The foundation of an organization success can best be seen at the team level.  Strong organizations are made up of very good teams.  Mitchen has a long history of working with existing and new teams to build high performance outcomes over a long period. We do this using the most advance techniques for team learning and personal development based on the psychology of how adults work together. Our methods are tested over time and have been effective in all type of situations. We encourage you to explore the many programs we have to strengthen your team. 

Elusive Team Leadership System

This is a six-part training program that will help your organization:

  • Establish trust
  • Create a culture where curiousity is valued
  • Manage conflict and challenges
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations
  • Stay focused on areas with the highest return
  • Develop accountability processes that build organizational clarity and strength.

Executive Board/Senior Team Retreats

Culture starts at the top. When it is time to get focused and figure out ways to motivate your team toward higher performance and improve communication, Mitchen can facilitate.

Every program is customized to meet your organizations most important needs. Contact Mitchen today to get your program started!

Facilitated Discussions/Conflict Interventions

Tired of long, drawn-out meetings where little gets done? Are traditional methods of dealing with team conflict not working? Mitchen facilitated discussions can change that. Our customers rave about the increased productivity and efficiency facilitated discussions bring.

Every program is customized to meet your organizations most important needs. Contact Mitchen today to get your program started!

Change Management

Mitchen helps groups remove blinders so they can see opportunities for change, manage their cultures to support change, and develop programs that implement meaningful organizational changes.

Every program is customized to meet your organizations most important needs. Contact Mitchen today to get your program started!

What clients have to say


Mitch led a 2-day Strategic Planning retreat for our group that includes representatives from the agricultural sector, environmental organizations, state and federal regulatory agencies, and research institutions. The retreat came at a time when other issues had the potential to fracture the group. Mitch is incredibly adept at facilitation. Mitch’s process made our group stronger by ensuring that all voices were heard and included in the planning process.

Paula Jasinski
Green Fin Studio

Mitch Owen proved to be a critical component enabling our company to develop and deliver to our high potential leadership candidates a successful leadership development program. The program has consistently been acknowledged by our staff as one of the most valuable and memorable professional development experiences at our company. Mitch Owen’s dedication as an ongoing student of leadership development and instruction contributed to a highly effective leadership development program for our company and the graduates.

Mitch Reaves
Former President and CEO
N. B. Handy Co.

Mitch brought new insights, creative energy, and great problem solving techniques to my team of faculty. I highly recommend him to any group seeking to build leadership and creative problem solving.

Valerie McAlpin
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
UNC Charlotte

Mitch is a smart, innovative and personable professional. His sessions at the Supervisors Management School routinely get outstanding evaluations. He is one of the rare professionals who have an extremely intelligent outlook and perspective, and yet can communicate at a fundamental level. I enjoy his sessions, his knowledge, and his company, and highly recommend him and his work.

Brad Chambers
Former Chief of Joint Operations at Joint Intelligence Operations Center, European Command, and Former Chair, Board of Regents
North Carolina State University Supervisors Management School

Mitch provided professional development for our seasoned leaders, our first-line supervisors and our emerging leaders. He related well to each group, provided fresh ideas and approaches, and left us with a reasonable path forward for next steps. I highly recommend him for leadership development.

Mary Jinks
Former Vice President of Public Service
University of Tennessee

Mitch provides research-based inspirational technical assistance and public presentations on organizational change. He is great with group and organizational processes and always produces superior products in a supportive collaborative environment.

Nancy Franz
Former Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach
Iowa State University

Mitch is a professional who has the educational background, experience, and talent to lead group discussion, develop strategic plans, and assist in the development of leaders. He has expertise in areas of personality types/traits, leadership development, organizational structure, and personnel management and conflict resolution. He is familiar with many workplace settings including higher education, business and industry, and local government. He has a passion for his work and he approaches tasks with a high level of energy.

Ken Esbenshade
Former Associate Dean
North Carolina State University

Mitch Owen is a true professional, extremely adept at strategy formation, execution, and many other aspects of successful corporate and public sector operations. Mitch’s body of work and past experiences are impressive. Even more important is that Mitch’s style is to listen very carefully, formulate ideas, and lead a team to consensus in a logical, simple, compelling way. His ability to drive a management team to positive action is one of his real strengths. I recommend Mitch highly.

George Pappas
elecommunications Industry Alliance Executive

I have known and worked with Mitch for many years. I have found him to be an expansive thinker whose primary consideration is delivery of customer-oriented solutions. We have worked through difficult-to-solve matters and his knowledgeable and customer-focused approach has made those experiences positive ones.

Harry Nicholos
Former Asst. Director for System & Hosted Services
North Carolina State University

Dr. Mitch Owen is a very successful organizational development specialist, program designer, personal coach, and facilitator. Having worked with various audiences in the non-profit and corporate world, he is notably capable of helping individuals or groups achieve their personal best, and the goals they want to carry out, under the toughest of circumstances. He is exceptionally skilled in facilitations of strategic plans for board meetings and retreats, developing needs based trainings, and helping organizations in assessing their development needs. I highly recommend Mitch without reservation.

Mary Lou Addor
Ed.D., Director
Natural Resources Leadership Institute