Leadership doesn’t happen by accident. Leaders are sharpened over time through a process of deliberation, action, and reflection. Grindstone is built on the premise that leaders are made, not born, and that a self-governing society has an obligation to develop them.

Mike Dovilla

Founder & President

Mike Dovilla is the founder and president of The Grindstone Institute. A dynamic speaker, experienced consultant, and certified leadership trainer, Mike’s passion is encouraging others to grow as leaders so they can achieve their life’s purpose.

Marcia Moreno

Strategic Partner

Marcia V. Moreno, M.A. is a self-driven, proactive and creative talent management professional with 10+ years of experience developing environments for a more diverse and inclusive workplace by leveraging a unique blend of skills from corporate and non-profit.

Joe Amschlinger

Strategic Partner