Who is MasterSpeaker Lab?

Our Mission:

Through brain-based training and coaching, we support growth-minded leaders and teams to communicate with presence as they navigate change and guide their communities with their words toward their vision of the future.

Our Vision:

Every Sudden Leader has the speaking tools, support, and skills for impactful presenting and navigating their relationships with leadership presence.

Our Values:

  • Respect. Which looks like…
    • Humility
    • Belief in others’ potential
    • Valuing others’ individual development
  • Peace. Which looks like …
    • Being present
    • Addressing troubles directly
    • Holding steady through stormy circumstances
  • Growth. Which looks like…
    • Creativity
    • Curiosity
    • Incremental learning, celebrating each step

About Margaret Watts Romney

Margaret Watts Romney is a presenter, teacher, and group synergy builder who has been teaching, speaking, stumbling, shaking on the stage, navigating communication blocks, and discovering better ways for her clients to lead for over 20 years.

Her life’s work is helping others connect with their audience and present themselves with confidence, whether on a stage, in the boardroom, or in a one-to-one conversation. Through her coaching, she helps clients hone their message, understand the value they can give to their listeners, and achieve exceptional results.

After coaching over 100 TEDx speakers, she developed the motto “Speakership is Leadership.” See sees that if you speak, you are leading, and all leaders must speak. Incorporating leadership into all of her work with clients, she now transforms young workers into well-spoken professionals & established professionals into inspiring leaders through fresh knowledge, consistent habits, and community engagement. Her programs are fueled by Master’s studies of Strategic Communication and coaching training with the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Margaret’s coaching style is defined by her values of wisdom, generosity, and joy. Her clients value her safe spaces, stimulating questions, firm nudging, and quick laughter.

Her free time is filled with kitchen gardens, podcasts, tea, subjecting herself to swims the cold waters of Maine, and reveling in her three grown daughters’ marvelous lives.

About Charles Crutchfield

Charles has a BA in Foreign Affairs and Oriental Languages from the University of Virginia and has done extensive graduate-level study in Business and Psychology. He holds sixth degree black belt rank and master’s teaching certification in Dotokushinji Karate and is a Zen Priest in the Hollow Bones Tradition.

Charles has been developing leaders and coaching them through organizational change, leadership communication, and career growth since 1999. He works from a commitment to ongoing learning on a path towards leadership mastery, focusing on identifying and supporting growth goals shaped by clients’ professional objectives, assessment results, and individual aspirations. Charles has supported clients in the context of consulting engagements as well as direct, long-term coaching relationships. His clients are often executives or principals dealing with high-level challenges, but he also works effectively with line-level workers, mid-career professionals, and individual contributors at the top of their fields. Charles has worked in a wide range of organizations, from Fortune 50 companies to national labs and universities, to fast-paced startups
and vibrant small businesses.

About Alex von Jungenfeld

For well over 20 years, Alex has supported organizational leaders. Her key areas of specialization are:

  • Business strategy creation and implementation
  • Executive & leadership coaching
  • Conflict resolution and team development
  • Organization Development: Providing clarity about which organizational structures will best support organizational goals

In 2017 Alex formed AvJ Consulting, collaborating with other professionals depending on specific client needs. Prior to this she acted as Senior Consultant at the Dandavati Group. For many years Alex also supported the Focus Group of Companies in Denver, CO as Senior HR Manager. Prior to her consulting practice she managed Operations and Human Resource departments for a variety of businesses and non-profits, including The Alliance of Professional Women and Citicorp
Retail Services.

As a native of Munich, Germany Alex brings to her work a proven mix of a precise/disciplined approach as well as keen insights gained from two decades of guiding leaders to effectively structure and manage their teams. Alex is a Certified Organizational Development Consultant; she has been trained in The
Center for Simplified Strategic Planning process (MIT), and is an advanced level Structural Consultant trained in Structural Dynamics through Robert Fritz, Inc. She is certified to administer The Leadership Circle Profile, a state of the art 360 Leadership Assessment, as well as other assessment tools.

Alex holds an MBA and BS/BA from the University of Denver where she graduated Cum Laude.

Clients can expect to see improvements in:

Speaking confidence
Effective calls to action
Storytelling techniques
Networking preparation
Efficient meeting strategies
Balancing strategic thinking with tactical execution
Greater visibility for their business, brand, and themselves

Our Ideal Clients

We are selective about who we work with.

Not everyone is a match for our programs, but we work best with those who are…

  • Building upon stable projects (3+ years)
  • Envisioning a greater future for all stakeholders
  • Aspiring to serve, be remembered, and get results
  • Intent on supporting the skill development of their team

“Leaders are not the ones in charge. Leaders are the ones with the courage to go first.”
—Simon Sinek

Learn more about Master Speaker Lab programs.