MEET THE TEAM

BlackRain Partners is not the typical business-consulting firm. Our passionate team not only provides advice on how to grow your business, we work with you and alongside you in order to achieve your vision.

We are a Minority Women Owned Enterprise (M/WBE) focused on organizational health (people, performance, and profit). We develop and implement a strategy for sustainable revenue growth. Headquartered in Florida, we provide services nationally.
We partner with you to bring the rain and keep your financials in the black! Our name defined:
  • Rain is in reference to rainmaker and denotes an individual who creates a large amount of business and consistently brings in revenue at critical times by placing focus on internal and external relationships.
  • Being in the Black is a financial term denoting positive values, as opposed to red ink that denotes the loss of revenue.
 
Cynthia Blackwell — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
 
Cynthia Blackwell,
Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Coach
 

 
 
Cynthia has leveraged the mantra “Plan your work, work your plan”! A reputable business development executive with over two decades of success, Cynthia’s experience equips her with the necessary knowledge to enable her to be a foundational catalyst for sustainable business growth by placing focus on the importance of relationships – internal and external. She has a background in sales, business development, operations, leadership, coaching, and training.

Unique Contribution: 30 years of taking a business to the next level with STYLE!

Credentials: Six Sigma Black Belt Professional, Certified Board Advisor, Lifework Leadership member, Leadership Seminole alumni and Board Member of numerous non-profits & chambers.
 
 
Wendy Sellers — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
Wendy Sellers
Chief Operating Officer
Leadership Coach
 
 

 
Wendy truly believes that “Your people are your competitive advantage”. Wendy’s progressive experience in change management, mergers, and acquisitions, leadership development, employee communication tactics, strategic HR and talent management allows her to treat clients with a sense of urgency and complete honesty. She speaks up and challenges the status quo.

Unique Contribution: HR Junkie turned Rainmaker. Keeping Human Resources HUMAN with a focus on the Bottom Line.

Credentials: Masters in Human Resources, Masters in Health Care Administration, SPHR & SHRM-SCP certified, HRCI continuing education provider, Leadership Seminole alumni, Certified Board Advisor and Board Member of numerous organizations.
 
 
 
 
Dawn Whitestone — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
Dawn Whitestone
Leadership Coach
 

Dawn equips clients and workshop participants with practical tools, fun activities, and usable information. She teaches neurological concepts with simple, everyday language that anyone can understand and utilize immediately.

Unique Contribution: The “Brain Stuff;” Purposeful activities to keep it fun while we are learning.

Credentials: Masters in Counseling, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
 
Carl Hunter — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
Carl Hunter
Leadership Coach
 

Carl is a highly decorated Combat Veteran with a unique ability to personally connect and collaborate with leaders to solve their complex business problems. His humble approach is magnetic and welcoming to anyone he comes in contact with.

Unique Contribution: Military discipline with a heart of gold.

Credentials: Masters in Management, Masters in National Security, Colonel United States Air Force.

 
Sue DeMay — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
Sue DeMay
Leadership Coach
 

With experience in educational institutions, hospitality, and non-profits, Sue offers clients a compassionate, strategic approach to leadership challenges using anecdotal humor, real-world examples, and storytelling.

Unique Contribution: Strives to never forget what it is like to be a student or trainee.

Credentials: Master of Education, Elementary & Secondary Administration; Bachelor of Science, Education.
 
 
Jeremy Couch — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
 
Jeremy Couch
Leadership Coach
 

 
 
Jeremy is the Executive Director of the Orlando Campus for Palm Beach Atlantic University and an Assistant Professor of Leadership. He is passionate about developing intentional leaders, high-performance teams, and healthy organizational cultures. His easy going nature enlightens and inspires clients.

Unique Contribution: Leadership junkie; developer of the Organizational Health Assessment.

Credentials: Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Masters in Business Administration.
 
 
Theresa Bradley — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
Theresa Bradley
Leadership Coach
 
 

 
Theresa focuses on brand development to increase sales for organizations that are dedicated to growth and long term success. She is passionate about developing strategic marketing plans and walking side by side with clients throughout the implementation process. Her people-centric approach is realistic and easy to understand.

Unique Contribution: Fostering business and community through marketing leadership.

Credentials: Bachelors in Marketing & Advertising.
 
 
 
 
Mark Goldstein — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
 
Mark Goldstein
Leadership Coach
 

 
 
Mark’s focus is to increase productivity and thereby revenue while reducing conflict in the workplace. Additionally, as the President of the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce, he is passionate about building solid, long-term, authentic relationships for business and personal success.

Unique Contribution: People-Connector. Creative Genius. Master of Relationship-Marketing.

Credentials: Masters in Biblical Counseling.
 
 
Dillon Kalkhurst — Training and Development in Orlando, FL
 
Dillon Kalkhurst
Leadership Coach
 
 

 
Dillon’s experience developing strategic social impact partnerships drive profits and employee engagement while changing lives. He uses his expertise to help corporations, school districts, and nonprofits enhance communications and reach organizational growth metrics by helping them take advantage of their internal and external “Age Diversity”.

Unique Contribution: Intergenerational engagement and social engagement impact for your bottom line.

Credentials: BS, Marketing and Communications