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Experience

  • 13+ years combined career and leadership development and coaching experience
  • Over 10 years in human resources and talent development roles
  • Team, group, and individual coaching
  • Emerging leader and work/life effectiveness coaching
  • Professional experience in medical device manufacturing, healthcare, government, professional services, and higher education
  • Seasoned facilitator/ presenter on topics related to leadership development, career development and social/ emotional intelligence

Education/Certifications

  • Master’s in Educational Psychology from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with a focus on counseling and student personnel psychology
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology, Minor in Management from College of Saint Benedict
  • Mini MBA, University of St. Thomas
  • International Coach Federation Certification (ICF)
  • Hogan Leadership Assessments, including Team and Judgement Reports
  • EQ-I 2.0/ EQ-I360
  • MBTI & MBTI Step II
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Work Effects Culture & Strategy Alignment
  • Human Performance Improvement
  • Professional Train the Trainer
  • Facilitator Certificate in Strengths-Based Education
  • Supporting Emotional Needs for the Gifted (SENG) Parent-Group Facilitator

Coaching Style & Focus

  • Approaches coaching from an appreciative, strengths-based mindset; uses methodologies grounded in positive psychology, neuroscience, strengths development, and emotional intelligence
  • Works with clients to assess and leverage talents, make purposeful connections to desired outcomes, and create development plans that result in personal and professional success and satisfaction
  • Quickly builds trust and rapport; respects confidentiality and honors extremely sensitive topics
  • Adept at balancing a challenge/ support environment while encouraging action-oriented results and accountability for commitments
  • Leverage personal reflection as a foundational tool for awareness and growth

Blog posts & Media