Metatropia helps our clients …
Become more agile in fast-changing business conditions.
Develop leadership talent – for now & for the future.
Nurture an energizing work environment – yielding higher levels of trust, collaboration and commitment.
Metatropia exists to energize learning, develop leadership mastery, and ensure organizations deliver on the promise of their vision and strategies. Metatropia is unique. Our process disciplined, yet agile approach develops people, teams and whole organizations – simultaneously. We are people with considerable experience and skill – in developing leaders and catalyzing intentional change.
We are change facilitators, coaches, trainers, organizational psychologists, and assessment professionals. We are experts on the human side of organizational life and are particularly talented in helping leaders manage growth and change in today’s often turbulent times.
Metatropia has developed industry expertise in airlines, banking/financial services, call centers, consulting, convenience stores, energy, government, healthcare, high-tech, insurance, legal, manufacturing, NGO’s, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, retail, sales, utilities, and in companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500 level. We’ve served a wide variety of global and national clients, including 7-11, American Airlines, Anadarko, Austin Industries, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Bosch, BP, Canadian Bearings, Chevron, City of Grand Prairie, City of Calgary, Circle K, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Exelon Energy, GameStop, HSBC, IBM, Intel, Loblaw Companies, Merck, MITRE, Motorola, MWH, Nortel Networks, Progressive Insurance, PG&E, PwC, Sabre, Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough, Shell Oil, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Sunoco, Trinity Industries, Trinity Rail, TXU, Texaco, Texas Instruments, The Nature Conservancy, Unicredito Banca, Unilever, United Nations, United States Navy, Air Force, Army & Marines, United States Security Agencies, Wal-Mart, World Bank, YMCA and many more.
We form real, trusting, and authentic relationships.
Collaboration & Fun
We create energizing, co-creative spaces everywhere we go.
We walk our talk and make it easy for others to do the same.
We make learning moments profoundly relevant and uber-captivating.
MICHAEL serves as a Strategic Advisor, Learning Facilitator, Executive Coach and Change Catalyst.
Michael consults, coaches and advises global leaders in managing individual, team, and organizational change. Michael fully embraces the complexity of the multi-national business context and uses an integral approach that considers the multi-dimensional aspects of people, business and the socio-economic environment. This approach integrates key facets of human development (intellectual, interpersonal, emotional, ethical, physical and spiritual) as the most effective and efficient way of developing leaders, the teams in which they work, and the organizations they serve.
Michael leverages deep expertise in emotional intelligence, consciousness development and crucial communications - helping leaders navigate the complex and ever-changing dynamics of executive team, stakeholder and board relationships. His work helps organizations better leverage the co-creative value that diversity brings and removes barriers that prevent society, organizations and teams from capturing the perspectives and unique backgrounds of every member.
He frequently leads executive events, leadership journeys, strategic planning retreats, and organizational change processes, and in them Michael supports executives in developing their emotional, social and cognitive intelligences – improving key decisions and leadership actions - helping leaders scale, merge, integrate and evolve their organizations. Michael is skilled in executive communications and negotiations, and he has successfully advised leaders in times of crisis, critical transactions and major change. He is often called upon to prepare leaders for crucial communications – such as those with industry analysts and corporate boards.
Michael frequently leverages his expertise in organizational and individual assessment – into culture, climate, leadership style, values, change capacity, competencies and other constructs. He has 20 plus years of executive assessment expertise – working with corporate boards and key stakeholders to evaluate and select c-level and executive talent. He is also an internationally recognized executive coach and is a core faculty member in a leading coach training institute.
Michael received his doctorate in Organizational, Clinical and Experimental Psychology from the University of North Texas, and his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Florida. He is a practicing licensed psychologist, a PCC-level coach, and a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organizational Systems and Development program. Michael celebrates his multi-cultural background and family in Dallas, Texas where he is actively involved in education and community development efforts.
VICTORIA is a fearless advocate and facilitator of real, honest and productive collaboration. Victoria is a coach, personal advisor and captivating trainer. Her approach is a combination of old-school psychological and sociological fundamentals with a progressive, modern and authentic view of our world today. Victoria is an integrator at heart. As an avid student of human development, she understands how people grow and develop - intellectually, interpersonally, emotionally, ethically, physically and spiritually. With an integrated approach, she challenges and supports people to step up and grow in multi-dimensional ways. She works with teams and individuals – alone or in dynamic combination – enhancing leadership across the enterprise, improving cross-functional collaboration and catalyzing better business results.
Victoria is a changer of all things organizational. With an educational background in Sociology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Conflict Management, Victoria is continually elevating her change-game. By exercising skills rooted in the social and behavioral sciences, Victoria brings direct experience, knowledge and the foundations together to facilitate changes in organizations, teams and individuals. Victoria believes that change only comes when we find the courage to make changes within ourselves first.
Victoria immersed herself in the world of organizational change well before her professional career began. While an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, she held a graduate assistantship position where she researched sources of organizational conflict and co-created processes necessary for effective resolution.
While an intern under Metatropia’s Managing Director, Licensed Psychologist and Executive Coach Dr. Michael McElhenie, Victoria was trained and certified by ASSESS Systems on how to identify crucial competencies and other vital skill-sets for personal development, career transition and conflict resolution. During this time, Victoria continued to add the foundational skills and tools needed to match people and their competencies to the particular work demands and culture that fits them best.
Victoria is recognized amongst her peers as a true change-leader. Throughout Victoria’s professional career, she has deeply listened to the personal aspirations, wants and needs of a wide diversity of people and groups. She understands organizational and social dynamics, and when combined with her skills in human development and conflict resolution, Victoria is a genuine tour de force for positive, productive organizational and personal change.
Victoria is a proven creator and facilitator. Since beginning her professional career as a recruiter for the fast-paced and evolving world of “Creatives,” Victoria learned how to efficiently and effectively place individuals in a job/atmosphere that best fit their needs and skills. Victoria then transferred her talents to the vocational counseling world – linking people to ideal career opportunities that also nurtured their professional growth. With a few years of coaching and advising under her belt, Victoria consulted for the Juvenile Justice Department – helping them lay the foundation for a significant shift in culture. Victoria’s love for change and conflict resulted in her pursuing her MA - further solidifying her passion for engaging and coaching leaders in the challenging, yet exciting work of conflict and change.
"My primary objective is to meet clients where they are - by listening, focusing, and authentically relating to individuals and teams. I help address complex and ever-changing business realities, and I engage clients to enhance their capability to lead, balance the imbalances and emerge far beyond expectations.”
CHARLES has more than twenty-five years’ experience leading and supporting change efforts across a wide range of industries and business sectors. In consulting with organizations he focuses on improving business results through enhanced interpersonal interaction, decision facilitation, and organizational alignment.
Charles has worked with clients at all levels in the high-tech, petrochemical, heavy industry, aerospace, and financial sectors – as well as leading think tanks including the Integral Institute and the Spiral Dynamics Group. Assignments have taken him to five continents and from a subarctic diamond mine to a work camp in the Niger Delta, passing through board rooms and operating rooms along the way.
Charles’s experience includes culture-change programs in the area of leadership and safety, development and turn-around projects for multi-million-dollar web and software implementations, management of a major corporate web presence, and the development and delivery of training programs in diverse environments. His work history encompasses fifteen years of consulting work and thirteen years in high-tech business, along with thirty-five years in the martial arts and twenty years of practice in transformational leadership and development approaches. Representative engagements include:
- Developed and delivered executive-level leadership and team-building programs. Topics: business relationships, managing complexity, dynamic teamwork, situational leadership.
- Led High-performance Project and Safety engagements for multi-billion-dollar client projects, producing world-class collaborations and breakthrough safety performance.
- Established and guided cross-departmental planning and implementation team for multi-million dollar web-accessibility project for leading financial services firm.
Charles fosters the success of his client organizations and individuals by championing their development with an eye toward profound breakthroughs and unprecedented achievement. His deep understanding of the developmental path allows him to guide and support individual growth and integrative organizational progress. Depending on the need, Charles provides high quality skill-building, team building and alignment, experiential adventures, whole system culture change, and deep support for full-on mastery practices.
When he is not consulting, Charles is an accomplished martial artist, acting as teacher and “keeper of the path” for the Dotokushinji Martial Arts Research Institute. He also explores philosophy and human potential in dialog with some of the world’s leading theorists and teachers. Living outside Boulder, Colorado he takes time in the outdoors, overlanding by truck or motorcycle in the more remote regions of the West. Afterwards he relaxes with great steak and a hop-forward beer or an excellent single malt.
“My primary objective is to foster the success of humanity and the planet by supporting the evolution of individuals and organizations as they grow towards more effective and more rewarding interactions in all of their undertakings.”
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