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Mattering Matters When…. 



...Helping People and Organizations Manage Transitions.

Industries are transforming. To successfully navigate these transitions, we must prioritize people and relationships by nurturing trust, inclusion, and emotional agility. With intention and attention to people, leaders can create flourishing communities where people, projects, and bottom lines thrive.


Capella speaks, coaches, and assesses leaders to stronger interpersonal connections through Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD). RAD is a social approach that establishes enhanced positive interaction through trust, mattering, and emotional agility.

...Coaching Leaders

What makes a good leader? At our best, we are enablers. Optimizers. Relationship curators. We build teams that value, trust, and respect each other.


Unfortunately, these skills are not always instinctual and are rarely formally taught. RAD (Relational Appreciative Dynamics) is a system developed to coach leaders using empirically-based methods for creating environments where everyone in the organization - transient or permanent - can thrive and flourish.

...Speaking to Others About...

The Power of Relationships

Ask any question. If the answer is not “Relationships” - you’re asking the wrong question. Relationships are at the center of everything we do. It’s the one factor that’s in every single well-being model out today.


At our best, leaders are relationship creators and curators. Unfortunately, these skills are not always instinctual for leaders and are rarely formally taught. In this talk, audiences will learn easy empirically-based methods for creating environments where everyone in the organization can thrive and flourish. Audiences will walk away inspired with actionable steps to making work and home much more fun!!

When Is Now


Capella shares the best insights & lessons from my highly-rated season 1 podcast guests. From filmmakers, former NFL players, researchers, studio film directors, and other industry leaders. This discussion focuses on living and acknowledging your current strengths and capacities. We often think we will be ‘better,’ more prepared tomorrow, while research suggests we are much more constant than we understand. Our ability to make an impact is available to us NOW, not ‘when …’ This discussion leaves audiences feeling energized, empowered, and realizing that When is always NOW.


The Obvious Stuff

It can take an outsider to see what insiders miss: the obvious stuff! I'll share how I became a movie producer, without ever attending film school. In the beginning, being an outsider led to some very humorous experiences and one that almost landed me in jail. But one thing saved me and that has remained my key to life. In this talk, I share 10 things that don’t cost a penny, require no experience or education, and can get you to a successful life.

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1-Hour Keynotes
In-Person or Virtual

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Assessments and Workshops

To be a great leader, you should understand who you're leading. These assessments take little time and can be administered to permanent and transient organizations. The ROI from these assessments can exponentially lead to better communication, reduced tension, and deeper commitment to the project. Capella administers the following assessments combined with individual or group coaching, evaluations, and/or workshops that strengthen leaders and teams.

EIQ - Assesses for emotional intelligence

DiSC - Assesses for communication preferences and work styles

VIA Character Strengths - Identifies top five signature strengths

Work Well-Being - Assesses for feelings of inclusion, value, optimism, and psychological safety  

Now that you know... It's time to WIN!!!

Leadership Podcast

Tune into the When Is Now Podcast! With a concentration on enhancing collaborative environments, this podcast features discussions from a variety of thought leaders related to organizational and interpersonal trust, creativity, inclusion, curiosity, gratitude, positive relationships, implicit bias, and leadership styles. In addition, you'll hear their personal insights, stories, and gain practical tools to empower us to empower others.

a few of our guests...


Jennifer F. Beatty

Doctoral Candidate, Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis

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Janet Pierson

Director Emeritus, SXSW Film & TV

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Jodi Wellman


Four Thousands Mondays

Devon Still

Devon Still

Speaker & Positive Psychology Practitioner

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