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Derek Pender is a Senior Associate | Strategist at Advancing Inspiration, LLC.

Since starting at Advancing Inspiration in 2012, Derek has focused on customer success delivery across various client engagements, and managing company growth and resources. He is certified in the DISC assessment, and brings this experience to designing and facilitating retreats, workshops, and leadership academies

In addition to facilitation and coaching, Derek works with clients on strategic planning, crafting communications and speaking points, and creating customized capability-based leadership assessments and development programs.

Prior to Advancing Inspiration, Derek worked in Game Operations and Marketing at the NCAA level. In addition, he has experience in retail, hospitality, and tourism.

In his spare time, Derek can be found hiking, reading Fast Company, or expanding his culinary/baking skills and experiences.