Who We Are

Who We Are

Helping Organizations Transform and Lead

OneTeam Leadership is a strategic consulting firm that believes leadership, teamwork and culture make the most significant impact on performance. We help forward-thinking leaders engage their most powerful and durable competitive advantage – their people.

Our team is made up of experienced business leaders with deep functional and diverse industry backgrounds. We know first-hand the challenges and pressures our clients face and enable them to see their own greatness and lead change from within.

Nicholas Beamon

Nicholas Beamon specializes in organizational culture and team development including the strategic integration of mergers and acquisitions. Nicholas brings 20 years of corporate banking experience to his consulting work to help leaders, teams, and organizations reach their full performance potential.

In his role as a senior executive for a national bank he was responsible for strategy development, talent development and the performance of key business lines. Nicholas has a finance degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. He is married with two sons. When he is not enjoying being immersed in his life’s work, he spends a lot of his free time coaching on the baseball field.

Jon DeFriese

Jon is committed to helping leaders drive transformational change, build highly engaged organizations, and deliver extraordinary performance. He advises clients through an integrated approach to developing leaders, high performance teams, and healthy cultures.

His prior career spanned two decades of leadership across a range of industries. Jon’s ideas and practices are grounded in first-hand application and he brings a deep understanding of what it feels like to lead enterprise-wide change to OneTeam Leadership clients.

Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors for Apparo Technology Solutions and the East Carolina University Board of Visitors. He received his undergraduate degree from ECU and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tom Lane

Tom brings deep executive experience as a financial services leader to his work with leaders, teams, and organizations. His passion is helping leaders and teams achieve executional excellence by revealing and removing performance barriers.

Tom brings over 20 years of corporate experience and a decade of leadership consulting to his work. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in psychology and communications and earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is passionate about community-building and supporting children as well as cheering on the New York Yankees and his Duke Blue Devils.

Kelly Kennel

Kelly specializes in the delivery of leadership, team, and culture engagements and is the key link between the OneTeam client experience and our consulting operations. In all realms of her life and work, Kelly is committed to creating the space where meaningful conversations can occur. 

Kelly is from a small town in Northern Vermont. She graduated with a BA in Business from Champlain College in beautiful Burlington, VT. Kelly is passionate about her yoga practice, loves to cook and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family. 

Chelsea Pratt

Chelsea contributes her creative touch and passion for helping others to her role at OneTeam Leadership. Chelsea’s diverse professional background of legal and family services has given her a unique set of nurturing and tactical support skills that benefit our clients tremendously. Chelsea’s unique skills aid in her commitment to making a powerful impact on her community.

Chelsea grew up in Columbia, SC, however holds her hometown of Philadelphia, PA close to her heart. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from the beautiful College of Charleston and enjoys visiting the city often. Chelsea loves spending time with family, painting at home and kickboxing at her local YMCA.

Jacqueline Myers

Jacqueline brings over five years of experience in nonprofit administration and program management to her role as Engagement Manager at OneTeam Leadership. Dedicated to supporting her team and clients, Jacqueline is a passionate advocate of helping people realize and unlock their fullest potential.

Jacqueline has a BA in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from Queens University of Charlotte. Originally from Black Mountain, NC, her heart will always find its home in the mountains.

Kelly Tucker

Kelly (KT) brings a diverse knowledge of project management, process improvement, and operations. As an Engagement Manager, she has a strong passion for helping others achieve their goals and empowering leaders to share their talents with the world.

Kelly is a former ballet dancer that apprenticed with the Orlando Ballet after high school and attended prestigious summer programs such as Juilliard, Miami City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and The Kirov Academy. Kelly has a BA in Fashion Merchandising from the University of South Carolina. She is originally from Spartanburg, SC, and spent over 10 years in Atlanta, GA after college. In her free time, she enjoys being active (Pilates, yoga, cycling), traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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