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
BBA University of Iowa
Certified Gallup Strengths Coach,
Certified Human Capital Coach
Employee Engagement Champion Q12,
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
Awards and Achievements:
Nebraska Lender of the Year
Who Do I Coach:
Company Name: Ascent Performance Group
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.
Post-Doctoral Studies in Marketing, Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
Ed.D. in Leadership, University of Sarasota, FL
M.A. in Communication, Ball State University
B.A. in Communication, Olivet Nazarene University
Expertise Areas: Public Speaker, Strengths Training, Leadership Training & Development, Mentoring & Coaching Early Career Professionals, Executive Coaching, and Teaching.
Specialties: Trained over 700 leaders in business & graduate education on their Top Strengths. Gallup-trained Strengths Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Parrott Institute for Healthy Relationships, 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.
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.
• University of Dallas, Advanced Biblical Studies, School of Ministry
• Bachelor of Science Communication, minor Business Administration, Clarion University
• Gallup-Certified to lead Discovery© Course Workshop
• Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths© Accelerated Coaching Certification
• Equip to Equip - A Living Your Strengths Coaching CliftonStrengths© Certification
Certifications and Accreditations:
Certified in Nonprofit Management, Brookhaven College,
Master Trustee designation, Servant Leadership, Texas Association of School Boards,
Blue and Gold Information Officer for United States Naval Academy,
Elected 4 times, serving a total of 12 years on Coppell ISD School Board, 4 years as President, 2 years a Secretary
Awards and Recognitions:
Commandant Award from United States Naval Academy
Coaching Methods: Personal development and Team-building workshops | Executive leadership and management training | Roundtable facilitation (internal market research) | Strategic planning facilitation | Speaking engagements
Education: Loyola Marymount University, BA in Psychology with an emphasis on Human Relations
Associations: Board Member, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Southern NV | Volunteer Coach, Girls on the Run | Henderson Chamber of Commerce
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
Master of Public Health (MPH), UCLA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology, UCLA
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Awards & Achievements:
Inductee to UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame, Young Alumni category (2018)
3 NCAA women's water polo championships
NCAA women's water polo All-American
Dr. Santor Nishizaki is Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach and the Founder and CEO of the Mulholland Consulting Group, LLC., whose mission is to help organizations increase generational awareness and create a happier workplace. His company specializes in coaching, training, and consulting organizations from the private and public sectors that are interested in growing their Millennial and Generation Z employment engagement, as well as team-building, interpersonal skills, and leadership development using a Gallup StrengthsFinder approach.
Santor has published domestic and international articles about Millennials in the workplace, mentoring, and leadership and is currently writing a book (to be released next year) about working with Generation Z.
Also, Santor is writing a "how to" guide for first-time and emerging leaders by interviewing over 100 Millennial leaders from multiple industries, including Fortune 500 companies, winners of Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc 30 Under 30, Entrepreneur’s 27 Under 27, CNN Heroes, government, nonprofit, and educational organizations.
In addition to Santor’s coaching and training experience, he is an MBA professor who teaches subjects such as leadership, diversity in the workplace, marketing, management, global supply chain, and entrepreneurship. Lastly, Santor has corporate experience beyond academia, more recently working as a project manager in Shanghai, China for Walt Disney Imagineering and a supply chain manager for a NASA Center.
Dana Look-Arimoto is a leadership and executive coach, the founder of Phoenix⁵, the inventor of Stop Settling®, and Author of Stop Settling, Settle Smart. A Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence and an SIA Global Power 150 for Women in Staffing, Dana has shifted from her twenty-plus years of leading small to F500 corporations within the Talent Ecosystem. Today, she is a full-time coach, speaker, and strategic advisor, working with like-minded teams to up the ante toward the way we work and lead the voice of the new talent movement. Sitting on five advisory boards for start-ups, nonprofits, and disruptors, she helps them anticipate “what’s next” and accelerates Smart Settling transformations for leaders, and therefore companies.
I have coached and mentored individuals and teams for over 25 years. I'm passionate about helping individuals develop their personal goals and working together to develop strategies for you to achieve those goals.
With over 25 years of management experience I strive to help individuals become trusted and empowered leaders of others. Being a manager or team leader makes such a dramatic impact on individual contributors. You have the power to make people's jobs enjoyable or miserable. I work with new and seasoned managers helping them develop positive and successful teams.
As an experienced trainer of employee and leadership development programs I offer multiple workshops from Leadership Development to Sales Development all based on Clifton Strengths. My workshops are customized for each organization based on their employee development needs.
As a Certified Project Management Professional, I work with project managers to develop and strengthen their teams using Clifton Strengths. Successful projects are based on strong teams and Clifton Strengths is a perfect foundation for new and existing teams to appreciate team members individual strengths and to build and become successful teams.
- Project Management Professional
- Certified Clifton Strengths Coach
- Human and Animal Behavior
- Corporate Communications
Trained in: Helping others Succeed, Leading Technical Professionals, Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability.
Mastermind Facilitator for the Alliance of Professional Women
Volunteer with: Freedom Service Dogs, Dress for Success
• Professional Mid-Management Administrator
• Professional Educational Diagnostician
• Provisional Emotionally Disturbed
• Provisional Elementary – General
• Former Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor
• Master of Arts in Education, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
• Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
• Led a private school staff and Board through an in-depth Strategic Planning Process.
• Developed marketing strategies/materials to clarify the brand of a private school.
• Founded the David Robinson Online Academy.
• Redesigned a charter district’s instructional program by aligning their unique needs with innovative strategies.
• Authored a Behavioral Intervention Program currently used with alternative school campuses.
• Authored an Academic Framework for charter schools.
• Authored and implemented a powerful Shared Leadership School Design for K-12 campuses.
• Authored an innovative K-12 Curriculum Design which allows students to be the architects of their own learning.
• 1985-2000 – San Antonio ISD – Special Education Supervisor/Educational Diagnostician
• 2000-2001 – Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy – Administrator
• 2001-2011 – The Carver Academy – Head of School
• 2011-2016 – Inspire Academies – Executive Director
• 2016-2018 – BRAINATION – Chief Academic Officer
• 2018-Present – Achieve Believe – K-12 Educational Coach/Consultant
• Zoom, Phone and On-site
• Digital Training
Experienced Program and Product Manager helping businesses and learning organizations through the digital transformation. Vision and expertise in programs and events, digital media (webcast, podcast, event capture), online learning experiences, event technology management, learning and development, emerging learning technologies, program, product and marketing management, technical readiness events, digital and social media strategies, streaming media, marketing and communications, community building, event content management, instructional technology and learning sciences and strengths-based coaching. Worked at Microsoft for over 18 years in Program Management. Connect on LinkedIn at https://linkedin.com/in/niederhausern.
Your journey is like a fascinating puzzle to me. My favorite challenge is helping entrepreneurs in startup or turnaround mode. I love to help clients ideate, connect and plan strategy using my 3 decades of startups, networking and growing careers that can help you change your world.
My wife Madlin is my Gallup Certified Strengths coaching partner, so you can get access to 2 hearts and minds for the price of 1!
As a Soar Global Strengths Evangelist I help fellow coaches scale their practice with tools and community.
You desire a career that energizes you. You want to do your best every day and be challenged by the work you do. You are either a top performer looking to up your game or someone who isn’t sure what path to take. You may be a manager of top-performing team or one that hasn’t quite gelled. No matter where you fall, I can help you explore what sets you or your team apart.
As an innovative career coach I can help you discover what makes you different from everyone else. I help you understand what skills you have so you can excel in your current career or confidently make decisions about what your career path should be. I help you understand what skills you (or your team) have so you can excel in your current career or confidently make decisions about what your career path should be.
Together, we focus on what you are doing right, instead of what you are doing wrong. I give you the tools to figure out your natural abilities and recognize when you are using them. I show you how to describe your talents to those you work with and how to consistently apply them toward a goal.
I know what it’s like to be amazing at your job and still feel like you’re not doing the work you love. For more than 20 years, I worked for a high-tech company managing people, projects, websites and events. I built my career year-by-year, taking on new challenges, learning new skills and continually asking my boss what’s next?
Then, a few years ago, during a team building event I was introduced to the Gallup Strengths Methodology. And I discovered my superpowers.
After being certified, I began to mentor those who worked for me in a new way. I probed about what they liked to do - about what sets them on fire. I assigned them to projects that would highlight their strengths and encouraged them to tackle day-to-day assignments in a style that fit them, not the structure that had been developed.
I watched them soar. I watched them move through confusion about what they’d been told they do well to enlightenment about what they innately knew how to do. I saw them grow confident in applying their strengths and realize their own career paths.
Soon, I began to mentor family and friends in the same way. Again, and again, I saw people move from confusion to understanding. I saw light bulb after light bulb turn on. I saw sparks of happiness and energy where before there was complacency. And I loved it!
At the end of 2016, I left my corporate position to start my own career coaching business. I get to use my superpowers of relationship building, influencing and strategic thinking to show people that finding a career they love is possible.
I am so inspired to work with people every day who just want to be better. They want to take their career to the next level or have clarity around decisions regarding their career. I give them the tools I was given, guide them to their a-ha moment and then watch them soar.
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Institute for Charitable Giving Training
Steven Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
BS Psychology from University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
Mini MBA for Non-profit Organizations - University of St. Thomas
Awards and Recognition
Social Worker of the Year 1999 - State of Minnesota
Executive Director of Alexandria Technical & Community College Foundation
Development Director, CentraCare Health Foundation
Non-Profit Community Liaison - Bremer Bank
Seniors Agenda for Independent Living (S.A.I.L.) State of Minnesota
Jenequa Eldridge is a dedicated professional development agent with over 20 years of experience and a propensity for developing and implementing innovative training programs and professional development sessions. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, she is committed to helping individuals discover and develop their natural gifts and talents. She is a lead specialist in the strength-based methodology and inspires individuals, organizations, and corporate teams to value the impact of a relevant and robust learning and development program. She has developed and delivered informative and engaging training sessions on topics ranging from federal compliance to life management models. She is also a certified trainer on professional soft skills such as communication, time management, and leadership. Due to her varied background, she is just as comfortable on the production floor as she is in the board room. Her experience in fast-paced and deadline driven environments has equipped her to be able to handle intense pressure from pessimistic foes, become innovative when resources are slim and nonexistent, display a consistently positive spirit when others seem to show maladaptive behaviors, and offer a rational and steady head and hand when processes and outcomes seem to be uncertain and unpredictable.
Jenequa is devoted to the empowerment and enfranchisement of individuals, teams, and organizations through self-discovery. She seeks to inspire, motivate, and foster a culture of synergetic cooperation; emboldening those she encounters with a desire to be - better.
Do you believe that you have innate talents to make a difference?
Are all the changes around you leaving you feeling overwhelmed or confused?
Are you seeking to make a positive impact in your community that goes beyond the church walls?
Are you looking to transform lives?
I’m Sara Thomas, your leadership coach and missional strategist. I'd love to partner with you to leverage your strengths, build community and make a difference in your life...and the lives of the people you lead.
With over twenty years of leadership in higher education and the local church, I've faced a tremendous amount of uncertainty and change. Through it all, I've helped leaders use their talents to find the clarity and courage they need to lead people through change.
If you're ready to help the people around you lead with clarity and courage, I'd love to partner with you as a coach, speaker, or consultant.
Education & Certifications:
- ICF/ACC Certified Coach
- Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
- Certified Dare to Lead* Facilitator
- Doctor of Ministry, Missional Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary
- Master of Divinity, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
- Master of Science, College Student Personnel, Miami University
- BA, Communication Arts, Oakland University
- Pastor, Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations, and Asst District Superintendent, United Methodist Church
- Assistant Director of Orientation, Miami University
- International Coach Federation (ACC)
- Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
- Brené Brown, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator
- Ordained Elder, United Methodist Church
I am passionate about coaching Executive Directors and Faith Leaders, as well as their staff members to work most effectively and efficiently together. After more than 20 years of experience in the financial and the human services arena, I led a non-profit, The Care Communities (TCC), for nine years. This non-profit was a pioneer in the utilization of volunteer teams to provide client services. Within the nonprofit realm, by coaching is strengths-based. Within faith communities, my coaching is spiritual-gifts-based. In both realms, I understand the myriad of stresses placed on a non-profit manager and am able to help turn challenges into opportunities.
As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, CPA, Presbyterian pastor, spiritual gifts coach and RN, my breadth of experience allows me to work seamlessly with all different kinds of managers, businesses and organizations. I have an MBA in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Chicago, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, a BSN from SUNY Plattsburgh and a validated ministry as a Spiritual Gifts Coach from the PC(USA).
Toni is a Gallup trained, and Strengths Network South Pacific accredited, CliftonStrengths coach.
I am currently self-employed and my husband and I co-own a company with offices operation in different regions. I understand the public sector work environment from both team member and managerial perspectives and have worked with, and for, not-for-profit organisations. This varied experience enables me to understand work challenges and drivers across a range of sectors.
I work with business owners, managers and team leaders to develop strengths-based, high-performing teams. I help them to see the big picture and make sound decisions.
I work at my best when I work with the management team to increase their ability to use Strengths and model strengths-based conversations and management with their teams. I equip them to coach and develop their staff to produce the best possible results.
Ms. Helen Yee, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with YDN Strengths Development Network has over 25 years of nonprofit board and organizational experience bringing expertise on team building, event coordination, training, facilitation and fund and board development to her tenure of service. Ms. Yee’s focus is to bring the strengths-based approach to the workplace, including boards to optimize team engagement and promote lasting changes in their workplace culture. She is also in a select group certified to lead the CliftonStrengths Discovery Course.
Ms. Yee brings Strengths to life through her extensive professional experience. She has been actively involved in several major fundraising campaigns and her biggest leadership achievement occurred when she chaired "Libraries for Our Future". This event was responsible for the passage of a library ballot measure resulting in millions of dollars of funding for Sacramento City Libraries. Currently she serves on several boards including Sutter Medical Center Foundation, California Museum, and Impact Foundry. Ms. Yee has also been a speaker at major conferences including District Dental Society’s Mid-Winter Convention and the What If Conference for California non-profits.
Currently she facilitates workshops regularly for Impact Foundry and the California Capital Business center on various Strengths topics.
Prior to work with nonprofits, Ms. Yee was a serial entrepreneur opening stores in a major Sacramento mall and a pharmaceutical sales representative, receiving a top national award for professional sales success.
Ms. Yee’s broad array of experience and commitment to bringing out the best in people has fueled her Strengths development and provides many real experiences her clients can relate to and use to enhance their personal and professional journey.
Holly has assisted organizations and their people for more than 25 years in conquering the organizational and individual challenges that surface in today’s fast-paced business & personal environments. Her passions and expertise include: coaching all levels of leaders; effective communication; building strategic understanding and impact; establishing and growing relationships, influence and effectiveness; supporting women in leadership; and managing careers. Holly has her own Coaching and Consulting business and supports LAK Group's Coaching and Development Practice as Managing Principal. Prior to joining forces with LAK Group, Holly led the North America Leadership Coaching practice and the Talent Management Project Management Office for a division of a $20 billion global Fortune 500 company for over a decade. A life-long resident of the Milwaukee area, Holly enjoys time with family and friends and is active in her community. On weekends you will often find her in the craft studio where she finds the balance and creativity that fuel her passion for helping others to become the best versions of themselves through coaching.
Our work together strives to create greater clarity, alignment and energy that fuel optimal performance, collaborative relationships, and the achievement of meaningful professional and personal goals.
I’m inspired to engage with creative and driven individuals who are navigating through transition in an evolving leadership role, career, venture or path in life with the aim to create positive impact and change in the world.
My interest and ongoing curiosity in neuroscience, the mind-body connection and well-being were sparked by my academic studies in Kinesiology at UCLA and influence my coaching work with clients in exploring new mindsets, behaviors and actions that generate more effective outcomes and growth.
To my coaching engagements, I bring diverse insights and perspectives in integrating my strategic HR partner and leadership background in the philanthropic, nonprofit and entertainment sectors with my coaching education and experience.
I offer a depth of knowledge and skills from my leadership and transition coaching training and certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching; co-active coaching from the Coaches Training Institute; and strengths coaching from Gallup’s CliftonStrengths coach training program.
I enjoy working with individual clients and with organizations as an internal or external coach. My LinkedIn profile provides more on my background https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarynleecoach/.
To explore the prospect of our working together toward your leadership aspirations and goals, please contact me. I look forward to connecting.
Jill Soucy is a passionate leader of strategic talent management and founding partner of Innate Force Coaching & Consulting. She helps individuals, teams, and organizations create a vision for what’s possible, turn ideas into action, and realize their potential.
Jill is a possibilitarian. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, she inspires and guides individual, team and organizational capabilities by helping people gain awareness of their innate talents that will allow them to reach their greatest potential for leadership, engagement, and performance. Through her no-nonsense yet compassionate approach, Jill facilitates positive change in individuals and creates synergy across teams and organizations.
Jill has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 19 years and is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management for the Alumni Association.
She holds a BA in Psychology and Human Services from Simmons College and an MBA from Simmons College School of Management. In addition to being a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Jill holds a Graduate Certificate in Coaching from Babson College and is a certified MBTI Practitioner.
Mindy B. Young has extensive experience in film, theater, education, and advocacy. Holding both a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah, she uses her creative touch to inspire program development, connect organizations and maximize collaboration. Mindy has spent years engaging young people and adults in public speaking, performing, curriculum planning, arts integration, and performance at Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University, American International School of Utah along with other schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. When Mindy happened upon the Gallup organization she knew she had found the base for all of the different plates she had been spinning for years. The innate teacher in her realized that finding your Strengths and focusing on them is very validating and inspiring.
Mindy has been nominated for Who's Who Among High School Teachers, Best in State for Teaching and is a Coca-Cola Distinguished Educator. She has been a guest presenter on 511 Talk, All Ears English, a featured presenter at the International TESOL conference and on TEDx. As a performer, director, choreographer and producer for film and musical theater, Mindy's arts background infuses her coaching in various businesses, nonprofits and classrooms. She has spent the last 7 years doing research and creating programs for ESL Arts, an experiential language learning program where students world wide can experience English through the arts.
Currently, Mindy is delighted to be utilizing her educational administrative skills at Equality Utah, Utah's LGBTQ advocacy organization, developing their Business Equality Leader program featuring branded, experiential Diversity and Inclusion trainings.
Mindy has been producing, directing and starring in spectacular events and shows for over 18 years including Equality Utah's annual Allies Dinners featuring stars such as Neon Trees lead Tyler Glenn, Gloria Steinem, Chelsea Handler, Ana Navarro, Queer Eye's Tan France and RuPaul's Shangela. Her most fulfilling role is that of mother of 5 fantastic boys.