About Us

Leading To Change is a nationally awarded training agency designed to transform the Professional Development arena.

We do this through vanguard teaching methods, cutting edge technology/media tools, out-of-this-world customer service, and a ROBUST ONSLAUGHT of humor, music, innovation, and wit by a dynamic team of “Rockstar” facilitators.

We want to bring a FRESH and FAST-PACED laugher inducing, highly interactive, and skill focused approach to your next staff training, annual conference, leadership summit, board retreat, shareholder celebration, strategic planning, community forum, and beyond.

Take a look around. Preview some of our training topics or our latest news updates. Check out where we are on “tour” next. And contact us – we can’t wait to work with you!

Our Training Team

With over 20 trainers throughout the Southeast, Leading To Change is intentionally structured to be able to meet the diverse needs of multiple communities, businesses, agencies, and organizations. We represent over 120+ collective years in the education, health, workforce development, prevention, entertainment, recreation, international diversity training, and the for profit and not-for-profit industries.

Eric Rowles

President and CEO

Our training team today is led by one of the country’s foremost and most sought after experts on youth culture, substance abuse prevention, and workforce development. Eric Rowles is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, and consultant whom has worked with over 150,000 youth, adults, administrators, professionals, and policy makers within the past 15 years. His presentations are legendary – by combining the energy and innovation of a master trainer, while at the same time reaching each of us through his stories, research, and on-the-ground strategies..
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Rockstar Team

Cory Bennet

Training Associate Cory is a native of Charlotte NC and product of the QUEEN CITY. After gratifying from Garinger HS in Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is […]

David Muela

Training Associate David Muela is one of the newest members of the Leading To Change training team, and has built a national following for his diversity training work from Chicago […]

DJ Coles

Training Associate DJ is one part national recording artist, one part advocate, and two parts change maker with a heart of gold! He has worked in the public and private […]

Edward Surratt

Training Associate Edward is a native of Lincolnton, North Carolina and has worked tirelessly with youth and adults for the past twenty years throughout the country. His efforts have afforded […]

Fred Baker

Senior Training Associate Fred is a native of the Bronx, NY and calls Fayetteville, NC home since being stationed at Pope Air Force Base in 1995. A Disabled Veteran of […]

Mary Jane Akerman

Training Associate Mary Jane is currently the Wellness Coordinator for Thomasville City Schools and has been actively involved youth leadership for many years, most recently in youth development and service […]

Mildred Poole

Training Associate Mildred Poole is a silent hero. She volunteers with numerous organizations primarily in Guilford County, North Carolina in her lifelong pursuit to improve the lives of children. Her […]

Solomon McAuley

Training Associate Solomon T. McAuley is a native of Broadway, NC and attended Lee County public and majored in Social Work at Livingstone College in Salisbury. Solomon later became the […]

Susan Thomas

Training Associate Susan Thomas is a native of Greensboro, NC and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received her Bachelor of Science in Public […]

Vincent Saelzler

Technology Associate Vincent is a Charlotte native, and Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He comes from a multidisciplinary academic background, holding a double major in Business […]

Zorana Roldan Romo

Training Associate Zorana is the supervisor of Prevention Services at Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, where she has worked in the community for 19 years. She received bachelor’s degree from […]

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