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Curriculum Vitae
What does it take to be a certified Coach?

Becoming a coach involves extensive training and meeting strict requirements. My certification entails attending 181.5 hours of classes with Master Certified Coaches, individual study, coaching clients for at least 105 hours, receiving over 12 hours of personal coaching from a Master Certified Coach, undergoing observed coaching for 16 hours with feedback from a supervisor, and passing an oral and a proctored written exam. To obtain a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), one must also complete 500 client coaching hours.

Education and Certifications
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI, Co-Active Training Institute, 2020)

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (ICF, International Coaching Federation, 2023)

  • Certified End of Life Coach (CEOL, Coaching at End of Life, 2022)

  • Positive Intelligence program (Shirzad Charmin, 2020)

  • Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) (The American College)

  • Group Benefits Administrator (GBA) (University of Pennsylvania, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans)

  • B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Leadership Development and Management (Michigan State University, 1992)

Career Experience
  • After working for 16 years as the Director of Benefits for Stryker, I retired from this career. During my tenure, I led a dedicated team that catered to the benefits needs of over 18,000 employees in the U.S. My responsibilities included overseeing employee benefit programs, including health, welfare, and well-being benefits for employees in the U.S. and those on assignment.

  • Prior to joining Stryker, I worked as an Employee Benefits Consultant and Manager at National City Bank for 11 years.

  • During my college days, I also worked full-time at a property and casualty insurance agency.

Volunteer Experience
  • 2017 - Present  Michigan Ambassador for Shatterproof -

  • 2020 - Present  City of Grand Rapids, Michigan Election Inspector

  • 2022 - Present  Bereavement Support Volunteer for Emmanuel Hospice -

  • Past Board Member - Borgess Run for the Health of It Marathon Community Board

  • Past Board Member - Prevention Works, Inc. -

  • Past Board Member - The Montessori School

  • Past Board Member and Treasurer - Southwest Michigan Association of Health Underwriters

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