Where the Passion for Your Success Begins

Whitestone Strategies LLC has a team of exceptional and results-driven facilitators, trainers and leadership coaches who love to sit side by side with our clients as they strengthen their core organizational culture, individual and team leadership, and enhance productivity.

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Logan Steppan


Logan Steppan is the founder and CEO of Creek Consulting LLC, a consulting firm specializing in public engagement, community outreach, and deliberative facilitation. An Ozark born Missourian with entrepreneurial roots, Logan’s passion for facilitation has long been connected to government, community and policy conversations at state, local and national levels. Logan honed his craft while working with the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University and formally launched Creek Consulting in April 2015. Logan and his family have just relocated to the Denver Metro Area in order for his wife, Madison, to pursue a Ph.D. program at the University of Denver. 


Sheryl Trent


Founder, SBrand Consulting

Sheryl is a Certified Master Facilitator (one of less than 50 in the world!) and Founder of the 24 Hour Strategic Plan™, Sheryl has been providing customized strategic planning services for over 25 years. She has helped 1,000’s of clients (public, private and non-profit) with creating actionable Strategic Plans, effective board development, engaged community involvement, and making measurable progress with Action Plans through accountability and focus. Her clients include public sector, private sector, and non-profit agencies who are focused on transforming their current work and creating a new mindset moving forward. Also a certified Life Coach, she and her family make their home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Marie White


Marie is a Human Resources professional with over two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to consulting, Marie held HR leadership positions in corporate, small business and local government environments. Her diverse HR portfolio covers all aspects of HR including strategic planning, benefit design and administration, project and team management, performance management, employee and leadership development and talent acquisition. Marie is passionate about partnering with business leaders and teams to tackle challenges and help achieve organizational success. Among Marie’s leadership strengths is her deep commitment to working in a collaborative, inclusive and consultative manner, which allows her to build lasting relationships with all stakeholders of an organization. Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Professional Studies with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Denver. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society in Human Resources Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Marie is currently pursuing her Worksite Wellness certification.

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Jacque Wedding-Scott

CEO/Managing Partner
Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching (an ICF ACTP)

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Jacque is the CEO/Managing Partner for Whitestone Strategies, LLC. 


Jacque has 30+ years of experience as a manager and executive leader in local government and is a Certified Executive Coach.  She has coached organizational top performers, mid-level and executive leaders that want to draw upon their most authentic abilities to positively impact their personal lives and organizational productivity and success.  As a Certified Executive Coach, Jacque is a perceptive and discerning advisor.  She works with leaders who are the drivers behind innovation,  leaders who are navigating transitions, and those leaders who truly want to lead courageously and make a difference.

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Karen Stickland


Karen has developed and led diverse teams in local government and nonprofit organizations.  Her ability to identify communication strengths and deepen team dynamics toward success has made her a valuable manager and important part of strategic conversations.  Her undergraduate degree is in Finance form Regis University and her graduate training is in life coaching from Denver Seminary and Take Flight Coaching.  The combination of her training and experience makes Karen a key member of any team.

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Corey Ciocchetti, PHd Ethics and Legal Studies, University of Denver

Featured Speaker

An Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver, Corey Ciocchetti is one of the University’s most popular and highest-rated professors. Corey joined DU after graduating with a law degree from Duke University School of Law, a Masters degree in Religious Studies and two Bachelors degrees in Finance and Economics—summa cum laude—from the University of Denver.

Corey is a talented speaker and teacher and has won multiple teaching and speaking awards including the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award and the Joel Goldman Award for most respected speaker on the CAMPUSPEAK roster. He currently teaches classes on business law and ethics in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal and Business Week in the top ten nationwide for producing students with high ethical standards.

Corey also speaks to tens of thousands of individuals each year about “authentic success” and living an ethical life and is the author of the book Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic Life. He has spoken to diverse audiences in over 225 cities and 44 states since 2005.