​​Steve Lenkart 
​Former Executive Director, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board; Career Member of the Senior Executive Service; federal chief operating officer; counselor to government professionals through GEI and the Senior Executives Association; and policy and technical expert to the Executive and Congress.

Nancy H. Segal
​Certified Federal Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Consultant, Master Career Consultant, professional speaker, writer, columnist for FedWeek and 30 years of federal HR experience infused into a thriving business,
Solutions for the Workplace. 

Deanna J. Stouder 
Former Senior Executive Service (U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture), federal leadership development coach, International Coach Federation (IFC) certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), active member of the San Francisco Bay Area Coaches Chapter of IFC, owner of Deanna J. Stouder Coaching working with government, international organizations, small businesses and academia. 

Megan Caulfield

Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial specializing in strategies for federal employees and workers in the government sector; professional speaker and presenter to employee groups on financial planning, wealth preservation and retirement strategies that focuses on investment techniques for federal employment assets and public market growth.

SAFE FED is a FREE confidential hotline for the federal community that provides secure and quick professional assistance.  After years of coaching federal employees and executives through the toughest times of their careers, GEI CEO Steve Lenkart started SAFE FED to provide a single point resource geared toward the variety and complexity of problems that threaten reputations and success in the federal government.  Contact us today for a SAFE FED consultation at no cost.

  • Performance, conduct and other employment issues
  • Administrative, congressional and inspectors general investigations
  • Undue political and appointee influence, interference or coercion
  • Questions related to obtaining legal counsel or professional crisis management
  • Whistleblower concerns, prohibited personnel practices, and workplace disputes
  • General inquiries about advancement, professional development and retirement

The SAFE FED team is ready to help.  If for some reason we can't, we will find someone who can.

The SAFE FED Project of GEI

"​Public service is the foundation of a modern and transparent democracy. From it, all things are possible.  GEI works to protect opportunity and innovation in government which, in turn, provides a framework from which the country can prosper and succeed.

"It is critical that we entice the best and brightest people into the roles of government. It is imperative that we embrace public service as a viable career choice for honest people who want to contribute to the progress of the nation.

"This is why GEI exists.  We provide specialized services and confidential assistance to good people so they can do great things.  Together, we can get you there and keep you there."  

​- Steve Lenkart, GEI

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