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Director, Executive Education & Consulting Services

Institute for Leadership Studies

Barowsky School of Business


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The Leadership Certificate program faculty share practical, hands-on experience as well as exposure to the latest research and trends. Professors from the Barowsky School of Business, CEOs and seasoned consultants make the classroom experience rigorous, engaging and real world.

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Director, Executive Education and Consulting Services
Professor, Business Strategy & Leadership
Dominican University of California
CEO, Vici Associates International

As a 30 year professional in Business Strategy Assessment and Human Capital development, Dr. Vicino successfully contributed to high performing organizations, such as Coca-Cola, 3M, and American Express both at corporate levels as well as at the international subsidiary level addressing issues of market positioning, executive assessment, and succession planning. In addition, he has worked with mid-cap and small-cap firms providing a variety of services around organizational effectiveness. He has worked in 23 countries and is multi-lingual.

In 2002, Franco retired as CEO of Vici Associates International, a management consulting firm he founded 1979 with offices in Europe and the US. Presently he is a faculty member at Dominican University School of Business, a Fellow for the Institute of Leadership Studies, and a lecturer at the Harvard School of Business.

He lives in Sonoma with his wife Natalia, enjoying two grandsons, still giving a go at mountain biking, and fully supporting Sonoma Valley’s main industry.


Terence Hird has spent most of his over forty-year business career in international business. From 1972 through 1997 he worked for, managed and owned businesses in international trade and export. In 1997 he began a new and exciting career working as an international business consultant and educator. Having acquired entrepreneurial and management experience in most facets of international business operations, he has a unique perspective on how to take a business global.

In 1999 Terry founded Negotiation-International to provide consulting and training in negotiation strategy for companies and governmental organizations. His website, features a popular and well-followed blog on negotiation. A popular and dynamic speaker, Terry provides keynote speeches on various topics related to the art of negotiation.

Terry teaches in various programs for UC Berkeley Extension. A 2004 UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor, his popular courses have included business negotiation, entrepreneurial venture creation and international business strategy.

A 1968 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Terry obtained his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1980.

Founder, CEO, The One Page Business Plan

Jim Horan is an experienced Fortune 500 executive, small business expert, advisor to non-profits, consultant, author/publisher and speaker.  Currently he is the President/CEO of The One Page Business Plan Company.

Jim founded the company in 1990 after nearly two decades in senior level financial positions with Shaklee Corporation and Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Over the past 19 years, his company has helped over 250,000 businesses achieve sustainable cash flow and profitable growth and helped over 5,000 non-profits create clear, concise, actionable plans that are helping them deliver their mission.

The One Page Business Plan Company is rapidly becoming recognized as a leader with its innovative planning and performance management products, software and consulting services.  It’s web-based enterprise One Page Planning and Performance system is considered a breakthrough performance management application with over 500 installations, including companies like Oracle, IKON Office Systems, Guardian Life Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Northrup Grumman, Herman-Miller, YWCA & YMCA, The Ken Blanchard Companies and Tillamook Cheese.  GAMA International has been using The One Page Business Plan for the last three years, GAMA Foundation for the last two.

The One Page Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur book was published in 1997 and quickly became, and remains to be an best-seller.  In 2006 the company published The One Page Business Plan for the Professional Consultant and The One Page Business Plan for Non-Profit Organizations.  In December 2007 the company published The One Page Business Plan for the Financial Service Professional.  In January 2010 The One Page Business Plan for Women in Business, co-authored with Tamara Monosoff was released for publication.

The company is located in Berkeley, California.  It markets, sells and delivers its products, training and consulting services through its 450+ senior consultants.


Professor, Barowsky School of Business
Dominican University of California

Dr. Leeds possesses twenty years of corporate/consulting experience specializing in strategic planning, organizational development, business communications, and leadership development.

Academically, Chris serves as Professor in Dominican University of California’s Barowsky School of Business and as the University's Faculty Athletic Representative. Previously, Dr. Leeds served as Associate Dean at the Sneden Graduate School of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as faculty at the University of Illinois, Rush University, and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.

Chris’ international experience includes research for the Swedish Employer’s Confederation, Stockholm, Sweden; service as a visiting professor at the ESCEM in Tours, France and the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business in Nagoya, Japan; and as a consultant in Germany.

Chris received his undergraduate degree in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University, and his MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies
Professor, Business & Organizational Studies
Emerita Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dominican University of California

Dr. Denise M. Lucy is an expert in leadership and organizational change. She is a Professor of Business and Organizational Studies, Founder and Executive Director of the Dominican University of California’s Institute of Leadership Studies. She has 29 years experience in higher education as an educator and executive; first at the University of San Francisco and currently at Dominican since 1993.  Some of her former professional roles include Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean, Associate Dean, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development.

As a professional manager and professor, she teaches and consults in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and organizational change, negotiation and conflict management. Her research interests include leadership and teams, small business enterprise, micro-finance poverty reduction, community leadership, civic engagement and corporate social responsibility.


President, Founding Principal, Vertical Quest
Professor, Barowsky School of Business
Dominican University of California

Mark is an organizational psychologist, executive coach and business school professor. His consulting practice, Vertical Quest Consulting, provides Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Management Skills Training, Teambuilding, and Assessments for Leaders, Managers and Teams.  He also works with companies on developing business plans and facilitating management retreats.  As an Executive Coach, Mark focuses on enhancing existing skills and improving management performance. In addition to consulting, he is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Leadership, Change Management, Communication and Team Dynamics in the Masters programs of Dominican University of California, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California at San Francisco.  Mark's professional background spans 20+ years and includes management positions with Arthur Andersen and Staples. Mark earned his PhD in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


Steve McMahon has over 30 years of experience as a senior Human Resource executive at both large and small companies in a variety of industries including transportation, financial services, food production and information technology.
He began his career with American Airlines where he was one of the youngest managers in the Company in charge of the Employment and College Relations functions.  After receiving his MBA in Organization Behavior from the Harvard Business School, Steve joined Chase Bank as an Internal Strategy Consultant.

Moving to the west coast, Steve joined Castle and Cooke, Inc. (now Dole Foods) where he created the Company’s first Management Development and Training function.  Next, Steve spent seven years with Fireman’s Fund/American Express successively as Director of Executive Resources, Executive Assistant to the COO, and Vice President of Human Resource.

After three years as an Executive Search Consultant, Steve joined Apple Computer where he ran the global Recruiting function, hiring nearly 5000 new employees over a two-year period.  His next assignment with Apple was as HR Business Partner in the Asia Pacific Division that included operations in Australasia, Canada and Latin America.

In 1992, Steve joined Autodesk as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, Facilities and Community Affairs and was instrumental in the Company being named as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to work for.  Following four years at Ninth House, an on-line leadership development startup, Steve joined Hyperion Solutions (now part of the Oracle Corporation) as Vice President of Human Resources and Community Affairs.

For the past five years, Steve has been an independent consultant specializing in leadership and team development, executive coaching, and strategic HR management.  He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received a BA in history, obtained his coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.


Principal, Partner in Change

A pioneer in workplace learning and change, Pat Newmann has 25+ years of successful experience helping individuals, work teams, and organizations achieve maximum effectiveness.

  • Coaches and trains leaders and their teams
  • Designs and facilitates highly engaging key meetings
  • Builds teams and teamwork within and across organizational units

Pat taught leadership and communication classes at the University of Minnesota and Claremont Graduate School and is a Leadership Faculty Fellow at Dominican University. She regularly conducts workshops and presentations for a wide variety of professional organizations.

Prior to consulting, Newmann held senior leadership positions at PG&E, Hexcel Corp, and Lawrence Livermore Lab.  She has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of Minnesota and completed doctoral coursework in Organizational Behavior and Education at the University of California at Berkeley.


John Philip Wyek’s two decades of US and international experience as a corporate executive include Director, Office of Strategic Research and Planning for Levi Strauss & Co. and European Director of Russell Athletic Sportswear.  STRATEGIES CONSULTING, the consulting network he founded in Europe in 1992 and continues to direct has provided guidance to industry leaders such as Pfizer Pharmaceutical, NIKE, General Motors, FootLocker, Stride-Rite and others; as well as numerous mid-sized companies, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.  Additionally, he currently serves on the Adjunct Faculty at the Barowsky School of Business of Dominican University of California.  He is also an Instructor for Dominican’s Institute of Leadership Studies.  His areas of expertise include : Organizational Effectiveness, Executive Leadership Coaching, and Strategy Design/Implementation.

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