As a Gallup-Certified® Strengths coach using the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0® assessment, I have coached thousands of people in using a Strengths-based approach to help enable effectiveness, increase productivity, and find their happy. I am a teacher at heart, and have spent the past 25 years educating, managing, and leading people of all ages to improve their performance through innovative professional development and strategic talent solutions. Raised in Boise Idaho, I dream of one day living in Ireland. I love to travel, outdoor adventures, live music, my three daughters, and helping others find their power within.
I recognize, appreciate, and share with listeners, that leadership is a moment-to-moment choice and not about title, tenure or position. Leadership is for everyone, every day. It's how we should live our life and I wholeheartedly believe in the phrase "Lead by example." I am passionate about inspiring people to lead at every level. I consider myself a builder of happiness in the workplace and have an unwavering belief that it is possible for everyone to love what they do. Business begins and ends with people. This truth allows me to make shifts in culture that positively affect not only the business itself, but the greater community. When teams are able to communicate with authenticity and trust, high performance is a by product. Finding what individuals are the best at and creating teams that leverage those strengths on a daily basis is what I do best. Cultivating internal leaders, partnership alignments, professional wellness, performance coaching, succession planning, and ultimately creating cultures where employees thrive is my ultimate goal.
My ability to provide coaching and strategic solutions in the areas of Strengths-based performance, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. I have had the honor to work with such clients as: Skanska, Micron, Hewlett Packard, The Gap, Sensus Engineering, ESI Construction, ZGA Architecture, Downey Unified School District, Pomona Unified School District, Anthropologie, multiple Boards of Directors, private schools, various state departments and a variety of businesses ranging from the sole proprietor, non-profit organizations, start-ups, to fortune 500 businesses.
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach with over 17 years’ experience using StrengthsFinder in the workplace. CEO of Every Strength Counts providing 1-1 coaching with C level execs and managers. Additionally, helping teams and emerging professionals to make the most of their careers, teams and resolve personnel issues.
MBA University of Nebraska and Gallup University
Executive Leadership focus
MPA University of Central Florida
BS University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - HR and Marketing focus
Certifications: Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Awards & Recognition:
Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year
2015 from Florida Economic Development Council
Best Places to Work 2015
Orlando Business Journal
Excellence in Leadership
2015 from weVenture (Women’s Business Center/Melbourne, FL)
Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area (International Service Organization)
Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
2001 – 2016: VP and President of CareerSource Brevard (www.careersourcebrevard.com)
2016 – 2017: Executive Vice President of Development for Dynamic Workforce Solutions
2017 – Present: Full Time Coach, Facilitator and Business Consultant, Every Strength Counts
Led the strategic planning and implementation of workforce efforts for the 9,000 Space Shuttle workers laid off in 2008 – 2010. Resulted in over 5,400 returning to work within 2 years.
Re-organized a non-profit’s structure. Resulted in increased visibility of the company and greater productivity.
Provided leadership development through StrengthsFinder and follow on coaching with individuals that changed their career trajectory.
C level and Management level Leaders Teams Non-profit Private Business (Healthcare and Veterinarians are specialty niche)
One-to-One (remote or face to face)
Company Name: Every Strength Counts
With 10 years of experience coaching MBA's, undergraduate students, and professionals in career transition, I can help with job search strategy, personal branding, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and networking. My specialty is strengths-based career coaching so my clients usually start by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment and learning to leverage and communicate their strengths during their job search or career transition.
20 years in higher education leadership, teaching, advising, and career counseling allows me to mentor others to do what I do. I love to train other career coaches, business leaders, and educators to help their clients, employees, and students to step into strengths-based careers.
I love to share my experience. Contact me for individual strengths-based career coaching or for professional training as a webinar or on-site training for your next professional development meeting or to partner with Soar to provide coaching to your students or employees.
Jabin was raised in the Bayview Houses of the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York. He was awarded a full-athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Delaware. This was the beginning of a unique personal journey that would include membership with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and community service with First State Mentor Corps (Americorp). Jabin earned a Bachelors of Applied Economics and later an MBA from Wilmington University.
Jabin is married to his best friend Diana and they reside in Fort Worth, TX with their four extraordinary daughters.
I'm excited to help young business professionals and corporate teams reach their greatest potential. As a Strengths Strategy Certified Coach, I am equipped with the tools and skills to help facilitate powerful personal discovery and transformation that leads to higher performance. My goal as a coach is to create a safe space for you to discover how to keep your strengths out of toxicity and in the A+ Zone.
If you are anxious to discover and connect to your unique purpose, leverage your strengths to deepen your impact, and improve your overall well-being and happiness, I want to work with you!
As a consultant at VF Corporation (Vans, Timberland, The North Face, etc), I facilitated team-building workshops with executive and retail teams across the US. While the Director of HR & Operations at Safe Harbor Crisis Center, a nonprofit providing advocacy and shelter service to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, I rolled out a strengths-based curriculum and provided one-on-one coaching to advocates and administrative staff. As the Talent Manager at Reckitt Benckiser (Lysol, Mucinex, Durex, etc), I've provided coaching and team-building consulting to cross-functional teams in the CPG industry. As an independent contractor, I've provided coaching and workshop facilitation to individuals and teams all over Utah and North Carolina.
I am an LGBTQ+ activist, recruiter, employee engagement specialist, training designer, performer, public speaker, facilitator, millennial, video content creator, singer, athlete, fundraiser, nonprofit board member, and life coach.
I am a career coach certified in both the CliftonStrengths and MBTI. I coach professionals in the healthcare industry and college students to leverage their unique talent themes to reach their professional goals with clarity and productivity. My expertise is twofold. With certifications in other career assessments, I help clients who feel stuck in their current careers and need to clarify a more fulfilling career path. With changing life roles, our values may have shifted, which need clarity while considering given marketplace trends (as shown on www.O*Net). I also maximize individual and team talent themes for meaningful success and well-being.
While innovation and technology are influencing all sectors of the economy, my mission is to help teams and individuals maximize the best of who they already are and deliver their unique contributions to build a trusting and effective community engagement. I believe innovation is most valuable when the the outcomes deliver a positive impact for humanity, not just individuals. To achieve this, I help individuals develop their raw talents to a mature level of performance that's beneficial to all.
I have been honored the 2016-2017 Woman of the Year Award with NAPW because of my commitment and leadership to my profession.
My deep passion to become a CliftonStrengths coach evolved from my first career as a school psychologist. As a school psychologist, I routinely saw students disengaged from their educational programs, which resulted in my concern for their transition to college and later employability. Therefore, to help all professionals increase engagement and students to attain their educational goals, I furthered my education in Career Education and Counseling. I also became certified in CliftonStrengths, MBTI and the Strong Interest Inventory to create the most positive impact in my coaching sessions with professionals and students. I should also note that I am an avid painter.
With Maximizer being my first theme on the StrengthsFinder, I am hard-wired to leverage on your talent themes. I am energized by helping both professionals and students achieve professional breakthroughs through the lens of Strengths. This insightful discovery occurred when I received a customized report, igniting a transformation in my personal development, my career, and my purpose. I look forward to your transformation with CliftonStrengths.
In 2010, I attended a workshop on the Gallup Campus as part of the Special Olympics National Youth Activation Summit. Having taken the CliftonStrengths assessment prior to attending, I was already amazed at how accurate it was and how well it described me. During the workshop I had the opportunity to understand even more about the assessment, about the potential impact, and how it could be used for individuals as well as teams.
Being so impressed by my experience there, I purchased a dozen StrengthsFinder 2.0 books and passed them out to my team at Special Olympics North Carolina. All of my staff and interns took the assessment and we started our journey into being a strengths-based team. We began to work together more effectively and not just meet but surpass goals year after year. After seeing the success with my team, the rest of the Special Olympics North Carolina staff took the assessment as well as the statewide Youth Council.
In 2013 I was one of the first 100 students in Gallup's Accelerated Strengths Coaching class and earned my certification as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. I've had the pleasure of working with clients of all ages - teens to adults - and all professions - from front line and technical staff to executive teams and boards. In 2018, I was also trained in Employee Engagement using the Q12 assessment and process as well as the Builder Profile 10 for Entrepreneurs.
Moving to Colorado in 2016 I started Pikes Peak Coaching & Consulting to spread the benefits of strengths based teams and coaching to the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado and the rest of the mountain states.
Dominant Themes: Individualization | Strategic | Connectedness | Futuristic | Belief | Context | Activator | Analytical | Input | Learner
* Graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a BA in Psychology and Recreation Management.
* Worked over 10 years in Community Recreation for the City of Riviera Beach, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, and Statesville, NC with primarily at-risk communities, developing programs and coordinating services to meet their unique community needs.
* Worked over 20 years with Special Olympics North Carolina and Special Olympics Colorado, developing staff and volunteers to create and implement community based programs around the state.
* Leadership volunteer with Inside Out Youth Services promoting acceptance, diversity, and community for those that often feel disenfranchised and isolated.
As an executive coach, artist, and former sales executive, Svetlana blends left brain thinking and right brain creativity, inspiring leadership development and confidence in her clients. Her specialty is helping individuals take life’s paradoxes and find balance and fulfillment. She has a track record of helping high performing leaders level up. Svetlana works best with entrepreneurial minded individuals who want to tap deeper into their creativity and shift perspectives by developing positive neural pathways.
When Svetlana is not coaching, she is most likely making art at coffee shops all over the world.
Motivating, activating and launching teens and young professionals through college and to their first careers! Expert at identifying strengths, skills and abilities to build resilience and coping skills for life. Learn more at www.LaunchMyKid.net
Team and small business expert, 25 years experience in employee training and organization development. Creating momentum and orchestrating change. Learn more at www.LaunchOurTeam.com
For a period of over 30 years, first as a corporate human resource management professional, more recently as a university professor, and now as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a major part of my mission has been assisting individuals in the process of ‘learning how to learn.’ That endeavor has been characterized by a tripartite philosophy of teaching/education that views education as the key to knowledge, knowledge as the key to understanding, and understanding as the key to our continued collective existence. In service of that philosophy I take an approach to coaching that focuses on collaboratively helping clients learn to discover knowledge, rather than relying on a training model or rote learning, and strive to accomplish learning objectives within an environment of mutual respect and dignity. I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your goals!
Six Word Vision Statement: Using strengths to learn and teach.
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years, but time flies when you are having fun. I have been coaching and training since 1998 and have worked in corporate board rooms, the non-profit arena, institutions of higher education, and one-on-one with people all over the country. I have great insight and when my Empathy and Communication talents start working together clients frequently tell me that I am able to put their thoughts into the words they "just hadn't been able to find."
I am a life-long learner and hold national certifications through
• The Gallup Association
• Association for Talent Development (ATD)
• Talent Smart
• The Center for Teacher Effectiveness
• Institute of Organization Development (IOD)
• American Council on Exercise (ACE).
I have a degree in Broadcast Management from the University of Kansas and a MBA from Georgia State University. Here's a fun fact about me – I am a travel- adventure junkie and when it comes to food- the spicier the better. I am looking forward to working with you or your team to uncover your possibilities for success.
An expert in inspiring excellence and advancing potential, Coleen McCray is a Certified Executive/Leadership Coach and is most passionate about developing emerging leaders and assisting seasoned leaders in path formation to their goals. Leveraging a unique blend of professional training in business, psychology and coaching with over 30 years of leadership experience in Information Technology (IT), Coleen works with clients to successfully adjust to a new position, obtain a promotion or change in desired career path and/or prepare for expansion of responsibilities. By asking thought-provoking questions and offering practical, real-world experience, she acts as a “thought partner” to help clients gain clarity, shift thinking and develop targeted strategies necessary to drive positive and measurable change in behavior in themselves, their organizations and their teams. Coleen coaches leaders from the Manager/Director level up to the C-level. She is a Founding Member of Powersource Coaching Program for Women In Technology International (WITI) and an Executive Coach with the CIO Executive Council.
In VP and Director roles in the financial services and law firm software industries, Coleen led the realignment of software development organizations to meet product demand and built trusted organizations that engendered cooperation and genuine alliances between IS organizations and their stakeholders needed to achieve maximized value-based results. At Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, Coleen’s leadership figured heavily in the transformation of the IS organization to a value-driven lean organization that succeeded against competitors tenfold in size. An expert bridge builder, Coleen has directed Acquisition Integrations at Inmar where she led a corporate wide team that thoughtfully worked to join acquired firms with Inmar and achieve exponential growth.
Coleen holds an MBA from Wake Forest University, an MS in Counseling from Stetson University and a BS in Economics from Duke University. She can be reached at email@example.com or 336.486.7017.
JoDee is the Founder of Purple Ink, and HR consulting firm (www.purpleinkllc.com) and the ink pad, a meeting and training space (booktheinkpad.com). JoDee has a passion for helping organizations and individuals discover their talents and do more of what they do well! Prior to founding Purple Ink in 2010, JoDee spent 21 years in public accounting as a practicing CPA and, later, as a Director of HR. JoDee also has experience as a CFO, thereby bringing a unique financial and overall business approach.
Author - JoyPowered™: Intentionally Creating an Inspired Workspace, co-author of The JoyPowered™ Family and co-author of The JoyPowered™ Team
JoDee is a wife and mother of three humans and two labradoodles, and she loves to read and travel. Although she enjoys coaching a range of people, she is especially focused on human resource and accounting professionals as well as Catholics. Using her strength as an arranger, JoDee is a :
CPA, SHRM-SCP, Gallup-certified Strengths coach
University of Evansville, BS Business Administration
Society of Human Resources Management National faculty
Co-host, The JoyPowered™Podcast
National Speakers Association
State Council for Indiana SHRM
IndySHRM Professional of the Year
Strategic Planning committee chair of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic church
Pass the Torch 500 Circle Club for Women and mentor
Board member for Forum Credit Union
Chairman of the Board of The O'Connor House
M. Ed. in Positive Coaching & Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology, University of Missouri
B.S. in Family Science & Human Development; secondary major in Gerontology; and a minor in Leadership Studies, Kansas State University
Awards & Recognition:
Rising Professional, College of Health & Human Science, Kansas State University, 2019
Board of Trustee, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 2019
Dean of Student Life Award, Kansas State University, 2014
Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award, Alpha Delta Pi, 2014
2015-2017: Executive Director of Heartland Visioning (Quality of Life Branch of Chamber of Commerce)
2016-2017: Manager Leadership Greater Topeka
2014-2015: Coordinator of Membership LeadingAge Kansas
Individuals in times of transition
Gerontology related fields
Organizational Development Projects
Team Strengths Sessions
Company Name: O'Shea Strengths Coaching
This is one of my favorite testimonials: "Lorraine McCamley has helped me better understand my Strength Themes and put a plan in place to better express these themes. I really like how Lorraine uses her past work experiences and perspectives to provide advice that comes from the 'trenches.' In a world where 'everyone' seems to be a consultant, it is refreshing to work with one who has actually been out in the work force 'taking arrows' and then calling on those experiences to bring the CliftonStrengths tools to life. Thank you Lorraine!" Greg I., business owner
- University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Organizational Dynamics (dual concentration in Coaching Organizations and Leading and Managing Change)
- College of William & Mary, B.A.
- Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
- Society of Human Resource Professionals
- Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy
- National Association of Women Business Owners
- Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce
2018 – Present: Full-Time Coach and Organizational Consultant
2017 – Union Square Capital Partners, CAO (start-up investment management firm)
2000 – 2016 – Nationwide Mutual Funds, varying executive roles
1988 – 1999 – various front- and back-office roles in financial services organizations
1985 – 1987 – various business administration and relationship management roles in legal and wholesale clothing firms
- Emerging Leaders
- New Managers
Company Name: Team Development Concepts, LLC
- Website: www.teamdevconcepts.com
Certifications and Accreditations:
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Master Certified Career & Executive Coach
Remarkable Leadership Coach
Hogan Leadership Assessment series
Awards & Recognition:
Former VP of Professional Development for the Association for Talent Development (Greater Cincinnati Chapter)
Conference and Guest Speaker for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, Federally-Employed Women’s Conference, Association of Talent Development, Ohio Association of Career Colleges & Schools, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Career Transition Conference, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and WE Lead (a leadership development program for women executives through the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber)
2009 - Present: President, StrengthsBuilders LLC
2003 - 2011: Career Coach Institute
1999 – 2009: ProTrain & True North Career Services
Executive Leadership Teams
One-on-One Coaching (Face-to-Face, Phone)
Team Building (Small/Large Group (current max is 350))
Virtual Coaching & Team Building
Company Name: StrengthsBuilders LLC
I am in the superpower business. I help people name their talents, take ownership of them and then use them to do amazing things.
I am a Strengths sherpa. I help amazing people find their way by exploiting the talents they possess. I help them see the path forward, select and haul some of the tools while noting their successes and recommending ways to work past stuff that gets in the way.
I am especially interested in working with:
1. People at a transformational point who are trying to figure out what's next, like job seekers, career changers and those who feel stuck.
2. Organizations who want staff to be happier, more effective and more engaged. I have done this with government, libraries and non-profits.
3. Anyone desirous to be more aligned with their hows and whys.
I used to be a research librarian. I have a knack for helping people figure out the questions they are trying to ask and then helping find the resource that hold the answers. It's a librarian thing.
I used to be a Mariner. I have been in the middle of the ocean and found my way with the stars, a sextant and a compass. Now I help people find their way with their Strengths, desire and effort. It's a navigator thing.
So if you want to release your superpowers and you need a coach, a sherpa, a researcher, a navigator, then we need to talk.
As a GALLUP-certified strengths coach, educator, higher education professional and licensed NC attorney with a heart to help others find and fulfill their purpose in their work and life, Taylor enjoys providing leadership expertise in career coaching and professional development training for individuals and teams in matters of diversity and the strengths-based approach to work and life. Meaning matters. Purpose matters. Work matters.
Taylor boasts nearly 10 years of career and professional development experience, including performing in variety of capacities at a variety of institutions. Taylor spends considerable time facilitating team building workshops around the StrengthsFinder assessment for a variety of organizations and serves as a purpose coach for individuals managing career transitions.
A scholar of the intersection between confidence, hope, purpose and the world of work, her strength-based research at UNCG gained national attention as a 2015 Member’s Choice Award finalist with the National Association for Colleges and Employers. In November 2015 she presented on the topic at the National Symposium for Student Retention in Orlando, Fla.
Taylor has presented at several conferences, both regionally and nationally on topics such as strengths-based education, coaching individuals towards meaningful work, and the effective collaborative and strengths-based approach between academic affairs and student affairs in student development. She is also a certified trainer in diversity of communication styles.
Taylor earned a B.A. in sociology from Wake Forest University prior to obtaining both a B.A. in Civil Law and a J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center .
Traci is the founder of Follow Your Strengths and one of the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches in the state of Iowa. Follow Your Strengths offers customized CliftonStrengths training workshops, Q12 State of the Team engagement workshops, career coaching, and speaking engagements. In just four years since becoming certified, she has partnered with over 1,300 people and 50 organizations in discovering their strengths through the CliftonStrengths assessment. She is currently one of only approximately 150 individuals around the globe trained by Gallup to lead a new world-class CliftonStrengths Discovery course and is excited to deliver this top notch material to those in the beginning stages of their strengths journey!
Traci is passionate about improving employee engagement levels within organizations and helping individuals live their legacy. Her 15+ years of work experience includes HR and organization development consulting, career coaching, and training delivery. She has consulted across numerous industries and delivered training for organizations such as such as Accenture, John Deere, Kum & Go, Marvin Windows, and ACT. Additionally, she has teamed with the C-Suites and Senior Leader Executives in various sized organizations, up to companies with 5,000 employees, in conducting leadership workshops anchored in strengths based development.
In addition to her work as a strengths and engagement consultant, Traci is a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2017, she walked the walk and put her strengths to use as she battled and beat cancer. She is driven to help other cancer patients play to their strengths and healthcare practitioners and caregivers give their very best each day. She is looking for opportunities to partner with cancer organizations, breast cancer focused initiatives, cancer survivors, and healthcare organizations to deliver powerful strengths based presentations and keynote sessions.
Traci is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and earned her B.B.A. in Management and Organizations from The University of Iowa and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas. For more information on Traci’s services and background, feel free to connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, and view Follow Your Strengths’ website at www.followstrengths.com.
Adrianne's experience in both Financial Accounting and Human Resources has given her a unique skill-set and a comprehensive understanding of the challenges businesses face finding the right talent.
Savvy business owners realize finding the right talent is only the beginning. How you choose to develop your talent can mean the difference between success and failure.
Adrianne's passion lies in helping teams and individuals get the most out of their unique gifts. Through coaching sessions and workshops, she facilitates the process of self-discovery, helping people turn talent into action.
I am passionate about helping people to be their best selves in all areas of their lives. I value family and know how important this is to you and how challenging it can be to balance all the responsibilities and transitions that family life can bring. I have raised six amazing children who are now grown and 'launched' and are contributing and enjoying life in ways that are meaningful to them. My experience in parenting has been my greatest learning and I have learned through my successes and my failures. My education and experience as a nurse, with masters preparation as a clinical nurse specialist in family health nursing and work in a wide variety of settings has prepared me to offer you the support, teaching and accountability that will transform your life, helping you to live the life you are dreaming of and may currently believe is impossible.
As a Dreambuilder Coach and Life Mastery Consultant certified through the Life Mastery Institute, I can help you design and manifest a life that’s in harmony with your soul’s purpose.
Life is fully lived in asking and living the questions, making intentional life-empowering decisions, then setting new and amazing goals and taking action! You will transform you life and experience amazing results in this process!
The power of God (Spirit, LIFE, infinite intelligence, love) lives in and through you as a spiritual being in this human experience. As my mentor Mary Morrissey says, "that each one of us is far more powerful and contains more potential than any circumstance, situation or condition." As a life coach and professional educator and speaker, I offer inspiring workshops to audiences around the country as well as transformational in-depth coaching programs that help clients achieve new heights of success, meaning and spiritual aliveness. I would LOVE to serve YOU! I am thrilled as I witness amazing transformations in my clients' lives!
Combining this background with the proven DreamBuilder technology, I am now helping clients anywhere they are in the world achieve extraordinary results, accelerating the manifestation of their vision! I work with people over the phone and through teleconferencing to transform their lives and close the gap between the life they were living and the life they LOVE living.
MBA George Washington University
International Finance London Business School
Gallup- Certified Strengths Coach
Gallup - BP-10 certified
Score Certified Mentor
Awards & Recognition:
Quilly Award - Nationally Best Selling Author - Cracking The Code To Success
Amazon Best Selling author Cracking The Code To Success & Be The Manager People won't Leave
Published in over 40 newspapers and business journals on relevant workplace topics
Interviewed on radio and television on management issues like generational leadership, managing remote workers, the changing workplace,
It's the manager, why teams fail and what great managers do
Forbes Magazine Coaches Council
Score - Mentor to small business
Founder of Strengths Based Leadership and the best selling author of "Be the Manager People Won't Leave".
Saved $2.3 million dollars in four months with Jan's help. He can help you to. Tom. General Manager SupplyOne
I know I make a difference when I see the heads nodding because what I shared. My satisfaction comes knowing I will make a difference in their professional and personal lives.
Top 5 Strengths - Maximizer, Arranger, Self-Assurance, Positivity, Individualization
I am a native of Jamaica. I love the outdoors and meeting people gives me the greatest joy. I guess that is all mixed into my Jamaican roots. Our motto is "Out of Many One People." I believe we are all connected as a human race. One of my core values is Spirituality, and that keeps me grounded as I serve in my community and my church. I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee, with my wife, Kelly.
Certifications and Accreditations:
Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team
Associate Safety Professional
Before I moved to Nashville, TN, I lived for short periods in Albany and Rochester, NY, and then in Cleveland, Ohio. The prior years, I had lived in Jamaica all my life. I worked as a high school science teacher for almost six years until I felt the need to change my career. That shift led me to move to the USA in 2013 to pursue a Master's in Environmental Sustainability Health and Safety Management. Since that time, I have made multiple career moves in my life with so many life lessons to share. My top habits are reading new books for knowledge and writing in my reflective journal. I love to learn. I believe its part of my DNA. When I need to take a break, I enjoy and short run and going to the local park. I live a simple life, but I have an abundance mindset.
Experienced Strengths Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Analytical Skills, Coaching, Government, Strategic Planning, Board Mangement, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution. Strong community and social services professional with a B.A focused in Organizational Management and Behavior from George Fox University.
About Kathy Yates
When you work with Kathy Yates and Concurrence Consulting, you work with someone who cares about your success. Kathy brings her strong operations and change management experience coupled with her strengths framework to truly understand what her clients need. Without using jargon, Kathy provides clear guidance to develop tangible skills. This allows her clients to take the knowledge they’ve gained to improve the climate of their organizations, increase engagement of individuals, and help their organization achieve its goals.
Kathy has spent the past two decades helping for-profit and nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and sole proprietors achieve operational excellence. Prior to that, she served small and large organizations in roles including training manager, human resources manager, operations manager, and manager of executive development programs. She earned her MBA from Claremont Graduate School Peter F. Drucker School of Management.
Concurrence Consulting is a certified Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Emerging Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise with the City and County of Denver in the following areas:
DENVER 541612: HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTING SERVICES
DENVER 541618: OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
DENVER 611430: MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
I'm an inspired educator and engaging leadership and personal development coach dedicated to developing individuals and teams to their fullest potential with strengths-based workshops including "Developing Your Strengths," "Creating a Collaborative Strengths-Based Team," and "Strengths-Based Leadership."
At every interaction, I aim to blend productivity and progress with an authentic and warm spirit that helps spark the inherent strengths in each individual, always championing and celebrating the potential in others. Whether your need is individual coaching or strengths-based workshops, I am dedicated to developing and delivering transformational educational solutions.
As a small town Kentucky girl, I began my career as a counter manager with one of the largest beauty brands. For more than thirty years I grew with this family company, experiencing the transformative power of developing others through education and leadership development. As Global Head of Education for a billion dollar corporation, I had exposure to varying levels of effective education. During my career I was sold education that didn’t quite hit the mark: lecture-heavy workshops with little to no learner engagement and no behavior change back on the job. As a result, my team had to create talent development programs from scratch--programs that were known as the best in the industry. Since starting my company, potential., we have become known for delivering education programs centered around dynamic, hands-on experiences that transform people, teams and organizations. Today, I’m joined by a best-in-class team of facilitators and coaches who set out to empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential.
Some of my clients include: The Library of Congress, Creative Artists Agency, American Express, Giorgio Armani Beauty, PBS, Survey Monkey, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, Fresh Cosmetics, BAE Systems, David Yurman, Estee Lauder Companies, Etsy, Bayada Healthcare.
I understand that the job search can be very frustrating with no end in sight and if you are a career changer the thought of pivoting into a new career can be not only be frightening because of the unknown, but because you have already invested money, time and energy into a career that you thought would be part of who you are for years to come. I know what that's like...I have moved from one end of the country to another, as my spouse proudly served in the USMC. I understand your frustrations, but I also know that there is a bright path ahead of you. Your strengths and the skills you have gained can be transferred into a new career or job that is just as fulfilling. Let me help you create a plan that incudes your most valuable strengths and skill-sets, as you embark on a journey to fulfill your career goals.
I am a dynamic certified Strengths Coach with the ability to have vision for my clients and implement it through the use of my formal education and passion for helping people reach their career goals. I have over 17+ years of experience coaching thousands of people through difficult life-changing transitions through my private practice and professional experience working with the public in formal educational settings. My experience includes working with a U.S. Department of Labor contractor to deliver the career transition course for military service members and coaching C-suite clients obtain highly competitive positions. I am fluent in Spanish and have years of experience working with diverse client populations.
As the Senior Career Coach with Signature Careers, I put my clients first by empowering them to identify their strengths and potential skills through career coaching and career exploration. I use a Strengths-based approach, which allows clients to focus on their top talents and not their weakness.
Coaching specialty areas include:
✔Certified Strengths Coach ✔ Career exploration
✔ Marketing transferable skills ✔ Resume preparation
✔ Interviewing skills ✔LinkedIn profile rebrand ✔Dress for Success
✔ Job offer, and salary negotiations ✔ Military transitioners ✔Career Changers
I am excited to meet you and get to know your career needs and I look forward to having a great conversation!
After a decade of job-hopping in the Finance and IT industries, I worked with a strengths coach to break the cycle of unhappiness. I now help other professionals build a career they can be proud of by applying their strengths and honoring their values.
With degrees in Computer Science, Economics, and Financial Management, I studied hard and worked hard, just like my clients. I understand their need for interesting, challenging and meaningful work that is respected and well-paid.
I love solving challenging problems, and as your coach, I will help you answer two of life's most difficult questions: Who am I? and What is my purpose? With these answers, designing your new career becomes much easier.