We specialize in leadership development to help the social sector thrive

Our Team

Dustin Peterson

Dustin is Founder and President of Proof Leadership Group and the author of Reset: How to Get Paid and Love What You Do. He lives in Houston with his wife and four kiddos and has been a leadership and career coach for over 10 years. He completed his M.S. in Educational Leadership and his B.S. in Communications.

Sean Talamas

Sean is a Partner at Proof Leadership Group, Associate Editor for the Journal of Character and Leadership, and former non-profit Executive Director. He is a Cuban American and combat veteran with a PhD in Psychology, M.A. in Industry and Organizational Psychology, M.A in Teaching, and B.A. in Psychology. 

Rachael Arthur

Rachael is an Executive Leadership Coach at Proof Leadership Group. Over the last 15 years she has worked in education and non-profit organizations as a leader, a coach, and an educator. She has a Certificate in Professional Coaching from New York University School of Professional Studies and a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Diana Gould

Diana is an Executive Leadership Coach at Proof Leadership. She’s held senior management roles in K-12 education and non-profit institutions. She is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional with over 10 years of experience helping organizations find, develop, and retain the most talented people. Diana holds a B.A in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester and a M.B.A. from Rutgers University – Camden.

Stephanie Houston

Stephanie is an HR and Talent Development professional who specializes in leadership and organizational development. She has spent her career developing others as an educator, HR leader, and as a professional coach. She is a certified leadership coach through the International Coaching Federation and a graduate of Rice University’s coach training program. She lives in Houston with her husband and three children.

Our Values

Relationships

We facilitate opportunities to build deep, ongoing relationships.

Growth

We are committed to continuous improvement.

Candor

We speak with conviction and listen with humility.

Empowerment

We strive to help others, especially the underdog, thrive.

Humor

The work is intense, so we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we laugh often.

Balance

Structured schedule that allows equal parts family, work, and personal time.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Workplace cultures strong in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging have been linked to increased organizational productivity. We drive change by developing inclusive leaders that cultivate psychologically safe spaces in the workplace.

Who We’ve Served

KIPP
Teach for America
Yes Prep Public Schools
Rice
Motivate Lab
Houston Marathon Committee
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
National Math + Science Initiative
UT Health McGovern Medical School
The Brown Foundation Inc.
Houston Endowment