MEET THE TEAM

Dennis McIntee

Dennis McIntee

CEO and Co-Founder

Dennis McIntee, a business consultant, gifted keynote speaker, executive coach and author, travels across the world speaking at leadership summits, management training events and healthcare conferences, to name a few. His three-decade career included stints in Africa, Poland, Germany, and throughout greater Europe where he coached and consulted with growing leaders. Through his experience, Dennis developed a systematic approach to helping his clients reach their goals through coaching, speaking, courses, and teaching techniques that enact transformational change.

Ultimately, Dennis is passionate about helping leaders create high-trust, high-performance cultures while becoming the best version of themselves they can be.

Dennis is also the author of The 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams, The Power of Pursuit, and Drama Free Teams in Healthcare.

He has been married to his wife, Lisa, for over 30 years and together they have four children. Dennis is an avid runner and enjoys training for races.

Lisa McIntee

Lisa McIntee

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder

As Dennis’s arguably better half, Lisa McIntee is the strategic thread and pragmatic problem solver behind Leadership Development Group. If Dennis is building a vision, Lisa is figuring out how to make it happen. She is responsible for the operational and fiscal side of the business, as well as assisting in the development of content for mediums like the podcast and training tools. Lisa also takes on a key managerial role, leading the internal Leadership Development Group team and ensuring they are happy and fulfilled.

As a mother to four children, she is an organized leader and professional scheduler. Lisa is passionate about mental and physical health and spends her free time outdoors.

Nancy Benavides

Nancy Benavides

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Coach

Nancy joined the Leadership Development Group after a successful career with McDonald’s Corporation in the US before becoming operations liaison for McDonalds Colombia in South America. In 2017, Nancy launched her own consulting and coaching practice, Activating Volunteers, where she also published her first book.

In her role at LDG, Nancy oversees administrative functions, develops processes and procedures to improve internal operations, and generates new revenue streams. As an Executive Coach, she is trained and certified to facilitate psychometric assessments and analysis and implement leadership development coaching strategies.

She lives in Sarasota, Florida and enjoys maximizing the vacation environment around her in her free time. Nancy serves on the board for two nonprofit organizations and is a mentor for SCORE Manasota.

Melodie Webber

Melodie Webber

Sales and Marketing

Melodie is responsible for identifying and connecting new clients who are a strong fit for the organizational mission. She regularly liaises with trade groups and associations, event planners, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to formulate partnerships based on each client’s specific needs.

Melodie has a solid background in sales and marketing in the technology and banking industries. She also has an entrepreneurial streak and founded and operated her own home cleaning company for seven years before entering the sales field.

Melodie has four children and is a passionate volunteer with the Foster Care Review Board.

Ashley McIntee

Ashley McIntee

Client Relations

Ashley leads the client relations arm of Leadership Development Group by focusing on customer service, communications, and making logistical magic happen. She is chiefly responsible for all of the coordination associated with the Leadership Roundtable Program and is driven by the desire to provide exceptional experiences. If details are involved, Ashley is making sure they happen.

Ashley’s past experience focused on event production and management, particularly in the wedding industry, making her extremely detail oriented and highly organized. She is a proud Clemson alumna and married into the McIntee family in 2019. Her free time is spent with her husband, Stephen, and their Goldendoodle, Arvo.

Kate Dabbs

Kate Dabbs

Marketing Strategist

After more than a decade in the fields of marketing and communications working with nonprofit organizations, higher education, and real estate, Kate joined the Leadership Development Group team as Marketing Strategist. In this position, she is responsible for the messaging and positioning associated with LDG’s initiatives and products. She is a creative writer and editor, passionate problem solver, and storyteller.

Kate’s highest sense of purpose is helping others tell their stories to the right people at the right time. She is actively engaged in the Greenville community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Greenville and as a member of the Junior League. Her free time is spent outside as much as possible with her husband, toddler, and chocolate lab.

Extended Team Members

Marci Powell

Marci Powell

Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker

Marci Powell is an Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker who has been at the forefront of many pioneering advancements in the workplace for the last 25 years. Marci’s futurist mindset and thought leadership have enabled her to provide strategic guidance to countless companies on how to revolutionize the way they work, adapt, and do business in the next generation workplace.

As an internationally renowned keynote speaker, business consultant, and author, Marci has worked remotely enjoying an award-winning and successful career with leadership roles in finance, education, telecommunications, and manufacturing. She has managed globally diverse teams and inspired over 100,000 leaders, employees, and students across six continents.

Marci has worked with industry titans like AT&T, FedEx, NASA, Deloitte, Daimler, and Stryker International, as well as numerous universities, ministries, and small-to-enterprise sized businesses across the world.

Focusing on helping organizations grow professionally and innovate their processes,
Marci has gained heavy renown as a pioneer in distance education and remote learning
and working. When not traveling or working, you can find her enjoying coffee on her back porch or dressed head to toe in her Hogwarts costumes with her grandchildren.

Rick Powell

Rick Powell

Executive Coach

Rick Powell is an Executive Coach with Leadership Development Group, where he focuses on working with C-level executives, boards of directors, and frontline supervisors to help them identify and develop the business and life skills needed for their personal and organizational success. He has 40+ years of experience in the military, financial services, and nonprofit sectors.

Rick’s broad real-world experience and education has helped him develop and refine his coaching, training, and presentation skills. These experiences, along with successes and failures, has instilled in him a desire to help others grow their skills. He has logged thousands of hours of coaching with an emphasis on finding gaps, bridging those gaps, uncovering barriers to success, and helping folks develop the skills needed to eliminate those barriers.

Rick is a credentialed mediator, arbitrator, and chaplain. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 45 years. He has two children and six “perfect” grandchildren. When he’s not mentoring, coaching, training, or presenting, you will most likely find him enjoying his family, working on his farm, or traveling.