ABOUT US

JACKIE PELLAND

Organizational Designer
Founding Partner

Jackie Pelland has over 25 years of leadership development experience inside Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career, Jackie has studied the art and science of leadership. Her studies have brought her to the conclusion that the basic premise of leadership hasn’t changed in about 200,000 years. She believes our desire to contribute our talents, to be valued and feel connected to others is roughly the same now as when we lived in caves. It’s these beliefs that drive her irreverent, fun, and welcoming approach to leadership development. People rarely forget having attended a session with Jackie.

 

Jackie has a degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of Seth Godin’s altMBA program. She is a certified instructor for several leadership development programs and a master practitioner of Energy Leadership coaching. Jackie is a frequent speaker at conferences and leadership learning events and is the designer of unique and effective leadership programs that focus on the essential and often-forgotten truth of leading people.

COURTNEY SMOCK

Organizational Designer
Founding Partner 

Courtney Smock is a founding partner and organizational design consultant at Slingshot25. 

Courtney’s at her best when she is designing, facilitating and coaching. She is the lead facilitator for The Change Course, a Slingshot25 learning experience designed to help change leads, leaders, and HR professionals improve their ability to influence, take care of people, and take action during change.

 

When you work with Courtney, you can expect expertise and high energy.  In fact, the word “energy” appears on nearly every evaluation of her work. Whether it's change management or team effectiveness, Courtney loves facilitating groups - the messier the better.  She’s also a trusted coach to those wanting to grow their change management skills and has found a sweet spot coaching people in career transition. 

She holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and is an IPEC certified coach. 

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EXPLORE SLINGSHOT25

Guiding teams through change

Slingshot25 helps organizations implement lasting change by applying social and behavioral science to change interventions.

Our team members have worked in several of the largest companies along with established companies and entrepreneur firms across Iowa over the past 25 years. We have experienced much of the worst that organizations have to offer - bad bosses, poorly managed changes, layers of politics and ever-changing strategies. We never gave up. We stayed on the front lines, led teams and implemented several approaches to making the workplace better for people. Some of our ideas didn’t work. But, we learned from our failures and, along the way, we’ve discovered what really does work. Now our mission is to share that with you. Our experience has taught us that . . . 


  • The most effective leaders understand they are in the people business. They learn quickly that every single business result they desire is created by people. 

  • Change is a constant pressure in every business. Without careful management, change will roll through your organization and break apart cultural norms, team relationships and essential workflow. 

  • The path for business improvement begins with embracing the truth that “people are messy” - they respond to their environment with unique intellect and emotion. Therefore, planned interventions must be based on the “science of people” (social and behavioral science).

 

MICHELLE OWENS

Organizational Designer
Founding Partner

Michelle Owens, visionary for Slingshot25 is bringing EOS® and change leadership to the corridor. She is a skilled facilitator with experience as entrepreneur, business leader and hands on practitioner. 

 

​Michelle has experienced the EOS® process first-hand and can tell you one thing. It really works!

Her passion is to help business thrive and bring humanity to the workplace. 

With years in this business, Michelle is ready to guide you through change.  Here's what a recent client had to say.

Hi Michelle,

I thank you for leading us through the EOS process and for your insights. I knew from the beginning this would be a very rewarding activity because I have seen you in action before. But, you really impressed me today. Your 'no-nonsense, let's-get-real, let's-make-things-happen' approach made us get to a clear vision and define tangible goals that will take Balanced Investment Co to the transformational level we want it to reach. 

                    Thank you for investing your time on helping us grow.

P.S. She is trained as a Professional EOS Implementer® , holds a masters degree in business and has been certified in HR. She has implemented change programs for thousands of leaders over the course of her career. 

COURTNEY SMOCK

Organizational Designer
Founding Partner 

Courtney Smock is a founding partner and organizational design consultant at Slingshot25. 

Courtney’s at her best when she is designing, facilitating and coaching. She is the lead facilitator for The Change Course, a Slingshot25 learning experience designed to help change leads, leaders, and HR professionals improve their ability to influence, take care of people, and take action during change.

 

When you work with Courtney, you can expect expertise and high energy.  In fact, the word “energy” appears on nearly every evaluation of her work. Whether it's change management or team effectiveness, Courtney loves facilitating groups - the messier the better.  She’s also a trusted coach to those wanting to grow their change management skills and has found a sweet spot coaching people in career transition. 

She holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and is an IPEC certified coach. 

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