About the Owner

Rusty Shields, a native of rural Northeast Arkansas, graduated from Arkansas State University with Bachelor of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance. Rusty moved to Bloomington, Indiana to begin his graduate school program at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. After graduating with Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Opera Performance, he began performing and conducting at various places around the world, all while beginning his talent development career. Rusty is the owner of Develefy Consulting which began in 2019. As a master facilitator, Rusty’s participant centered approach to facilitating engages learners to be active in every part of the content. Rusty is very passionate about leadership and personal development, in which he has been training for 17 years! Rusty is active in the community, volunteering in various roles in civic organizations around the United States! In his down time Rusty love traveling, reading, hanging with friends, singing, and dirt track racing!

Our Mission

“To provide learning opportunities for business of ANY size and deliver them in a very engaging, interactive way to maximize the chance for retention and changed behavior.”

– Rusty Shields, Owner

Membership & Certifications

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce logo


The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce logo


Business Network International logo

Power Net Chapter – Member

Business Network International logo

South Central Indiana – Ambassador

Association for Talent Development logo


Association for Talent Development Central Indiana Chapter logo

Member and President

eLEarning Instructional Design

Master Trainer

Master Facilitator

Six Sigma logo

Yellow Belt

Intuit QuickBooks logo

Certified Instructor

Microsoft Office logo

Certified Specialist

MTa Licensed User logo

MTa Licensed User

Situational Leadership logo

Situational Leadership

Predictive Index logo

Predictive Index