Our Team of Disruptors Wrote the Book(s) on How to Regenerate and Escalate Talent
Dr. Doug Mackaman is Founder and CEO of Sabatigo. He is Sabatigo's Disruptor-at-Large, focussing on History, Culture, and Art. Doug's pioneering books Doctoring on Vacation, and Leisure Settings are used by professors of business and culture around the globe as case studies in the history of professional burnout and regenerative travel. He has 25 years of experience as a distinguished university scholar and leader of high-impact immersion programs abroad. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Ruchika Sikri, Sabatigo's Disruptor for Mindfulness, is a world leader in executive development and employee wellness. She created Google's Wellness Learning Program during her 15 year career there. Founder of Mandalay Ventures, she consults globally with startups working to foster top-talent compassion, escalation and sustainability. Ruchika lives in Los Gatos, California.
Dr. Paul G. Stoltz, Sabatigo Disruptor for Resilience, is the world’s foremost thought leader on the the integration of next-level resilience, GRIT and Adaptability. Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cal Poly, Paul has also taught at MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. A member of Harvard Business Review’s Global Board of Business Mentors and the Founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Paul was named One of the Top 10 Global Thinkers of Our Time by HR Magazine. He is the best-selling author of 5 books about Adversity Quotient, GRIT, leadership escalation and resilience. He resides in San Luis Obispo, California.
Dr. Natalie Nixon, Sabatigo Disruptor for Creativity, is widely seen as one of the most innovative thought leaders in business today. A celebrated keynote speaker, TED presenter and the best-selling author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work, Natalie is a silo-smashing thinker whose passions include dance, fashion, the arts. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and Inc. magazines and is CEO of Figure 8 Thinking. Natalie has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University and been a Fellow at the prestigious d.School in Paris as well as the RSA in London. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Katrice Albert is a global powerhouse academic and business expert who has led the NCAA, LSU and the University of Minnesota as Executive VP for DEI. She is Sabatigo's Disruptor-in-Residence for DEI and Racial Justice. As Founder and Managing Partner of Third Eye Consulting Group, Katrice consults globally on leadership, inclusivity and innovation. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Doyin Richards, Sabatigo Disruptor for Racial Justice, is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, TED presenter, racial-justice activist, TV personality and Founder of The Anti-Racist Fight Club. A highly-sought C-suite consultant on DEI, Doyin resides in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Travis Tubré is Sabatigo Disruptor for Workplace Wellness. Travis is a globally-known expert and keynote speaker in I.O. Psychology and employee engagement. Professor and Chair of Psychological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and Distinguished Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Travis has 15 years of experience leading immersive global programs all over Europe and has lectured widely in Asia and Latin American. He lives in River Falls, Wisconsin.
Paul Heiselmann, CPA brings three decades of leadership in global business strategy to his role as Sabatigo's Strategy Disruptor. As a partner at PWC and BDO, Paul developed global tax strategy and oversaw business development for hundreds of scaling clients. He served on BDO's Board of Directors. He lives in St. Helena, California.
Dr. Darren Bernal is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Asheville and is a board certified wellness therapist. He is a Sabatigo Disruptor for Wellness and Counselling. Darren has 5 years experience developing and leading high-impact experiences in mindfulness in Europe and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Dr. Kaylee Spencer is a highly-acclaimed global authority on the history of Art, who is Professor of Art History and Assistant Dean at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Widely published in her field, Kaylee is Sabatigo Disruptor for Art and Beauty and lives in St. Paul, MN.
Michael Farris Smith is a best-selling novelist with three books optioned to Hollywood, soon to be joined by Nick, his brand-new prequel to The Great Gatsby. MFS is Sabatigo Disruptor for Storytelling and Artist-in-Residence for Sabatigo, 2021-2022. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
Dr. Brady Yocom is a licensed wellness therapist who specializes in issues of self-compassion, gratitude and growth mindset. She is a Sabatigo Disruptor for Wellness and Counseling. She lives in Asheville, NC.