Meet Our StrengthsFirst Team

Experienced in Leadership Coaching and Business Level Strategy

At Partner2Learn, our passion for putting “StrengthsFirst” led us here with a vision to serve with purpose, making a difference in our employees’ and clients’ lives so they positively impact others. Similar to Gallup Strengths Center, we leverage the CliftonStrengths Assessment process to implement incredible change and improvement to your organization.

We partner with you to guide learning that elevates performance. We are excited to provide comprehensive education that brings clarity and transformation in individuals, teams, and organizations through business-level strategy and corporate coaching practices.



Dan Weigand
COO / President of Technology Solutions

Top Strengths: Achiever  |  Ideation  | Futuristic  | Relator  |  Learner  |  Competition  |  Strategic  |  Analytical

In his 17+ years in the financial services industry, Dan has been identifying and creating efficiencies through process automation, while sharing his expertise with others. His analytical, strategic and ideation strengths provide a solid foundation for finding solutions that reduce waste and repetition to free up time for more effectiveness.

Education: Bachelors in Finance, UW-Milwaukee; MBA, University of Wisconsin

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Dr. Scott Gostchock
President of Talent Development

Top Strengths: Relator  |  Achiever  |  Responsibility  |  Learner  |  Discipline  |  Communication  | Individualization  | Belief

In his 26+ years of educational and community service, Scott has served cross-cultural, inner city, and urban education settings as a teacher, administrator, and community activist. He has also served as a full-time professor of education and currently is an adjunct professor for a number of universities and colleges. These unique settings and wealth of experiences have provided a tremendous backdrop for Scott’s educational presentations on CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder), transformative leadership work, executive coaching, global leadership and more.

Education: Bachelors, Dr. Martin Luther College; Masters in Education, Brenau University; Ed. D. in Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

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Tiffany Weigand
Marketing Director & Talent Developer

Top Strengths: Focus  |  Responsibility  |  Analytical  |  Relator  |  Consistency  | Discipline  | Significance  | Deliberative

In her 17+ years of marketing, branding and consulting, Tiffany has served regional and global organizations in numerous industries, including manufacturing, consulting, small business and non-profit. Tiffany’s Gallup Certification and experience presenting to senior leaders and company owners with a focus on real life solutions has added tremendous value to her clients.

Education: Bachelors in Marketing, UW-LaCrosse; MBA, Marquette University

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Mark Wrightsman
Co-Founder

Top Strengths: Learner  |  Arranger  |  Responsibility  |  Achiever  |  Activator  |  Focus  |  Futuristic  |  Belief

In his 39+ year career, Mark has worked around the globe with GE and led a privately-held automation and material handling company into the global leader it is today as the CEO for almost 20 years. His transformational leadership experience building teams, and drive for quality process and operational excellence yielded a strong profitable growth track record throughout his career, providing a valuable asset to companies, boards, and clients he serves.

Education: Bachelors in Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida; MBA, University of Santa Clara

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Gary Jeffers
Business Development

Top Strengths: Positivity  |  Belief  |  Adaptability  |  Ideation  | Maximizer  |  Connectedness  |  Activator  |  Futuristic

In his 33+ years in the financial services industry, Gary has experience working closely with people, both as a participant and leader of teams, providing financial advice to individuals and couples. His unique experiences and passion for understanding people's strengths have allowed him to provide the best possible service, team results, and advice.

Education: Bachelors in Liberal Arts, Northwestern College

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Paul Holzhueter
Co-Founder

Top Strengths: Focus  |  Strategic  |  Maximizer  |  Achiever  |  Significance  |  Arranger  |  Competition  |  Activator

In his 38+ year career, Paul has led over 20 acquisition and joint venture transactions.  At Hubbard Milling, he guided the growth of a pet food division from one regional plant, to 12 facilities across the country.  While at Malt-O-Meal Cereal Company, his guidance on internal growth initiatives helped sales triple over fifteen years.  Since retirement, he continues to consult with companies on their acquisition strategy.  He has the experience of building a strong team of people focused on common goals.

Education: Bachelors in Agri-Business, University of Wisconsin at Platteville

Jay Johnson
Co-Founder

Top Strengths: Achiever  |  Activator  |  Context  |  Competition  |  Woo

In his 30+ year career, Jay has worked for some of the largest US corporations and built companies from the ground up. He co-founded an internet security company that was later sold to VeriSign (VRSN). Prior to that he held senior management sales and business development positions at GE Capital-TMS, Xangati, Unisys and Burroughs. Growing up in a family-owned gasoline service station business, he was exposed to strong customer-oriented value systems which has transcended in each step of a successful career.

Education: Associates in Electronic Technology, Dunwoody College of Technology