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Based in sunny Tampa, Florida, Lauren is founder of McFadden Partnering Group, LLC, a consulting firm serving the heavy civil construction industry.  She is a sought after speaker, leadership development coach/trainer, and action-focused facilitator with over 30 years of direct experience. Lauren has helped improve communication, efficiency, and productivity for public-private partnership since 1998, and heavy civil construction teams since 2004. She also works within organizations to drive conscious culture change, lead strategic action planning, and positively impact engagement through collaborative leadership efforts. 


Some Career Highlights


  • Partnering sessions for I-75DBF (IROX) - the first Design-Build Finance (DBF). Project in the state of Florida (413M).

  • Partnering sessions for the I-595 Express, the first Private-Public Partnership (P3) in the state of Florida (4.3B).

  • Quarterly Contractor/Government “Roundtable Discussions” for six years at Manatee and Sarasota Counties

  • Over 250 partnering workshops

  • Over 600 leadership development workshops and coaching sessions

  • Over 300 communication and conflict resolution workshops

  • Over 500 time-management workshops and coaching sessions

Education and Training


Masters of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


Bachelor of Science in Psychology ~ Minor in Business Administration

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Certifications and Credentials 

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Consultant

  • Achieve Global Certified Facilitator

  • Human Performance Technologist Certification (Western Michigan University)

  • Certified Mediator (Supreme Court of Florida)

  • Charter Board Member -International Society for Performance Improvement

  • Vice-President of Membership, Cigar City Toastmasters

  • Approved Partnering Facilitator for: FDOT, NDOT, Caltrans, and USACE


As a professional facilitator and trainer with specialties in personal and individual development, and career management, Amy has trained over 3000 employees, managers, and team leaders in a variety of organizational issues and personal development.


She often receives feedback that she has exceeded client and customer expectations.  Amy has led over 500 workshops for hourly, exempt, and executive clients in a full spectrum of industries and environments.


Amy is a consummate professional and facilitator known for promoting growth through change, maintaining top mental, physical, and spiritual condition, and for sharing her energy, ethics and attitude.


In addition, Amy is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) administrator and facilitator specializing in team building, management / leadership training, and self-development. 


Amy also is a practicing Personal Trainer certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the instructor / owner of a fitness / step aerobics franchise.

Amy has been a valued member of the McFadden Partnering Group team since 2006 when she co-facilitated her first partnering workshop with us! The rest, as they say, is history!   


Clients love Amy's practical, no nonsense, positive approach to partnering!

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As a professional project manager/account manager Denise has served the construction industry for the past 30 years.   Her steady, conscientious approach has been appreciated by clients and colleagues alike. 


Denise has been partnering with her clients in the construction industry since before formalized partnering existed!  She has worked along side them to ensure they have what is needed for a successful construction project. 


Denise has also worked in both Colorado and Florida for a privately owned electrical distribution company with over 700 locations.  She acted as technical consultant and service provider to commercial and industrial construction contractors.

Denise keeps the wheels turning at McFadden Partnering Group - she is an amazing asset to our team as she is not only technically strong, she is the calm steady presence in the room.  As her grandson affectionately refers to her, she is "Zen Grandma"!  Denise keeps calm and gets things done without breaking a sweat. You can always count on her to deliver with a smile!  It might help that she is also a certified yoga teacher and practices daily meditation. 


You might see Denise helping out at a workshop or in a consultation meeting.  Otherwise, she works mostly with our team by sharing her diverse and expansive experience with the construction industry. She is our go to person for all things construction and project management!


Tara is our esteemed ZoomMaster and Graphics Wizard.  She brings warmth and professionalism to her technical role as she co-facilitates workshops virtually.  She never misses a beat, and keeps us entertained with her quick wit. Not a one trick pony, Tara also adds flair and polish to our virtual (Brady Bunch style) team photos!  

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