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Proven Coach, Consultant, Human Resource professional, and Adjunct, known for achieving results and driving innovation. Excellent communicator at all levels, facilitator, and instructor with expertise in HRM, organizational development and talent engagement/development, and career development. Strong background in instruction, leadership and executive development, training design and implementation, mentoring, change management, and coaching.

Coaching & Certifications


Career, Leadership & Executive Coaching Overview

Certified Coach & Trainer

Currently, provide individual (career, leadership & executive), group, and team coaching at Rice University for employees, faculty, and students. Previously provided coaching and consulting services in multiple organizations and industries including corporate, higher education, clinical and non-profit (local, regional & national level). Served as a Career Management Consultant providing outplacement coaching services.


ACC Coaching Certification

International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Organizational Development Certified Professional

Institute of Organization Development (IOD)

SHRM-Certified Professional

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)

Registered Corporate Coach (RCC)

IMPACT Training & Development

RELATED Professional Experience


Senior Organizational & Professional Development Consultant 

Rice University

Full-time, internal consultant partnering with schools, divisions, and departments across the University to provide professional, career, executive, leadership, team/group coaching & development, as well as organizational development interventions, including but not limited to coaching, consultation, strategy, process improvement, resource development, facilitation, team development and a full range of customized solutions. Use robust team building, problem-solving, systems thinking and conflict resolution skills and strategies to increase engagement and effectiveness. Work with key stakeholders to create and implement change management strategies maximizing employee adoption and faster utilization and achievement of results. Catalyst Leadership Facilitator & CoachRice observer for Doerr Institute of New Leaders. Serve as Associate for Jones Residential College and as Mentor for Residential College President Mentoring Program.


Career Management Consultant  |  Right Management

Partnered with organizations to plan, communicate and implement workforce transitions through proven career development and outplacement services, including coaching, skills development and other innovative solutions. Empowered and equipped exiting employees to find their next professional opportunity, while also reducing risk for organizations pertaining to career transitions


Director of Human Resources  |  Houston SPCA

Hired as first Human Resources Director (in approximately two years) to oversee all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition, on-boarding, orientation, training, coaching, leadership development, employee engagement & retention, and employee relations.


Senior Manager-Talent Development  |  YMCA of the USA

Left due to relocation

Recruited for new role at national office due to results and previous success in Leadership Development. Led team to design and develop a full suite of tools, resources and processes for CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP® Competency Model and leadership program for approximately 19, 000 full-time(approximately 250, 000 including part-time/seasonal) employees in 2, 700 YMCAs(900 Associations) nationwide.

Oversaw organizational leadership certification process and related learning and development experiences. Served in HR Advisory capacity while providing executive and leadership coaching for C-Suite leaders, executives and middle management level professionals. Led change management initiatives and delivered training and leadership development locally, regionally and nationally. Served as national trainer for Leading and Coaching Others and Facilitation Skills.


Adjunct Faculty

Keller Graduate School of Management/DeVry University
  • Instructed graduate courses in Organizational Behavior & Leadership,  HRM, Managing Global Diversity, Human Resource Management, Strategic Staffing & Managing Organizational Change
  • Instructed undergraduate courses such as Introduction to HRM, Career Development Leadership & Motivation
  • Developed and facilitated Career Development Workshops(series of four) DeVry/Keller upon request from Campus Director 
  • Additional Adjunct experience at Indiana Wesleyan and Ivy Tech State College

Assoc. VP of Recruitment & Leadership Development

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Associate VP of Recruitment & Leadership Development (2011-2014); Sr Director (2008-2011); Director of Staff Recruitment and Development (2003-2008); Senior Director-Baxter YMCA (2000-2003); Director (1998-2000)

Promoted twice with expanded responsibilities in Leadership & Executive Development, while maintaining responsibilities for previous roles.

  • Oversaw all aspects of training(local and national-YUSA) & certification, administered all levels of leadership development programming, coaching (leadership and executive) employee engagement & recognition, talent acquisition, new hire on-boarding & orientation, employee relations & performance management for over 2,500 staff annually 
  • Served in an HR Consultant capacity to provide counsel and support to senior management in areas pertaining to talent acquisition, employee development & employee relations (performance, coaching, & conflict resolution)
  • Created and launched Executive Development Program and Leadership Experience Program for emerging leaders, resulting in over 57% being promoted or taking on more leadership responsibility within 1-2 years
  • Developed and implemented professional development planning process incorporating Leadership Competency Model and New Manager Orientation series, all which are still in place today. Assembled and led on-boarding taskforce in order to identify systematic and organizational improvements in the new employee experience & onboarding process to impact engagement, productivity & retention(2012-14)
  • Designed, facilitated and evaluated staff training, development and recognition initiatives for approximately 260 full-time and 2200+ part-time/seasonal employees, including needs assessment, curriculum development, and program delivery, in order to meet strategic organizational objectives 

Clinical Manager  |  Youth Villages

Relocated to Indiana

Promoted from Counselor to Clinical Manager within 2 months.

Managed new office/team and provided clinical direction and supervision to counselors, behavior specialists and therapeutic foster parents in regard to emotionally troubled youth. Evaluated caseloads, referrals, home approvals and behavior modification plans and maintained compliance with state (JCAHO) and organizational requirements. Tripled number of youth served and doubled the number of foster parents in 1 year.


Dean of Student Development & Director of Student Activities

Bethel College (now Bethel University)

Developed and enforced campus disciplinary policies and procedures and counseled students. Supervised, programmed and maintained three residential facilities and instructed required freshman course titled College Threshold Experience. Oversaw Student Life, including campus activity center, student organizations, and related events.