Who We Are

Louis W. (Jody) Fry

Louis W. (Jody) Fry, PhD is a professor at Texas A & M University-Central Texas where he is the coordinator of their MS Management and Leadership Program. Jody has consulted with public and private organizations and published in numerous scholarly journals. Presently, he is a member of the editorial review boards of The Leadership Quarterly and Public Inquiry, a former editor of the Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion, and the editor for Information Age Publishing of a book series, Advances in Workplace Spirituality: Theory, Research, and Application. The author of two books, Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership, published by Stanford University Press and Spiritual Leadership on Action: The CEL Story published by Information Age Publishing, as well as the founder of the International Institute for Spiritual Leadership (http://www.iispiritualleadership.com/), his present research, consulting and executive development interests are focused on maximizing the triple bottom line through spiritual leadership to co-create a conscious, sustainable world that works for everyone.

Melissa S. Nisiewicz

Melissa Sadler Nisiewicz is a consultant for the International Institute for Spiritual Leadership. Her work has been focused around the research and development of the effects of leadership to intrinsically motivate employees through organizational design and transformation, strategic scorecards, and performance excellence. Previous to working with IISL, Melissa served as a consultant to several fortune 500 corporations through the capacity of strategic planning and merger consolidations. Most notable were her contributions as a project manager for the ConocoPhilips and Aetna (NYLCare, divesting of NYLCare to BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, and Prudential) mergers along with being a project lead for the ExxonMobil merger. The majority of her strategic planning work has been with oil, gas, and energy organizations; she has however worked with financial institutes, insurance agencies, and call centers. Currently she is working as a business strategy analyst/consultant for NATO in Mons, Belgium.

Eleftheria Egel

Eleftheria is a PhD student at the University of Sophia Antipolisin in Nice France and the International University of Monaco and an adjunct faculty at the International University of Monaco. Her research interests are focused on the implementation of spiritual leadership within culturally heterogeneous environments as a tool for facilitating leadership within the global marketplace. Previous to working with IISL Eleftheria worked in the finance industry, as an entrepreneur in the education industry, and served as a project leader for various projects in the areas of education and culture co-financed by private firms and the European Union. She is a fluent speaker of English, French, German, Italian and Greek. With her versatile educational and professional profile, Eleftheria brings to IISL a practical understanding of cross-cultural issues within international and multi-cultural organizational environments. Her most fervent ambition is to contribute to the unfolding leadership trend based on universal ethical and spiritual principles that supports inclusive and sustainable development for businesses and their communities.