solving your challenges in ways
you haven't yet imagined


Think Up Consulting brings your brand to life through customized and creative training, events, and consulting solutions that connect people to brand strategy and culture. As specialists in activating your vision, we excel at creating order out of chaos, fostering emotional connections, and broadening skills and knowledge to drive business results. We believe each brand is unique, and our proven process delivers clever, tailor-made solutions.

15 years flat



You need help implementing a bright idea, solving a specific business problem, boosting your organizational culture, or managing a project. That’s where we enter the picture. Some run away from change while others embrace it. We, of course, celebrate it. Our unique system is designed to create WOW!


Our teams of creative whizzes design, develop, and create curricula and supporting materials for instructor-led, online, and multimedia-based training. Thinking up innovative solutions that look different from client to client and project to project is just another fun day at the office for us.


With our diverse talents and backgrounds, we are virtuosos at creatively designing, branding, and producing the overall project and content for corporate events. A fierce passion for learning, combined with a dose of theatrics, is our secret formula for creating unforgettable conference experiences.


You need help implementing a bright idea, solving a specific business problem, boosting your organizational culture and values, or managing a project. That’s where we enter the picture.

step 1: we get inside your head

During analysis we discover and listen—out loud. We look at the organizational improvements you want to make through a unique lens that focuses on strategic alignment, internal processes, and “people performance.”

step 2: we imagine the possibilities together

In design, thoughts are converted into actions. Our architect-like approach generates a product blueprint of innovative solutions and success measurements that will serve as the framework for your project.

Step 3: we bring it to life

During development, design becomes reality. Together we create the tools, resources, processes, and modes of communication that deliver an energizing solution for your organization.

Step 4: we wrap it up with a bow

We have a vested interest in helping you implement lasting change. Real world testing leads to achieving desired results and a successful launch. In the end…we always deliver the extras.

Step 5: you achieve WOW! Results

Extraordinary results don’t just happen by accident. We use evaluation, measurement, and compliance metrics to ensure your initiative doesn’t become the “program of the day.”


Our thinkers hail from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Brand management, hotel operations and sales, learning, writing, visual arts, event production, and project management, to name just a few. For each project, we assemble a custom blend of thinkers who can solve any creative challenge.

Senior Consulting Team

Ron Doney

creator of WOW

Passionate about learning and delivering innovative and unexpected solutions that help organizations achieve results, our creator of WOW thinks big and ensures our clients realize a competitive advantage. More…

Colleen LaHaise

solutions engineer

In the beginning… there was Colleen. Colleen’s main focus is the day-to-day operations of all things Think Up (people, processes, profit, and culture) and leading our Core Services team. More…

Michael Allard

champion of opportunities

As our resident style seeker, design leader, and sales & marketing guru, Michael is the epitome of all things tasteful and the driving force behind our internal identity initiatives. More…

Emelyn Shabel

ovations architect

If “all the world is but a stage,” then we’ve got the star of the show! Emelyn has found the perfect blend of business and theater as the creative force behind the large-scale meetings and conferences we produce for our clients. More…

Anne Burkard

maestro of minutiae

A number cruncher by nature, Anne leverages her love of spreadsheets along with her stellar organizational skills as our project management leader. More…

Kathy Crabtree

the pathfinder

As our resident “pathfinder”, Kathy thrives on seeking out innovative solutions to complex business problems and developing team members to their full potential. More…

Allison Farr

innovation curator

Naturally inquisitive and refreshingly original, our “innovation curator” helps clients think big and realize their goals. More…

Jake Cheney

the creative cure

Simply put, Think Up’s “creative cure” makes things work. Enthusiastic about change and continued improvement, Jake gets fired up about transforming challenges into opportunities for better design. More…

Jody Blencowe

idea ace

With an inclination towards learning and problem solving, as well as an ability to roll up his sleeves and get things done, our “idea ace” is a champion at taking projects from the ideation process all the way to completion. More…

Annie Yukish

possibilities advocate

Annie has a knack for making the impossible… possible. From developing cutting-edge programs to researching learning technologies, Annie’s ability to see the big picture puts anything within her reach. More…

Carrie Rosencrans

the masterful maximizer

Carrie’s affinity for the hospitality industry, along with her meticulous attention to detail and natural personal development abilities allow her to capitalize not only on our clients’ potential, but Think Up’s as well. More…

Katie Tyson

strategic steward

Katie is passionate about strategy that drives business results. As our “strategic steward”, she leverages her extensive experience in leading global brands to help our clients reach their fullest potential. More…

Our Team

In order of appearance…

Jodi Rochester

organizational diva

From managing Think Up’s day-to-day, to lending her many talents to client work, to donning a hardhat to oversee our office renovation (even doing a stint laying carpet!), Jodi is the glue that holds us all together. More…

Kathy Carbonetti

guru of dazzle

Our guru of dazzle is known for the life she brings to her designs, and prides herself on the individual attention she gives each client. More…

Julia Schofield

artful articulator

What Julia does with the written word might just leave you speechless! Our ‘artful articulator’ brings ideas to life by connecting the verbal with the visual, the speaker with the audience, and the learner with the training. More…

Ronnie Marks

dot connector

Ronnie is our upbeat go-getter who’s willing to give anything a try. With a background in Accounting and Human Resources and a natural talent for managing the details, Ronnie is perfectly suited for her training support role. More…

Karri Brown

endeavor energizer

A proud TarHeel and University of North Carolina graduate, Karri is a seasoned professional in client relations and project management. Our “endeavor energizer” provides unwavering support to our web of Think Up thinkers. More…

Jaime Snelgrove

notion navigator

With her affinity for vintage clothing, Jeopardy, and Super Heroes, Jaime is one of a kind. Juggling numerous priorities and keeping projects running smoothly just comes naturally to our project manager extraordinaire. More…

Chad Richter

aesthetics amplifier

A lifelong fan of comic book superheroes, Chad is Think Up’s own creative crusader. From logos to theming to presentations, graphics as you know them will never be the same once Chad’s had a chance to work his magic. More…

Ali Wall

detail harmonizer

Ali’s passion for relationships, strategy, and learning fuels her desire to create the perfect solutions for clients and makes her a natural fit on the Consulting Services squad. More…

Rachel Wood

mischievous multi-tasker

Rachel’s meticulous attention to detail, ability to learn quickly, and aptitude for taking ownership perfectly position her for her role as a training support specialist. More…

Alex Nevels

boundless explorer

Alex’s skillset is the ideal blend of technical savvy and creativity – a winning combination for Think Up’s e-learning design authority. He’s an expert in stretching learning to the next level and imagining the possibilities from every angle. More…

Morgan Reynolds

cultivated creator

A graphic designer by trade, and a “people person” by heart, Morgan’s contagious enthusiasm and dedication to creating engaging and unexpected designs for our clients is apparent in every project he touches.

Kristyn Dees

rhythm enabler

Creating a sense of harmony and balance (especially when it comes to balancing the books), Kristyn is a natural fit for her role in accounting and human resources. More…

Leslie Beach

artisan of efficiency

True to her title ‘Artisan of Efficiency,’ Leslie has a knack for making the complex simple. More…

Jorgia Parker

resource wrangler

Cool, calm, and collected is what comes to mind when we think about Jorgia. We’re pretty sure that there’s nothing that will ruffle her feathers (ever). More…

Ben Willis

purveyor of thought

As our resident ‘Purveyor of Thought’ Ben is responsible for making sure training courses are a positive and seamless experience for each and every Sunrise team member. If you’ve got a problem, Ben can fix it. More…

Hailey Langford

spark plug

Combined with her infectious energy and rigorous organizational skills, Hailey’s project management know-how and customer service expertise make her a force to be reckoned with. More…

Sara Davis

nimble coordinator

As a creative soul with a knack for strategic planning, it’s no mystery as to why Sara fits in so well with the Think Up team. More…

Jennifer Gilewski

story stylist

With her boundless creativity and mastery of the written word, it’s no wonder why Jennifer is our resident “story stylist.” More…

Jordan Harpest

data runner

Our resident number cruncher, Jordan Harpest traveled all the way from Ohio to join the Think Up team. More…

Sarah Leugemors Allan

creative sweet

When it comes to graphics, our “creative sweet” has all the tools to get the job done and produce designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. More…

Cara Sizemore

captivating communicator

Friendly, reliable, and always supportive, our “captivating communicator” knows just how to grab an audience’s attention with her sharp writing skills and quick wit. More…

Lauren Hall

zoo keeper

Consultants and writers and designers, oh my! As the first point of contact for both external and internal needs, Lauren, our “zoo keeper,” thrives on providing organizational support for all the residents of the Think Up zoo. More…

Brandon Lybrand

concept choreographer

With his careful attention to detail, our “concept choreographer” brings a unique perspective to every project he touches. More…

Lauren Malone

proponent of potential

She wears many hats and she wears them all well! Lauren, our “proponent of potential,” touches nearly all things TUC. More…


Marriott International
• AC Hotels
• Aloft Hotels
• Courtyard
• Delta Hotels
• Element
• Fairfield Inn
• Four Points by Sheraton
• Gaylord Hotels
• JW Marriott

• Marriott Executive Apartments
• Marriott Hotels
• Moxy
• Protea Hotels
• Renaissance Hotels
• Residence Inn
• The Ritz-Carlton
• SpringHill Suites
• TownePlace Suites

Sunrise Senior Living
Greenville Health System
Morrison Healthcare
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Lexington Collection Worldwide
Hard Rock Hotel

Covenant Care
McKibbon Hotel Group
Pacifica Hotels
Blink Fitness


If you have a project you would like to discuss,
get in touch with us.

Think Up Consulting
7 Washington Park
South Carolina 29601


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