What We Do

The Learner’s Group is a solution based consulting firm helping organizations define, redefine and strengthen CULTURE by understanding the progression from focusing solely on Diversity and Inclusion to enhancing and increasing EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT. 

TLG is proud to serve as your Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE), certified by the Mountain Plains  Supplier Development Council. We are committed to supporting organizations by using LEARNING and DEVELOPMENT to create cultures that INSPIRE people to build TRUST, COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY, so they are more likely to engage at the DISCRETIONARY EFFORT level.


TLG is a solution based consulting firm that successfully connects diversity and inclusion to engagement. Whether a client’s concerns are directly related to people, policies, practices, procedures or principles, we provide the insight, guidance, and support to help leaders implement sustainable strategies designed to positively affect culture. We do this by helping leaders develop the skills necessary to influence their most treasured assets, their people, toward achieving organizational goals. TLG understands that transformation is best when powered by the individual’s desire to demonstrate discretionary effort. We remind and reinforce the fact that: Engagement is everybody’s business.

Our Team

Rodney Patterson


Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Patterson is unmatched in his ability to create safe spaces where people choose to engage, vulnerably and honestly, around the sensitive topics of Race, Culture, and D&I.

Lisa Summerour, Ed.D.


Senior Vice President, Consulting Services

Dr. Summerour’s high level of discretionary effort is grounded in her servant-leadership style. A coach with a proclivity for research, she presents sound information with passion.

Brent Bilodeau, Ph.D.


Dr. Bilodeau is a seasoned leader in higher education with experience at the VP for Student Affairs level. His work is marked by collaboration, empowerment, and a shared commitment to the success of diverse campus populations.