Cory Colton

PCC, BCC

Cory is an experienced learning and leadership development executive with over 20 years’ experience across multiple industries. In his role, he works as an executive coach, a physician leadership and well-being coach, and certified team and group coach. He was named one of Nashville’s top 20 coaches for 2021, and now lives in Roanoke. Cory is focused on helping leaders and teams succeed, regaining joy by aligning passion and purpose to meaningful work.

Professional/Business Experience

Prior to joining LAK Group, Cory was Executive Director of Learning and Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), leading a team of 90 centralized professionals accountable for leader development, professional development, all onboarding programs, operational and role-specific learning, engagement, recognition, performance management, internal leader coaching practice, and culture. Cory partnered with patient experience and executive committees to deploy a new initiative to 25,000 employees, including physicians, to refresh the culture of service at VUMC. Cory was also involved with physician leadership programs and has been the learning lead for mergers and acquisitions both inside and outside healthcare, most recently supporting the acquisition of community hospitals into the main academic medical system.

Cory’s has supported clients who have successfully achieved: transition into new executive roles, improved leadership effectiveness and presence, aligning passion and values to leadership style, leadership courage and finesse, strategy, and physician well-being.

Cory achieved a Master of Music from Georgia State University and a BS in Marketing and International Business from Penn State. Cory is an ICF accredited coach, Board Certified coach, certified team coach, and trained in advanced coaching practice through The Healthcare Coaching Institute.

Mike Milsted

Mike Milsted

PRESIDENT, MANAGING PARTNER

MICHAEL GRUBICH

MICHAEL GRUBICH

PRESIDENT, MANAGING PARTNER

SHELLEY SMITH

SHELLEY SMITH

Managing Director, Leadership Practice & Executive Coach

AIMEE LOUW

AIMEE LOUW

DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS

ANDY HILLIG

ANDY HILLIG

Director, Customer Solutions and Executive Coach

CHERI THOMKA

CHERI THOMKA

OFFICE MANAGER

COLETTE M. LUCKIE

COLETTE M. LUCKIE

MA, BCC

CORY COLTON

CORY COLTON

PCC, BCC

DONNA KARTZ

DONNA KARTZ

CLIENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

GREG ZISSER

GREG ZISSER

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 IVAN BENSON

IVAN BENSON

PHR, ACC, BCC

JOAN H. EVANS

JOAN H. EVANS

BS PT, MBA

JOHN D. RICE

JOHN D. RICE

KATHY OSWALD

KATHY OSWALD

KRISTA R. MORRISSEY

KRISTA R. MORRISSEY

MAE-OD, PCC

LAURA K. DOLNIK

LAURA K. DOLNIK

MA, PCC

LAURA PARRINO

LAURA PARRINO

SENIOR EXECUTIVE CAREER CONSULTANT

LAURIE KOEL

LAURIE KOEL

M.S., PCC

LORI LUTZE

LORI LUTZE

MS

MARCELLA DE LA TORRE

MARCELLA DE LA TORRE

EdD, ACC

MIKE TOUHEY

MIKE TOUHEY

MBA, ACC

SHELLY Beaver

SHELLY Beaver

Senior Consultant

VERONICA ROLLANDI

VERONICA ROLLANDI

ACC

YENGYEE LOR

YENGYEE LOR

MA, PCC