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About Us

We use our 25+ years of experience working across industries to guide your employees through learning experiences to reach successful outcomes that impact your bottom line. Corporate programs include leadership assessments and workshops. At The Performance Bridge, we're passionate that our clients achieve those "aha" learning moments that turn into improved performance on the job.


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Education – Dietetics, Hood College

Masters in Exercise Physiology, Temple University

DiSC® Certification

Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner

Kari Gearhart


Kari Gearhart is a learning and development executive with extensive experience in the global healthcare industry. 

Over her 30+ year career, she has held a wide array of progressive management assignments at two Fortune 100 companies - Johnson & Johnson and Merck, Inc.  She has designed, launched, and delivered award-winning corporate-wide employee training programs serving global sales, marketing, and management functions. Through her leadership development initiatives, she has launched innovative development forums including co-founding the Fit to Lead™ program. She is the co-author of REACH - Using Fitness to Grow Your Leadership, A Journal for Women.

Kari is a highly skilled and sought-after workshop facilitator and a catalyst for bringing people and resources together to ensure that leaders and their organizations reach their potential. She consistently demonstrates excellence in delivering innovative learning solutions that build key talent capabilities. 

Kari volunteers her time with the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and has served on their local and global committees.  She is an experienced athlete having competed in over 60 Triathlons in the past 20 years.  She lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania with her husband Jeff and two dogs Moxie and Harley.

Ashley Tappan
Fit to Lead Program Facilitator

Ashley Tappan is a multi-faceted professional with expertise ranging from management consulting in large, complex organizations to one-on-one coaching with high powered executives.  For over 22 years she has developed and facilitated programs managed teams, and built long-term clients. Her tenure in Philadelphia as President of the Society of Human Resource Professionals served to refine her deep understanding of global best practices in the field.

A highly skilled and former television presenter, Ashley is equally comfortable facilitating conferences and panels or delivering engaging virtual webinars.  Ashley has designed, launched, and delivered corporate-wide employee training programs for national and multinational firms. Through her leadership development initiatives, she has piloted new forums that include co-founding the Fit to Lead™ program.  Ashley is an experienced athlete and triathlon coach.

Ashley serves in her community, in Scouting, and as a Board Member for the USO. She is a frequent speaker at various leadership programs across the U.S. and she is the co-author of REACH - Using Fitness to Grow Your Leadership, A Journal for Women.  Ashley lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida with her husband Daniele, son Nico and cat Buddy.

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University

Masterful Coaching Program® 

Flawless Consulting 

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