A respected coach and consultant known for focus, high energy and the ability to motivate teams and people in creating powerful strategies for taking action, changing culture and achieving results.
A seasoned facilitator with a reputation for collaboration, resilience, determination, and ability to support teams in creative, innovative, Strategic Planning and Process Improvement.
An exceptional trainer and designer, with 97% of participants rating their training experience as either “the best” or “one of the best” they have ever attended in their life.
A context expert, creating environments allowing people to stretch current beliefs, increase personal power, break through paradigms, discover new solutions and unlock potential for inspiring leadership.
Strategy and training experience
Leadership & Facilitation Consultant – Private Practice
Super Teams, Leadership and Business Success Company 1997 – present
Founded successful consulting company that coaches and trains leaders in both the U.S. military and private industry to create organizations with a focus on innovation and creativity, efficiently improving processes and building trust and respect.
Combines Technical and People Skills to increase individual and team performance, coach’s leaders to expand capacity beyond technical and managerial skills to become effective strategic thinkers and motivational leaders.
Creates and delivers highly regarded leadership development programs combining innovative design, powerful tools, and the science of Accelerated Learning Theory, delivered to over 5000 leaders in the oil industry, natural resources, city, state, and national government, military, non- profit organizations, and a variety of small and large private businesses.
Coaches leaders involved in the creation and implementation of strategy, effective communications, and leadership development as they manage organizational - wide culture change.
Faculty, NAVSEA LEAN Six – Sigma College, U.S. NAVY, Department of Defense 2003 – present
Delivers leadership and facilitation training and consulting to over 5000 Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts from U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp and Army and associated agencies in the Department of Defense.
Improved LEAN Six Sigma and Process Improvement Strategy execution by developing LEAN Facilitation Secrets DVD package, Elite Facilitator and the Master Black Belt Strategic Leadership Program for Master Black Belts, senior active duty leadership and government service staff.
Designed integral leadership curriculum component for LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program for NAVESEA Lean Six Sigma College.
COACHING AND FACILITATION – HIGHLIGHTS
U.S. Army – Office of Business Transformation, Washington D.C. 2011- 2012
Increased global senior leadership capacity with the U.S. Army’s Top 50 Process Improvement Master Black Belts through designing and delivering a year-long, customized Strategic Leadership and Executive Coaching Program
Increase in leadership reputation and effectiveness
Implemented process to shift perspective from “manager / technical expert” to strategic leader/thinker.
Expanded strategic partnerships among leaders and front-line experts
Increased efficiency in Lean Six Sigma Deployment and cost savings
U.S. Department of Defense – Depts. of Navy, Marine Corp and private contractors 2011
Facilitated and coached leaders with diverse goals and perspectives to develop a multi-year warship strategy and production plan.
Created collaborative, respectful environment for innovative idea generation to meet the goals of audacious creativity and innovation.
206 ideas brought forward for consideration and action, as compared to 6 the previous year.
Executive Planning Sessions for Naval Regional Command - U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, FL 2006 - 2009.
Coached, planned and facilitated team of 45 leaders - improved communication and cohesiveness throughout all levels of the organization.
Created highly successful Strategic Plan with 66% of 3 year plan objectives completed year one.
Clarity in work flow and target areas for process improvement efforts which resulted in multimillion dollar savings.
Increase in workforce morale, energy and communication across the command as objectives were successfully accomplished.
BRAC Base Closure - Ingleside Naval Base, Corpus Christi, TX 2008.
Coached, Planned and Facilitated Executive Planning Sessions tasked with the closure of Naval Base and relocation of staff and warships.
Completed sessions with clear goals, timelines, and communication strategies, supporting the successful on- time transition of staff and materials to new duty stations.
Increased effective communication and scenario planning resulted in proactive, efficient actions saving time, energy and dollars.
SHELL OIL U.S.
Provided coaching, training and facilitation for a wide variety of teams at West Coast refineries.
Gained understanding of business, operational and leadership issues within the culture and refinery workforce over the last 15 years.
Most Recent Engagement:
Change Management Lead / Organizational Effectiveness Consultant 2012 – 2015
Regional Lead working with U.S. and Global team in planning and implementation of Change Management and Training for technology upgrade of all U.S. refineries.
Developed and trained all U.S. Refinery training teams, receiving exceptional reviews.
Responsible for the Change Management plan at regional refinery. This location’s implementation considered overwhelming success.
KEY NOTES & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Navy World - Wide Human Resources Conference - San Diego, CA - 2010
The American Association of Military Comptrollers - Fort Walton Beach, FL - 2012
Department of Defense Performance Symposium - Lansdowne, VA 2006 - 2012
Air Force Continuous Process Improvement Leadership Training and Development Tour -
Air Force Continuous Process Improvement Symposium - Denver, CO - 2009
Air Force Reserve National Conference - Atlanta, GA – 2009
Northwest Regional Contractor Safety Symposium – Bellingham WA 2015
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Medic – US Air Force
Surgical Assistant Certification – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Bachelor of Arts, Poetry - English Department – Western Washington University
Certified Mediator – Snohomish County Dispute Resolution Center
Facilitation Certification – Washington State University Cooperative Extension
Continuous on-going training and skill building in business development, sales and marketing, facilitation, personality styles and preferences, training, training design and coaching
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