Cathy Anderson, J.D.

Co-founder, Director, Faculty

Cathy Anderson holds a B.S. in Financial Management and a Juris Doctorate degree and was a partner in the law firm Few & Anderson, a firm specializing in complex civil litigation on referral from other attorneys. Her primary areas of practice included product liability, catastrophic medical negligence, and commercial contract litigation.

She held a tenured, endowed full professorship at the McColl School of Business and won numerous teaching awards.  In addition, writing as Cathy Pickens, she is an award-winning novelist with St. Martin’s in New York.

Most recently, Cathy consults in the areas of creativity/innovation, storytelling as a leadership tool, business start-up, and negotiation.




Linda Christopherson


Linda is the President of Linda Christopherson & Associates, a consulting organization that has served a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in North and South Carolina since 1994. During that period, for ten years, she was also the Executive Director of the McColl Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at the McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte. In that role, she developed the Physician Leadership Institute and delivered it for a number of clients including the Mecklenburg County Medical Society, Carolinas Healthcare System, Roper St. Francis Healthcare System, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. LC&A clients include SPX, Clariant Corporation, EnPro Industries, Duke Energy, Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Mecklenburg County.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is authorized to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Workplace Big 5. She is a certified facilitator for the Everything DiSC Workplace profile, as well as other DiSC products, and is also a certified facilitator for the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, drawing on the work of Patrick Lencioni and his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Linda holds certifications to develop competency models using the Lominger Leadership Architect and Strategic Alignment Architect tools, and to administer 360 degree assessment using Lominger’s “Voices” instrument and the “Benchmarks” instrument from the Center for Creative Leadership.



David Moore, MBA

Co-founder, Director, Faculty

David started a marketing company with $600 in 2001. That company grew to a middle market company and has afforded the luxury of spinning out other companies.

Over the years, he has been fortunate enough to be involved as a founder in companies like Novarus Healthcare, City Rewards Network,  The Half Price Network, and Phantom Consulting, Direct Response Concepts, and Ignite Merchant Systems.

David’s expertise is  business growth, international business, sales and marketing, and angel investing. He has an MBA from The McColl School of Business.