Work experience

Work experience

On-Air Book Reviewer

Working as a freelance reviewer, selected about-to-be-released books from fiction to poetry and provided entertaining and informative on-air biweekly reviews for 5 years for the stations of Minnesota Public Radio throughout the entire state.  Reviewed related events such as Norman Mailer's appearance at The Guthrie Theater.

1997 - Present

CEO--Coach, Trainer, Facilitator

Beard Avenue

Career Coaching and Training: 

Questions about his own career led Beard Avenue CEO Leonard Lang, PhD, to establish Beard Avenue.  Here, he used his own multi-disciplinary academic and work experience to  design a better, more creative, fun, step-by-step system of career discovery and action. Helped individual clients and keynoted professional conferences, taught at colleges, churches, and work organizations.

  • See Sample Testimonials (in the next column) for accomplishments from the clients' perspectives

Organizational Consulting--Coaching, Creativity Training, Facilitation and Conflict Resolution

Using a creative problem solving approach, Leonard and associates transform talented executives who are hitting roadblocks or are new to their positions into innovative leaders with a practical understanding of communication, interpersonal dynamics, motivation and teamwork.  They also devise highly interactive and innovative ways for groups to brainstorm about a problem or direction as well as to resolve conflicts.  Strong specialty in health care staffs, physicians, and hospitals.

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University of Rochester

Ph.D., M.A.

University of Minnesota