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We’re ME360

Our team delivers high-quality leadership development programs that increase engagement, strengthen culture, and enhance performance.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Rob Konopaske, Ph.D. | President and Founder

Dr. Rob is an experienced management consultant and trainer, and an award-winning management professor at Texas State University and has co-authored 20+ books on management, organizational behavior, and human resource management with McGraw-Hill Education. At ME360, he is involved in mapping the strategic direction of the company, developing and delivering content, and supporting his team of caring and dedicated overachievers.

“When I started ME360 as a one-person leadership training company in 2013, I had no idea it would evolve into a consulting company that offers a variety of leadership development tools to help our clients. Today, I owe much of the growth of this ‘hometown’ company to those initial clients and referring professionals who entrusted ME360 to deliver high-quality results. Also, I am grateful to my brother and partner, Brad, for always being there to provide sage advice and mentoring.”

Dr. Rob believes every leader, manager, or employee can continuously learn, grow, and make a positive impact on their organizations. This core belief motivated him to leverage his Ph.D. in Business Administration and experience as a management professor to help people and their organizations develop more fully and achieve higher levels of performance.

Rob is married to his lovely wife, Vania, of 26 years. They have 2 children, Nick and Isabella, who are both proud Aggies. Rob enjoys playing pickleball, indulging in Brazilian food, and traveling.


  • Individualization
  • Achiever
  • Learner
  • Focus
  • Strategic

Brad Konopaske | Strategic Consultant

Brad is a successful financial consultant, strategist, and business owner with three decades of management and leadership experience. Brad brings a critical financial perspective to ME360’s service offerings.

His passion involves leading systematic processes that discover underlying management challenges that detract from optimal organizational performance. Brad is skilled at developing effective solutions that align outcomes with the organization’s strategy, culture, and people.

“There is no single approach in helping teams reach higher levels of productivity. We apply a range of skills to each challenge, including financial, strategic planning, systems development, and implementation guidance.”

“I have had the honor of working with families, individuals and business owners to help them achieve their overall financial and lifestyle objectives. Today, I have the privilege to work alongside my brother Rob, which allows me a platform to continue practicing my core value of Family.”

Brad resides in Florida and spends time with his family in Arizona.


  • Strategic
  • Futuristic
  • Achiever
  • Positivity
  • Learner

Cara Frederick, M.Ed. | Vice President

Cara has served as a business development professional making connections and growing relationships in both private industry and higher education. In this role, she provides a wide range of actionable perspectives, creative problem-solving, and team leadership.

Earning a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with concentrations in General Leadership and Adult and Higher Education from the University of Houston-Victoria and a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) from Texas State University, Cara brings a clear understanding of the leadership and managerial challenges organizations face today.

“Before joining the ME360 team, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Rob in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University. I’ve always been impressed with his content and engaging ability to transfer actionable knowledge to all audiences. Now I have the honor of working alongside Dr. Rob and the ME360 team, developing leadership development programs and creating a positive impact in the lives of the people and organizations we serve.”

As an active contributor to the business community, Cara is a Blue Coat Ambassador and has served on the Board of Directors for The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.

Cara met her husband, Jason, in 2004 while working at McCoy Corporation and they have 2 children, Blake and Ryan Avery. They attend Oakwood Church and love spending time outdoors near the water. They are crazy about fishing and Aggie football.


  • Maximizer
  • Communication
  • Includer
  • Consistency
  • Positivity

Kayla Stanley, M.S.. | Client Project Manager

Kayla has spent her career working in business process improvement, quality, project management, and strategic planning.

She holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Operations Management as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama. Through her education and experience, Kayla brings an analytical mindset and advanced problem-solving experience to the ME360 team.

“I’m passionate about project planning and continuous improvement and it brings me a lot of satisfaction to know that those skills are positively impacting companies and their people. The ME360 team puts their hearts into making sure that our programs meet the needs of our clients. Seeing all the hours of planning and work turn into “aha” moments is truly something special.”

Kayla has been married to her husband, Roy, since 2004. They met in Engineering School at the University of Alabama and still enjoy watching Alabama football together in the fall! They have three children, Addie, Jacob, and Nora who keep them busy. When she has downtime, you will find Kayla reading, walking, or taking in a sunset at the river.


  • Learner
  • Achiever
  • Context
  • Relator
  • Input
Alyssa Calderon

Alyssa Calderon, M.S. | Client Project Coordinator

Before joining ME360, Alyssa coordinated employee engagement and employee relations initiatives at Caterpillar and provided support in the health and benefits space at HOLT CAT. She also provided high-level administrative support to Academic Deans, Faculty, Staff, and Students in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University.

She holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Texas State University.

“Dr. Rob was my professor, mentor, and supporter. He helped guide my education and taught me valuable HR knowledge and skills. During my time as a graduate student, I was able to study, learn, and explore a part of the world I never knew existed. I had the privilege of traveling abroad with him to Estonia and Finland where I learned a vast array of organizational cultures. Dr. Rob and the entire management faculty encouraged me to push myself outside of my comfort zone. Since then, I have focused on engaging groups of employees and emphasizing making meaningful connections.”

Alyssa brings a vast array of expertise in employee and client engagement as well as a high level of skill in administrative work. She is experienced in navigating complex work environments, collaborating with HR partners, and engaging and supporting a large workforce.

Alyssa lives in the beautiful Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels, TX with her husband, Gabe. They enjoy live country music, all food, and traveling to Texas A&M football games in their motor home. They often travel to Oxford, MS to visit their son, Evan, who attends The University of Mississippi. Especially when A&M plays Ole Miss. Alyssa never misses a day of running. She enjoys running local 5-10K and half-marathons.


  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Consistency
  • Includer
  • Relator
WilsonWilson | The Heart of ME360

I’m Wilson, the adorable and squishy friend of ME360. I’m here to add a dash of fun to your leadership training program.

Whether it’s spreading joy, fostering teamwork, or encouraging connection, I’m here to make your experience memorable and enjoyable. I’m more than just a cute marshmallow face – I’m your go-to companion for all things fun when it comes to getting to know each other. I’m always up for a tight squeeze, a lofty throw, or a touchdown dance to celebrate your success!

At ME360, we believe connection and vulnerability are integral parts of your leadership development. As your trusty mascot, I’m on a mission to bring these values to life with fun and engaging questions. I’m a symbol of the vibrant spirit that defines ME360!

Favorite Sport:
College Football

Stargazing and Campfire Stories

Favorite Snacks:
Chocolate and Graham Crackers

We develop people, teams, and culture.

ME360’s Leadership Development Programs

The ME360 team delivers customized leadership development programs. Our team takes the time to get to know our clients and culture and identify their unique challenges. Our process is research-based, confidential, and unbiased. Our actionable programs are designed around your goals. We are collaborative and make real-time adjustments to continuously improve outcomes. Our programs are recurring and are impactful and fun.

ME360 Clients

We’re Trusted by These Clients and More

What Our Clients Are Saying

In 2018, the City of New Braunfels began our internal leadership development program, New Braunfels Leadership Academy (NBLA). The purpose of the academy is to focus on retaining and growing our leaders at all levels in the organization.

Since we began NBLA, ME360 has been a primary contributor to all program content, as well as direct involvement in the development of the course materials and activities. We are more impressed with the output every year.

Employee engagement and development have been a priority of the Human Resources Department for the last few years, and NBLA has been one of the efforts dedicated to providing our team with opportunities to grow, develop, contribute, and collaborate. The collaboration, relationship building, skill practice, and leadership development provided have been invaluable to our City team members.

I have no hesitation in recommending ME360 for any type of leadership development services and am confident in their abilities to assist your organization.”

Becca Miears
Human Resources & Risk Management Director

City of New Braunfels

“Since 2012, ME360 has been an indispensable partner in my company’s leadership development and strategic planning efforts. In the last two years their expertise allowed for the creation of a multi-month leadership training academy tailored to the unique needs of four electric utilities working as a group. This project demonstrates their unparalleled commitment to personalized and impactful leadership education. They attentively listened and adapted the curriculum based on participant and advisory feedback in planning and during implementation of the project. Their continuous evolution of offerings, tailored to the intricacies of municipal governance, makes ME360 not just a vendor but a fundamental part of our ongoing success. I highly recommend ME360 to any organization looking to elevate its leadership capabilities and achieve strategic excellence.”

David Hubbard
Chief Administrative Officer

New Braunfels Utilities

ME360 challenged our Public Works team to examine their leadership qualities from a new perspective through Clifton Strengths, Communication Style, and Conflict Resolution Style assessments coupled with an interactive virtual workshop training environment. The leadership training was carefully planned and customized specifically for our team. Thank you ME360 for strengthening our organization from the inside out!

Amber Beard
Director of Public Works

City of Colleyville

Our organization strives to represent the community with unmatched professionalism and effectiveness. ME360’s employee engagement survey and subsequent recommendations have placed us on a path internally to do just that.

Michael Meek
Former President-CEO

Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce

“My business was in a time of growth and expansion and I needed guidance on how to grow it legitimately and with scalability in mind. ME360 has helped immensely with their years of knowledge. From providing leadership guidance to HR and finance metrics and everything in between.

They have given me and my team the confidence to continue to grow and also help to hold us accountable for implementing the new frameworks we have put in place. I would recommend ME360 to any business owner looking to advance their company and their team.”

Mark Parmerlee

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Each ME360 leadership development program is built on a collaborative five-step process.


Get Acquainted

At your office or a local coffee shop, let’s connect to get to know each other and begin exploring how ME360 might be able to help.



We meet again to do a deeper dive into your pain points, organizational development goals, and ideal outcomes.


Diagnostic Interviews and Recommendations

ME360 conducts 1:1 diagnostic interviews with organizational leaders and key stakeholders, and provides several actionable short- and long-term recommendations.


Design and Development

ME360 collaborates closely with your leadership, HR or L&D groups to design and develop a tailored leadership development program.


Program Delivery

ME360 prepares and facilitates engaging and interactive sessions, incorporates real-time adjustments, and measures program success.

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