Meet The Employee Fanatix Team


Heather R Younger

CEO & Founder

Heather R Younger, J.D., CSP is a trusted contributor to leading news outlets, like Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg, NBC and ABC and one of the world’s leading experts on Caring Leadership® and active listening at work. She is the visionary Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a preeminent employee engagement and workplace culture consulting firm to Fortune 100 companies. Employee Fanatix conducts annual research on workplace culture, relying on employee voices for what is relevant now, to help companies redefine their culture strategy. Heather has personally read over 30,000 employee surveys and facilitated over 100 employee focus groups, including her signature “Art of Active Listening Sessions.” 

With over 25 years of successfully managing teams, she has worked in customer experience, sales, and large account management for multi-million dollar accounts and multiple industries such as tech, staffing, healthcare, professional services, the public sector, and the financial sector. She’s a renowned keynote speaker, drawing insights from current data and putting into practice what she teaches in her Caring Leadership Transformation Model™.

Heather is an award-winning leader in the area of Employee Engagement as recognized by Inspiring Workplaces, is a LinkedIn Learning course partner, 3-time best-selling author, TEDX speaker, and the host of the popular, Leadership With Heart podcast.

Consulting Team

Dr. T. Renata Robinson

Executive Consultant

Dr. T. Renata Robinson is an expert when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She brings extraordinary change management and strategic leadership skills to the table, and is a high-energy people leader. Renata comes to us with over 15 years of success building top-performing diverse teams, increasing employee engagement, and developing culturally action-oriented organizations for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s of Art in Organizational Management, and an Educational Doctorate of Organizational Management.

Leadership consultant

Liz Stincelli

Executive Consultant

Liz Stincelli is passionate about recognizing, inspiring, and igniting the leader in everyone. She is skilled at transforming communication dynamics, improving collaboration, facilitating problem-solving, engaging employees, and strengthening organizational cultures. She comes to us with over 20 years of operations management, problem-solving, team-building, human resources, accounting, and business administration experience in a variety of industries. Liz serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Independent Journal of Management and Production and the Journal of Managerial Psychology. She also holds a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

José Gómez

Executive Consultant

José Gómez comes to us with over 20 years of inclusion and diversity consulting expertise for both public and private sector domestic and global organizations. His expertise includes but is not limited to workforce, marketplace, community, and global diversity and unconscious bias training and resources. José has held several corporate diversity and inclusion leadership positions with Fortune 500 organizations, including Walmart and Northwestern Mutual.

Dr. Tyrone Holmes

Trainer & Facilitator

Dr. Tyrone Holmes has spent more than two decades teaching thousands of people to build powerful relationships in diverse settings. He has facilitated over 1,500 live and virtual presentations that have taught participants to effectively communicate with their people, connect with diverse employees, and reduce the negative impacts of unconscious bias. Formerly, Dr. Holmes served as a full-time faculty member at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Leadership and Counseling, and at Wayne State University in the Department of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations.

Brooke Ozlem Erol

Senior Consultant

Brooke Ozlem Erol is an author, speaker, advisor, and teacher-at-heart. She joins Employee Fanatix as an employee engagement and listening consultant. Her purpose in life is to create a world where people love their work, and use their gifts and talents to create more meaning and fulfillment. She has been instrumental in reversing turnover trends, improving engagement rates, and reducing the cost of doing business for organizations. Brooke is the author of Create a Life YOU Love, and co-author of From Hierarchy to High Performance and four other books.

Tim Fine

Senior Data Analyst

Originally from London, Tim has been living in the Denver area since the 1990s. He has years of experience working with data in both large and small businesses across many industries. Originally a developer of database software, Tim started specializing in more complex data analytics reporting in the early 2000s, and provides actionable insights to clients across healthcare, communications, and other industries.

Sarah Elkins

Executive Consultant & Workshop Facilitator

Sarah Elkins specializes in guiding leaders toward identifying their patterns, revealing their greatest talents, and understanding the behaviors that are limiting their ability to connect with the people around them. She is passionate about guiding the leaders she coaches to positively shape the perceptions people have of them by communicating with clarity and intention, and by sharing stories that demonstrate their skills, values, character, and vision. Her strengths-led approach to storytelling and relationship building helps clear obstacles, so leaders can deliver messages that matter and inspire those they lead into action, while helping them find more satisfaction and happiness at work.

Marketing Team


Ashley Rivera

Content Manager

Ashley Rivera is a marketing professional who believes in the power of authenticity. She focuses on building brand loyalty and awareness through organic interactions with Employee Fanatix audiences. Ashley has worked in commercial real estate and commercial insurance in the past, helping companies grow their market share. She received her BA in Marketing from The University of Texas at Dallas, where she currently resides. When Ashley is not working, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with her family.

Sales Team

Hathaway Rabette

Business Development Manager

Hathaway comes to us with over 20 years experience working in sales and business development, and a passion for streamlining businesses and helping them grow. Hathaway enjoys living in Palm Coast, FL with her husband and dog, and is an avid runner and all-around fitness fanatic.

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