Stephanie Dollschnieder is the founder and CEO of UpSwing Performance Improvement, Inc.  She has more than two decades of experience in the fields of employee and leadership development.  Ms. Dollschnieder is a dynamic and internationally sought after keynote speaker.  She is the author of Contact, Care, COMMUNICATE --How Interpersonal Skills Are the Foundation of Genuine Customer Service.

Our Passion for getting learning right…

Stephanie Dollschnieder

Founder & CEO

Mandy Meininger

Vice President of Operations

Hanna Rutter

Media Coordinator & Facilitator 



UpSwing Performance Improvement is a woman-owned consulting firm, that stands out from others through our commitment to the client; customized approach; and focus on necessary prerequisite communication skills.  

Janice Vietor

Vice President -- Client Interface & Curriculum Design

Hanna Rutter comes to UpSwing Performance Improvement with a diverse background.  She has been a top performer in a variety of roles and industries prior to her joining the team, as the Media Coordinator and facilitator. 

Ms. Rutter’s early introduction to different languages and cultures lit a flame of interest in, and appreciation for, other differences which have informed her academic pursuits, employment choices, and personal aspirations. 

Providing expert performance improvement services around the globe.

Mandy Meininger is the Vice President of Operations for UpSwing Performance Improvement, Inc. Ms. Meininger is essential to the daily operations and administration processes of the business.  Responsibilities include managing departmental budgets; selection and oversight of vendors; client liaison for major accounts; and oversight of trademark, intellectual property rights and publishing concerns. Ms. Meininger is the logistics coordinator and client interface for UpSwing’s largest training initiatives, and manages the teams responsible for data entry and analysis.    


Knowledge, enthusiasm and an expertise in interpersonal communication are the hallmarks of our presentations. Some of our consultants are published in areas of customer service, presentation skills, teleconferencing techniques and effective facilitation.


Our Leadership

Our learning philosophy stems from a deeply held belief that people are internally motivated and self-directed. We understand that when adults see the personal relevance and benefit of new information and skills, they will be self-motivated to learn.

 We work closely with our clients to obtain a clear and thorough understanding of their unique needs and provide truly customized solutions designed to genuinely meet those needs.

Janice Vietor joined the staff at UpSwing Performance Improvement in 2010.  As the Vice President – Client Interface & Curriculum Design with the firm, Janice brings a deep understanding of collaborating with diverse groups and a genuine ability to connect with clients.

​​​​​​​Putting our clients’ best interests first is what drives us to an exceptional level of service.  We strive to build relationships with our clients beyond surface-level connections.


Siobhan McDonagh

Director -- OD Consulting and Solutions Management



Siobhan McDonagh is the Director—OD Consulting and Solutions Management with Upswing Performance Improvement, Inc. She performs a number of key roles including senior consultant, designer of learning and change programs, master facilitator, and project manager in a variety of organizational development areas.  She is certified in MBTI®, DDI®, DiSC®, and is fluent in Spanish.

Each of our consultative approaches is uniquely designed to address the real and expressed needs of the client. UpSwing consultants have worked with a wide variety of industries and institutions including corporate organizations, government agencies, and academia.

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