I work with experienced professionals to increase effectiveness, especially in times of rapid change or personal transition - new job or organization, higher level, or expanded role.
I coach individuals and teams to better understand and leverage their strengths to achieve greater results, enhance their relationships, and accelerate positive change. I typically work with people who are accomplished in their technical specialty and want to increase their effectiveness in the interpersonal dimensions of leadership and influence.
In my most recent corporate position, I coached 40 leaders and dozens of teams in the Information Technology department of a major healthcare system to understand and leverage their strengths for greater personal effectiveness and team engagement.
I coach using my own strengths - applying practical knowledge, drive for success, and strong personal values; from clear future vision, I connect ideas with action and promote continuous improvement. This approach reflects the following CliftonStrengths themes:
Learner | Achiever | Responsibility | Futuristic | Ideation | Maximizer
In the past year as an independent coach, I worked with 200 leaders in a variety of technical and operations roles for a major transportation company to improve their communication skills and be more effective in influencing and leading others. In group coaching sessions, we worked together to clearly identify opportunities, discuss relevant content, tips and techniques, and practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment.
MS & PhD, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
BS, Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, US Air Force Academy
Board Certified Coach (BCC)
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
Certification in Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centered Coaching Process
International Coaching Federation - North Texas Chapter
Organizational Development Network - Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter
2007- Present Founder & Managing Director, Bold Leader Development (BLD LLC)
2014-Present Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas
2013-2017 Director of Leadership Development, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System
2011-2013 Manager of Organizational Development, American Airlines
2009-2011 Training Manager, Fannie Mae (Credit Division)
2007-2009 Independent Consultant, BLD LLC
1999-2007 Senior Consultant, Personnel Decisions International (PDI - now Korn Ferry)
Prior to 1999 US Air Force
Retreats and Off-Site Meetings
Company Name: Bold Leader Development (BLD LLC)