Efficient. Productive. Valuable.
Are these the words you and others consistently use to describe your organization, department or team? If not, they should be and they can be. Through training, consulting and ongoing coaching support, your work environment can move from sluggish to efficient and I can help. I work with you and your team to ensure that you bring the maximum efficiency to the everyday projects and tasks that are essential for your operations.
Helping people find their success is what brings me joy and satisfaction. The moment when everything clicks into place. The moment when an obstacle is overcome. The moment when a goal is met. The moment when a long sought-after answer is provided. I call it the light bulb moment, and reaching that moment is my aim with all my clients.
I’m a speaker/trainer, consultant, and coach. Depending upon my role the tools I use vary. But no matter the role, I fundamentally always do the same three things:
- Identify roadblocks through root cause analysis
- Develop customized solutions to work within your environment and meet your goals
- Provide ongoing support and accountability to help make change happen
Why I Do What I Do
I believe in abundance — that an idea shared, processed and implemented grows in value. As such, I always strive to share as much knowledge and experience as I possess to help you and your organization achieve your goals. I know that when my clients succeed, I will also ultimately reap the benefits as well. A rising tide raises all boats!
The same is true for you!
When the words efficient, productive and valuable become the common descriptors of your work environment, you will want to share as well. And the tide will continue to rise.
How I Am Different (and Why it Matters)
In a world where being a specialist is often considered the “best choice”, I am a generalist. And if I do say so myself, a really good generalist is harder to find and ultimately much more valuable.
I have a diverse set of experiences and a wide range of knowledge that I draw from to formulate innovative solutions, present new ideas, and create transformational environments. What this means for you is my “toolbox” is huge. I have multiple ideas and approaches for every situation — it is never a one-size-fits-all answer.
As a highly rated speaker/trainer and consultant, I love to work with my clients to identify problems, develop solutions, boost confidence, and achieve results. My focus is on helping convert ideas into action, translating knowledge into training for others, and increasing confidence through successes both big and small.
When I left high school my plan was to be a math teacher, but that future was quickly hijacked as I discovered computer programming. With a degree in computer science firmly in hand I worked in the industry for years: running my own consulting company, serving as a senior consultant for Ernst & Young, and ultimately managing the IT Operations department for a competitive phone company. By the time I laid myself off at the dot com down-turn in 2000 (along with dozens of people from my department), I had accomplished many of my career goals and was ready to try something new; so I turned to my life-long hobby of knitting and became a professional knitting instructor (yes — there really is such a thing).
In 2013 I felt called to start using my business and leadership experience to help others find their success. Since that time I continue to teach on the national knitting circuit, but I also speak and consult on the topics of business success and leadership. Whether I’m providing a keynote address to a crowd of 1,000 or consulting one-on-one, empowering people to achieve their own success is what I do best.
For a detailed list of my personal and professional experience click here.
I can’t emphasize this enough. I’ve worked with a number of other coaches who just want to tell you what you should do but Gwen’s gift really was in her questions and the observations she made based on how I responded. From our conversation, the pieces and the language around my offer just fell into place. It was kind of magical! I feel like I had a big breakthrough in just a short amount of time. I would absolutely recommend Gwen and would love to work with her again.Julie Young