In 20+ years of education, sales, leadership development, training, and coaching, I have learned a few things- some through observation and learning, and others through direct experience. Leadership and working with teams can be HARD!
When personalities collide, change is constant, agility is desired, innovation is craved, disruption is both respected and feared, turnover is high, culture is strained, and employee satisfaction is high one day and low the next, it can feel like you are in constant reaction and recovery mode. While professional and personal development is something you know you want and need, it can feel like a time and money strain. There are deadlines to meet and clients to make happy. We should be smart enough to figure this out without training or coaching, right!?
That is how I felt when building my businesses . . . until I changed. And when working with some of the most successful leaders, high-functioning teams, and productive and engaged organizations, I have found they feel differently as well. They have recognized that when investing in their people, learning, self-awareness, teams, and leadership development, their organizations THRIVE.
I transformed my businesses when I finally invested in coaching, learning, and leadership development and now I help others to do the same. I have 20+ years' experience in talent development, education, leadership development, sales, and instructional design and training. After close to 10 years as a high school educator, I ventured into direct sales where I grew and led a multi-million dollar direct sales and leadership team for 11 years. Then in 2014, I transitioned full-time to coaching and corporate training.
I specialize in training and coaching programs for small and large organizations, non-profits, and educational teams in the areas of Communication, Team Dynamics, Leadership Skills, and Intra and Interpersonal Development, incorporating my background in Energy Leadership and assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Energy Leadership Index Assessment. I have provided training, workshops, and/or coaching for NAVAIR, as well as government contracting organizations and numerous local government agencies and non-profit organizations.
I hold professional coaching certification through iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and am ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed (PCC). I am also a Myers- Briggs Master Practitioner and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner and am certified as a COR.E Leadership and Transitions Dynamics Specialist. My degrees are: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English with Secondary Education and Master of Science (MS) in Curriculum and Instruction with Supervision Certification.
For the past 21 years, I have called Southern Maryland my home, and when not supporting leaders and teams, I am spending time with "Team Andersen"- my husband, Adam, and 4 amazing children, Aidan (16), Ryan (14), Karianna (11), and Jayce (7).