Meet the Team

Terri Burnside

REACH Ecosystem Manager and Trainer

Terri is experienced in administration, organizational management, and training through positions she has held in retail management, construction office management, ministry direction in a large church, and providing executive assistance to The C12 Group SW Florida.

In 2011 she joined Doug Poll as his Administrative Assistant. In 2016, with Doug’s move to C12 Group SW Florida, Terri took the reigns at Developing People Group. Terri is a Certified REACH Ecosystem Practitioner and experienced corporate coach and trainer.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Terri and her husband, Dean, have called Sarasota, Florida home since 1982. They have two married sons and 3 grandchildren.

Doug Poll


I have built and led companies the last 25 years that have allowed me to use my talents for God’s greater purpose. My personal vision is to passionately engage others in finding God’s purpose for their lives and business.

After spending 20 years in radio and television, including leading a start up radio station in Florida for 15 years, I launched my own company called Developing People Group in 2009. The focus was coaching business executives and leaders in the for-profit and non-profit sectors in Florida and around the country. In 2015 I became a C12 Group Chairman in SW Florida. I work with Christian business owners and executives and help them build great business for a greater purpose.

I’m a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC), a Master Strengths Coach through the Roy West Companies and also certified in the REACH Ecosystem which includes psychometric assessments like the REACH Profile, REACH 360, and the REACH Culture Survey.

I’ve been married to my teenage sweetheart Kristen since 1991. We have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and a daughter-in-law!

Nikhil Ponnanna

REACH Ecosystem Sales Lead and Trainer

Nikhil is a learning and development professional, entrepreneur, behavioral trainer and voice artist with experience in developing talent and teams across multiple industries and geographies. His experience includes designing, delivering and directing training programs in the corporate and education sectors. In 2013, Nikhil launched a custom training solutions company, managing sales, business development, content creation, and operations.

He is well versed in adult learning theory and facilitation techniques. Nikhil possesses cross-cultural competencies and is fluent in 5 languages.

He is a creative leader who enjoys networking, building teams and empowering others. Nikhil joined our team as a Sales Lead & Trainer in 2019. Originally from India, Nikhil lives in Tampa with his wife, Nithya.

Dr. Douglas Waldo


The work of Dr Douglas Waldo is the foundation for the coaching offered to DPG clients through his development of the Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP) assessment which has continued to develop into what is now the REACH Ecosystem.

Dr. Waldo has decades of experience in the psychometric profile arena and also in consulting companies in strategic leadership and organizational development. He is a consultant, publisher and professor with over two decades of experience in assessing, developing and coaching leaders. He is a member of the board at OrgDev Institute.

Lindsey Poll

Social Media Coordinator

Lindsey is a driven professional with experience in photography, interior design, and social media marketing through many business platforms.

In 2019 Lindsey created her own business, Humble & Fig Design LLC that focuses on interior design. Lindsey is goal getter and enjoys creating content that can inspire, network, and grow people. Lindsey joined the DPG team in 2019 as a Social Media Coordinator. A native Floridian Lindsey resides in Sarasota with her husband, Micah.

Our Core Values


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.
– Aristotle.


Our word is our bond and we operate our business with that as the backbone.


We put our strengths together on each project to create wins for every client.


We are lifelong learners and realize God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.