Deneen Grant


​Founder, Progressive Leadership Group


  • Developing effective leadership teams
  • Mission, vision, and values alignment
  • Leadership team structure
  • Leading organizational change
  • Leadership skill development
  • Strategic planning

Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC)

  • Total Administrative Services Corporation is an independent company offering expert administration and innovative service offerings for a wide variety of employee benefits.
  • They help create compliant and attractive benefits programs for employers and their employees.

Nancy Maki

Our Partners

Chestnut Global Partners

  • Chestnut Global Partners is an independent company offering full spectrum, high quality Employee Assistance Services since 1984.
  • Their capabilities outside the U.S. cover over 140 countries to deliver effective global EAP services.
Dan Eisenman

Consultant, Eisenman Performance

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Coaching
  • Improving Workplace Culture
  • Leadership Development
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Physician Coaching
  • Teambuilding​

Nancy Maki


President/Managing Partner

People deserve better.  This belief motivated Nancy to build Open Gate Consulting – a place where business leaders are heard. Nancy’s depth and range of experience brings a rare degree of competence, understanding, and nuance that clients will find refreshing. She honed her leadership skills as an Army officer​– often in harsh ​environments. ​As a financial services business owner, she developed clear business​ acumen and high service standards. ​As an employee assistance professional, her experience in both mental health and human resources insured solid consultation for her clients.  She served many employers in the Puget Sound area including some of the largest – Snohomish County, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Swedish Medical Center and Microsoft.
Now, her deep desire is to level the field and bring her outstanding cadre of consultants to the small to medium business leader.

If you would like to connect with a member of our team:

Andrea Ballard


Owner, Expecting Change


  • Training
  • Recruiting
  • Management Consultation
  • DDI Certified Facilitator

Suzanne Hoover


  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Management Consultation
  • Psychological Education
  • Coaching Performance Improvement
  • ​Behavioral Risk Reduction

Michael Jay Badger

PhD, Licensed Psychologist, MCDP
Founder/Principal Applied Leadership Strategies

  • Executive Coaching
  • Clinical and Organizational Psychology
  • Business Consulting
  • Executive Outplacement
  • Managerial and Leadership Development
  • Succession Planning