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Experience

  • 17+ years in Global Talent Management, Organizational Development, and Human Resources
  • Experience coaching leadership teams and individuals
  • Career coaching experience in top-ranked MBA program
  • Professional experience in Fortune 500 corporations, high-tech manufacturing, professional services, and higher education
  • Frequent facilitator of career and leadership workshops and events
  • Group coaching and mentoring program design and facilitation

Education/Certifications

  • M.A. in Communication from Bethel University
  • B.A. in Communication & German from University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Accredited member of International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Hogan Assessments (HPI/HDS/MVPI)
  • EQ-i Emotional Intelligence Inventory
  • Bridges Leading Organizational Transitions
  • Work Effects Culture & Strategy Alignment
  • Action Learning Design and Implementation
  • Lominger/Korn Ferry Leadership Architect & 360
  • DDI: Interaction Management
  • Franklin Covey, Leadership and Productivity
  • Strengths Finder 2.0
  • Talent X7 Learning Agility Assessment
  • Certified SENG Parent Group Facilitator (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

Coaching Style & Focus

  • Approaches each situation with a positive and appreciative mindset; will assess and leverage talents to help people set and achieve personal & professional goals
  • Quickly builds trust and rapport; respects confidentiality and honors extremely sensitive topics
  • Skilled at providing supportive challenges and holding others accountable for commitments
  • Believes in the power of personal reflection – experience is an incredible teacher
  • Coaching areas of focus: career and leadership development of mid-to-senior leaders and women in technology (STEM) fields; culture, engagement, and development for small-to-mid size organizations

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