Our motivation is to help YOU find meaning and purpose in your life everyday.

Steve Perkins

CEO & Founder

Has your career left you feeling less than fulfilled? Like you need a change, but don’t know what or even how to get started?

I’ve been there too. In fact, it was from those same questions that I founded Greenhouse. I believe we have much more that's possible in our lives, but we're often stuck operating at a fraction of who we truly are and what we're capable of.

I wanted clarity about my purpose and how I spent the majority of my waking hours at work. I wanted to know how my strengths and passions aligned with my career and life goals. And I wanted a vision for what I was building towards in life.

The problem is, this stuff is daunting. So how do you get clarity and then start stepping in the right direction?

After years of learning and testing, I created the Greenhouse Method - a simple process that combines proven tactics with the power of professional life/leadership coaching to transform from stuck to clarity and career-fulfillment.

what we offer

Membership Courses + coaching

Team coaching + culture

‍Courses, coaching, and community designed to help you figure out what's next in your career and focus on what matters most.

Best-in-class customized coaching, workshop training, and keynote speaking. Our unique cost-effective approach creates quick results and lasting change.

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The Greenhouse Team

Steve Perkins

jacquelyn Duggan

Founder & CEO

Our founder, Steve, is the creator of The Greenhouse Method; however, much of his career was spent in corporate America – in a high-tech startup, research and development, and corporate culture – after earning a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Based on his time working in environments from startups to Fortune 500 companies and studying leadership and organizational design, Steve is known for a diverse skill set. He even holds a Fortune 500 US patent!

Steve has earned master’s-level certificates in business analysis, process management, Agile methodology, and Design Thinking. He is also a Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Certified Group Facilitator, and Certified Personalysis Practitioner who has been featured in Inc. 5000 Magazine and is passionate about getting people unstuck so they can grow into more fulfilling lives. 

Community + Experience Manager

Jacquelyn is at the center of all things Greenhouse, helping create memorable customer experiences, well-crafted brand, and authentic communications. She juggles complex projects with ease and maintains a level of organization most people only dream of having. Her keen insights in brand communication and UX, paired with her writing skills and consistent attention to all the small details, keeps everything running smoothly at Greenhouse. You might be asking yourself, does she really do all of that great work? Yes, but really, she’s planning the menu for the next team dinner + cocktails with Julia Child level care.

sundie marquardt

Head of Coaching & Development

Sundie’s coaching and speaking is unparalleled. She is a natural-born storyteller whose career has spanned small companies all the way up to Fortune 500 organizations with experiences in talent management, career coaching, consulting, and communications. 

She has spoken on countless stages and is consistently rated #1 as the most requested keynote speaker. Sundie is a Certified Group Facilitator with an extraordinary ability to train groups on communication, career growth, leadership development, and company culture. She enjoys facilitating corporate coaching and has advised over 10,000 clients in her career – including executives from major Fortune 500 companies. 

With a warm and compassionate leadership, Sundie influences and inspires all of the Greenhouse coaches she oversees. 


Community Coordinator

Robyn’s background as a Medical Laboratory Scientist makes her a special addition to the team. She approaches community support, scheduling, process management, and member services with precision. Robyn is a communications specialist who brings fun and levity to every interaction with our team and community, uniting people with her ability to find the perfect sarcastic gif at a moment's notice. Most notably, Robyn’s super power is finding the right size container for leftovers on the first try every time.

joe wise

Podcast & Media Producer

If it’s visually stunning, it came from Joe. If it's a random goofy comment during a serious meeting, it came from Joe. The team relies on his expertise to create graphics, enhance media strategy, and (thanks to his training and experience as a musician and audio engineer) record top notch podcasts. Joe’s knowledge of design keeps the community looking stylish online while guaranteeing a sleek user experience. His passion in approaching the world with curiosity allows him to produce compelling experiences that inspire people. Joe is the Owner and Chief Visionary of JSW Productions, a full-suite creative production group.

Emily faraone

Brand Strategist & Designer

Emily works with the Greenhouse team to ensure every element feels on-brand. She leads creative direction to enable everything to look on-brand visually and strategizes so that it feels authentic to who Greenhouse is. She is the designer behind our website, podcast cover, social media, brand collateral, and more! She also strategizes on user experience and messaging. Emily thinks broadly about how all the pieces need to fit together to make the whole successful. Emily is the Founder, and Head Creative of Deerly Co. a design studio helping brands visually represent who they are while strategically communicating to their target audience.

leah macdaniel

SEO Specialist

Leah is digital marketer, environmentalist, and total data nerd who loves taking a holistic look at everything, including brands and their content. She works as an Account Manager and SEO Specialist at Till Agency, a digital advertising agency headquartered right here in Richmond, VA. 

Abigail Johnston


Abigail is the commercial, portrait and editorial photographer behind Abigail Grey Photography. When not working, she is spending time with her husband Ben, a red-headed Art Director and their cutest little bernedoodle, Georgie, in their home in downtown Richmond. Most often you can find her reading on her porch with a glass of wine, researching where the next ski trip will be or studying to become a licensed clinical therapist! 

Steve Perkins

Steve is the Founder of Greenhouse and a certified Executive Leadership Coach, focused on coaching leaders and business owners. When he created The Greenhouse Method in 2017, his goal was to help people step into their purpose and live life more fully. His coaching style quickly elevates clients to the next level by combining his expertise in people-leadership, time management, organizational design, Agile methodology, Design Thinking, and personality types. Clients consistently leave sessions feeling energized with practical solutions to problems, clarity on how to leverage their unique abilities to get to the next level, and time-management strategies to stay focused on what matters most.

The Greenhouse COACHES

Leadership | Time Mgmt | Business | Career Sweetspot | Team Culture | Vision + Goals | Strategic Planning

Sundie Marqardt

More than 10,000 clients over the past 30 years have experienced “lightbulb moments'' thanks to Sundie’s unparalleled coaching skills. Her superpower is the unique ability to empathize with nearly any situation and then strategize to inspire action in her clients. Sundie’s specialties include communication, personal confidence, leadership growth, career coaching, and team engagement. She is a Certified Group Facilitator and has spoken on countless stages where she is consistently rated #1 as the most requested keynote speaker. Sundie leverages her work across multiple industries and her upbeat energy to inject clients with inspiration and clear next steps. 

Communication | Confidence | Career | Leadership | Team Culture | Personal Brand | Public Speaking

Communication  Confidence | Career  Leadership | Team Culture | Personal Brand Public Speaking

Dana Lin

Dana has been showing teams and leaders how to get unstuck for over 20 years. She’s grown and scaled young businesses, earning them millions in revenue. She enjoys helping high performers pivot into their dream careers and coaching them to negotiate an average of 25% increase in compensation. Her clients rave about her ability to push them toward achieving success without sacrificing their wellbeing because Dana is an expert at avoiding burnout.

Career | Business | Stress Management | Mindset | Forgiveness | Imposter Syndrome | Goal-Setting

Career | Business  Stress Management  Mindset | Forgiveness Imposter Syndrome  Goal-Setting

Rebecca Lee

Rebecca's background in human resources has given her ample experience working directly with clients to translate big ideas into action. She has extensive experience delivering on talent programs, designing workshops, and supporting strategic initiatives. She is skilled in supporting leaders & teams to collaborate, coach & build trust - at all levels, in all ways. Rebecca is Certified in Myers-Briggs, Change Management and Professional Diversity.

Career | Business | Personality Types | DEI | Team Culture

Career | Business  Personality Types  DEI | Team Culture

Leadership | Time Mgmt  Business | Career Sweetspot | Team Culture | Vision + Goals  Strategic Planning

Tracey Baumwell

As a leadership and development consultant and coach, Tracey brings her expertise to people managers and executives for upleveling. Tracey’s primary experience comes with her background in building and running HR teams in various media companies; including SocialCode, The Washington Post, NPR, & Slate. She specializes in practical tools to make meaningful shifts in work and life. You will see her incorporate her humor and authenticity into how she coaches and facilitates, yet her focus is always on progress and momentum.

Career | Business | Leadership | Development

Bryan Miles

CEO & Co-founder, belay

“What Greenhouse offers you is critical to making a bigger and more meaningful impact. You need to understand your vision and direction to be your most effective self.”