It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in.
Most business issues boil down to people.

The Disruptive Element is a leadership performance company that helps businesses identify and ignite potential in their people.

Our progressive methodology aligns personal transformation with business priorities — deepening engagement, unleashing performance, and creating the kind of culture and company you truly want.

The future of work is here.
And it's getting personal.
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Savvy companies want to cultivate leadership skills AND
increase well-being in their top talent. The Disruptive Element
has cracked the code.

We are talent whisperers

“I felt like life was passing me by, I wasn’t engaged in my job and I felt stuck... the coaching helped me mentally and I am much more intentional now. I am a better leader and more important…a better person..”

Senior Leader

Bremer Bank


We engage the whole person

Our breakthrough approach combines empathy and neuroscience to connect people’s behavior, brains and hearts to create sustainable change. 


We convert potential to impact.

We help businesses identify and invest in high-impact individuals and teams that have critical roles, significant influence and untapped capacity to drive exponential growth.

“The Disruptive Element helped me became a stronger professional–it helped build my confidence, and in turn, enabled me to make better decisions."


IT Leader


It’s time to get disruptive.

Whether you’re struggling with persistent issues or ready to go from good to great, it pays to strategically invest in your talent. Let The Disruptive Element help you see — and act on — the next right step.


Are your change efforts supporting or thwarting the outcomes you seek? Our team brings deep expertise and mountain-moving mastery to complex Organization Development (OD) assignments.


Even born leaders can use help taking their influence and impact to the next level.  Our master coaches have a been-there-done-that perspective to ensure shifts. 


Millennials. Perennials. Emerging women leaders. Our game-changing cohort programs are powerful ways to unleash individual capacity in a transformative and supportive group experience.


Journey to the jungles of Ecuador. Hike the El Camino trail in Spain. Sometimes a change of scenery can be the best way to uncover insights and spark unprecedented growth.  These meaningful experiences have transformative impact.

We're going places. Literally!


“"What feeds our soul is truly igniting potential - seeing the light in someone's eyes when they realize that they are stronger, that they have the answers and their future is what they make it. We get to help people change their lives. That's powerful!""

Paula Winkler and Laura Woodward
The Disruptive Element Cofounders

Paula Winkler and Laura Woodward, cofounders




We believe brain sciences helps solve business problems.

Watch our Brains in Business series for insights and advice on how you can apply brain science in your workplace.

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