Colleen is a strategic, dynamic speaker with a passion for empowering individuals and businesses to leverage their strengths, achieve their leadership potential, develop their professional capabilities, and navigate increasingly complex business environments.
With over twenty years of experience in women's leadership, organizational change, strategic management, career counseling and staff development, she guides teams to maximize each person’s ability to increase their impact, performance and job satisfaction. Her background includes extensive training development for in-person and e-learning experiences around women's leadership, strategic thinking, mentoring, career change, board development, volunteer management, public speaking, and innovative leadership programming.
With a passion for working with corporate women's leadership programs and designing individualized mentoring and training programs for organizations, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies, multiple chambers of commerce, independent private schools, large state universities, elite women’s colleges and many small businesses.
Colleen has been the recipient of two Turkeyland Cove Foundation fellowships and sits on the board of directors. She has taught at Holyoke Community College, Bay Path University and UMass Amherst. Colleen is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach, has a BA in psychology from Boston University, and an MS in nonprofit management from Bay Path University.
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