About Us

With constant changes in the market and how business gets done, investing in programs that help your leaders and teams perform at a high level is more critical than ever.

We get it, you’re busy, and the budget is tight. Here’s the thing; investing in programs to help your people and teams perform at their best expands your capacity and enables you to be competitive in the market. Without this type of investment, your company will get left behind, and the best people will seek out opportunities elsewhere.

MEET OUR TEAM

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BRANDY FERRER

Brandy founded Pathfinder Strategies with the belief that dynamic teams don’t just happen and organizational success is not an accident.

It requires engagement and commitment from the leaders and team members alike. Brandy believes that people are a company’s most important investment and competitive advantage. Her work harnesses the unique talents of individuals and nurtures relationships to help the organization achieve its goals.

Brandy has developed corporate training departments, organizational development initiatives, strategic planning, and national training programs. Her experience spans the public and private sectors, small local business and large national corporations in a variety of industries. Brandy has over a decade of experience in professional development including leadership and management coaching, team building, talent development, and culture strengthening.

Brandy has a certificate in Adult Learning and a certificate from the Association of Talent Development for Managing the Learning Function. Brandy is certified as an Emotional Intelligence practitioner with Multi-Health Systems. She is also a certified practitioner and analyst for Behaviors and Motivators through Target Training International. Brandy is the only certified practitioner and coach of the BioCode System™ in the western United States.

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CHARLENE GRABOWSKI

Charlene joined the Pathfinder Strategies team in March of 2019, bringing an exceptional breadth of experience and skill in Executive Leadership Development, Learning & Development, Operations, and Sales & Profitability.

Charlene is a recently retired GM and Vice President of GE Healthcare for the West Zone and Canada, where she held responsibilities for Commercial Operations, Sales and Profitability, a $1.3B business unit. She held multiple commercial and product management roles at GE during her 30-year tenure as well as GM of Learning and Development.

Charlene’s focus has always been on business growth while keeping an eye on developing high—performance teams and leveraging the strengths of individuals.  Charlene has a passion for people, organizational development and culture change.

Charlene spent time as the Director of Sales for the Quickbooks product for the Intuit company with P & L responsibilities and a 500 person contact center and digital distribution.  She also served as a COO for Fusion Sales Partners, a start-up distribution partner for the GE Women’s Healthcare Product Portfolio.

Charlene holds a B.S. in business from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and is a Registered Radiologic Technologist from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Montefiore Hospital.

Charlene has completed courses at the Stanford Executive Business School in Healthcare InnovationDesign Thinking and LGBTQ Executive Leadership.  She is a trained coach in “self awareness and strengths curriculum”.  She has held many Executive Non- Profit Board positions at the Milwaukee Urban League, Chair of Out & Equal, Chair of the American Heart Association for SW Arizona, Secretary of El Tour de Tucson and Finance Committee for the Tucson Medical Center.

She is currently a coach for the Anne Klibansky Women’s Scholar Program at MGH/Harvard , Commercial Partner for Tech Launch Arizona, Commercial Mentor for NSF iCorp Program and Commercial Mentor for the Stanford SEED Program at the Stanford business school.

Charlene and her wife Anne Hunt live in the Tucson Desert with their dog Sophie enjoying the beauty and mystique of desert living.

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DAVID ERWIN

An influential leader with a creative vision, powerful connection, and a deep passion for helping others learn and grow both professionally and personally.

David whole-heartedly believes in building every team member to be leaders; when a company has the foresight to build a culture of leaders that company builds a business for generations to come.  David has served in the professional and personal development field for three decades and has had the privilege to work with tens-of-thousands of participants, from dozens of cultures, in almost forty countries with facilitation, consulting, and coaching services.