Albert Blixt
Senior Partner

Al Blixt has 25 years experience in Whole-Scale® Change after careers as an attorney, university professor and a business owner.  Much of his work is in leadership coaching, strategic planning and implementation.  He works with clients in business, government, higher education, unions and nonprofits. Representative clients include Chrysler Corporation, the US Office of Personnel Management, the Florida Education Association, Cadbury-Schweppes and Baylor College of Medicine.  Al has extensive experience working with colleges and universities to mobilize entire campuses to increase retention and graduation rates.

Al holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor. He brings past experience as an attorney, university professor and as an advertising and marketing executive to his consulting work.  In his personal life, Al works to create independent living communities for persons with developmental disabilities including his youngest son, Andrew.  He is also an auto racing historian.

Mary Eggers
Senior Partner

Mary Eggers has been doing organizational change work since the mid-1980’s and joined DTA in 1995 when she discovered the power of Whole-Scale® and of working from a whole system perspective.  Meeting Kathie Dannemiller changed her life and her work.  Mary is passionate about ensuring that everyone in an organization has a voice that is valued.  Time and again she’s watched leaders when they realize how much their employees want what they want and want to be involved in meaningful ways.   Her practice areas include strategic planning, process redesign and culture change.  She has broad experience nationally and internationally in healthcare, non-profits, government, financial institutions, higher education and other industries. Representative clients include Corning, Inc., the United States Air Force, Inova Health System, Best Friends Animal Society, East Jefferson General Hospital and New Zealand District Health Boards. When not working with clients, she is an accomplished artist.

Beverly Seiford
Senior Partner

Bev Seiford has over 25 years of experience as an organization development consultant, project director, and educator.  She has facilitated strategic planning, process improvement, leadership development, conflict resolution, and team building initiatives for Fortune 500 corporations, federal and state governments, healthcare and educational institutions, and not-for-profit agencies.  The focus of her work is on helping clients unite their organizations in identifying: 1) the future they wish to create, 2) the most pressing challenges they face, 3) the actions they will take to meet those challenges, and 4) the ways they will measure their success.  She especially enjoys helping people communicate more effectively with each other. Representative clients include BP Chemicals, Inc., McKinsey & Co., University of Michigan, United Way, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM), National Science Foundation, and New Zealand District Health Boards. Bev holds a Masters Degree and an Advanced Graduate Studies Certificate in Foundations of Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Linda C. Thompson
Associate Consultant

Linda Thompson is an expert in leadership development, team acceleration, talent management and executive coaching. She has worked with more than 100 of the Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in healthcare, hospitality, fashion and technology. She has designed and implemented major programs for Pfizer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, J&J, Baume Mercier, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Gap, Saks 5th Ave, Lockheed-Martin and Dell Technologies. With more than twenty-five years of business experience, Linda merges experience and expertise in strategy, business, organizational development, interpersonal skill-building and group dynamics. The result is savvy charisma relevant to any group/individual situation. – and a demonstrated 100% success rate for programs and initiatives. Linda is a professional speaker at national and international conferences on training, talent and leadership. Linda has a BA and MA from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PHD Equivalency in Organizational Behavior form the University of Southern California. She is also a published novelist and poet.