About Us2018-11-06T02:18:52+00:00

What makes True Edge unique?

Distinctive combination of executive experience and professional psychological expertise

We offer a valuable fusion of skills and experience that delivers deeper insights, superior assessments, and truly sustainable impact. We understand the complexities of human behavior in organizational settings, and can translate that psychological perspective into strategic and practical value.

“Inner Circle” loyalty and candor.

We focus on the specific needs of business owners, C-level executives, and key leadership personnel. In most cases, we become trusted advisors to the top executives in the organizations we serve. These leaders value our uncommon loyalty and candor, as they experience both affirmation and a “willingness to challenge” that helps them perform their very best.

Meet Our Team

Rob Skacel, Ph. D.

Rob Skacel, Ph.D.

Rob is a licensed psychologist with senior executive experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Purdue University. Rob began his career in the field of clinical psychology, splitting his time between patient care and management responsibilities. Within a few years, he began the transition to business psychology specialization. He has since held senior leadership positions in sizeable for-profit and non-profit organizations, where his responsibilities focused on performance improvement and organizational development.

Rob founded True Edge Performance Solutions in 2000, and maintained it as a part-time venture for a number of years as he continued to accrue executive experience. By 2006, True Edge had grown to the point where it required Rob’s full-time attention. Over the years, Rob has provided services to dozens of leaders and their organizations, in a variety of industry sectors such as manufacturing, professional services, health care, agribusiness, construction, education, non-profit, and trade associations.

In 2004, Rob authored the book, Tailing Mulligan: Mastering the Art of Workplace Communication.   In his free time, Rob enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family.

Rob can be reached at rskacel@TrueEdgeLLC.com or at 717.509.9177, ext. 101.

Marita Skacel

Marita Skacel

Marita holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. She is certified to conduct assessments for use in hiring, professional development, team effectiveness and vocational guidance. Marita brings leadership and management experience from various roles including: Professional Development Manager at The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Director of Operations for the Lancaster Employment and Training Agency, and Program Manager for a welfare-to-work program in the state of Indiana. In addition, Marita has served community and faith-based organizations in many capacities, including a three-year term as Board Chair for a regional non-profit. She applies that experience in coaching leaders of early stage businesses and non-profits.

Marita enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach, boating, riding bikes with her husband and walking her dogs.

Marita can be reached at marita@TrueEdgeLLC.com or at 717-509-9177, ext. 102

Dixon Miller, Ph.D.

Dixon earned his Doctorate and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Biola University and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Messiah College. In addition to being a licensed psychologist and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dixon brings business leadership experience in ownership, governance, and management roles. He currently serves as Director of Neuropsychology Services at Acadia, Inc., where he is also a long-standing member of the Board of Directors. He was a founder and managing partner of Behavioral Healthcare Consultants in Lancaster prior to joining the team at Acadia, and was previously the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital for five years. Dixon is highly skilled in psychological assessments, and brings a strong interest in leadership development, organizational dynamics, and performance/sports psychology.

Dixon enjoys golfing, cycling, and getting his hands in the dirt, whether gardening or playing with his grandson. Work provides opportunities to make a difference in helping others be their best, but time with family charges his battery.

Dixon can be reached at DMiller@TrueEdgeLLC.com or at 717.509.9177, ext. 105

Bryce Lefever, Ph.D.

Bryce Lefever received his B.A. in English and psychology from Bucknell University and his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Dr. Lefever is a recently retired Naval Officer, a Board Certified clinical psychologist, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. During his Navy career, he was in frequent demand as a consultant, trainer and educator for numerous military commands and other government agencies. He developed the Mental Fitness program used by Navy Special Warfare as well as by numerous groups and individuals facing the difficulties of living during stressful times.  He provided assistance to foreign military allies including the Republic of Georgia and Israel, as well as to the National Football League Players Association on suicide prevention and basic mental health support.   Recently, Dr. Lefever provided expert training and guidance as part of the Navy’s traveling Suicide Prevention and Sexual Assault Prevention Teams.  He specializes in leadership training and coaching, as well as assisting organizations in transition, leadership climate and morale, and the development of positive workplace environments.

His two published books are Mental Fitness, and The Moment of Truth.  Bryce enjoys tennis, golf, and especially spending time with his wife and dogs in their York, PA home.

Bryce can be reached at BLefever@TrueEdgeLLC.com or at 717.509.9177 ext. 103

Steve Erb, MBA

Steve is a graduate of Purdue University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics / Statistics, and Villanova University, where he received his MBA.  Steve’s career has included senior leadership positions with two Fortune500 companies in Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, and Operations.  Steve also built out the Organizational Development/HR department for a software technology firm and was a key part of seven (7) acquisitions over a 2-year period; as well as developing a successful compensation strategy and structure.

Steve’s expertise lies in developing operations strategies that eliminate redundancies; streamline processes/systems; and deliver productivity, quality, and efficiency gains.  Steve has a proven reputation for caring for employees and teams, resulting in an overriding “Servant Leadership” mentality that transforms company cultures and creates a sense of employee engagement and accountability.  Steve is also known for his change management expertise and ability to gain credibility to align performance drivers, customer expectations, and initiate continuous improvement across multi-site operations.

Steve is active in church leadership and ministries with LCBC, and serves on the Lebanon Valley Workforce Alliance.  Steve is also active with Junior Achievement and the 100 Men Who Care chapter in Lancaster.  Steve enjoys sports, running, and time spent with his wife of 25 years, Deb, and their four children.

Steve can be reached at SErb@TrueEdgeLLC.com or at 717.509.9177, ext. 106.

Amy Dearborn

Amy Dearborn

Amy is a passionate educator and leader with professional experience in a variety of contexts. With a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Early Childhood Education, she has put into practice a hands-on educational philosophy that is learner-centered.

Amy directed Children’s Ministries at LCBC Church in Manheim, PA, for several years. She restructured the Children’s Ministries programming in a time that saw the Church grow from 1,000 to 5,000 attendees. From philosophy, curriculum development, and policy development to the aesthetic and physical expansion of age-appropriate environments, Amy developed a paid staff and volunteer team to deliver an exceptional experience for families from the moment they walked in the doors. Following her work at LCBC and after spending a few years at home with her children, Amy recently returned to the classroom. Amy provides consultation to our clients in education and non-profit sectors.

Amy and her husband Philip live in Maytown, PA, with their three children Michaela, Ryan, Jack (and dog Finn!). With an active family, she spends a lot of time cheering on her children at the tennis court and soccer fields. She volunteers within her Donegal community through booster clubs and other school related activities. Amy also enjoys cooking, fitness, reading, and travel.

Amy can be reached at ADearborn@TrueEdgeLLC.com or at 717.509.9177 ext. 100

Our Mission and Values:

At True Edge Performance Solutions, we know the human side of business performance, and the business value of high performing people. Our mission is to sharpen people and organizations so they can accomplish extraordinary things. Supporting this mission are “Five Pillars of Truth,” the foundational values upon which we base our decisions and actions:

Treasuring people breeds success. Whether associates, customers, vendors, or neighbors, each person has inherent value and should be treated with dignity, honor, and respect. People perform at their best when they are treasured by others.

Reaching upward never ceases. There is no such thing as “good enough.” Successful organizations continuously strive to do better. While content and secure with their mission and values, the satisfaction of a job well done never begins to eclipse the excitement of doing it better.

Understanding precedes resolution. Few problems resolve themselves. The best solutions most often follow a thorough comprehension of the situation. We believe that prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.

Teamwork produces the sweetest victories. Success is exhilarating, contagious, and meant to be shared.

Honesty is the best policy. Honesty breeds trust, which strengthens relationships and is good for “business.” Without integrity, there are no real rewards.

Ready to see how True Edge Performance Solutions can help you improve your business? Let’s start a conversation.

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