Richard Seaman, PresidentRichard Seaman – Utah-Based Master Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Customer Service Expert, Aviation Executive, Executive Coach

Beacon Leadership Development was founded by Richard Seaman.  Richard has over 32 years of diverse federal government experience and practical, hands-on management consulting experience.  For 30 years, he served as an air traffic controller, manager and trainer for the Federal Aviation Administration.  He has a proven track record in being a motivator, trainer, executive coach, facilitator and proven leader.  Richard’s management experience has focused on organizational effectiveness and providing leadership skills and guidance in high-stress environments.  His goal is to challenge every individual to be a courageous leader wherever they are in life – both personally and professionally.

Richard is a certified life, manager, and executive coach.  He is certified by the Orange County Institute and as a consultant for the Birkman Method™.  He has coached hundreds of people, from developing leaders to executives and everything in between.  He loves people, but more importantly, he loves to see people improve and experience personal success.  Richard has acted as a facilitator in labor-management relations, succession planning, and diversity/discrimination challenges.  He has served as an EEO counselor and investigator.  He is well-versed in human capital consulting, collaborative work-group training, leadership development, strategic planning and instructional design/curriculum development.

Richard loves youth and believes in the importance of fostering and motivating the next generation into new future leaders.  He has coached youth sports teams including football, baseball, soccer, basketball and golf.  He has served as a youth counselor and program director for theEspecially for Youth program that teaches leadership development and building confidence from within for over 18,000 youth from around the world each year.

Richard is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University, with a Bachelors degree in accounting.  He played football for the mighty Cougars and learned the importance of  being part of a great team.  Richard is a member of the Professional Women Controllers Association, the Federal Managers Association, the National Speakers Association, and the Boy Scouts of America.   Richard resides in Utah with his beautiful wife Carla of 30 years and has five children and five grandchildren.


Lars Anderson – Colorado-Based Expert in Leadership Development, Customer Service, Mediation, and Program Management and Implementation

Lars Anderson retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a National Implementation Manager. He was an Air Traffic Controller for the first 19 years of his career where he negotiated national contracts and fulfilled a national bargaining unit position.  The last 9 years he was in management 3 as a frontline manager and 6 as an upper level manager.  During his 28 year career he was part of or managed national training teams and implementation teams for Communications and electronic information automation systems. The last 5 years he managed the implementation of the largest automation modernization project the Federal Aviation Administration ever completed.  Lars has a unique skill set as he has held national bargaining unit and national management positions.  His experiences on the national level focused on effective team dynamics, facilitating collaboration and providing leadership skills in high stress situations.

After retirement he started Anderson Air Traffic Consulting and joined forces with Beacon Leadership development.  He has assessed, coached, developed and delivered training, produced implementation schedules and large scale program management strategies. He is a certified Life and Executive Coach from Transformation Academy, he has coached clients from the US Military, Federal Government and private industry.  As a certified Mediator for the Colorado Federal Executive Board he has mediated cases for the United States Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Lars is considered an expert in Leadership Management, Leadership Development, Team building, Collaborative work group training, Customer Service and Program Management and Implementation. He also managed teams up to 80 people across several lines of business where he proved his skills in communication, motivation, and coaching.  Lars loves building relationships, he loves helping people find direction and satisfaction augmenting their lives and careers with enthusiasm and zeal.

Other then training and coaching, Lars’s passions include his family, traveling, anything outdoors, church and community service.  He has volunteered at the local community kitchen for the past 10 years.  He enjoys running and biking with his best friend and wife of 32 years and spending time with his two sons 24 and 19.

His love of life and his ability to build relationships draws people to him, coupled with a desire to create quality leaders he is an asset to any team.


ScotScot Reid – Principal, Reid & Company. www.Gotoreid.com

Scot received an MBA from BYU and gained the trust of many Business Leaders within the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. His 25 years of expertise is implementing practical solutions that deliver results while focusing on the root cause. Scot has been effective working in diverse industries including: Bioscience, Aerospace, Industrial, Medical Device, Defense and Pharmaceutical. He works with employees at all levels, from large Fortune 500 Corporations to small emerging businesses.