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I founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness. “Leader” includes business leaders, education leaders, and teachers, every one of whom is a leader in his or her classroom. I work to form partnerships that align my skills with your needs, with clear, realistic parameters around goals, resources, time frames, and coordination with other initiatives. My end goal is to ensure that leaders can be more intentional, systemic and practical in their work.

My Skills

I work as a consultant, specializing in team building, leadership coaching, and school staff development. I am also the coauthor of over 20 books, including Intentional Leadership, Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change, LifeKeys and Unleashing the Positive Power of DIfferences. I hold an MBA in finance from the Carlson School of Management and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.


My certifications include: Positive Intelligence Coaching, Hogan Assessments, MBTI® Master Practitioner,  MBTI Step II and Step III instruments, the EQ-i 2.0, and the Strong Interest Inventory. I am also a certified Neuroscience of Personality practitioner.

Client Examples

I’ve had the great privilege of working with organizations across North America and in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Saudi Arabia. My clients include  Minneapolis Public Schools and various other public and private schools, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, NASA, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Twin Cities Public Television, and numerous other institutions. I am a frequent workshop speaker and have presented at Learning Forward, ICF Midwest, ASCD, NCTM, World Futures, and APT International conferences.

Appointments and Awards

I served as a faculty member of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type for over 15 years. I was Director of Finance and then President of the Association for Psychological Type International. In 2011, I received the Gordon Lawrence Educational Achievement Award, and in 2005, the Isabel Briggs Myers Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Psychological Type.


  • Ed.D., University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • MBA, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Hamline University, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Type
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Learning Forward
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics