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John Byler

CEO TBI Strategies, LLC

John BylerSurvivor of brain trauma in 2005, John finished his book "You Look Great!" -- Strategies for Living Inside a Brain Injury in 2011.  He spoke at Santa Clara Medical Center conference early 2012 on The Brain Injury Recovery Model, showcasing his interdisciplinary approach. John presented a poster on same subject for 90 minutes at The World Congress of The International Brain Injury Association in Edinburgh Scotland in March of 2012, then Keynote Speaker in front of 750 clinicians and survivors at the BIA-Massachusetts March 29 2012. Standing ovation, and a triumph for brain-injury survivors everywhere.

In 2012 John founded TBI Strategies, LLC. and its first product The Caregivers Essentials Workshop offering 12 hours of training is about to be made available to the public.

Jonh's personal objectives are to continue to heal, which is especially trying these past several years because of untreated clinical stress that morphed into PTSD. I am trying a variety of "modalities" for healing, and continue to track my progress in preparation for communicating how to heal from the one-two punch. I make progress every day and I look forward to sharing what I am learning.m very encouraged by the number of people in my personal and professional network who want to help however they can to accomplish this mission.

Bernhardt A Ochse

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales


Bernhardt A. OchseUS Army Veteran & TBI Survivor

20 years of Marketing & Sales experience

7 Years of consulting & corporate service in Business & IT Systems.

Elizabeth Gilligan

Product Development, Facilitation

Elizabeth GilliganA consultant and facilitator in the areas of leadership, management, customer service excellence, team effectiveness and sales training.  Ms. Gilligan began her career at Fidelity Investments, learning Fidelity’s core financial services business.  Elizabeth ended her career at Fidelity as the Vice President of Global Training. As an independent consultant for the last sixteen years, Elizabeth has designed, delivered, and facilitated programs to both corporate and not-for-profit audiences.

Ms. Gilligan’s clients credit her with outstanding facilitation skills.  She can “read” a room quickly and is able to adjust her approach based on the dynamics and needs of the group.  She has a wonderful sense of humor, which is an asset for engaging audiences, in particular when delving into complex or conflict-oriented situations.  She has a calm, yet focused style.  She recognizes when group members help a group move forward.  Equally important, Ms. Gilligan is adept at identifying and managing unproductive behaviors that can slow progress.  Participants find themselves quickly at ease with her.

Ms. Gilligan lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

Linda L Pelekoudas

CoFounder, President and COO, TBI Strategies


Linda is an OrLinda Pelekoudasganizational Architect for new business starts and restarts.  She specializes as a Management / Technology / Research Consultant providing effective organizational management, systems engineering and process architecture, and is a master program manager, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Development, and Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island.  She has had a twenty seven year professional career working for IBM, Aspen Technology, Ziff-Davis Publishing, Polaroid, DuPont, and the National Marine Fisheries Service

A passionate leader, Linda formed Strategy and Design Solutions, LLC in 2009 to offer specialty consulting, research services, and product incubation for innovators and entrepreneurs seeking to operationalize there companies.  Her company serves clients with a personal and professional touch creating forward progress toward the goals they set.