Aligning the Misaligned

Helping businesses, and the people in them, flourish.

Our Why

Our purpose is to "Align the Misaligned". When the business systems aren't aligned, symptoms pile up and it becomes overwhelming. Emails, people problems, not executing, changing market conditions and a bank account that never seems to fill up the way you thought it would... All of that is just issues piling up - It can feel like drinking through a fire hose. When issues pile up, you feel like you can't gain traction and often feel like you're drowning. When you started your business (or, took over the business), you never thought it would be this hard. 

At Evolve, we coach leaders to implement the Five Facets of Business™ to align the five major facets of their business - Culture, Strategy, Operations, Story, and Finance. When these systems are aligned, it gives leaders the time and energy they need to crush both short and long-term goals and reclaim their time. 

Alignment is the target, flourishing is the outcome.

​When business leaders have a system that works
the business and the people in it FLourish.

Evolve Leadership Consulting Values

If you engage with anyone at Evolve, you might hear us use the term "LEAP." We may say this as a call to action, to invite you to stop hemming and hawing, and simply LEAP into action. 

Leverage Tension

Great organizations recognize and embrace tension to further growth. It's the tension where the opportunities are. At Evolve, we look for the tension and turn toward it, not away from it.

EARN TRUST

Relationships work well when both parties agree to meet more than halfway. We don't assume trust, we actively seek to earn it by saying what we do and doing what we say.

ADD VALUE

Profound leadership is rooted in a spirit and commitment of making things better. If we're not making it better, or if we can't see how to make it better, we'll be the ones to walk away.

Pursue Purpose

If you don't know why you're doing your work, there's no energy. We are committed to keeping purpose, our why, at the forefront of what we do and we are committed to bringing energy in the pursuit of 
our purpose

Meet the Evolve Team

Dave Newell

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER




Dave Newell is on a mission to "align the misaligned" - building a successful consulting business that applies the Five Facets of Business™ operating system. Dave serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator serving small businesses and start-up leaders to build out their c-suite leadership capabilities and provide operating system needed to grow and scale a business. Small businesses fail if the leaders fail - 70% will fail in the first 5 years. Don't join them. Dave has advised over 150 businesses and more than 1000 leaders to grow, sustain, and scale their businesses. And he's just getting started.

Hannah Pniewski

General Manager





Hannah is a master at following-through, leading groups of people, and making sure all the details are in line. She has served as a General Manager in start-ups, a Producer on film sets, continues to pursue Acting (she's been in several films and shows!), and has a strong ability to connect with people from all walks of life. On our team, she supports clients through the development of systems and processes, coaching, and providing the glue for our office.

Stephen Belenky

EXECUTIVE COACH/LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT








Stephen is a leadership coach, entrepreneur, and social impact investor, and is hyper-focused on the mindsets and actions that distinguish effective leaders inside high-potential companies. He has worked globally for 11+ years to engage nearly 100 trailblazing leadership teams at the intersection of culture, organizational effectiveness, and individual performance.​

HANNAH PNIEWSKI

General Manager



Hannah is a master at following-through, leading groups of people, and making sure all the details are in line. She has served as a General Manager in start-ups, a Producer on film sets, continues to pursue Acting (she's been in several films and shows!), and has a strong ability to connect with people from all walks of life. On our team, she supports clients through the development of systems and processes, coaching, and providing the glue for our office.

STEPHEN BELENKY

EXECUTIVE COACH/LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT






Stephen is a leadership coach, entrepreneur, and social impact investor, and is hyper-focused on the mindsets and actions that distinguish effective leaders inside high-potential companies. He has worked globally for 11+ years to engage nearly 100 trailblazing leadership teams at the intersection of culture, organizational effectiveness, and individual performance.​

Brad Johnson

CONSULTANT/COACH











Over the past 18+ years, Brad has been an instrumental part of numerous start-ups. He is now a coach and consultant specializing in small to medium-sized businesses and has a passion for supporting individuals and teams in achieving higher levels of success through improved operational efficiency and cross-team cohesion.

STEPHEN BELENKY

EXECUTIVE COACH/LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT




Stephen is a leadership coach, entrepreneur, and social impact investor, and is hyper-focused on the mindsets and actions that distinguish effective leaders inside high-potential companies. He has worked globally for 11+ years to engage nearly 100 trailblazing leadership teams at the intersection of culture, organizational effectiveness, and individual performance.​

BRAD johnson

COACH/CONSULTANT






Over the past 18+ years, Brad has been an instrumental part of numerous start-ups. He is now a coach and consultant specializing in small to medium-sized businesses and has a passion for supporting individuals and teams in achieving higher levels of success through improved operational efficiency and cross-team cohesion.

Sarah Taylor

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING










Sarah shares our framework, teachings, and products so we can bring more impact and alignment to those that need it. She’s the story teller, the relationship builder, and the calm center (did we mention she also runs her own Yoga business?!?!). If you’re accessing our blog, finding great insights on our social media, or participating in our learning materials, Sarah is the one who put them in front of you.

BRAD Johnson

COACH/CONSULTANT




Over the past 18+ years, Brad has been an instrumental part of numerous start-ups. He is now a coach and consultant specializing in small to medium-sized businesses and has a passion for supporting individuals and teams in achieving higher levels of success through improved operational efficiency and cross-team cohesion.

SARAH TAYLOR

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING






Sarah shares our framework, teachings, and products so we can bring more impact and alignment to those that need it. She’s the story teller, the relationship builder, and the calm center (did we mention she also runs her own Yoga business?!?!). If you’re accessing our blog, finding great insights on our social media, or participating in our learning materials, Sarah is the one who put them in front of you.

BAILEY HAnley

COACH/CONSULTANT









Bailey Hanley, a holistic coach, integrates her expertise in nutrition, finance, executive and power coaching, personal training, and yoga to offer a unique, comprehensive coaching service. Her approach ensures mission-driven leaders achieve clarity, balance, and empowerment, addressing both personal well-being and professional success. Her certifications and diverse skills make her an invaluable partner in holistic success.

SARAH TAYLOR

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING




Sarah shares our framework, teachings, and products so we can bring more impact and alignment to those that need it. She’s the story teller, the relationship builder, and the calm center (did we mention she also runs her own Yoga business?!?!). If you’re accessing our blog, finding great insights on our social media, or participating in our learning materials, Sarah is the one who put them in front of you.

BAILEY Hanley

COACH/CONSULTANT






Bailey Hanley, a holistic coach, integrates her expertise in nutrition, finance, executive and power coaching, personal training, and yoga to offer a unique, comprehensive coaching service. Her approach ensures mission-driven leaders achieve clarity, balance, and empowerment, addressing both personal well-being and professional success. Her certifications and diverse skills make her an invaluable partner in holistic success.

ELIZABETH Buckley

COACH/CONSULTANT








Elizabeth founded and led startups, nonprofits, and million-dollar companies, specializing in strategy, product development, marketing, philanthropy, and team building. As a certified Ideal Life Coach, Elizabeth guides clients to set purposeful goals and achieve alignment. With an MBA and MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis, she's co-founded Lallitara, established a consulting firm, and served as CEO and COO.

BAILEY hanley

COACH/CONSULTANT




Bailey Hanley, a holistic coach, integrates her expertise in nutrition, finance, executive and power coaching, personal training, and yoga to offer a unique, comprehensive coaching service. Her approach ensures mission-driven leaders achieve clarity, balance, and empowerment, addressing both personal well-being and professional success. Her certifications and diverse skills make her an invaluable partner in holistic success.

ELIZABETH Buckley

COACH/CONSULTANT






Elizabeth founded and led startups, nonprofits, and million-dollar companies, specializing in strategy, product development, marketing, philanthropy, and team building. As a certified Ideal Life Coach, Elizabeth guides clients to set purposeful goals and achieve alignment. With an MBA and MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis, she's co-founded Lallitara, established a consulting firm, and served as CEO and COO.

PAUL Serafino

COACH/CONSULTANT







Paul has a simple philosophy on change: it doesn't have to take years, it just takes a decision - the rest is logistics. He applies this when helping executives of small to midsize companies beat the overwhelm that comes with leading an organization. By simplifying heavy workloads and setting specific growth goals, Paul's clients are able to focus on essential tasks and accomplish more. Paul leverages his 20 years in strategic growth and operational excellence to guide his clients to major business breakthroughs, while prioritizing personal growth. 

ELIZABETH Buckley

COACH/CONSULTANT




Elizabeth founded and led startups, nonprofits, and million-dollar companies, specializing in strategy, product development, marketing, philanthropy, and team building. As a certified Ideal Life Coach, Elizabeth guides clients to set purposeful goals and achieve alignment. With an MBA and MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis, she's co-founded Lallitara, established a consulting firm, and served as CEO and COO.

PAUL SeRAFINO

COACH/CONSULTANT






Paul has a simple philosophy on change: it doesn't have to take years, it just takes a decision - the rest is logistics. He applies this when helping executives of small to midsize companies beat the overwhelm that comes with leading an organization. By simplifying heavy workloads and setting specific growth goals, Paul's clients are able to focus on essential tasks and accomplish more. Paul leverages his 20 years in strategic growth and operational excellence to guide his clients to major business breakthroughs, while prioritizing personal growth. 

Christine bakewicz

COach/ consultant






Christine is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in a Fortune 5 company, specializing in human development. She excels in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence. Christine is dedicated to fostering environments where individuals and teams thrive. Her certifications include Strategic Visioning, Emotional Intelligence, InsideOut Coaching, and more. Christine is your go-to girl in driving personal, professional, and organizational success.

PAUL Serafino

Christine bakewicz

COACH/CONSULTANT




COACH/CONSULTANT




Paul has a simple philosophy on change: it doesn't have to take years, it just takes a decision - the rest is logistics. He applies this when helping executives of small to midsize companies beat the overwhelm that comes with leading an organization. By simplifying heavy workloads and setting specific growth goals, Paul's clients are able to focus on essential tasks and accomplish more. Paul leverages his 20 years in strategic growth and operational excellence to guide his clients to major business breakthroughs, while prioritizing personal growth. 

KATIE Newell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT





Katie Newell is a current student at the University of St. Thomas with future plans of obtaining her CPA license and joining the accounting field. She has a passion for learning the ins and outs of startup companies, keen eye for detail, and an edge of creativity. Katie is also a strong advocate in the mind staying as active in personal life as professional.

Christine is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in a Fortune 5 company, specializing in human development. She excels in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence. Christine is dedicated to fostering environments where individuals and teams thrive. Her certifications include Strategic Visioning, Emotional Intelligence, InsideOut Coaching, and more. Christine is your go-to girl in driving personal, professional, and organizational success.

Christine bakewicz

COACH/CONSULTANT




Christine is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in a Fortune 5 company, specializing in human development. She excels in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence. Christine is dedicated to fostering environments where individuals and teams thrive. Her certifications include Strategic Visioning, Emotional Intelligence, InsideOut Coaching, and more. Christine is your go-to girl in driving personal, professional, and organizational success.

KATIE Newell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT





Katie Newell is a current student at the University of St. Thomas with future plans of obtaining her CPA license and joining the accounting field. She has a passion for learning the ins and outs of startup companies, keen eye for detail, and an edge of creativity. Katie is also a strong advocate in the mind staying as active in personal life as professional.

DAVE Newell

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER







Dave Newell is on a mission to "align the misaligned" - building a successful consulting business that applies the Five Facets of Business™ operating system. Dave serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator serving small businesses and start-up leaders to build out their c-suite leadership capabilities and provide operating system needed to grow and scale a business. Small businesses fail if the leaders fail - 70% will fail in the first 5 years. Don't join them. Dave has advised over 150 businesses and more than 1000 leaders to grow, sustain, and scale their businesses. And he's just getting started.

KATIE Newell

EXECUTIVE ASSITANT



Katie Newell is a current student at the University of St. Thomas with future plans of obtaining her CPA license and joining the accounting field. She has a passion for learning the ins and outs of startup companies, keen eye for detail, and an edge of creativity. Katie is also a strong advocate in the mind staying as active in personal life as professional.

DAVE NEWELL

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER






Dave Newell is on a mission to "align the misaligned" - building a successful consulting business that applies the Five Facets of Business™ operating system. Dave serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator serving small businesses and start-up leaders to build out their c-suite leadership capabilities and provide operating system needed to grow and scale a business. Small businesses fail if the leaders fail - 70% will fail in the first 5 years. Don't join them. Dave has advised over 150 businesses and more than 1000 leaders to grow, sustain, and scale their businesses. And he's just getting started.

HANNAH PNIEWSKI

General Manager







Hannah is a master at following-through, leading groups of people, and making sure all the details are in line. She has served as a General Manager in start-ups, a Producer on film sets, continues to pursue Acting (she's been in several films and shows!), and has a strong ability to connect with people from all walks of life. On our team, she supports clients through the development of systems and processes, coaching, and providing the glue for our office.

Meet the Evolve Team

Dave Newell

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER




Dave Newell is on a mission to "align the misaligned" - building a successful consulting business that applies the Five Facets of Business™ operating system. Dave serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator serving small businesses and start-up leaders to build out their c-suite leadership capabilities and provide operating system needed to grow and scale a business. Small businesses fail if the leaders fail - 70% will fail in the first 5 years. Don't join them. Dave has advised over 150 businesses and more than 1000 leaders to grow, sustain, and scale their businesses. And he's just getting started.


Hannah Pniewski

General Manager





Hannah is a master at following-through, leading groups of people, and making sure all the details are in line. She has served as a General Manager in start-ups, a Producer on film sets, continues to pursue Acting (she's been in several films and shows!), and has a strong ability to connect with people from all walks of life. On our team, she supports clients through the development of systems and processes, coaching, and providing the glue for our office.

Stephen Belenky

EXECUTIVE COACH/LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT








Stephen is a leadership coach, entrepreneur, and social impact investor, and is hyper-focused on the mindsets and actions that distinguish effective leaders inside high-potential companies. He has worked globally for 11+ years to engage nearly 100 trailblazing leadership teams at the intersection of culture, organizational effectiveness, and individual performance.​

BRad johnson

CONSULTANT/COACH











Over the past 18+ years, Brad has been an instrumental part of numerous start-ups. He is now a coach and consultant specializing in small to medium-sized businesses and has a passion for supporting individuals and teams in achieving higher levels of success through improved operational efficiency and cross-team cohesion.

Sarah Taylor

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING










Sarah shares our framework, teachings, and products so we can bring more impact and alignment to those that need it. She’s the story teller, the relationship builder, and the calm center (did we mention she also runs her own Yoga business?!?!). If you’re accessing our blog, finding great insights on our social media, or participating in our learning materials, Sarah is the one who put them in front of you.

Bailey Hanley

COACH/CONSULTANT






Bailey Hanley, a holistic coach, integrates her expertise in nutrition, finance, executive and power coaching, personal training, and yoga to offer a unique, comprehensive coaching service. Her approach ensures mission-driven leaders achieve clarity, balance, and empowerment, addressing both personal well-being and professional success. Her certifications and diverse skills make her an invaluable partner in holistic success.

Elizabeth buckley

COACH/CONSULTANT






Elizabeth founded and led startups, nonprofits, and million-dollar companies, specializing in strategy, product development, marketing, philanthropy, and team building. As a certified Ideal Life Coach, Elizabeth guides clients to set purposeful goals and achieve alignment. With an MBA and MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis, she's co-founded Lallitara, established a consulting firm, and served as CEO and COO.

Paul Serafino

COACH/CONSULTANT






Paul has a simple philosophy on change: it doesn't have to take years, it just takes a decision - the rest is logistics. He applies this when helping executives of small to midsize companies beat the overwhelm that comes with leading an organization. By simplifying heavy workloads and setting specific growth goals, Paul's clients are able to focus on essential tasks and accomplish more. Paul leverages his 20 years in strategic growth and operational excellence to guide his clients to major business breakthroughs, while prioritizing personal growth. 

Christine bakewicz

COACH/CONSULTANT






Christine is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in a Fortune 5 company, specializing in human development. She excels in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence. Christine is dedicated to fostering environments where individuals and teams thrive. Her certifications include Strategic Visioning, Emotional Intelligence, InsideOut Coaching, and more. Christine is your go-to girl in driving personal, professional, and organizational success.

Katie Newell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT






Katie Newell is a current student at the University of St. Thomas with future plans of obtaining her CPA license and joining the accounting field. She has a passion for learning the ins and outs of startup companies, keen eye for detail, and an edge of creativity. Katie is also a strong advocate in the mind staying as active in personal life as professional.

Testimonials

The year that we worked with Evolve, we had 7 figure growth and grew 54% over the previous year. We have continued growing ever since. Dave brought so much wisdom, experience and quiet confidence from his years in consulting. He was able to help us leap ahead and avoid some costly growing pains.

Kelly Costello

CEO/Puppy Cake

I met Dave through a business collaboration conversation.  I [didn’t think] I "needed" coaching and certainly didn't grasp the value of personal coaching on top of business coaching.  Nevertheless, I played along.  As a result EVERYTHING (my wealth, my work, my health, my family, etc.) in my life improved. I am so grateful. 

Bea Wray

Author and Entrepreneur

We had grown, but we were still running our  business like it was a small startup. Evolve gave us the tools to streamline and systematize our business to sustain our growth and predict profit.
If you want to get out of the jar and read the label of your business,
 Dave is your guy!

Nathan Neeley

AO2 Management