Who I Am. I am a natural
mentor and coach.
I am an
honest communicator and an effective facilitator. I am a trusted
board, advisor and confidant. I find great personal
reward in the development and achievement of others as a coach and
trainer. Intellectually, I am energized when serving as a consultant
on strategic planning, collaborative problem-solving, and individual and
In launching this
business, I have
discovered a way to combine my passion for personal growth, mentoring,
leadership and organization development, with my many years of business
I Work. My pragmatic,
goal-oriented approach means my clients achieve
their goals in the context of who they are and what is important to them.
is the clients who determine how success will be measured and who determine
to what extent the engagement has been successful.
My approach to both career coaching and executive coaching begins with an
exploration of an individual’s knowledge, talents, interests, values and
When an organization engages me as a consultant, coach or trainer for its
employees, managers and leaders, my focus begins with the business
strategy and the desired business outcomes.
Typically, I meet with my clients over the
phone. This allows
my clients to
receive support at their convenience—from home, from the office, or even on
vacation. This tends to be the most cost-effective for most people.
Paraphrasing Drew Rozell, it allows you "to relax in the privacy of wherever
intellectually or emotionally".
meetings may be more appropriate for certain engagements, particularly those
involving several individuals or teams within an organization. I am also
available for special on-site workshops, meetings or presentations.
I am based in the Midwest, but I am able to serve clients across
the United States and internationally.
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
I have over twenty years
of leadership and business experience. For five years, I served as the Vice
President of Human Resources for a large, privately-owned corporation. Prior
to my senior leadership position, I served as an in-house counsel with
large, publicly-held global corporations. My legal career began as an
attorney in large Chicago law firms, where I specialized in labor relations,
employee benefits and executive compensation.
During my career, I have
been exposed to a variety of industries, including, food and food service;
consumer and decorative products, industrial equipment, defense and railcar
manufacturing, entertainment, as well as the service sector. I have
been involved with organizations that have existed for generations and that
were just being created. I have been involved in numerous corporate
transactions and transitions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs,
sales and closings. These experiences helped me to appreciate the
delicate balance of corporate and individual interests.
MY EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
I am a member of the International Association of Coaches
(IAC) and currently serve on its Board of Governors as Corporate Secretary,
as well as participate on several committees. I am also a member of
the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Chicago Coach
I am a member of the Elkhart Lake Chamber of Commerce
and the Northwestern Kellogg School's EMP Women's Leadership Network.
I also maintain my membership in the Wisconsin and Illinois Bar
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the world's
largest nonprofit professional association of coaches, with more than 7,500
members in more than 29 countries. Its purpose is to build, support
and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession around the globe and
ensure public confidence in the profession.
For more information about ICF members' and credentialed coaches' commitment
to international recognized standards of excellence, professionalism and
self-governance, click here (www.coachfederation.org/brochure).