Inspiring World Consulting Team

Greatness Grows Here

Chief Optimization Officer

Bahiyyah Maroon Ph.D. 

“Waking up everyday to advance a greater world through strategic compassionate innovation is about the best career path I could have ever imagined.”

Strategic Futurist

Joe Tankersley

“There’s been no better time to create sustainable, equitable, abundant futures. The first step to this goal is changing the stories we tell ourselves about what is possible.”

Business Administrator

Leanne Yonkman 

“I believe that if you have a genuine desire to affect the lives of others for the better, you can change our world, one person at a time.”


Strategy Consultant

Lindsay Bass

“Being in a space that creates new conversations and feelings in people to change their outlooks on life, about themselves, and others is an amazing space to get to call ‘work.’”

Graphic Design Director

Chris Mock 

“I believe that while things may not be what they should be, people are worth the work that it takes to create the city/world we want to live and thrive in.”

Research Fellow

Elizabeth Chastain 

“I’m passionate about work that contributes to the social good because I believe all people deserve to live in a world filled with respect, compassion, and opportunity.”

Founder and Chief Optimization Officer, Dr. Maroon is known as “a remarkable change leader.” She has created access points of greater resilience, wellbeing, and life success for over 2 million people nationwide. Named a Top Ten Innovator for her social science work and recipient of prestigious research awards including from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Maroon has a genuine commitment to bringing academic research into the everyday workplaces of people creating a better future for all. Her popular TEDx talk has inspired people across the world. Aligned with generating the right resources to make great strides, her strategy work has raised over $123M on behalf of leading nonprofit organizations in the United States. Dr. Maroon passionately believes that people devoted to making a positive difference in the world should have all the right tools to succeed.


Joe Tankersley, Strategic Futurist

Winner of the prestigious THEA award for his work on Millennium Village at Epcot, Joe is a Strategic Futurist with a gift for transforming complex information into easily understood experience narratives that can be accessed by diverse audiences. During twenty years of leadership work at Walt Disney Imagineering, he broke ground in establishing a Strategic Foresight Program serving myriad divisions within the company including the Corporate Citizenship Group and Walt Disney World Operations.

As a Strategic Futurist working with Inspiring World and with his own firm, Joe is passionate about empowering social good businesses to “Imagineer better tomorrows.” Today, he works on immersive collaborative projects. Joe’s work fuses active bodies of research in the context of client ecosystems. His work gives social good businesses meaningful tools to navigate change. His project spheres include the future of philanthropy, aging in the era of ubiquitous technology, the renaissance in place-based engagement, the future of innovation for good, and the future of work. Top

Lindsay Bass, Strategy Consultant

Lindsay develops digital media engagement strategies for inclusion in the strategic planning process of social good organizations. Experienced in addressing the unique needs of organizations across the sector, Lindsay has worked with supportive service agencies and museums to generate dynamic approaches to digital media engagement that touches hearts and changes minds for the better. Currently completing a Master’s at Harvard University, Lindsay is a hands-on practitioner of merging academic research with real world solutions for strategic growth.

Leanne Yonkman, Business Admistrator

With over two decades of fast paced corporate experience in HR, Leanne brings a plethora of insight to the role of Business Administrator. Her astute insights into best practices in employee engagement, business network development and management, alongside superior organizational abilities are just a few of the reasons Leanne has become invaluable on the team. Leanne works with team members and coordinates directly with clients to oversee administrative elements of their optimum experience with our firm.

Chris Mock, Graphic Design Director

Chris is an intuitive designer with a keen appreciation for balancing insights. He’s quite literally a master at the art of interpreting people’s ideas and visions into high impact collateral. A Bachelor of Science Administration from UCF has given him an unusual vantage point for a designer. He deftly fuses the practicalities of business needs with insightful design ideas. Known for the ability to turn annual reports and common newsletters into things of wonder, Chris brings his design work into service on behalf of Inspiring World projects and clients.

Elizabeth Chastain, Research Fellow

Elizabeth recently received the Outstanding Academic Achievement and Engagement in Economics Award granted by Rollins college when she graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelors in Economics and minor in Communication. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience in finance and administration, Elizabeth has shifted her skill set to contribute to outcomes in the third sector.

Her research emphasis is on supportive service organizations. Utilizing economic analysis and modeling skills in the service of organizational evaluation, Elizabeth’s work offers a highly valuable and unique insight into organizational achievement with an emphasis on identifying points for improvement. As a fellow at large, Elizabeth collaborates with Dr. Maroon to deliver organizational analysis on performance outcomes and evaluation research.