The Organization

Mission Statement. To provide purposeful and practical expert solutions that lead to competitive advantage opportunities.


Purpose. Focus on Strengths Consulting provides solutions which help maximize opportunities in Leadership Development, Team Development, and Individual Coaching.

The Team

Dr. Eric Rodriguez


I have many years of business and leadership experience managing small and large teams with roles as Executive Director, Director, Associate Director, and Project Manager. Was recognized several times as a top director for excellence in leadership. I have taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in business, management, and organizational psychology. I have a doctoral degree from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Bilingual: English & Spanish

Dr. Andrew Stenhouse


The graduate courses I teach in Vanguard University's Organizational Psychology program include Behavior and Psychology in Organizations, Psychology of Leadership and Motivation, Organizational Systems, Development and Change. Occasionally I teach Team Leadership and Conflict Management for the Leadership Studies program. Prior to returning to Vanguard University, I founded and directed the Organizational Psychology program for Concordia University Irvine, California’s first Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Psychology designed specifically for working professionals.

Dr. Ludmila Praslova


Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph.D., is an Accreditation Liaison Officer, Professor of Psychology and the founding Director of Graduate Programs in Organizational Psychology at the Vanguard University of Southern California. Her areas of expertise include organizational analytics, facilitating creativity and innovation, training and curriculum development, and intercultural relations. Dr. Praslova demonstrated her creative leadership in bridging academic science and organizational practice as the founder of Creating Healthy Organizations conference. She is an experienced leader in regional accreditation serving as a committee and visit team member with WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Client Endorsements


Puneet Jaiswal

Engineer at Lyft


This session was very insightful. I learned how motives, behaviors, and personality are related and how an individual can be more effective by applying different approaches in collaboration. 

Steve Mejia

Chief Financial Officer at Northwestern Mutual


Dr. Eric Rodriguez is passionate and dedicated to helping his clients achieve personal and professional growth. He has a wide range of experience and expertise in leadership development/coaching that's made a great impact on me. He brings a diverse set of skills that would benefit a wide variety of organizations.

David Benavides

Executive Director at KidWorks


I liked most that the training provided me with some very practical insights into myself, my strengths, and how I relate to others on my team.

Mario Rodriguez

Chairman at Hispanic 100 Foundation


Dr. Eric Rodriguez recently led a TotalSDI workshop for our Hispanic 100 Foundation Mentor Program. Our mentees are all college students between the ages of 18 and 24. This workshop provided an irreplaceable opportunity for our students to understand the vast realm of various personalities and behaviors, and how each work uniquely with and against each other. This experience provided a hands-on approach in allowing them to fully understand how they can best maximize the potential within their personal, professional, and social relationships.


Our mentees are all active, independent thinkers, and extremely goal-oriented. The information generated from Dr. Rodriguez’ workshop has exponentially increased their self and social awareness and has further equipped them with the tools necessary to continue on their path as emerging leaders.


I both appreciate and recognize the substantial importance of the TotalSDI training, and am grateful for Dr. Rodriguez’ commitment to our students and community.

Fortino Rivera

Chief Executive Officer at Staffing Solutions


As the CEO of my company, taking the TotalSDI assessment, it helped me confirm my motivational value system and my personality as I had sensed.

Vanessa Gibson

Financial Aid Specialist at Antelope Valley College


The session was very interactive, I really enjoyed the content of the presentation.

Diana Rios

Financial Aid Specialist at Fuller Theological Seminary


What I enjoyed most was finding out what color I was and the colors everyone else turned out to be. It was very interesting and informative. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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Dr. Andy Stenhouse

Consultant at Focus on Strengths Consulting