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Carl Binder, Founder and CEO

Dr. Carl Binder began as a doctoral student in Experimental Psychology, attending Harvard University at the invitation of B.F. Skinner, whose writings had inspired him deeply. With an interest in making a societal contribution, he rapidly shifted from basic research to real world application of behavior science, first developing innovative instructional methods and teacher training for educators, and later contributing to the emerging field of human performance technology in large organizations.  With input from many extraordinary teachers and colleagues, Carl has spent over 40 years bringing his enthusiasm for behavior science into corporations, schools, and public organizations worldwide.  Founder of four consulting firms, recipient of career awards from the American Psychological Association,  the International Society for Performance Improvement, and the Organizational Behavior Management Network, prolific author and speaker, Carl believes that the Performance Thinking Network is his best opportunity yet for making a contribution.  His ability to synthesize information from multiple fields, communicate complex ideas in plain English to non-specialists, and build excitement about making a difference with behavior science brings an intellectual and emotional spark-plug to The Performance Thinking Network.

Carl was recently awarded the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

Ted Eisenhardt, Director of Operations

Resource > TedEisenhardtHeadShot.jpg by:Ted Eisenhardt, is a seasoned entrepreneur, originally a Tennis Pro who earned an MBA and built a thriving athletic club near us on Bainbridge Island.  Over the years, the Bainbridge Athletic Club sparkled with a client-friendly vibe and smart marketing, plus an engaging culture and a positive bottom line.

 Ted is a great communicator and editor, a numbers guy with heart, and excited about our work in performance improvement. He combines pragmatic management and business acumen with a history of helping to develop and coach athletic performance. Ted is charged with ramping up operations for a next level of growth and impact, refining our business systems and processes, and managing our annual Six Boxes Summer Institutes, among an expanding list of responsibilities.

John Schanck, Director of Sales

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 John Schanck is responsible for business development activities as we grow our Coach-Manage Lead programs with current and future clients. John has over 25 years of senior corporate leadership with relationship management and marketing experience serving global and mid sized corporations. He has expertise in client development and retention. His experience includes virtual all vertical industries including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, energy, apparel, construction and engineering. John earned a BA from Fairfield University. As Senior VP at Dun & Bradstreet, John was a client of Carl Binder's firm during the 1990's.


JoAn Osbual, Manager of Special Projects

Resource > JoAnOsbualw.jpg by:JoAn Osbual began her career in the non-profit sector, serving two years in AmeriCorps and working as a Literacy Specialist in the Response to Intervention Program for Si Se Puede, a Rocketship Charter School. In addition to event planning and project development, community outreach and volunteer coordination, youth engagement and overall management, she has also served in multiple customer service roles. She has a passion for helping others and is an avid learner, having earned EMT certification in 2011, completed certifications for caregiving services in 2014, and passed introductory requirements for certification in Computer Numerical Control. JoAn believes in the power of Performance Thinking and is excited to be a part of improving how companies set and achieve their goals.

Jeremy Binder, Manager of Media Production

Resource > Jeremy.jpg by:Jeremy Binder is a sound recording and live sound engineer, musician, video editor, and emerging software programmer.  Having studied in the highly regarded Sound Recording Technology program at the Ithaca College School of Music, he was mentored by platinum record producer and audio engineer, Alex Perialas, who directs that program.  With internships in several professional recording studios, and a broader interest in AI and machine learning, Jeremy leverages his editing and production expertise to manage The Performance Thinking Network’s YouTube channel and produce additional audio and video material for our marketing and training efforts.

Cathy Godlewski, Marketing Manager

Resource > CatherineGodlewski1.75.jpg by: carlCathy Kennedy Godlewski is a writer and marketing communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, instructional design, content development, and copy writing. She has worked in  business-to-business and consumer markets, including education and training, technology, automotive, healthcare, and industrial/manufacturing.  As an instructional designer, Cathy can identify with the training and development professionals who often complete our programs. She holds a B.A. in Communications from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.



Barbara Bucklin, Senior Consultant

Resource > BBucklinHeadshotW.jpg by:Dr. Barbara Bucklin brings 20+ years of experience as a global learning and performance improvement leader to the Performance Thinking Network. She first met Dr. Binder while a graduate student at Western Michigan University, completing her masters’ thesis on fluency-based instruction.  She led teams of performance professionals as Director of Instructional Design at Ardent Learning for over 15 years, completing projects for several dozen US and multi-national clients. She currently works with clients of The Performance Thinking Network while becoming certified to deliver our Six Boxes Practitioner Program.  Barbara is Past President of the Organizational Behavior Management Network and has taught university courses in the learning sciences, organizational behavior management, and statistics. She has published in major journals and spoken at international conferences including the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association for Talent Development, DEVLearn, the International Society for Performance Improvement, Training Magazine, and the OBM Network.

Shane Isley, Senior Consultant

Resource > ShaneHeadShotw.jpg by: Shane Isley is an entrepreneur and management consultant who earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in behavior science from the University of North Texas. In 2007, he founded West Coast Behavioral Consultants, comprised of Optimal, which delivered performance improvement services to organizations, and Blueprints, which served families with children with severe challenging behavior. Optimal helped behavioral health agencies establish and refine systems and processes, contributing to increased employee engagement and retention, translated into improved business performance. Optimal empowered leaders and managers to create Performance Development Plans with their people by implementing the Performance Thinking® Manager Program. Shane will enable us to expand programs and consulting services in the Applied Behavior Analysis industry, and in other markets where our programs can drive agile talent development and continuous performance improvement.

Kirsten Yurich, Consultant

Resource > KirstenPhototiny.jpg by: carl Kirsten Yurich is an experienced business executive, ABA clinician, published author, legislative advisor, and management consultant.  She is passionate about creating environments where employees and managers are productive and excited about coming to work every day.  She knows how to plan and execute strategy, build teams, resolve conflicts, and design sustainable programs and services.  Kirsten has published scholarly articles and co-authored a widely referenced book on precision teaching. She has built management dashboards and improved business processes. Former CEO of a large and profitable ABA company that employed over 420 staff, she now serves as a Consultant for The Performance Thinking Network where she helps clients identify opportunities for improvement and strengthen performance systems for sustainable growth, clinical and ethical excellence.

Johan Ginyard, Affiliate

Resource > JGinyard.jpg by:Johan Ginyard, based in Sweden, has been an Affiliate of The Performance Thinking Network since 2013.   A certified Psychologist with a M. Sc. Psy. from Uppsala University, Johan served in the Swedish Air Force, both as a fighter pilot and as an Aviation Special Psychologist. He brings a unique combination of experience from a high-tech environment with extremely high demands on performance, with insights in the complex world of human performance, and a background in applied behavior science. Johan founded Operantor AB (link to in 2006, helping companies, educational institutions, governments, and nonprofit organizations align their human resources, strategy, structures, processes, and culture to minimize operational disruptions and drive continuous improvement in a rapidly changing environment. Johan has been delivering our Coach-Manage Lead programs to clients in Europe and the USA since 2013, and has conducted consulting projects applying Performance Thinking tools and methods. Bring him a real Italian espresso, and you’ll have a friend for life!


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