Team Members

The secret to our success is our team

At Steople Group we pride ourselves on sourcing the best talent and experience to deliver a successful outcome every time.

As organizational psychologists, you can leverage our deep understanding of the complexities of human behavior in business settings. As experienced business people, we know how to translate that psychological perspective into practical and strategic value — use our unique ability not only to generate keen insights but also provide the counsel to leverage your team effectively.

Cristina Filippo

Ph.D., Founder and CEO

Before launching her own successful consultancies, Cristina worked with leadership teams within a large healthcare organization. She quickly realized, as did her clients, that the science of behavior and the success of business enterprises were inseparable. Since then, her life’s work has been to help grow great leaders who then build great companies.

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Isaias Centeno

Chief Marketing Strategy Officer

Isaias has 25+ years of experience as a producer and production manager in the entertainment industry.  His ability to see the big picture, staying true to our brand, and execute on initiatives makes him an incredibly valuable team member.

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Claudio Toyama

MA, PCC, Principal Consultant

Claudio’s mission is to ensure that senior leaders embody authentic leadership so that they can increase their impact. His ability to create paradigm shifts in corporate culture results in more thoughtful leadership, a staff of brand ambassadors and customers who feel the difference and embrace it.

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Layla Bokhari

Ph.D., Senior Consultant

Layla specializes in providing talent development, executive coaching, organizational design, and change management support. Her emphasis with organizations is to ensure diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DE&I) are incorporated into daily practices.

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Shelli Jackson

Ph.D., Senior Consultant

Shelli has a passion for partnering with leaders to establish and sustain vibrant workplace cultures, build high functioning teams, and evolve their own leadership effectiveness.  She combines her expertise in human behavior and interpersonal dynamics with a keen business acumen and enthusiasm for helping others grow.

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Kristi Gifford

Client Account Manager

Kristi has been on the team from the beginning, so she has a great understanding of what we do. She has worked in a variety of roles, but she enjoys having the opportunity to work directly with clients and/or customers the most.

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Susan Kight

Chief of Staff

Susan has a proven track record in education, business consulting, event coordination, senior-level executive support, management and training. She is committed to excellence in helping others find solutions. One client summed up one of her greatest traits as “being able to predict a need and then close the loop.”

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