Steve GottliebSteve Gottlieb, Founder and President, brings a diverse background and skill set to the task of helping organizations promote change and innovation. A graduate of Columbia University College and Law School, Gottlieb practiced environmental law in private firms and the federal government, where he served as Assistant General Counsel of the federal Office of Management and Budget. He then became Environmental Director of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation. In these jobs, he represented major corporations, managed a professional staff, reported to a board of directors, testified before congressional committees and served on White House task forces.

In a mid-life career shift, Gottlieb became an accomplished photographer, producing advertising and annual report images for many Blue Chip clients, such as Chase Bank, IBM, NASDAQ and Pfizer. He is the photographer—as well as author and designer—of six coffee-table books, including American Icons; Washington: Portrait of a City; FLUSH: Celebrating Bathrooms Past & Present; and Abandoned America; the latter was selected "Gift Book of the Year" by both People Magazine and USA Today. Shutterbug magazine refered to Gottlieb as "a gifted photographer and author." In 2005, Steve established Horizon Photography Workshops, which American Photo magazine recognized as one of the "12 Outstanding Travel Workshops in the United States." (www.horizonworkshops.com) Steve has trained and motivated hundreds of adult students to expand their vision and produce more powerful images.

Gottlieb has been the number one ranked tennis player in the Middle Atlantic States in four different age divisions. Father of two grown sons, he divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Chesapeake City, MD. (steve@visionmining.com)

Steve has been interviewed on more than 25 radio and televisions stations {including NPR, FoxNews and various regional stations}. Click here for a selection of videos and interviews.


Anne ConstantAnne Constant, Vice-President, has had a long career focused on organizational and leadership development, education and training, and sales effectiveness/fund-raising. She has held sales management positions with Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini), where she and her team supported key global accounts. Previously, she was an account manager at Huthwaite, Inc., and Global Achieve/Zenger Miller. In these positions, she has served such clients as: Chase Bank, Digital Equipment Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, CareFirst/Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MetLife, Honeywell, Black & Decker, Weyerhaeuser, and United Parcel Service. She has also provided federal government contracting services, including consulting to the FAA in systems engineering integration, for Logicon, Inc. (subcontractor to Lockheed Martin.) Anne is also an independent consultant, working with corporations and non-profits in change management, sales effectiveness and fundraising.

Anne is a graduate of Duke University and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Education from the University of Virginia. She has also earned a professional certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University, and has completed executive education coursework in strategic sales management and marketing at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Anne is on the board of the National Capital Alzheimer’s Association. She is a certified Jazzercise© instructor and avid hiker and biker. Anne resides in Washington, D.C.


John LauritsenJohn Lauritsen, Associate, has a career focused on the creative arts, particularly photography and graphic design. John attended Shepherd College and the Art Institute of York (Pennsylvania), and he is a member of the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honors Society.