About Us

Adaptive Growth Leadership is a professional services firm focused on assisting its clients with developing the desired habits of high performing sales organizations. We do this by providing training, coaching, leadership development and strategic consulting, all centered around the sales process.

We work with companies and individuals who are alarmed by their current sales results; concerned with recent prospecting efforts and pipeline details; as well those grappling with ways to improve client engagement and retention.

Our mission is to help clients at different stages of the Business Life Cycle who are seeking a formula for sustainable growth. We strive to completely understand our customer’s business goals while providing the tools and coaching needed to reinforce and ensure the desired results.

THE TEAM

Dale I. Favors

Managing Partner

Dale Favors has over 25 years of sales experience primarily focused in the financial markets. He has worked with some of the world’s largest hedge funds, asset managers, corporations and Public Pension Plans, advising them on securities transactions and their usage of financial data and technology. He was most recently Head of a Relationship Management Team for Thompson Reuters’ Financial and Risk Division. Mr. Favors is a seasoned leader and has built an extensive network of relationships across business sectors as a result of working in key positions at Bloomberg LP, Morgan Stanley, Piper Jaffray, Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CastleOak Securities.

Mr. Favors graduated from Florida A&M University with an M.B.A. and B.A. in Business Administration and Finance.

Kimberly Lee Minor

Partner

Kimberly Lee Minor is a fashion and retail industry-leading executive with 25 years of experience directing strategy, planning, merchandising, design, product development, sourcing and brand management for some of the top global omni-channel brands. She has managed businesses for firms such as Macy’s, Express, Ann Taylor LOFT, Footlocker, David’s Bridal and Iconix Brand Group. Kimberly is also a recipient of the Ohio Governor’s Small Business Recognition Award for her work involved with launching MSL Collections, LLC.

Most recently, Kimberly served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Merchandising Operations for the Mechandising Home, Gifts, and accessories for Bath & Body Works/White Barn (LBrands). In this role she created a strategy that generated $4b in incremental brand growth, and a product life cycle process that improved on-time delivery by 90%.

Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and has completed coursework towards her MBA at Drexel University. She holds a White Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is on track to complete her Black Belt certification.

Ellen Park

Partner

Ellen Park is a partner at Adaptive Growth Leadership. She started her career in the financial industry over 20 years ago as a junior analyst in the office of the COO of Swiss Bank, now known as UBS. Ellen later joined J.P. Morgan as an Associate VP, managing an extensive project to assist the bank with updating its data management and reporting technology.

In 2000, Ellen joined Bloomberg and quickly became an integral part of its TradeBook electronic execution business, and later a member of its Trading Solutions team. Ellen’s depth of technical expertise in trade execution and settlement has led her to some of the industry's top fintech firms, including TradingScreen, Sungard/FIS, and SS&C Technologies. She is respected globally for her thought leadership and strategic approach to front/back-office execution and operational workflows.

Ellen holds BS in Biology from Union College. She is passionate about continuous learning, earning certifications in Game Theory from Stanford University and Project Management from NYU.

Laurie Diamond

Partner
Public Relations & Market Strategy

Laurie is an experienced, versatile copywriter/content writer, with close to 20 years of experience writing for B2C, B2B and Non-Profits. She has managed and written web content, provided content for email marketing campaigns, newsletters, blogs and created digital and print marketing material and social media posts. In addition, Laurie has written style guides, contributed articles and more. She embraces her role as a “storyteller” and believes that everyone, every company and every organization has a story to share. She also has a deep understanding of what it takes to connect your brand with your audience. A dedicated team player and leader with a passion to write meaningful copy, always keeping the audience(s) in mind. As Seth Godin once said, "Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell."

What's your story? Turn the page and let's start a new chapter together.