Annette has been helping leaders develop and engage their teams for 35 years, as a C-Suite executive, global transformation leader, consultant, and human resource professional. She has experiences in manufacturing, engineering product development, international M&A, railways, and financial and legal services. She led organizational capability builds in the United States, Great Britain, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Clients often comment that she can more easily connect to some of the workplace challenges they face, based on those experiences.
She was grateful for the early experience of briefly working with Edward Deming, a quality pioneer, after the organization she served won the Malcolm Baldridge and Minnesota Quality Award. It was during that time she strengthened her understanding of how people and organizations can systemically transform themselves with intention through authentic leadership.
She helps clients clarify their intentions, develop confidence in their abilities, and commit to act. Their coaching journey begins with a partnered discovery process to identify their strengths and natural tendencies that then fold into a leadership roadmap to guide further growth and support personal accountability. This work is followed with regular coaching sessions to support learnings and actionable insights along the way. Clients come away with new ways to balance their own drive for results with a healthy ego and relationships that lead to higher levels of trust and followership.
Annette graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota with a degree in English. She is a coach, writer, and public speaker. She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and achieved her PCC certification with the International Coaching Federation. She is also certified as a Retirement Coach, through the New Horizons program, The Art of Facilitation, The Art of Convening from the Center for Purposeful Leadership, Society of Human Resources –SCP, and is a prior SCRUMMaster. She is also certified in several assessment tools, including the Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, Emotional Quotient (EQi) and EQi 360’s, and skilled in debriefing Myers Briggs, Clifton Strengthsfinders, Profiles XT, Insights, and Linkage Purposeful Leadership 360’s based on her application of those tools during her time as a human resource executive. She participated in the MaRS Innovation Incubator in Toronto and was chosen to participate in Best Buy’s 12-month Champion Leadership that was focused on ethics, inclusion, and political and cultural navigation.