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.
Education: 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)
Associations: Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area (International Service Organization) Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
Job History: 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
Achievements: 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.
Coaching Clients: C level and Management level Leaders Teams Non-profit Private Business (Healthcare and Veterinarians are specialty niche) Coaching Methods: One-to-One (remote or face to face) Retreats Interactive exercises
Company Name: Every Strength Counts www.soar.com/EveryStrengthCounts
Education: BBA University of Iowa
Certifications: Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Certified Human Capital Coach
Training: LPI 360, Employee Engagement Champion Q12, ME25, BP10
Job History: 2016 – Present Ascent Performance Group, Founder and Executive Coach 2015 Cornerstone Home Mortgage, Area Manager 2000 – 2014 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Manager of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Northern Missouri and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Awards and Achievements: Chairmans Club, Presidents Club, Leaders Club, Nebraska Lender of the Year
Who Do I Coach: Teams, Individuals, Leaders, Business Executives, Executive Teams
Coaching Methods: One-on-ones Group Workshops
Company Name: Ascent Performance Group
You can have confidence in my coaching abilities when you work with me. In addition to my credentials listed below, I have over 30 years in the Retail Industry in both Operations and Corporate roles with small privately held companies to large international corporations. Some of my former employers include Best Buy, Walmart, Franklin Covey, SuperValu, Mall of America, Laura Ashely and SuperValu (now United Natural Foods Inc.)
International Coaching Federation Certified Coach [ACC] https://coachfederation.org/
Hogan Assessments Certified https://www.hoganassessments.com
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/
Shift Positive 360 Certified https://www.shiftpositive360.com/
Post-Doctoral Studies in Marketing, Ohio State University Ed.D. in Leadership, Argosy University M.A. in Communication, Ball State University B.A. in Communication, Olivet Nazarene University
Expertise Areas: Strengths Training, Leadership Training & Development, Mentoring & Coaching Early Career Professionals, Executive Coaching, and Teaching.
Specialties: Trained 600-700 leaders in business & graduate education on their Top Strengths. SAOL certified Executive Coach & Consultant, Rubi Ho Group. Corporate training and team-building. Certified in Fundraising Management, Indiana University, Lily Family School of Philanthropy
My greatest joy as a Maximizer is connecting with and coaching others in a way that challenges and inspires them to become the best version of themselves.
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.
Certifications: Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Strengths Strategy Strengths Coach
Accomplishments: Introduced Strengths to LDS Business College and was instrumental building a required class and now have over nine-thousand students who have taken and understand the StrengthsFinder. Built three telecommunication companies in Russia Consulted in Denmark Consulted in Philippines Consulted in Caribbean Islands
Coaching Methods: Group One-on-One Zoom and Phone
Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege to coach and consult companies such as Herman Miller, Michelin, Eloqua (now part of Oracle), Ariba, General Motors, Medtronic, NCR, Harte-Hanks, Toshiba, Rubbermaid, Act-On Software, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Haworth, and Pitney Bowes. Although the details change from engagement to engagement, the objective is always the same: Help organizations and individuals get to where they can be.
Certified Five Capitals Coach; Certified StratOp Implementer and Facilitator
Education: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University, M.A., Communication, Arizona State University, B.S., Business Administration, Arizona State University
Certifications: Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Strengths Strategy, College of Executive Coaching, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Center for Creative Leadership, IBM Advanced Business Institute, Redesigning Processes for Quality
Presentations and Publications “Use Your Strengths, Increase Your Wellbeing.” The Chair Academy Leadership Blog (2018), “Beyond Merely Knowing Strengths: How Applying Strengths Changes the Game”, International Leadership Conference, San Antonio, TX (July 2016), "Engagement through Strengths: Unleash Your Talents". New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (July 2015). "The Heart and Art of Leadership". Chair Academy Conference, Seattle, WA (April 2015). "Leadership Development 3.0: Taking it to the Next Level". Chair Academy Conference, Seattle, WA (April 2015). “Leadership Development 2.0: What’s Needed Next?” Chair Academy Conference, Phoenix, AZ (April 2013). “Building a Strengths-based Culture”. Gallup Educator Conference, Omaha, NE (July 2012). "Transformation, Leadership, and Ten Lessons Learned". National Institute Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), Austin, TX (May, 2011). "The President's Role in the Learning College Project". Doctoral Dissertation (2007).
Professional Experience: 2014-2018, Wellbeing Essentials, Founder. 2007-2016, South Mountain Community College, Special Assistant to the President and Director Student Success. 2004-2007, Maricopa Community Colleges, Facilitator Employee & Organizational Learning. 2000-2004, Performance Link, Founder. 1996-1999, Murro Consulting, Organizational Development Consultant.
Coaching Clients: Individuals Teams Leaders
Methods: One-on-One Workshops Keynotes
Company Name: Wellbeing Essentials
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.
I have over a decade of leadership experience with non-profits in East Asia, and my passion is to see people discover and live out their core identity and uniqueness, fulfilling their life purpose with vitality. Having overcome extreme adversity that led to clinical depression while living in Asia, I have found complete freedom and wholeness and am now known for my joy and vitality for life. I bring this same experience of breakthrough to my clients, helping them find joy and personal and professional development in the midst of the challenges and adversities they face. I live in Tennessee now and will transition to Switzerland in July of 2019 with my wife and our four young daughters.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.486.7017.
See my LInked In profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgarrison for a full professional history.
Personal HIghtlights I have been married for nearly 30 years to my wife Angela. We have five children. Since 2015, we have been living far outside the city on 72 acres where we raise grass fed Dexter beef and the kids are entrepreneuers in training managing their own egg business produced by free range chickens.
Certified Public Accountant University of Evansville, BS Business Administration Society of Human Resources Association National faculty Co-host, The JoyPowered™Podcast SHRM-Senior Certified Professional Gallup-certified Strengths Coach 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 Board member for Forum Credit Union Chairman of the Board of The O'Connor House
What I do:
Are you a successful business leader, entrepreneur or expert who speaks at industry conferences and corporate events? I’ll help you develop strategic positioning, refine your content, and amplify thought your leadership.
Are you a pro athlete, influencer, actor, producer or director who speaks as a brand ambassador, for charity and nonprofits, or at major events? I’ll help you create powerful keynotes and prepare you for speaker panels.
Signature Keynote Accelerator:
This is designed for true experts who do speaking for major impact, visibility and long-term business development. We also work with professionals at a “Pivot Point”in their careers— after a proven track record of success in one industry, you’re shifting gears and pursuing another area of work. We provide expert coaching on positioning, identifying your most marketable content, refining your talks and developing strategy to help get you on the right stages at higher fees.
Grow with Strengths - Growing People Growing Companies As an HR professional of a rapidly growing company in 2010, I fell in love with the philosophy of Strengths. I decided to lead the efforts in building a Strengths-based organization and never looked back. I was surprised at some of the things I saw early on in the process. Very quickly, people built strong relationships at work where they gave each other the benefit of the doubt. Over time, they challenged and supported each other more. We wove Strengths into the onboarding, performance systems, and everyday conversations and meetings - people and teams grew stronger, listened more effectively, and asked for help more. We built a culture that was so strong and obvious, both internally and externally. It helped our recruiting and retention. Managers became Coaches for their teams and gave feedback in real time.
What I believe to be true: When we pause to give each other the benefit of the doubt, we open up the opportunity to connect, understand and find the true value in ourselves and others.
I take the time to get to know each individual on the team - and we all dive in together. My style is energetic and thoughtful. I believe that we learn through practice and we have a lot of fun while we’re learning. I’ve been fortunate to do work that I’ve really loved for over 30 years in HR, talent development, coaching, employee engagement, and wellness.
Here's what I do well - please let me know if I can help you and your business. 1. Develop managers into great coaches that win. 2. Build a nimble organization poised for growth and change. 3. Build the culture you want to get the results you want. 4. Keep the great talent that you worked so hard to acquire.
Here's what people are saying about working with me as a coach or facilitator:
Cindy and I worked together from 2013-2017. In that time she exposed me to the wonderful world of StrengthsFinders. It was part of our on-boarding to take the assessment and learn about our strengths. As I learned more about the strengths I have, Cindy was there to help guide me and my team through team building workshops to see how these strengths worked together across the team. Cindy is very knowledgeable in StrengthsFinders and the work we did in her workshop changed the course of our team dynamic for the better. We were able to communicate more kindly to one another and utilize our strengths appropriately in the tasks and projects we were assigned. Cindy's work is beneficial to any team whether they are in rough waters or not. They will come out better than before with Cindy leading the boat.
My secret sauce? Yep. I have one...
1- My team strengths and expertise in different areas.
2- My leadership training and employee development programs consider the symbiotic nature of the mind-body connection and its impact on performance, leadership, and decision making. Because of this, I can guarantee that transformation in relationships, results, and revenue will happen.
3- I have learned how to access my "inner-tools." As a Mindfulness practitioner and my own personal journey to enhance my health, energy, and performance, I understand how to "hack" our biology and psychology to meet the challenge of living a "productive" life, fight back the effects of stress, and self-lead to become an effective leader. I bring those tools to a robust and whole-self training program that will shift a person and a workplace environment.
All training, coaching, and retreats for Strengthen-TheTeam™ | StrengthenHER™ | Strengthen-TheLEADERSHIP™ | Strengthen-TheSalesTeams™ and LeadershipBIOHACKING™ integrate evidence-based strengths psychology, emotional intelligence, health and wellbeing principles, alongside the neuroscience of multiple brain integration, and mindfulness.
My business mission statement: To provide our corporate and individual clients with an innovative, science-backed and applicable strengths-based development program improving ROI, relationships, and well-being to boldly influence, execute, and purposefully live.
Bottom line: I facilitate a more effective leader, interdependent collaborative team, and company-wide strengths-based culture shifts, including diversity and inclusion initiatives, that improve engagement, retention and a happier more productive workplace environment.
I am certified as:
Gallup Strengths Coach
Bulletproof™ Human Potential Coach
Strengths Strategy Inc., Certified Strengths Coach
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Wellness Coach
ChFC®, Chartered Financial Consultant®
mBIT Certified Coach, (Multiple Brain Integration Technique)
Mindfulness Practitioner and Facilitator
Capo Integrated Strengths Company is a minority and Veteran owned business. ** I have powerful testimonials, not on this platform. Contact me for the PDF at email@example.com.
Certifications and Training ICF Certified Coach
Gallup-Certified Strengths coach
Change Cycle Certified Trainer
Advanced CliftonStrengths Coaching
MBA - Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
BS, Physics, Music Minor - Boston College
2015 - Present - Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant
2006-2015 - Genentech, Inc. Held various leadership and management positions in manufacturing and engineering (MSAT)
2002 - 2010 - US Army. Infantry Officer, Company Commander, Combat Veteran, US Army Ranger, Earned 2 Bronze Stars
Who I Coach
1. Leaders in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries
2. Small business owners or growing entrepreneurs
3. Veterans who are planning or going through a career transition in to Corporate America
4. Front-Line Leaders or people who are taking on their first management position
5. Hiring Managers who want to improve the onboarding experience, productivity in the first 3 months, and long term retention for their new hires
Please contact me or any of the amazing Soar coaches in the Greater Boston area to discover how to bring out the very best in your company.
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
Education: - University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Organizational Dynamics (dual concentration in Coaching Organizations and Leading and Managing Change) - College of William & Mary, B.A.
Certification: - Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Associations: - Society of Human Resource Professionals - Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy - National Association of Women Business Owners - Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce
Job History: 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
Coaching Clients: - Executives - Emerging Leaders - New Managers - Teams
Coaching Methods: - Workshops - One-on-One
Company Name: Team Development Concepts, LLC - Website: www.teamdevconcepts.com
Joan has a passion to serve people by helping narrow the gap of misunderstanding. When there is an increase of self-awareness there is a greater capacity to understand others and decrease conflict while increasing communication. Awareness and skill development are keystones of the coaching relationship.
Joan has worked with numerous organizations including YWCA of Cleveland, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, Kichler Lighting, Key Bank, Huntington Bank, University Hospitals of Cleveland, American Greetings, Forest City Realty Trust, University of Toledo, Cleveland Public Schools, The Cleveland Orchestra and numerous individual executives, managers and their teams.
Joan’s signature themes are: Connectedness, Relator, Individualization, Learner, and Strategic, a perfect combination for a Strengths coach. Joan's DISC profile is a high DI and Driving Forces are Intellectual and Resourceful. Remember that transformation begins with relationships.... when do you want to begin!Education : BS Liberty University Psychology- Life Coaching Certifications: Gestalt Professional Certified Coach GPCC Professional Certified Coach PCC through ICF Board Certified Coach BCC Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach TTI Success Insights TriMetrix® HD Certified ISEI Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach Associations: VP BNI Gateway to Success Chapter Career: Business Owner T.R.I. Life Spice Blends Facilitator Prepare Enrich Workshop Presenter Executive and Life Coach Coaching Clients: Executives Leaders C-suite Managers Teams Coaching Methods: Workshops Teams Individual Special events Company Name: T.R.I. Life Coach Website: www.trilifecoach.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.
Author of the Amazon published top-selling book Be The Manager People Won't Leave. Teach management topics from the perspective of strength-based leadership. Featured in Forbes Magazine, USA Today and over 40 newspapers, business journals, and magazines. Winner of the Quilly Award by National Association of Outstanding Authors & Speakers, for the book Cracking The Code To Success with Brian Tracy. I will make a difference in all levels of your organization. I strongly believe in building on strengths and coaching employees to success. Best known for my solid track record of increasing profitability by improving employee engagement and job performance through strengths-based leadership. Wouldn't be great to have employees: Who are engaged at work and come to work every day and deliver quality results Who come to work and don't want to leave you for the competition or another industry Who brag to their friends and family about how much they enjoy working with you and the outstanding results they produce. Who actively recruit people to come to work at your organization They have fewer sick days and you have less unwanted turnover from people leaving your organization They have a special bond with their manager Provide tools for you to see your performance gaps and how you and I can wage war against the mundane, status quo and "this is the way its always been done" mindset, and win turning your organization into one that stands out in the marketplace. Peter Drucker said 'What gets measured gets done'. I provide the tools so you can measure the meaningful change as you increase productivity through your organizational strengths. These are some of the things delivered to you when we work together to increase performance through working from strengths
Hello! I'm so glad you're taking this step to consider how to grow yourself and embrace your bold future. I am honored to journey with people as they reach new peaks. I'd love to talk with you about your dreams and how to achieve them for yourself, your team and your organization. Please reach out to me and let's talk.
My passion is helping to drive human performance excellence. I coach and consult leaders, teams and organizations to reach their peak and leave a legacy. I love guiding people and groups in targeting their strengths to achieve phenomenal results and a greater sense of achievement and well-being. I also love helping leaders shape their vision and put legs on it to exceed all expectations. I formed my company EverMore Services to help companies create cultures of engagement where people thrive and achieve amazing things for their communities.
I served for several decades as a director and internal consultant for a multi-billion dollar corporation leading collaborative teams in innovating the work. Together we saved in excess of $147 million dollars, and achieved top tier performance in safety, customer service, and operations. To master my strengths and contribute my highest and best, I pursued my MBA, along with certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence, and Open Book Leadership. I also served as a state-level Baldrige Examiner for performance excellence.
I am privileged to be nominated and awarded the Small Business Administration's 2018 Women In Business Champion for the State of Oklahoma, as well as the Tulsa Small Business Connection 2017 Women In Business Champion, for my mentoring and coaching work with women business owners.
Education and Certification: MBA, University of Tulsa GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach ASQ Certified Manager of Organizational Excellence ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Open Book Leader
I help professional women all over the world with finding their purpose. I help them take their vision, dreams, and goals and bring clarity, focus, and action through one on one coaching, group coaching and overseas retreats to exotic locations.
Women who work with me have gone from being overwhelmed or stuck to achieving their wildest dreams in just a few short months.
You are my ideal client if you:
Struggle to find time and energy to get everything done
Have a hard time setting goals and sticking to them
Your energy level not what it used to be
Know you need to focus on your health, but you keep putting it off
Feel overwhelmed by all of your To-Dos
Need to tackle your finances, and you are avoiding this area of your life
Want more influence over your relationships?
Deep down you know you need to make some changes, but you don't know where to start
- I can support you, let's talk!
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!
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University
B.S. in Chemistry, Kansas State University
Certifications and Accreditations
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Author of a patent and many publications
Co-Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turning Talents Into Strengths: Stories of Coaching Transformation
Chaplain for NETC Aggie Moms’ Club
Active member of the Keller Communicators Toastmasters Club
Life Group Leader at Gateway Church
2016-Present - Strengths Coach and Owner of Thrive with Strengths
2007-2016 - Title One Support Teacher
1993-1998 - Senior and Principal Chemist at ARCO Chemical
1991-1993 - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
1. Team Workshops and Retreats
2. One-on-One Coaching
3. Keynote and Conference Speaker
• Thrive Journey – Strengths-Based Quarterly Team Workshops / Culture Transformation Program
• Thrive Discovery – Strengths-Based Team Awareness Workshops
• Thrive & Learn – Strengths-Based Mini Team Workshops
• Thrive Coaching – Strengths-Based 1:1 Sessions
Teams, Leaders, C-Suite
Thrive with Strengths https://www.thrivewithstrengths.com
When not working, you can catch me THRIVING WITH STRENGTHS as I read, travel, and dream of snowy slopes where I can ski with my husband and 3 adult kids.
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.
As a StoryBrand Certified Guide, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and experienced Marketing and Communications professional, I use the power of story and proven methods backed by the Gallup organization to develop and implement messaging and leadership development strategies that help individuals and teams do what they do, better. Whether it is an onsite workshop, a motivational keynote, or ongoing coaching - I can help you get that extra degree you need to help you solve the problems that are holding you back from winning in the marketplace.
Dr. Joanie B. Connell is an organizational consultant and leadership coach who specializes in maximizing leadership potential. She works with companies to attract, develop, and retain top talent. She works with individuals to improve their success and happiness in their careers. She is also an author of the book “Flying without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life.”
She coaches people at all levels—executives, managers, employees, and students who are in search of a career. She excels at helping technical people develop interpersonal and influencing skills. She also has a passion for helping people develop self-insight and leverage their strengths and passion in life to be successful in whatever they do.
In addition, Joanie has had several years' experience working as an electrical engineer and consultant for a variety of high tech companies, including Cisco Systems, Tandem Computers, and Cypress Semiconductor and as a professor at The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.
Highlights from Joanie’s organizational consulting experience include: clients from Fortune 100 companies and high tech, biotech, finance, and legal industries, and projects on executive assessment, change management, career planning, advancement of women, leadership development, and training & facilitation.
Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley B.A. in Engineering from Harvard University.
SELECTED CLIENT LIST:
Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Compaq Computer, Wells Fargo Bank, ResMed, Starbucks, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service, Amylin Pharmaceutical, CareFusion, Carl Zeiss, Ferring Research Institute, Fish & Richardson, North County Transit Department, YMCA, National Charity League, Simmons College, UC San Diego.
Joanie is available to consult, coach, present keynote speeches, and make media appearances. She also likes to write guest blog posts.