Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
Design Your (Mid) Life – It’s never too late! The need to design our lives doesn’t suddenly disappear when we reach a certain age or achieve a certain milestone. We have to keep checking in with ourselves and be willing to ask the tough questions. Happiness = our values + engaging in activities we like + using our strengths in our work + contributing to the world around us. If you feel your happiness meter is off and have no idea what next, it is time to dive into your life design.
I’m a Certified Professional Coach, Designing Your Life Coach, and Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner with a 10+ years of experience at a Fortune 500 consulting firm and three years in non-profit fundraising. I’ve created a one-of-a-kind program called the Outstanding Imaginator where I partner with mid-career professionals to increase their energy, make mindful choices and design a happy life. I’m grateful for you to read a little about me and working together. I would love to have a conversation with you to learn more about your goals and passions! E-mail me for a confidential discussion.
As the Vice President of Insight and Change at ServeMinnesota, Dean develops discernment and newness in
programs and services by implementing human-centered design (design thinking) across the organization. In
addition, as a certified Designing Your Life coach, he leads the investigation and development of career pathing for the AmeriCorps members across the state in preparation for their life after service.
Hunter Wright is a certified executive coach, consultant and principal of Huntley Partners. Hunter developed High Performance Women coaching for emerging and established leaders seeking to elevate their impact at work, at home, and in life. While most executive leadership programs focus primarily on intellectual growth, High Performance Women engages the whole person - intellectual, emotional and physical – and aligns personal values to achieve peak results. Rooted in scientific research and the expertise of global leaders in business, health, and wellness, including Young President’s Organization (YPO), The Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Stanford University’s d.School, High Performance Women coaching drives meaningful results.
Katie Selby is Founder of QuarterLife Coach LLC. She has been coaching early career professionals through career & life transitions for more than 20 years in her roles as career coach, college recruiter, and leadership educator. Katie takes a design-thinking approach to coaching: helping you define your current reality and use an iterative process to prototype future possibilities. Katie is a Certified Coach Practitioner and Certified Designing Your Life Coach. She holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota.
Mindy has spent two decades helping others navigate their careers in her roles in career development, human resources and higher education leadership. She loves helping others bring order to the chaos of career exploration and leadership development. Pragmatic and approachable, Mindy strives to help clients move from fear to action. Mindy received her Master's degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Cynthia (Cindy) Scott is an executive leadership coach and consultant. She coaches across varied industries and co-designs a coaching agenda to achieve both aspirational and practical results. She partners with organizations, leaders and teams who are motivated to develop talent, expand leadership capabilities, and create positive results. Aligning and co-designing a coaching agenda to support greater personal fulfillment, professional growth and performance are at the core of her work with clients. Whether coaching is sought to support leadership growth challenges, address blind spots, explore, or navigate times of transition, Cynthia strives to meet the client where they are and tailor the engagement towards the desired outcomes. She has an extensive background developing leaders and teams within market leading organizations and has personally held executive leadership roles within major corporations. She has a proven ability to develop leaders, high performing teams, launch innovative growth strategies and achieve results. In former executive roles she has led market facing business groups, major strategic business initiatives, product development, clinical services, and complex cross-functional business teams. In 2015, following a successful corporate career, she made a conscious pivot to become an executive leadership coach and establish a private coaching and consulting business. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of The CADENT Group, LLC. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and received her coach training through Georgetown University - Institute for Transformational Leadership; and The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is a member of The International Coach Federation and the Institute of Coaching, McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Amanda Suniti Niskode-Dossett, Ph.D.
I am a higher education professional with 20 years of experience in leading, coaching, advising, and teaching diverse populations within higher education. I take pride in being thorough and thoughtful in coaching students and collaborating with colleagues on developing and improving initiatives. My professional interests include assessment, writing and editing, and scholar-practitioner development. The DYL approach helps more intentionally and effectively support a student’s decision-making process and make meaning of my own career path. Currently I serve as a Senior Academic & Career Coach in the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE). CAPE is designed to provide targeted, ``high-touch`` academic transition support for students who will most benefit from such assistance – highly undecided students, students desiring competitive majors, and students transitioning from one college to another. In addition to coaching students individually, I supervise our team of peer coaches and teach OUE 2001, a course for major and career exploration. I learned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University-Bloomington and a M.A.in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland-College Park.
As someone with over 25 years working in the vocatinal counseling field Audrey's experience includes providing career guidance to individuals experiencing significant barriers to their vocational success. She brings an unwavering commitment to helping individuals identify a career pathway that aligns with their goals and aspirations.