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.
Erika is a career development professional specializing in workshop facilitation, writing, and speaking. In her current role at United Airlines, she delivers a wide range of courses, including Crucial Conversations, Core Strengths, and Presentation Advantage, among many others. Before joining the Leadership Development team at United, she served as Global Director of Learning & Talent Management at Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. Erika’s primary passions are in the areas of early career transitions, emotional intelligence, and strengths discovery. When not consulting, teaching, or working with young professionals, you can find her volunteering, writing, wrestling with the dog, or taking photos of her favorite food. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the UK Career Development Institute.
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.
I have had the pleasure of coaching numerous leaders in numerous contexts over the past 20 years. Some are managing career changes, others are sharpening their leadership toolkit, still others are facilitating the development of great workplace cultures. All are building their way forward. I am an Associate Professor of Management and the Associate Dean in the Foster College of Business at Bradley University. The large majority of my coaching clients are students in executive and specialized MBA programs. In my spare time, 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.
Wise career coach with 17 years of experience coaching high-potential leaders at companies like United Airlines, BP, and McDonald's. My career has been devoted to talent development in multinational companies with a concentration on career and executive coaching, team development, career transition and leadership development. I earned my professional coaching certification from New Ventures West in San Francisco, and hold graduate degrees from Loyola University of Chicago (Human Resources/Organization Development) and Columbia University in New York City (Education). I have worked in a variety of industries, from utilities and airlines to pharmaceuticals, consulting, and hospitals. I also taught English in Morocco for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and was deeply inspired by the daily rituals of living in North Africa. People describe my coaching style as warm, compassionate, personal, insightful but also powerful and results-oriented.
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.
Through my practice, LifeLab, I provide coaching, consulting and counseling to global souls who know that thriving is about learning to balance our past, present and future with the reality of being a person of color in the modern world. My goal is to be an energy generator who empowers women and people of color to embody their life's vision with balanced self-care and radical self expression. I am committed to holding space for people to safely learn, explore, practice and create methods of personal, organizational and community wellness. I provide high level professional expertise as a doctoral level clinical psychologist across a continuum of services with a focus on diversity and personal development.
Attending to the intersectional and multicultural aspects of identity that deeply influence each person uniquely is vital to healing and growth. A focus on contextual identity is sorely lacking in the coaching world. My practice is for women and people of color who have not been spoken to directly, letting them know “I see you, I hear you and I want to support you.