From an early age, God instilled within us a passion to understand and encourage people.

Youth sports and school leadership roles triggered Lee’s thirst to learn more about leadership.  Julie’s intrigue with psychology started in third grade as she followed her father’s readings and her mother’s teachings. 

We both studied psychology at Florida State University.  We met when a mutual friend lobbied Lee to vote for Julie as President of the Psychology Honor Society.  After Julie won, Lee wrote her letters from an assumed German exchange student named Hermann von Wagner. 

Lee was not too smooth with the ladies, but he was persistent. After a month of correspondence, Lee revealed that he was really Hermann.  His bold move eventually led to a first date, marriage, three children, a business partnership and co-authorship.

A great day in Hermann von Wagner’s life. 🙂

After undergraduate we earned our respective graduate degrees in Organizational Psychology and Preventive Medicine which helped enhance our insights and toolkits.

Our passion for people and leadership accelerated as we served in executive leadership roles.  This enabled us to apply the science of human behavior in the world of work. These roles also gave us the opportunity to help our team members grow both personally and professionally.

In 1999, we combined our love of people, business, and leadership with our desire to serve.  We co-founded a leadership consulting firm, The L Group, which is as much of a personal calling as it is a business. 

 We have a deep passion for our work, compassion for people and a personal commitment to encourage and equip leaders for healthy growth.  Our partnership with clients has produced clarifying models and actionable tools for healthy business growth. We look forward to sharing them with you.

So, to start, you can take this complimentary Healthy Growth Check-up to determine the best place to start your journey.

We are here to support your growth!