Meet the Founders
Throughout my childhood I had experienced extreme trauma. By the time I was 19 years old I was on a variety of medications to help me out of PTSD, depression and agoraphobia. It was an ordinary moment that would miraculously change my life forever. I had the thought, “I got myself into this, I can get myself out.” This lead to my journey into my own healing and woke up the part of me that needed to support others in moving through life’s challenges through developing resiliency. I became a Vedic Master, Health Coach and Certified Life Coach. In my extensive 11 year career in teaching others resilience and synergy I have had the privilege to work with John’s Hopkins Hospital, John’s Hopkins University and the Department of Aging of Baltimore County. As an entrepreneur for 15 years, I have come to truly value the need for resilience and synergy in all business ventures and I have developed a deep passion in working with the conscious leaders of the world with full faith that it is this group of individuals that will change the climate of the world.
Difficult circumstances don’t have to bring people down. I’ve learned this after going through several deployments with the US Army and individually as a contractor, I have cared for loved ones with mental disorders, and cared for my daughter who was born extremely premature (she’s now 14). Through all of that I wanted to rise way beyond any circumstance not just survive. I have experience running communications for thousands of people in a global networks which gave me a unique ability to identify what is working and what is not within an organization’s ecosystem. I can observe how various members of your staff behave and interact with others and the company as a whole, offering fresh insight into how to make the workplace synergize better.
We founded Lead With The Lights On with the sole purpose of supporting the next generation of leaders and their businesses. Lead With The Lights On is proud to be aligned in purpose with such organizations as Conscious Capitalism, Conscious Leadership, B-Corp, Benefit Corporation, and Mindful Leadership. We believe these organizations and leadership styles are the future. We believe that synergy will change the world. Our process brings synergy into your life and your team by design.
A designed beauty of synergy is that it serves only to add, never subtract – Barb Rententbach
We thrive the most when we are in synergistic relationships and environments. We love Barb Rententbach’s definition because she uses the word ‘designed’. Synergy is something that can be designed with intention and attention.