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Annette has had extraordinary training throughout her career to support her growth in leading, facilitating teams, and coaching.  She began her career with Seagate, and quickly moved into leadership and continued with companies including Zytec, ADC Telecommunications, Accenture, Clifton Larsen Allen, Deloitte, and Best Buy in roles in human resources, engineering product development, program management, M&A, global quality, innovation, process improvement, and technology.


She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, achieved her coaching certification through the Center for Executive Coaching in Florida, and has over 4000 hours of individual coaching with clients. She passed rigorous exams to attain certifications with the International Coaching Federation at the ICF-PCC level. She is also in her 4th year of serving as a coach for clients of Career Partners International in the Twin Cities. She is certified in the Art of Convening from the Center for Purposeful Leadership, The Art of Facilitation through Stir Fry Seminars, and Society of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP). She is certified to debrief assessments including Myers Briggs, Clifton Strength Finders, and administer and debrief the Hogan Potential, Challenges and Values series, and EQi2.0 - Emotional Quotient.  


In her time with Best Buy, she was chosen to participate in Best Buy’s 12 – month Champion Leadership program, which gifted only four leaders from the business to studied workplace ethics, diversity, inclusion and equity, and political and cultural navigation. She is also experienced in board and executive team facilitation where her skills as a no-nonsense, get-it-on-the-table facilitation approach keep debate and decision-making drama-free and productive.  Her ability to connect the dots in discussions, strategies, prior promises, lingering questions below the surface, and action keep leaders accountable to one another and to the business.  All that to say – you get an experienced leader. 


Clients often say “she gets it” and “she can understand what I’m saying because she’s been in similar or same organizations or work assignments.”

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