About Us

Who we are

LAB Innovative Business Network is a metro-Atlanta based human resources consulting company founded in 2020 that specializes in providing training & development in the fields of self-improvement, management, and leadership.

Mission | Vision

Our mission is to bridge the skills gaps in the workforce by reinventing talent development training.

Our vision is to become the company of choice for talent development training solutions.

Meet the Founder & CEO

Tony Ballard

As a freelance consultant, Tony founded LAB IBN as a platform to “pay it forward” with his 24 years of experience in HR which includes curating corporate level policy and procedures, establishing and maintaining relationships with third party vendors, and overseeing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training impacting employees across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions.  He held executive level positions within employee resource groups, private, and nonprofit organizations.  Tony also leverages his exposure and experience to mentor and coach others by sharing his words of wisdom at public speaking engagements and community involvement events. Additionally, he is a retired 22-year U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant/E-9–highest enlisted rank. During his military career, he curated and facilitated leadership and professional development training for 20+ years to foster a “lift as you climb” culture that nurtured succession planning objectives.