LMI Central IL Core Values

LMI develops leaders and increases productivity with guaranteed results.

LMI Central Illinois Is A Proud Affiliate Of
Leadership Management International, Inc.

With offices in over 80 Countries Worldwide

Meet Our Team

Karen Shorey


Karen Shorey is the President of LMI Central IL and Slight Edge Coaching. She is a Certified Professional Coach with over 25 years of leadership experience and is nationally certified with LMI. Her enthusiasm for mentoring and developing leaders is evident to all she works with.

Karen was born in Connecticut, raised in Maine and even lived in Canada for 10 years. In 2011, she was introduced to LMI while living in Canada. Through that process she found her passion facilitating and developing leaders to their full potential. In 2016, after moving back to the US, she became a partner with LMI and formed her own company, LMI-Central IL.

Karen and her husband Darin have 3 daughters and an adorable dog named Piper. She loves volunteering with women in her church and leads a small group in a Celebrate Recovery program in her community.

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E. David Simons


They call him the “ Encourager”. He is an awareness & clarity builder, a truth teller, and a fresh kick start in your career. He asks great questions, and expects answers from the heart. He is a futurist, connecting your head with your heart guiding today’s choices through the lenses of tomorrows possibilities. Through his coaching, speaking and writing, E.David creates champions-not managers-of change. In his keynote presentations and workshops on coaching, change renewal and employee development, E.David equips his audiences to successfully navigate a world of constant challenge, limitless choice and relentless change.

Great coaching creates new ideas for addressing problems, enhances creativity, inspires the mind and encourages the heart. You have the wrong coach if this kind of outcome is not felt regularly. Whether you feel stuck in the currents of change, swept aside on rocks of the shore or seeking strategic strategies to move further upstream into your future-E.David is the right coach for you.

E.David is a graduate of The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and also Lifeforming Leadership Coaching Institute. He is a master practitioner of the Winslow Profile and has over 20+ years of Leadership Development, Motivational speaking & Missional Ministry.

Favorite Coaching Fields: Renewal, Transition, Personal Empowerment

Linda Morrison

Linda Morrison is an inspirer. She brings over 30 years of leadership experience to the table. Her life calling is to empower people to transformation in their personal and corporate lives. She thrives on inspiring people to do their best and create lasting impact through greater influence. She loves to see that light bulb moment in a person’s life, that “aha” moment, when they realize that change can be amazing, and their goals can be achieved!

Linda comes with a diverse background. Her current experience as a non-profit director has presented her with the opportunities to oversee a team, coordinate yearly conferences, orchestrate leadership events as well as speak professionally. The non-profit is world-changing and has had impact not only in local communities but in other countries also. Her past experience has also included a role as office manager and as a certified teaching assistant. She is a member of Compel Training, a writing group, as well as Platform University.

In her spare time, you will find her listening to a podcast or an audio book as she walks her two rescue dogs. Her hobbies are reading and scrapbooking. On the weekends, she is a firm believer that rest recharges us and connection with those we love rejuvenates our souls. Linda and her husband Jim have one son.

Robyn Cook

Robyn Cook is a facilitator and business coach with LMI Central IL. She has over 25 years of leadership and experience as a business owner. Her focus is on collaborating with small business owners and mentoring them to succeed.

She was born and raised in St Louis MO.  After graduating from college, she served in the United States Air Force as a personnel officer and ROTC instructor.  She transitioned to the business world as a director of operations with ARAMARK and district manager for H&R Block before owning her own H&R Block franchise.  In 2018, she was introduced to Karen at a networking group and became friends.  When Robyn decided to take her business in a new direction, she found that LMI was a natural progression for what she was most passionate; developing and mentoring small business owners.  In 2019, Robyn partnered with Karen in her LMI business.

Robyn and her husband David have 3 kids and 2 dogs.  During the summer, Robyn and David go to various track events to drive fast on track.

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Our Founder

In 1960, Meyer founded a corporation dedicated to "motivating people to their full potential."® In 1966 LMI was founded to expand into working with companies to develop the leadership skills of people. This company has grown to international prominence. It markets a comprehensive line of full-length programs and courses committed to helping people achieve their goals and enjoy greater success. Produced in 25 languages with others now in preparation, these materials are marketed throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries around the world.

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