Do you have a succession plan for your retiring business leaders?

Lifelaunch Consulting, LLC can help you answer these questions and create an environment of transparency and trust when it comes to planning for the retirement of your business leaders. Proactive planning takes the guesswork out of retirement and creates an environment of collaboration between you and your employees as they prepare for their next chapter. The research shows that when the proper planning tools are available, retiring business leaders will continue to work at their high performance levels because they are in control of their destiny and have a strong sense of their future. Succession planning is a critical in every organization, effective retirement planning allows your organization to plan for succession and replacement of key skills, budgetary changes and timing for recruitment.

Succession planning is critical for every organization. Effective planning allows for the replacement of key skills, budgetary changes and proper timing for recruitment. A solid succession plan also includes a clearly defined process for the transfer of knowledge to other leaders within the organization. Together, these key elements help lay the foundation for a smooth transition, and for the celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of your retiring business leaders.

Our leaders

Julie zogbaum

Julie is a strategic thinker. She is a former litigator who has partnered with like-minded executives to guide your business through this transitional period.

Life Launch Consulting is a program that has been organized by Chasity Kuttrus and Julie Zogbaum.

Our leaders

Chasity kuttrus

Chasity has deep and diverse experience across the human capital spectrum that serves as the foundation of her success as an Executive Coach. This broad experience has created an impressive portfolio of engagements in working with a variety of functions and industries. Chasity has coached wide range of professionals including, C Level Executives, New Managers, Non-Profit Leaders, Entrepreneurs and those seeking clarity in “next”.

Chasity brings many years of Human Resources, Recruiting and Executive Coaching expertise to the organization. She started her career at Andersen Consulting driving the HR and Recruiting efforts for central Ohio. She sharpened her skills in project management in her next role at CompuCom Systems, a technology consulting organization based in Dallas, Texas. While at CompuCom, Chasity managed the entire regional Human Resources effort. She then held the position of Human Resources Executive for the America’s at NCR in Dayton, Ohio. Chasity spent ten years as a Partner with Ray and Barney group prior to founding Executive Elements in 2009, an executive coaching firm specializing in leadership development. She is currently a partner at LifeLaunch, a firm specializing in helping clients ‘launch’ to next through retirement coaching.

She is also a Past Chair of the board at the YWCA whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. Chasity sat on the board at The Ohio State University advisory council for Business Builders. She is a Christian Bible Study Host for Women in Business. She was recognized as a “40 Under 40” in 2005, a Columbus “Woman to Watch” in 2006 and an alumnus of the Leadership Dublin class of 2010. In 2012, she was honored as one of Deloitte’s Wise Women.

Chasity is incredibly passionate about developing, supporting and encouraging her clients to define ‘success’ on their own terms. She loves learning and has a natural gift to communicate sincerely and effectively. She gives her energy, her time and her talents to her clients and her community. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from The Ohio State University and her Executive Certificate from e-Cornell University in Women & Leadership. She is a certified retirement coach and during the pandemic was also certified through Johns Hopkins in Psychological First Aid. She is married to Jack Kuttrus and they have two children.

Our Coaches


Carole Watkins

Board Member | Delta Dental Plan Of Ohio (Current)
CHRO | Cardinal Health, Inc. | (Retired 2016)

As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Of Cardinal Health. Ms. Watkins Reported Directly To The Chairman And CEO. She Started With The Company In 1996 And Assumed The CHRO Role In 2005 After Progressing Through Several Promotions, And Taking On Leadership Positions In Human Resources And Other High Level Corporate Functions. Ms. Watkins Also Served On The Executive Committee And The Strategy And Innovation Council, Both Led By The CEO. During The Time She Was In The CHRO Role, The Company Underwent Several Transformations, Including Two CEO Transitions, Two Large Divestitures, And Numerous Acquisitions.…

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Mark Stewart

Prior To His Retirement As Vice President, Human Resources For Alliance Data, Mark Served On The Business Unit Executive Committee Reporting To The President. During His 14-Year Tenure With Alliance Data, The Company Grew From A Small, Privately Owned Organization To A Fortune 500 Company Traded On The New York Stock Exchange (ADS). With Alliance Data’s Explosive Growth, It Was Recognized In The Top 1% Of All Public Companies During That Time In Terms Of Shareholder Return. During Mark’s Tenure Alliance Data Was Recognized By Columbus Business First As One Of The Best Places…

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Holly Mcfarland

With More Than 20 Years Of Experience In Career Services Leadership And Corporate Leadership Development, Holly Offers Expertise In Aligning Individual, Learning, And Organizational Objectives To Achieve Desired Outcomes.

Joining Franklin University In 2007 Holly First Served As The Director Of Graduate Coaching Services Where She Designed, Developed, And Implemented A Career Coaching Program To Serve The Needs Of A Large Student And Alumni Body. Three Years Later She Became The Director Of Franklin University’s Center For Career Development, Where She Served As The Driving Force In The Development Of A Robust…

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