Ross Paterson, President

Ross has been leading, coaching and teaching in a wide range of environments for 30 years. While leading in the Army’s legendary 101st Airborne Division, at General Electric, in small businesses and non-profits he has seen that competent leadership is the source of every success. XM Performance was founded to help business owners and leaders move from survive…to thrive.

In addition to his business interests, Ross founded and directs Global Fusion, an international development non-profit. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Golden Triangle Rotary Club and is an Ironman triathlete.

Micah Buehler, CPA

Know your numbers, build a system, measure progress. Micah Buehler knows how to make things happen, including maximizing profitability and minimizing jail time. He has worked in large businesses as a CFO, owned and expanded small businesses, and advised owners in selling businesses for maximum value. Micah’s passions: Details Matter, Systems Simplify, Numbers Don’t Lie.



Kathleen Taylor-Gadsby, ACC, CPCC

Kathleen Taylor-Gadsby worked her way from serving tables to serving the whole team as VP of HR at TGI Fridays. Kathleen is a Certified Professional Coach who specializes in helping leaders discover their purpose, strengths, and power to achieve.  She has a heart to serve and a gift for unlocking the Xtra Mile potential of individuals and teams.  Kathleen’s passions:  Serving Others, Creating Clarity, Unlocking Human Potential.


Brad Stevens, Co-Chair/Consultant


In 1991, Brad founded Staffing Services which made it to the Top 25 Services in Dallas until his 2001 association with Colvin Resources Group, a Dallas 100 winner. After that, Brad took on some high level corporate jobs (COO and Vice President) before deciding to dive back into entrepreneurship and start 2 additional business: Level-C Solutions and Staffing Alliances. Brad’s experience in corporate America leading large teams and his success at running his own business has made him a great addition to the XM Performance team.


Hannah Wells, Director of Marketing

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas and finished her Master’s degree in 2017. Hannah has a strong desire to learn new things, serve others, and make a difference in the world. Hannah is currently the Project Manager for Global Fusion, the Director of Marketing for XM Performance, and a group fitness instructor at her in her local community.



Jordan Phillips, Marketing Assistant

Jordan received her Art Associates in 2016 and currently attends the University of Texas Arlington working toward her Bachelor’s in Visual Communications. She uses her digital design skill set to help us make the ordinary look exceptional. Jordan’s attention to detail, creativity, and love of organizing also her a pro at office administration. In her free time, Jordan enjoys