Leadership Challenge CE Instructors



Leadership Challenge CE Instructors

All Attendees select 2 breakout workshop sessions. These workshops are included in the cost.



Cheryl Moore Brinkley

Cheryl is a voice & speech communications coach who also serves as adjunct faculty at Macalester College teaching voice, speech and acting since 2001 in the Dept. of Theatre and Dance. In the Twin Cities, she has coached high-talent individuals for Target, General Mills, 3-M, Medtronic, BAE Systems, Trane, Park Nicollet, Cigna, Ingersoll Rand, MnDOT and many other companies. View bio & workshop»

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Margaret B. Smith

Margaret is the founder of UXL, a career coaching and leadership consulting firm located in the Twin Cities. She serves as an adjunct professor in the Business and Leadership Department at St. Catherine University. Margaret is also a retired 3M director where she spent 33 years in business management and leadership development. View bio & workshop»


Dr. Verna Price

Dr. Verna Cornelia Price is the CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group™: an internationally known human potential expert specializing in personal power, leadership and change. Dr. Price received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota and is currently Leadership Institute Faculty at St. Catherine University. View bio & workshop»

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Shannon Robinson

Shannon is co-founder of BrainSkills@Work™, a consulting firm devoted entirely to applying the latest neuroscience brain research to increasing leadership effectiveness. She is an Advanced Certified Neuro-Business Coaches, certified with Dr. Srini Pillay of Harvard Medical School. View bio & workshop»


Mary Casey

Mary is co-founder of BrainSkills@Work™. Mary’s upcoming book, The Neuroscience of Inclusion, will be out late 2013. Mary is the co-founder of the Diamond Edge™ - The Authentic Women Women’s Leadership Program held semi-annually in Connemara, Ireland and Minneapolis, MN. View bio & workshop»

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Carol Grannis and Cindy Maher

Leading Edge founders Carol Grannis and Cindy Maher wake people up with engaging audience participation, and live improvisational comedy.
Carol has over 20 years’ experience in leadership development and HR strategies, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Development at University of St. Thomas.
Cindy offers more than 25 years of experience in leadership education, executive team development and performance management strategies. View bio & workshop»

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Simone Ahuja

Dr. Simone Ahuja is the founder of Blood Orange, a marketing and strategy advisory boutique with a focus on innovation and emerging markets. Dr. Ahuja has served as a consultant to the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and as an associate Fellow for the Asia Society in New York City. She is a regular columnist for the Harvard Business Review online. View bio & workshop»


Mary Poul

Mary Poul is a top performance accelerator at Level 5 Performer. Since 2003, she has led the high potential leadership development program at 3M, she has been coaching high achievers to accelerate their success and contribution since. View bio & workshop»

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Karmit Bulman

Karmit Bulman is the executive director of the Conflict Resolution Center (CRC). She is also an adjunct professor of Law at University of Minnesota School of Law and the author of The Conflict Consultant’s Handbook. Ms. Bulman has been the director of non-profit organizations for 29 years. Karmit also served as executive director for the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Avenues for Homeless Youth, and Temple Israel. View bio & workshop»

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Philomena Morrissey

Philomena Morrissey Satre is vice president for Diversity and Inclusion for Wells Fargo’s 15-state Mountain Midwest region. Satre previously served as Diversity and Inclusion manager for Wells Fargo’s Great Lakes as well as the community outreach coordinator for Wells Fargo in the Twin Cities. In spring 2013, Satre was named as one of the Minnesota Business Real Power 50 from Minnesota Business. View bio & workshop»

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Amy Jauman

Amy is the Chief Education Officer and Owner of Remotely Smart, a virtual company that provides educational support to traditional and virtual organizations. Amy has a Master's Degree in Experiential Education and a Doctorate in Organization Development. In 2013 she completed a Social Media Strategist certificate program through the National Institute of Social Media. View bio & workshop»


Robin Silverman

Robin is a talent development specialist with more than 20 years of experience with customized programs that deepen employee engagement with business strategy.  She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Change Leadership, a Bachelors in English, as well as certifications in Energetics, and Value Stream Mapping.  Robin is also a Six Sigma green belt.  In addition to consulting, Robin has over 20 years of experience as a business owner in the retail industry.View bio & workshop»


Drs. Susan Schaefer

Susan has over 35 years’ experience providing counsel to businesses, government, higher education, banking, architecture, engineering, finance and law.  A lecturer in St. Catherine University’s Leadership Institute, Susan was a graduate instructor at St. Thomas University, and adjunct faculty at Temple University. She has served as the President of the Public Relations Society Minnesota (PRSA), as well as Chair of the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Minneapolis ProgramTM.
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Dr. Tonya Jackman

Dr. Tonya Jackman Hampton is a Strategic HR leader with over 20 years of professional HR experience. She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at St. Catherine's and is a Sr. Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at HealthParthers. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science/Pre-Law as well as a MBA and EdD from the University of St. Thomas. View bio & workshop»


Elda Macias

Elda Macias is Vice President of Retirement and Segment Marketing at Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Elda is responsible for leading the Ameriprise retirement thought leadership strategy to increase visibility, awareness and credibility among key, high-potential demographic markets. Elda also assists in the creation of educational programs, business and sales strategies to help advisors leverage their financial knowledge and engage more effectively with a variety of audiences including women, small business owners and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.View bio & workshop»

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