THE DREAM TEAM

Our Purpose

To foster unlimited creativity & innovation through “Play

so the very best ideas, solutions, and outcomes CAN bubble to the top!

OUR CORE VALUES

 

Creative Team

Scott Markowitz

Scott Markowitz

Program Co-Lead

A true “play beast,”  Scott’s passion lies in helping accomplished creative people who have a desire to make an impact. As part of our facilitation team, Scott never waivers in his ability to “bring the fun,” and to ride up on the  unique waves every program has. 

Scott’s brilliance lies in his keen eye for detail, his drive to get it right the first time and his desire to help clients move towards more inclusive lives where unlimited creativity can be unleashed.

Compassionate

Donna Berkelhammer

Donna Berkelhammer

Preferred Legal Officer

BJD  Leadership has been extremely blessed over the last 7 years, to have Donna Berkelhammer as their preferred legal business consultant.  We’ve relied on Donna’s expertise, in many areas, as we expand and grow.  From trademarks, to contracts, Donna has been instrumental in making sure we are protected and supported each step of the way.

FOCUSED

BJ Davis

BJ Davis

Director of Programs

Known for the last 20 years as a true activist for inclusive and diverse leadership,  BJ Davis has led teams around the globe in creative mining.  Her background as a lead challenge course facilitator for 9 years coupled with over 3,000 program hours helping teams understand their strengths and weaknesses has landed her as a popular speaker facilitator for programs that evoke self-evaluation and growth in both personal and professional realms.

Playful

Sydney Rendahl

Sydney Rendahl

Creative Director

From videography to pre-production, Sydney is our “go to” person for all things fun, creative and postable. She is able to move a general concept into a manageable,visual manifestation right before our eyes!  Lending her great eye for details and working through conversation with our team, she has been able to create some much needed  “face-lifts” to our website and social media campaigns. 

CREATIVE

Ann Jagger

Ann Jagger

Logistics Officer

Whether it’s organizing a program, screenwriting, penning a novel or a short story, or writing lyrics, Ann is known for her versatile skills.  Since 2015 she has been a part of the BJD Leadership’s team in different capacities.  She is a true whiz at pulling together  last minute details for our programs and making them run smoothly.  We are forever grateful for her bendability, warm smile and the “team spirit “she brings to every program she’s involved with.

Inclusive

Barron Damon

Barron Damon

Program Co-Facilitator

Accomplished Non-Profit Executive and Professional Coach, Barron has an extensive knowledge in leadership development, volunteerism, recruitment, philanthropy, partnership, and business development.  Featured in several magazines as well as a special guest on TV, and radio shows discussing topics related to youth development, travel, business, and philanthropy, Barron is an all-around great guy!

GLOBAL

International Team

Diogo Bezerra

Diogo Bezerra

Global Program Partner - Brazil

Winner of the Laureate Brazil Social Entrepreneur Award in 2020, Diogo is an extraordinary social entrepreneur.  Partnering with him through  the YLAI, Young Latin America Initiative, which is one of the flagship programs through the state department, Diogo quickly became a wonderful resource for BJD Leadership on how to gain momentum for our message online. Diogo is  the Brazil  Shark Tank Winner for 2021, and is helping change the opportunities for people all over Brazil with his 4Way online English language school. 

 

Persistent

Vladimir Kiselev

Vladimir Kiselev

Global Program Partner -Novosibirsk, Russia

We were gifted, in 2021, to be paired up with one of the brightest, most well-thought-out business leaders we’ve come in contact with in a long time.  Co-founder of Houston Digital Buro, and a participant in the RBL (Russian Business Leaders) program through the American Council of International Programs, Vladimire shared his talent and skills without team.  A whiz at putting order to chaos, Vladimir was instrumental in helping us get our message and marketing on track.  We look forward to our up and coming global program collaboration for years to come.

 

 

PERSISTENT

Andreína Reyes G.

Andreína Reyes G.

Global Program Partner - Venezuela

Amazingly talented leader who is making some great strides inside of Venezuela when it comes to making sure kids have food and that women are empowered to help contribute to their communities.  As part of the YLAI, Young Latin America Initiative, Andrien helped BJ Davis publish a collaborative bi-lingual children’s book, Girls Like Me. They continue to work together on other projects to help empower women in both the USA and Venezuela.

 

Intelligent 

Jose Pablo Quiñones Guzman

Jose Pablo Quiñones Guzman

Global Program Partner - Mexico

Boasting incredible energy and will-power to push through and talk about the hard subjects, Pablo has a vision for bringing more inclusivity to some of Mexico’s most challenging communities.  A human-rights activist and peace-keeper, Pablo’s new launch program, The Paz Factory Project is building momentum both on college campuses and in private business institutes.  BJD Leadership is proud to be a part of The Paz Factory Project and we can’t wait to see what the coming years holds for this on-going partnership.

CONNECTOR

Elizaveta Terentyeva

Elizaveta Terentyeva

Global Program Partner - Moscow, Russia

Elizabeta, who we fondly call Liza, came to us through a fellowship with the RBL (Russian Business Leaders) program.  Charming, focused, honest and outspoken,  she single handedly turned the tides of our Facebook page around.  Highly intelligent and eager to learn, Liza formed a women’s business group, Ladies with Scramble, that fosters and promotes the best business practices between professional women in Moscow and the surrounding areas. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Liza on a global virtual initiative with women in the USA and Russia that is based on Rachel Hollis’s book, Girl, Stop Apologizing.

INVENTIVE

 

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