Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
I work closely with clients to help them identify and pursue their career passions. I serve as an objective advisor, connecting the dots on the areas that spark their interests, capitalize on their strengths, and provide a sustainable path for future growth. Using an appreciative inquiry approach we craft a strategy for finding the next source of professional inspiration, and personal satisfaction.
My professional career has included work in transition consulting and coaching, career management, leadership development, and marketing and communications. I am convinced that all individuals can find fulfillment and joy by contributing their talents while integrating the professional and personal aspects of their lives.
I am currently the Director of Alumni Career Management at Columbia Business School.
I am certified in the Tiara Model for True Leadership (SM), various Hogan Inventories, and the Korn Ferry Voices 360. I earned a Masters in Counseling and Organizational Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology, an MBA in Marketing and Finance from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Loyola University.
Tanea Flanders, M.A., PCC, is a certified Designing Your Life coach and Designing Your Life facilitator who partners with leaders at every organizational level to change their work lives and workplace culture in bold and subtle ways.
Her company, Design You Coaching™ uses a data-driven approach to leadership and team development through assessments, coaching and workshops that empower individual and organizational change. She is a certified
DiSC, CPP 260, LIFO, 360-feedack and Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Engage Program mindfulness practitioner. Her diverse toolset and practices support clients in achieving work and life goals that have been disregarded or overlooked, build personal and team leadership skills, and cultivate confidence, presence, influence and impact in key areas of their lives.
She earned her master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lehigh University, and coaching certification from New York University.
Michele Rankin is an executive coach at Columbia Business School who advises Executive MBA students and alumni on professional development and the job search process. Michele was previously a Vice President at American Express where she worked for 16 years in both London and NY in a variety of roles including marketing and operations, culminating in her role as Vice President Customer Experience. Most recently she was a Vice President with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee where she recruited, trained and deployed a volunteer program spanning 8 days and 8,000 people for Super Bowl XLVIII. Beginning her career at Merrill Lynch, she later founded and was president of a licensed