"Colleen moves easily between ‘consulting’ & ‘coaching’ which I really valued - she knows when to be direct, and when to operate as a trusted guide" - Director, HR
Colleen has worked across a variety of industries. She focuses on putting business objectives first, considering impacts, and guiding leaders in building people solutions to execute - and doing it authentically.
Colleen’s core strength is as a trusted coach and advisor to leaders. Her niche as an HR leader is working with corporate functions such as Technology, Finance, Legal, HR, Risk and Communications - functions with impact that spans strategically across the organization. Robust experience with change efforts - operating model transformations, downsizing, upsizing, and M&A. Colleen uses this insight to advise leaders on proactive strategies for keeping teams and employees engaged and productive when it is needed most.
Colleen is a graduate of the Hudson Institute of Coaching and an ACC Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. She is trained in facilitation through Development Dimensions International. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University of Ohio and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Colorado Christian University.
Most importantly, she is also a certified Level II sommelier and will be thrilled at any time to help you pick out that perfect bottle of wine.
Experience Spanning Industries
What people say
"Colleen really helped me drill down and see had the tools I needed to work through complex problems, overcome those obstacles and therefore, grow. Colleen was very impactful during my earlier career at Lowes supporting my growth and contributions to my team and the business."
"As a peer, I found Colleen’s advice clear. As a coach, she won’t leave you anywhere to hide. Whether it be a gentle nudge or perhaps a bit of pushback ... she’ll set you on a path to act."
-VP Finance, eBay
"Colleen is a strong leadership coach skilled at working with Executive level talent. She is an incredible listener and effectively provides guidance, solutions and ideas that lead to best possible outcomes. In my time working directly with Colleen she supported me and my extended team in a variety of complex settings that would not have been successful without her support. Simply top notch!"
Colleen will lead you & your teams to further
success & thoughtful growth.
Being in charge is tough, and real leadership takes awareness and discernment. In today’s unprecedented business environment, executives need to not only navigate muddy waters, but bring others along too. They often get in their own way and the best path isn’t always clear. Leaders who invest in personal coaching pave the way to become version of themselves, and are better at bringing out the best in their teams.
Leadership Assessment, Development & Planning
Stellar leadership has “ripple effects”, greatly impacting teams and ultimately, productivity. Businesses need to acquire and steadily develop leaders who can strategize, innovate and motivate. Having the right talent, in the right place, at the right time can mean everything, especially when an organization is facing the challenge of change.
Organizational Strategy &
Whether it’s on the back of a napkin, or etched in stone in the headquarters entryway, every business has a mission. From this mission comes ever-evolving strategy. Well designed, flexible organizations with the right talent are critical. Building the right organizational structure and planning for the workforce is not a one time effort - it needs to happen regularly to support the company’s strategic goals.