About


Teresa GilbertIn the Spring of 2003, Teresa became the founder and owner of Pathways to Excellence, providing training, speaking and coaching services in leadership development and organizational communication. Through Pathways to Excellence, Teresa offers on-site workshops, teleclasses, one-day and multi-day leadership training, church consulting, and individual and group coaching. She is also a licensed facilitator for the Franklin Covey Company, and a certified Personality Trainer.

For over 20 years, Teresa worked in administration providing training, program management and leadership development. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1986. In July 2007 she received the designation of Certified Coach through the Coach Training Alliance. She is also a graduate of CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Services). She has worked extensively in leading strategic planning teams, developing orientation programs, and providing coaching on developing and maintaining effective professional development programs. In addition, Teresa provides training in a multitude of areas for leaders, managers, supervisors, and staff preparing to move into these roles.

Teresa has a wealth of experiences to share from her years not only as a professional, but as a pastor’s wife and mother of two grown daughters. She has taught all ages in the church setting and has particularly enjoyed working in women’s ministries. She also works extensively doing church consulting in the areas of strategic planning, discipleship formation, women’s retreats, and conflict resolution.

Teresa has a passion for encouraging individuals and organizations to rise to their potential, to reach for excellence. She and her husband Larry have been married since 1974, and reside in Southern Illinois.

Our Team

Our Family

Larry and Teresa enjoy lots of wonderful activities with their daughters, son-in-laws
and grandchildren….a great joy in their lives!