The MaxLife, LLC Team
Founder, MaxLife, LLC.
Toni brings to us over 20 years of training, counseling and advising experience which began on college campuses working with adult and traditional age students, faculty and the leadership. Toni’s areas of training are vast and include issues of diversity, entrepreneurship, learning styles, relationship building, couple and parenting skills, personal development, leadership skills, communication, family violence and, of course, stress reduction and management.
Clients often say she has a gift of quickly identifying with them and making them feel comfortable and at ease. Toni attributes this to her grandmother who taught her to be non-judgmental and to accept people for who they are and where they are at any given time in their life cycle. As she trains and coaches others, she focuses on this quote by Thomas Edison: “If we do all that we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”
Toni’s understanding of the causes and effects of stress and the desire to help others get to the root causes of their stress helped to formulate MaxLife, LLC. She believes that once stressors are identified and alleviated or managed in each aspect of our lives, we can excel. Toni’s work experience includes business ownership; being a director of programs, college dean, recruiter, sales director and trainer; and creating and managing start-up positions.
Toni holds a B.A in communications from Mississippi State University, an M.S. in psychology from Hood College, she holds certifications in Organization Development, Professional Coaching and she is a certified diversity executive. She and Terry, her husband of over 30 years, are parents of 2 daughters and grandparents to Reagan. Toni’s "military experience” includes being the daughter, wife and mother of active duty personnel.
A certified organizational development professional, Sukanya has nearly twenty years of experience in the human resources (HR) area of employee learning and development. Originally from India, Sukanya started her HR career in Star TV Private Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox and one of India’s largest media conglomerates. In her role as a junior HR executive, she was involved in recruiting and onboarding of new employees. In this role, she also had her first opportunity to engage in employee learning management projects which solidified her decision to build a career that focused on organizational learning with a goal to help improve overall performance and success.
Sukanya is passionate about partnering with clients to help them acquire new skills, sharpen existing ones, perform better, increase productivity and be better leaders. She is an expert on providing strategic initiatives that focus on employee development, growth and retention. Her area of expertise is management and leadership development and she firmly believes that leaders, both current and future, should deliberately and continuously advocate in shaping and sustaining a culture of continuous learning and growth. An MBTI certified trainer, she has conducted workshops on variety of topics including supervisory and management skills, communication skills, conflict resolution and diversity and inclusion.
Sukanya holds a BS from Sophia College, Mumbai, India. She is also a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through Human Resources Certificate Institute (HRCI). Married to a scientist and a mother of two, she is a resident of Frederick County and is an avid supporter of several local community organizations. She continues to serve as a mentor for Women to Women Mentoring. Sukanya is a volunteer leader and past board member for Frederick County Society of Human Resources (FCSHRM), and she continues to actively support their mission and events.
Lashunda’s skills, capabilities and experiences are a result of nearly twenty years in the field of Human Resources. She holds a M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University and a B.S. in Communications from Kaplan University. Lashunda has spearheaded strategic plans and re-energized processes, programs and procedures for underrepresented people groups for government and non-government organizations. She has managed and led HR areas of employee complaints, compliance and barrier analysis.
After serving in the U. S. Army, Lashunda transitioned to civil service and has held and lead positions in Equal Employment Opportunity across the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Interior (DoI). She currently serves as the EEO Strategic Advisor for the Corps of Engineer’s Diversity and Leadership Department overseeing EEO Programs across the U.S. South Pacific and Northwest Regions. Lashunda’s skillsets include conflict resolution, counseling and training. She is certified in Advanced Mediation, Basic Leadership, Civil Treatment and Diversity and Inclusion. She has a consistent goal of building people and groups into productive and efficient teams able to meet the challenges of complex working environments. Those who work with Lashunda often comment on her wholehearted commitment, mission-focused actions and passion for providing tools and resources that elevate individuals to a greater level.
From 2015 to 2018 The National Association of Professional Women and the Fort Leonard Wood Noncommissioned Officers Academy Commandant recognized her as an expert in teaching, coaching, and mentoring. In 2016 she was recognized as Woman of the Year by The National Association of Professional Women. In her “time off,” Lashunda serves as the director of PneumaL2, a nonprofit organization for family reunification.
Dr. Scott Thomas
Scott has worked with a wide range of organizations in the federal and private sector. He brings over 20 years of experience in data identification, collection, aggregation, and analysis; strategic technology and business solutions; evaluating organizational effectiveness; and change management to the MaxLife team. Scott holds a PHD in organizational behavior.
Stephanie has more than 10 years’ experience in business, economic, and workforce development. Her past experience includes federal grant writing for business incubators, industrial access roads, and commercial water and sewer projects; strategic planning for regional economic development projects; email and social media marketing; event planning; and employee engagement and corporate training. As a consultant and strategist, she helps businesses maintain, support, and adopt the right strategies to achieve their business goals.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Penn State University and is a LERN Certified Program Planner. She utilizes her project management and program development experience to assist MaxLife with planning and developing the scope of work for long-term programs.
Stephanie lives in Waynesboro, PA with her husband, Wes, and their 16 pound beagle-Dachshund, Ginger. In her spare time, she can be found riding and competing her horses, Condor and Hottie.