I worked for the Columbia House Company for 9 ½ years before leaving a night shift to take a day position at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where I’d stay for 19 years before leaving and expanding the consulting and coaching work I’d been doing part-time.
I’ve been fortunate to work at all levels throughout organizations. My work has primarily focused on aspects of human resources, marketing, fundraising, and change and project management. I’ve gained experience in hiring, performance management, coaching, learning and development, business development, and strategic communications.
After I left Rose, I reflected and decided that my most meaningful moments at work involved supporting the development of others – this involved understanding goals in a broad context and then creating the action steps needed to achieve goals. This required honing my interpersonal skills, including listening and identifying motivators and impediments to progress. I worked with people to develop goals that used their strengths, making success easier to reach. My focus then shifted to empowerment and support as I shared their pursuit of goals. I was coaching for years, even though my formal title didn’t reflect it. I now know that this is the type of work that resonates with me, helping others achieve their goals.
I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Management and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. I also completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and continuing education programs at Rochester Institute of Technology and Duke University. Learn more here.
As an Indiana native, I’m a recovering perfectionist prioritizing my time to support the people and work I care about most. My clients often have the answers within themselves, they need someone to listen, ask powerful questions, and support them as they move forward toward achieving their goals.