Our Mission

trueU believes that people are the greatest strategic advantage in business. We are a resource for purpose-driven companies to build strong cultures which attract and retain great talent.

We Learn

We are committed to learning
and getting better every day.

We Innovate

We are the “tip of the spear” in discovering proven strategies for developing company culture.

We Lead

We model and share what we learn, discover, and innovate.

We Serve

Our members are the lifeblood of trueU, serving them is our focus.

Meet Your Team

We are passionate about serving our members and partners to build cultures that grow and evolve as companies grow. We are committed to providing experiences and tools to help our community build cultures that drive results.

Amber Fields

CEO & Chief Culture Officer

Amber Fields is a culture enthusiast committed to helping businesses drive results through their most valued asset, PEOPLE. She is intentional about creating culture where people want to be a part of the mission & vision every day. Amber has been the lead culture advocate and advisor to nonprofits and business leaders in our community to help them be efficient, stay competitive, cutting-edge & innovative. She is a dynamic connector, bringing all the right people to the table to achieve desired results. She is passionate about leadership development that allows for people and businesses to reach their highest potential. She is a philanthropist who cares deeply about serving the community through building awareness, raising funds and providing resources to help organizations like Damar Services, The Dove Recovery House, Hope Anchor & Crew and other organizations.

Amber is an Indiana native and received her under grad at the University of Indianapolis. She is the podcast host of The Courageous Love Podcast. She has been married to her husband Daniel for 18 years, has five beautiful kids and resides in Fishers, IN.

Kristin Borgert

Chief of Staff

Kristin came to trueU because she wanted to live out her passion for marketing and helping business grow. She believes she is her best self when she is serving her team and the trueU Community and providing them with the tools and resources to make them successful. trueU allows her to do her best work and share her wisdom and experience.

Her role at trueU is to lead the marketing and communications strategy and help trueU companies scale and utilize trueU resources and offerings.

Before trueU, Kristin worked at Pearson Education, driving global business growth. She has more than 20 years’ experience in global marketing across technology, publishing, and educational services industries.

She is an avid Foo Fighters fan and loves live music. It stirs her creative soul! In her free time she can be found gardening, charming bees, and spending time with her husband and daughter. She serves in the community at Brooke’s Place and St. Augustine Home for the Aged.

Bryan Kelley

VP, Business Development

Bryan, an Indiana native, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from IUPUI and has 30 years of seasoned, professional experience in relationship and business development, event management, marketing, nonprofit operations, partnership development, sales, and nonprofit fund development. His prior professional experiences and expertise has been shaped by organizations that include Indiana Black Expo, United Negro College Fund – Indiana, the Indy Chamber, National FFA, and the Indiana Convention Center.

His role will be to lead new membership sales for trueU and ML Talent Strategies and help develop deeper relationships with current members as well.

Bryan who resides in Carmel, is driven by his faith and family, and has been married to his wife Stacy for 20 years and has two children, daughter Courtney (19) and son Cameron (15) who inspire him daily.

Azure Harding

Executive Relationship Manager

Azure comes to trueU with 15 years’ experience in sales, customer service, and business development. She understands that a positive culture leads to a successful business and was drawn to trueU because of that desire to work with culture-focused businesses. She is an energetic business development strategist who loves to meet new people and sees the value of helping others grow personally and professionally. Connecting and building authentic personal relationships is what she is most passionate about.

Azure is an Indianapolis native, love to travel, and give back to the community. In her spare time, you will find her sweating in hot yoga classes, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Marisa Anderson

Program Manager

Marisa was drawn to trueU because of her desire to be a part of an organization whose main purpose is to help other people become the best version of themselves.

In her role at trueU, Marisa is responsible for administration and operations of the Leader in Training Program and several other learning initiatives. Prior to joining the trueU team, Marisa enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for 21 years to their three children, Ben, Rachel and Will.

In her free time, Marisa enjoys all things Purdue, photography, volunteering and spending time watching her kids race a distance event on the Track or at a Cross Country course. She also has a passion for serving at Mercy Road Church in Carmel.

Jessica Smith

Member Success Manager

Jessica has always loved bringing people together and sharing ideas.

She enjoys that trueU offers the opportunity to continue collaborating with so many different companies while helping others better themselves and their coworkers. She’s been accused of being too optimistic on more than one occasion but has done it with the best of intentions.

In her role as Member Engagement Specialist, Jessica helps Ambassadors develop and implement engagement plans. She LOVES to be creative and brainstorm unique and fun ideas for engagement.

Before trueU, Jessica worked for the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown at Union Station as the Catering Sales Manager and helped organizations plan events such as fundraisers, galas, meetings and holiday parties. She especially liked being part of the Downtown Indianapolis and Hoosier Hospitality culture.

In her free time she can be found playing with her son and chasing her husband out of the kitchen while she experiments with new recipes!

You will likely meet one of her cats during a Zoom call.

Traci Ford

Member Success Manager

Traci joined trueU because her passion aligned with the company’s goal – to build stronger cultures. Her experience in utilizing sales / career coaching made her realize there is a crucial balance between both the professional and personal worlds in effort to offer your best version of you to both. Traci strives to become the best version of herself, both professionally and personally, and her role at trueU gives her the opportunity to do that every single day.

Her focus at trueU is to engage members, ensuring they receive the best experiences possible to help them elevate their organizational cultures and invest in their employees.

Traci resides in Carmel, IN with her husband and two kids. She enjoys traveling and (similar to Kristin) anything Foo Fighters related.

Mike Lantz

Co-Founder

Mike’s purpose in life is to lead, inspire and coach others to reach their greatest potential. As an entrepreneur, talent expert, and a highly sought after talent strategist; working in business and talent strategy, training, leadership development, and talent attraction for over twenty-five years, Mike knows how challenging growing a company can be.

Mike has worked with companies in business and talent strategy and employee development solutions across 31 different industries, helping him to refine a proven system that works for any size company or industry.

As Chief Learning Officer at DEFENDERS, Mike fueled rapid expansion for the company by casting a vision of making talent the engine for growth. Under his leadership, DEFENDERS’ Leadership & Development department was recognized by Training Magazine as the 17th Top Training organization in the world.