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Our Consultants

The following senior consultants have worked with us in organizations as large as Microsoft and with a wide variety of cultures. We've deployed the following associates to a variety of consulting and coaching projects -- and each has performed superbly. Each has extensive experience in consultation and is certified (earned a Certificate) in facilitating our peer coaching groups -- and many of them are certified in one-on-one coaching, as well. In each project, each consultant signs a contract to affirm strong confidentiality and ethics in project activities.

Alberta Lloyd, BA, MBA

Alberta has over 25 years of experience, including specialized training for women and/or minority professionals; diversity awareness and skills training as well as personal empowerment training for executives, managers and members of the general employee population. Alberta received her Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College in New York and her MBA from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an adjunct instructor for Mercer University, Keller Graduate Management School. She has also taught online Cultural Diversity courses for Axia College in Phoenix, Arizona. She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation.

Anita Bhasin, BA, MS, MS in Organization Development

Anita has over 20 years experience in high-tech companies, such as Wang, The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) and Microsoft. The common theme to her work is the underlying desire to drive change in a way that works. Anita now focuses on tapping into the 'sage ways' that are inherent in the system and is available to help plan large-scale change projects, to develop talent management programs or to design and facilitate personal development planning workshops and coaching. Anita has worked overseas in both Europe, Middle East and Africa, and more recently in India. She holds a BA in Business Studies and a Master's degree in Marketing from Manchester University, England, and Master's in Organization Development at the renowned Pepperdine University.

Annie Bullert, BS, MS, MBA, Coach Certification

Annie's experience includes training design and facilitation, teaching, communications, organization development, change management, coaching (one-on-one and peer coaching groups), project management and business ownership. Annie has an MBA (HR - OD and Generalist Certificates) from the University of St. Thomas, Master of Science (Exercise Physiology) from Saint Cloud State University, and Bachelor of Science (Marketing and Community Health Majors) from Saint Cloud State University. She has certifications including: Authenticity Consulting Certificate in peer learning facilitation, Coaches Training Institute Certification, Lean Sigma - White Belt and Herrmann Brain Dominance Thinking Style Instructor (HBDI certified).

Bobbi Riemenschneider, BA, MA, Coach Certification

Bobbi collaborates with individuals and groups choosing to explore opportunities and challenges and to step more fully into new possibilities. She has honed her skills in over three decades of working as a consultant, project manager, analyst, trainer, teacher and curriculum developer. She is committed to working with individuals and groups - facilitating the process of exploring and stepping into new possibilities, creating the real from the possible. She offers individual and group coaching; presentations, workshops and team facilitation. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics from Smith College, and a Master of Education from American University. She is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach with training from Coaches Training Institute. She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation.

Carter McNamara, BA, BS, MBA, PhD

Carter has over 25 years experience providing consulting and coaching in professional and organizational development. He is developer of Authenticity Consulting's peer coaching group model, which has been customized for 100s of clients in all major regions of the world. He has real-life experience leading in all types of organizations, as well. He has a BS in Social and Behavior Sciences from Mary College, BS in Computer Science from the University of North Dakota, MBA from the University of St. Thomas and PhD in Human and Organizational Development from The Union Institute. He has been published in numerous publications. Among his awards are the "Organization Development Practitioner of the Year" from the Minnesota Organization Development Network and the "Business Excellence Award" from the University of St. Thomas.

Debbie Okerlund, BA, LSW, Coach Certification

Debbie has 30 years experience as a leader, coach, manager, trainer and presenter, including 14 years as a top executive in an organization. She has extensive experience and skills in facilitation, training, program planning and evaluation, collaboration development and nonprofit fundraising. She has extensive coaching training, including Thomas Leonard Graduate School of Coaching, Advanced Coaches Training and Coaches Training Institute. She has a BA in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin and is a Licensed Social Worker. She also is a qualified trainer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation..

Ginny Belden-Charles, BS, MS in Organization Development

Ginny Belden-Charles of Belden Charles Inc. guides leaders and groups to engage, organize and make a difference. She has 30 years experience as an organization/leadership consultant, educator and author working across all levels and sectors. Ginny is the cofounder of the Waterline Coaching method and the Women's Leadership Community, a learning community for women leaders. She has a B.S. in education from the University of MN, an MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and is a PhD candidate with Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She serves as adjunct faculty for both Pepperdine's MSOD and St. Catherine's University Master of Art in Organization Leadership, and is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation.

Jan Smith, MS, MA in Organizational Behavior

Jan has 25 years experience as an internal and external consultant including Honeywell, 3M and Microsoft doing team learning, leadership development and large group community planning. She designs classes for Capella University and leads change efforts in Europe, Asia and Africa. She received the "Organization Development Practitioner Of The Year" award from the Minnesota Organization Development Network. Jan is certified in Myers Briggs, Institute of Cultural Affairs, and is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation. Jan has a BS in Cultural Anthropology from California State University at San Jose and an MA in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

Janice Shapiro, BPh

Janice has over 20 years of accomplishments in strategizing, planning, implementing, and managing programs for foundations and nonprofit organizations as a consultant, director, managing officer and senior program officer. She has achieved success in increasing income and overall operational effectiveness of dance companies, arts service organizations and presenting venues. She has a strong reputation as an engaging public speaker on topics related to nonprofit management and fundraising. Janice exhibits a natural ease and expertise in facilitating group processes, building and sustaining relationships and empowering individuals. She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation. She is a graduate of James P. Shannon Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives, an invitation-only program created by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN.

Jim Smith, BS, MA in Organizational Behavior

Jim has 25 years of helping 3M, Microsoft, Shell Oil and government manage organization change through strategy, structure and cultural initiatives in the US, India, Singapore and Europe. Jim teaches Organizational Development at Capella University. He received the Larry Porter Award from the National Organizational Development Network and the "Organization Development Professional Of The Year" award from the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Training and Development. He certified in our peer coaching group facilitation. Jim has a BA in Business from California State University at San Jose, and an MA in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

Julia Fabris McBride, BA, Coach Certification

Julia is a Life and Leadership Coach and helps individuals and organizations to know themselves deeply, and then use to that knowledge to align actions with values, forge powerful connections, and do good work in the world. Julia is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified Coach, a graduate of Coach University and president of the Wichita Chapter of ICF. She is also a certified Body-Mind Life Coaching specialist, and is certified as a mediator by the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. She holds a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and is a graduate of the acting program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation.

Karen Lanson, MA, Licensed Psychologist, Coach Certification

Karen has 20+ years experience in business, employee assistance programs, organization/ leadership consulting, and individual coaching and counseling. She has used a range of development instruments, most notably the MBTI, the Mobius Model Group Assessment Instrument™ and the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory™. She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation. Karen holds an M.A. and Educational Specialist degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Her credentials as a Psychologist and Certified Employee Assistance Professional are maintained primarily through continuing education in organization/leadership development, coaching and group process. Karen is also a recent, long-time Co-Chair of the Organizational Coaching Group for the Minnesota Chapter of ASTD.

Kristin Johnstad, BA, MA, Coach Certification

Kristin has strong working knowledge in an asset-focused approach to human development and change, including with training, coaching and facilitation. She is an expert in best practices for youth and community development, including to build cross collaboration for thriving and sustainable organizations. She has very strong skills in leading very diverse groups of people to get things done and learn at the same time. She is a Consulting Associate with the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, and is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation. She has a BA from University of Minnesota and a Master of International Administration from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont. She also has integral coaching certification from New Ventures West.

Lisa Chapman, BBA, MBA

Lisa Chapman serves her clients as a Business and Marketing Coach, Business Planning Consultant and Social Media Consultant. She specializes in helping clients increase revenues. Business owners and managers seek her guidance with their marketing strategy and marketing planning, and writing business plans that attract funding. In her social media work, she helps businesses, brands, nonprofits & political campaigns achieve online brand recognition, attract target audiences, and convert traffic into revenue. During the first 25 years of her career, she founded many successful businesses in a wide array of industries. Her professional achievements include Nashville’s “Executive of the Year” and “Small Business of the Year” finalist awards. She attended Vanderbilt University and University of Houston, with an MBA and BBA in Accounting.

Lois Albrecht, BA, Coach Certification

Lois excels at working with professionals, leaders and creative souls who want to get the most out of the second half of life. She facilitates long-range planning, including for nonprofit organizations. She has extensive experience as a coach and serves on the Minnesota Coaches Association Board of Directors. She has very strong experience both as an executive and as a coach to executives, including to nonprofit executives. She has unique knowledge of practices and challenges in rural leadership, and also has experience in marketing and communications She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation and has certification from the Coaches Training Institute.

Pam Solberg-Tapper, BS, MA, Coach Certification

Pam has coached in a wide variety of business applications. She is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach. She is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation and a certified Dale Carnegie trainer. Pam is an Executive Coach with the Ken Blanchard Companies. She’s an Adjunct Faculty with Capella University MBA program and The Coaches Training Institute. Pam has coaching expertise in leadership, organizational development/effectiveness, program design, and change management. Her clients include organizations in the financial, educational, nonprofit, manufacturing, healthcare and retail industries. Pam’s on a quest is to run a marathon on all seven continents and has only Africa and Asia left.

Rhonda C. Hight, Coach Registration

Rhonda has delighted her audiences with her candid and humorous insights for 15 years. She facilitates learning in a way that encourages participants to actually apply their skills in life and work. Rhonda is a "self-professed" overachiever and relentless seeker of knowledge, and is a content expert on several topics pertaining to professional development. She is a certified instructor for American Management Association (AMA) courses, a Registered Corporate Coach, Certified DISC Facilitator, certified facilitator for Advanced Coaching: Situational Leadership II, (a Ken Blanchard program), and a master certified instructor for the Civil Treatment Series and Value Ethics courses (a fair employment practices and ethics curriculum). She also is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation.

Rolfe Larson, MBA

Rolfe has more than twenty years of experience managing and advising organizations about business planning and marketing. His primary focus in his consulting is business planning, strategic planning, feasibility analysis and marketing. He works with a wide variety of types of organizations, including for-profit, nonprofit and hybrid. His consulting approach emphasizes close collaboration with clients, designing a consulting process that collects and analyzes genuine external data to evaluate goals and strategies, and to build internal capacity for the client to develop and implement business plans. Before full-time consulting, Rolfe was an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the College of Business, University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Teri McNamara, BS

Teri facilitates Board development and strategic planning, and has participated in a wide range of other organization development projects. She is an experienced presenter with a well-received interactive style, comfortable with content on a wide range of leadership and organizational development topics. Teri is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation. Prior to joining Authenticity Consulting, Teri spent 15 years at Datacard Corporation, working in roles that ranged from business development, product line manager and product manager to program manager, engineering team leader and software engineering lead. She also worked as a software engineer at Honeywell for 4 years.

Steve Ober, BA, MA, MTS, EdD in Organizational Studies

Steven is a senior practitioner in organizational learning, executive coaching, leadership and executive team learning. He has worked successfully with senior executives and managers at multiple levels in health care, government, business and industry, high tech and education. He is a graduate of the Monitor-Kantor Enterprises coach training program, and is recognized member of the Coaching Community of Practice of the Society for Organizational Learning -- people accepted as members have to meet SoL’s criteria for a Senior Coach. He has a Doctorate in Education and Organizational Studies from Boston University, an MTS in History from Harvard, Master of Arts in History from Baylor University, and a BA in History from Baylor University. He is certified in our peer coaching group facilitation.