and his wife are the parents of two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Amy Beheler brings over 15 years of experience in leadership and training and development within a variety of industries including manufacturing and non-profit agencies. Beheler holds a Masters of Science degree in Business Management from Troy State University, a professional certification in Human Resources, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and maintains certificates of training in and conducts audits for Quality Management Systems.
In addition to serving in various leadership positions within her church, Beheler was a recipient of the prestigious Tribute to Women in Industry TWIN Award which honors women whose outstanding achievements mark them as leaders and role models in business and in the community. Beheler happily resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and four children.
Paul Burnett served nine years as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in various roles as a Reservist and on active duty with a focus on mission accomplishment, advanced training, and subordinate development. While serving in the Reserves, Paul was selected for Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, VA. Upon completion, he was commissioned as a 2 nd Lieutenant and was awarded with the Major Harry Elms Award for exemplary leadership, physical fitness, and military academics for a Marine Officer Candidate with prior enlisted experience.
Following OCS, Paul then attended the Basic Officer Course, and later graduated from the elite Infantry Officer Course. He earned the Major General Merrit A. Edson Marksmanship Award for achieving the highest combined weapons marksmanship scores out of 250 Marine Officers in his graduating Company. Captain Burnett’s most senior assignment in the Marine Corps was as an Executive Officer.
Paul joined the operations, supply chain, and logistics industry where he was employed by Amazon.com North American Customer Fulfillment and most recently W. W. Grainger. While employed at Amazon NACF, Paul was an Area Manager in both the Inbound and Outbound operations. As a member of the Fulfillment Center’s senior leadership team, he served as the site’s Learning Department Manager and led the Associate Safety committee. In 2016, Paul and his Learning Department team managed and launched the first Career Choice Program at Amazon’s Spartanburg site, which enables employees to further their education and career potential. While employed at W. W. Grainger, Paul was a Distribution Process Manager overseeing the Outbound Small Parcel Pack department. Paul has consistently worked as a leader improving the safety, quality, productivity, and engagement of his teams. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Paul and his wife happily reside in Simpsonville, SC.
Craig Cox served 24 years as an Officer in the United States Air Force commanding a squadron over 550 personnel. He received a Defense Meritorious Service Medal for work with the Royal Saudi Air Force. After his military service, Craig joined the manufacturing industry as Plant Manager where he was employed by Arley and MetoKote Corporation.Between 2000 and 2014, he served in various non-profit leadership capacities with Central Carolina Technical College, the Employment Security Commission, and ReadySC.
While with ReadySC, Craig facilitated training and development curriculum in the areas of Leadership, Communications, Employer Expectation Training, Supervisor Training, and Teamwork.
Craig holds a Master of Business in Systems Analysis from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wofford College.
A native of Spartanburg, Craig and his wife have three children and ten grandchildren.
Nan Patel brings over 15 years of experience in organizational development, training, coaching, and leadership management. She is a certified professional in Human Resources (PHR) and has worked in several industries including healthcare, insurance, call centers, and manufacturing. Most recently, Nan was Human Resources Director for Designtex, a Steelcase subsidiary, where she was responsible for over 220 employees. She was instrumental in driving strategic and tactical organizational development throughout the organization and focused on organizational development, employee relations, training, and policy development.
Previously, Nan worked for One Call Care Management for nine years establishing organizational structure, policies, succession plans, and employee development as the organization grew to over 1,500 employees.
In addition to being a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Association for Talent Development (ATD), and World at Work, Nan holds a variety of management training and behavioral assessment certifications in human resources from NYU, Rutgers Center for Management Development, Predictive Index (PI) and Center for Creative Leadership. Nan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ and resides in Greenville, SC with her husband and their son.