Sharing Ken Blanchard’s belief that “None of us is as smart as all of us,” our goal is to unlock the full potential of organizations by developing their business and their people. Using our proven tools and frameworks, businesses are able to balance long-term vision with short-term priorities, democratize decision-making, and drive prosperous growth for all.
We are dedicated to Leading with Love, and helping entrepreneurial leaders to create and sustain strong, aligned, and self-directed teams that are empowered to achieve great things together.
We strive to learn something new every day, and we challenge ourselves and others to think outside the box.
We connect people to tools, to knowledge, to growth, and to each other.
We ask the tough questions and discuss difficult issues for the greater good.
Dance your Dance
We believe and encourage authenticity because life is too short to be anything but our true self.
Maria KingeryFounder & Principal
After 12 years founding and leading Southern Energy Management with her husband, Bob, Maria was introduced to the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®), and she was amazed by its simplicity and effectiveness. Implementing EOS® at Southern Energy solved so many of their problems, and ignited a new passion in Maria - the passion for working with leadership teams and unleashing their hidden potential. With that, Maria decided to train professionally as an EOS® Implementer and guide other entrepreneurs to transform their businesses. After five years as an EOS® Implementer, Maria decided to expand her toolbox and join the Pinnacle Business Guides group.
Today, Maria also serves as board chair for Amicus Solar Cooperative, a national collective of 60+ of the top independent solar companies in North America, and is a faculty member in the Duke University Environmental Leadership Program. She believes in Leading with Love, and is actively engaged with global organizations bolstering the sustainable business community.
Maria enjoys adventurous cooking, outdoor activities (especially live music shows), and dreaming up new businesses to heal the world.
Kolbe Score: 4-3-9-3
Favorite Leadership Book: Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Anne Morriss and Frances X. Frei
Favorite Band: Grateful Dead