As a team, our company offers a wide array of critical expertise supported by professional certifications, training, and experience in strategic planning facilitation, company and leadership development, and coaching of executives and managers, among other specialties.
Read each of our biographies for insight into our unique capabilities and experience:
Elise Bouchner, Managing Partner JD, PHR, CPF
Elise Bouchner co-founded Excelerant
in 2003 and serves as Managing Partner.
Under her leadership and together with her partners, Excelerant has
developed a unique set of services and has been acknowledged for its own growth
and development by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and LSU (Top 100
Tiger-Owned Fastest Growing Business 2011).
Elise is formally trained as an
attorney (JD) and provided legal advice to companies regarding their employment
related matters for almost 10 years. As
an attorney, she also provided training to her clients and professional
associations on employment-related legal issues. Early in her career, she became certified as
a Human Resource Professional (PHR) and sought to provide practical, proactive
solutions to her clients’ legal challenges. These experiences shaped her
understanding of the need for a new kind of company that could offer development
of the people side of business and led to the co-founding of
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Christina Burton Harper, Managing Partner CEG, PHR, CTP
Managing Partner and Co-Founder of
Excelerant, Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, Management Development
Trainer, and Team & Group Facilitator with nearly 20 years of experience in the workforce
development field; Christina uses a coach approach to facilitation in
supporting clients and organizations to improve performance, strengthen
operations and reach the next level of growth.
As a strategic facilitator, her consultative specialty is working with
executive, leadership and project teams to establish and accomplish their goals
with excellence. Christina has worked
side by side with leaders in the Energy, Manufacturing, Medical, Retail,
Financial and Automotive industries.
Phyllis Arceneaux, Managing Partner NCC
Phyllis K. Arceneaux is a
Managing Partner, Executive Certified Coach, Leadership Consultant and Facilitator
and Trainer, Founding Member of Excelerant. Phyllis works with an
international clientele and specializes in Facilitated Executive Group Coaching. She works both as a coach for Executives and
their teams and as a coach’s coach. Her expertise
in executive communication is unparalleled.
leaders, teachers, military officers, health care professionals, lawyers,
accountants and engineers have all benefitted from Phyllis’ coaching. In
addition to being an Executive Coach for over 20 years, Phyllis has 35 years as
a successful entrepreneur in both business-to-business and consumer-focused
industries. This experience allows her
to make powerful connections and generate instant rapport whether in the board
room or in the field.
Jennifer Adcock MS, SPHR
Jennifer Adcock, Partner at Excelerant.
Jennifer's more than 10 years of strategic human resource and leadership
development experience supports Excelerant's clients in the development of their
organizational infrastructure and their people. With expertise in human
resources, training and facilitation, Jennifer works together with her clients
to create, deliver, and implement a plan of action to develop the company and
its people to support the company's present and future goals, then works
together with them to deliver and implement the plan.
Jill Meaux MS, CPLP
One of the creative resources behind our organization, Jill Meaux holds a masters in Organizational Psychology from Southwest Missouri State University and specializes in sales, management, and technical training. It is Jill who designs the programs we implement for our clients. Her nationally recognized credentials in designing, measuring, and evaluating learning along with improving human performance and facilitating organization change, are unparalleled. Plus, her background in industrial application of these principles, give her a real world perspective.
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