Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
I coach a lot of teams in design thinking, and teach Designing Your Life at Northwestern University as well as the Cook County Department of Corrections. I teach design, empathy and innovation classes at the Institute of Design (Chicago, IL) and CEDIM in Mexico.
Recipe for Change: I am currently working within the Cook County Department of Corrections as a culinary educator and counselor. I also teach nutrition and culinary arts at Kendall College.
I am a coach, trainer, facilitator, and storyteller. My professional life and coaching practice have centered around helping individuals, groups, and organizations, find, tell, and live better stories. Intentional storytelling is an essential part of the life-design process because stories help us to make sense of our lives, the world, and our role in it. They help us name the change we want to bring. To help people discover and inhabit these stories of transformation, I create carefully designed workshops, training, and coaching experiences nested in applied improvisation, storytelling, and creative experimentation.
I am wildly curious about what makes people tick, driven to help others see themselves more clearly, and happiest when supporting people in creating work experiences that deliver joy and ease. With a career and leadership development background that spans over 20 years with diverse and progressive roles in the fields of Professional Services, Human Resources, Academia and Aviation, I've seen and experienced many of the twists and turns that can surprise, delight, and frustrate us on our career adventures. My work has taken me around the world, and I've had the opportunity to train and coach thousands of people from Fortune 100 executives to frontline employees. My favorite areas of focus include strengths discovery, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and workplace communication. I'm also a raging introvert, and when I'm not working you'll most likely find me curled up with a book, a blanket, and a snoring dog.
I'm a graduate of Stanford's Product Design program and I work with companies to implement design thinking where it has never been used before. This fall I'm starting a teaching position at the University of Tulsa where I'll be part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty and I'll be starting a design program for the University. I'd like to offer Designing Your Life as a class any student can take.
Partnering with people who are building their way forward – managing career changes, sharpening their leadership toolkit, and facilitating the development of great workplace cultures – for over 20 years. I am a Professor of Management, with a background in Organizational Psychology and extensive experience consulting for and writing about the country’s best workplaces. If not walking alongside leaders, physicians, and executives as they develop professionally, you can find me traveling, writing, kayaking, or cycling.
Chicago Career Consulting: Life is too short to show up halfway, and too long to settle for mediocre. I coach individuals and teams to get “unstuck” and thrive in their purpose. My experience spans across healthcare, nonprofit and higher education spaces in functions ranging from human resources to racial and economic justice. Most recently I have served as a business career coach at Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business. I bring expertise in leadership development training, strengths based coaching, organizational culture and communication.
Karen L Maudlin, PsyD, CPCC
Dr. Karen Maudlin is an experienced licensed clinical psychologist and exeutive coach with a broad understanding of business needs, goals, and strategies. A highly regarded executive coach for twenty years, Dr. Maudlin coaches primarily senior US and global leaders and their teams on the VP, SVP, EVP, and C-suite levels. A Stanford business school graduate, Karen helps leaders extend their leadership repertoire to meet new challenges in scope and scaleablilty aligning more comprehensively with enterprise goals. Dr. Maudlin has extensive experience in various types of leadership assessment, developing customized and comprehensive The Leading Edge Leadership Assessment fifteen years ago that accelerates insight and motivation toward change.
Roxanne Hori is an internationally recognized careers professional with 30+ years of experience at the Kellogg School and NYU Stern. She has a proven track record of working with individuals and teams to help them achieve career and personal success. Roxanne is the Founder of Next Act Partners a consulting and coaching business designed to help organizations and individuals reach their goals. She has spoken at numerous conferences, is a former BusinessWeek blogger and recognized as a thought leader in the MBA careers space. Through her work in higher education, she has had exposure to a broad range of industries and career paths. Roxanne has a BA in African American Studies from Western Illinois University, received her diploma in coaching from New York University and has been inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows. She is a champion for developing the next generation of women and people of color leaders.
Aaron is a career coach with deep experience in human capital management, diversity and inclusion strategy, and organizational development. In addition to have made career transitions from finance to nonprofit to consulting to tech, he has helped dozens of professionals discover work that is meaningful and satisfying.
Beyond his coaching work, Aaron has worked for SAP SuccessFactors, LinkedIn, Slalom Consulting, and Deloitte Consulting in talent strategy and tech sales roles. He gained his certification through the Co-Active Training Institute and holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management in Human and Organizational Performance, and is Hogan Assessment certified. When not working or coaching, you'll find Aaron spending time with his two kids (Cooper and Clementine) and his wife (Caitlin), traveling, playing badminton or tennis, or avidly reading.
I’m the founder of The Grayprint™ Advisory Group, an innovative, lifestyle + career advisory company, committed to helping others align their natural preferences with their ideal lifestyle, business and/or career. I can attest to how embracing and leveraging your unique personality superpowers, along with a strategic plan can shift your mindset and pave the way for a life of fulfillment. As a personality type enthusiast (Certified MBTI® Practitioner), lifestyle/career strategist + project manager (PMP®), I enjoy helping others create clear goals and strategic plans, in alignment with an individual's personality and specific interests. Our company's goal is to provide the tools and teach the skills necessary to go boldly towards the life you've imagined or maybe a life that you haven't even imagined yet! Let's start this part of your journey together.
Kathryn ``Kat`` Jackson
Kathryn has spent her career leading, creating, and delivering coaching, workshops and classes inside institutions and as an independent contractor. Her focus, as a coach, is helping clients see their path and potential to map out a way to their goals. Kathryn holds a master’s degree in counseling, a bachelor’s in psychology, is a qualified MBTI provider, a Certified Master of Career Services through the National Career Development Association and completed the leadership capstone program at the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education center. Kathryn’s coaching practice is enriched by being a volunteer career mentor at her alma maters, DePaul University and the University of Illinois Chicago. Kathryn has been featured on podcasts such as Collective Good on the Future of Work and Coach Liz Career Coaching as well as in magazines such as Black Enterprise.
For as long as I can remember, seeing people feel or act “stuck” has always crushed me. Whether it is seeing someone stuck in their life or their career -- languishing and lost -- I can’t handle it. For some reason, I’ve always believed in options. I’ve sided (more often than not) optimism. I have trusted in the power of ideas paired with hard work. I continue to believe that people can grow to be better versions of themselves. These are core beliefs. My strong sense of curiosity initially led me to journalism and then to a now 30-year career as a learning designer. Today, I lead a team of learning designers at McKinsey & Co. I am a frequent facilitator. I am a certified coach through the Hudson Institute of Coaching. Previously, I have worked at Deloitte in both their tax and consulting groups. I have run my own small learning consulting firm. I also worked at Jellyvision in Chicago and post-college, I worked for several daily newspapers.