Alan Feirer, Founder
With a Master’s degree in education and a history of building solid programs in secondary education since 1991, Alan Feirer established Group Dynamic as a leadership training business that started in schools and soon branched into businesses and organizations, going full time in 2010.
Since then he has motivated people in all types of organizations and industries, from health care, to agriculture, to construction, to non-profits, to fortune 200 companies, and equipped them with tools to further develop their teams on a healthy and revitalized foundation.
He currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife, Julie. They have an adult daughter, Mara. He enjoys cooking, eating, traveling, exercise, politics, family time, and all things Disney.
Rachel Braafhart, Director of Operations
Rachel has held an eclectic mix of jobs and loves adding new skills to her repertoire. She thrives on system creation, organization, and management. She is excited to be using these skills as the Director of Operations at Group Dynamic. A curious explorer, she enjoys traveling, hiking, meeting new people and hearing their stories. When at home in Newton, Iowa, she is passionate about supporting local businesses and hospitality- hosting as many dinner parties as possible.
Lindsay Phipps, Business Development Specialist
Lindsay and her husband, Taylor, have three children and love small-town living. She is a graduate of Central College with a major in Religion and a minor in Psychology. Lindsay joined the Group Dynamic team as our Business Development Specialist and looks forward to matching clients’ needs with our programs. Lindsay enjoys spending time with family, discipling women in her church, and attending her kids’ activities.
Cindy Leaders, Executive Assistant
After graduating from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, Cindy owned and operated a successful daycare business for many years before transitioning to a full-time stay-at-home mom to her three children. Now that her kids are grown or in college, she has joined the Group Dynamic Team to use her interpersonal and organizational skills to build connections with customers. Cindy lives in West Des Moines with her husband Michael, and in her leisure time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and cooking.
DeAnne Negley, Communications Consultant
DeAnne holds a B.A. in Psychology and Chemistry from Central College and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Since joining Group Dynamic in 2017, DeAnne has enjoyed working with individuals and businesses as they develop themselves and their companies through team-building and leadership training. Now, she focuses mainly on the blog and Alan’s book endeavors for Group Dynamic while working as a clinical mental health counselor for New Life Counseling in West Des Moines.
Jordan Kuhns, Graphic Design
Jordan has his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University, and recently received his MBA from Illinois State University. He works for an Agriculture Cooperative in Bloomington, but also does graphic design as The Normal Design. He’s interested and passionate in what good leadership looks like and how it’s achieved. He also loves creating simple and modern graphic designs from wedding invitations to book covers to business cards. The work he provides for Group Dynamic is a perfect fusion of his passions for both leadership and modern, clean design.
Julie Feirer, Website & Marketing
Julie is married to Alan and co-owns Feirer Enterprises, Inc., which includes Group Dynamic and Winterset Websites. Winterset Websites is a web design and maintenance agency managed by Julie, primarily helping clients with WordPress, WIX and SquareSpace sites.