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Two Highly Experienced Professionals Join the AvoLead Team

As AvoLead LLC continues to grow, we are excited to announce the addition of these two highly experienced professionals to our team.

Georgine Madden

With 30 years of experience in Organizational Development and Training and Development, Georgine has worked with diverse audiences spanning organizational levels and functions across a wide range of Fortune 1000 to entrepreneurial enterprises within a variety of business sectors. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Georgine will serve AvoLead clients as Trainer Facilitator, Executive Coach and Organizational Development Specialist. Learn more about Georgine here.

Jude Olson, PhD, ACC

Jude is an accredited, professional coach providing leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations with a focus on building strengths for accelerated development. She serves on the faculty of University of Dallas and as coach for the Texas Christian University EMBA Program. Her internal corporate experience includes serving as Head Coach at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. As a Senior Vice President and Regional Consulting Partner with Drake Beam Morin, Inc., she led the Fort Worth office where she marketed, managed and consulted on change projects within a variety of industries. Read Jude’s complete bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

AvoLead Announces the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile™





Avolead LLC is pleased to introduce the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile™ (EMP) self-report tool. AvoLead Client Engagement Director, Jennifer Hall, Ph.D., co-authored the instrument, which was developed by the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College. Read more about Dr. Hall here.

Based on extensive research, the EMP is designed to help corporate leaders, students and entrepreneurs assess the degree to which they are utilizing an “entrepreneurial mindset.” The tool measures 14 scales, assessing personality characteristics and motivations, as well as cognitive and behavioral skills critical to entrepreneurial success. The EMP provides a feedback report and a thorough Development Guide that includes interpretive material about each of the 14 scales, suggestions for development, recommended resources and action planning guidelines.

Learn more about the EMP and how AvoLead consultants can help your employees make the most of their entrepreneurial capacity.

AvoLead Announces New Associates

As 2015 gets underway, we are pleased to announce several outstanding new associates to the AvoLead LLC team.

Craig Jones, VP Business Development

Having contributed significantly to the top and bottom line of global organizations he leads, Craig understands the value of investing in people and how to build high performing teams. Responsible for the creation of new departments designed to tap into new markets, he has been chosen to lead several startups within the companies where he has worked. Meet Craig here.

And, with our continued emphasis on being a global provider to our growing client roster, AvoLead announces six new Client Engagement Directors:

Melody H. Clodfelter, Ed.D., High Point, North Carolina, USA

Melody has developed leaders in a variety of organizations and settings. She has also worked in public policy roles with elected and appointed educational, governmental and non-profit boards. Learn more about Melody here.

Diana Danu, Bucharest, Romania

Diana consults with AvoLead clients on public relations, language translation, marketing and media management. Fluent in Romanian, Russian, English and Spanish, her experience as a former press officer and public relations manager for the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova is valuable to leaders in Eastern Europe and to multi-national companies. Read more about Diana here.

Jennifer Hall, Ph.D., St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

Jen is an experienced leader, coach, leadership trainer and author. Trained and licensed as a clinical psychologist, she blends a genuine concern for individuals and the lives they create for themselves with a pragmatic appreciation for bottom-line business results. Learn more about Jen here.

Larry Osborne, Ed.D., Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Larry is an executive coach and small group facilitator. His expertise includes executive leader assessment and coaching, change leadership and building leadership teams. He approaches coaching as a partnership with the intent to achieve both client fulfillment and organizational success. Read more about Larry here.

Tess Tholstrup, Perth, Western Australia

Tess is an experienced organizational psychologist specializing in working with individuals, leadership teams and organizations. Her work spans a wide variety of industry sectors, levels within organizations and countries. Learn more about Tess here.

Tammi S. Wheeler, Portland, Oregon, USA

Tammi is an executive leadership coach, facilitator and organizational consultant. Her diverse experience includes serving start-ups and Fortune 500 firms in healthcare, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, natural resources, government, financial services and higher education. Read more about Tammi here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.


‘Stealth Coaching’ by AvoLead Senior Consultant, Rob Kramer

StealthCoaching.RobKramerRob Kramer, AvoLead LLC Senior Consultant is the author of the new book, Stealth Coaching: Everyday Conversations for Extraordinary Results.

Rob writes, “In this age of diverse, innovative, and knowledge-based workers, contemporary tools are needed to retain current talent and develop future leaders. Coaching has emerged as a primary instrument for this need. The challenge lies in how it is applied. Oftentimes traditional formalized coaching, used during performance reviews or as a means to give corrective feedback, is met with resistance by the very people it is intended to help.

When released from its conventional use, however, coaching becomes an easily accessible tool to catalyze individual and organizational performance. The framework outlined in Stealth Coaching provides an informal, everyday process to use in daily conversations where real work occurs: between meetings, when people drop by the office, during lunch, or in the hallway. Being stealthful transforms coaching into an effective method to use routinely with staff, peers, and even superiors. Leaders cannot afford not to add this important tool to their toolbox.”

Published just last month, the book is available on Amazon here.

Read more about Rob here.


AvoLead Team Grows Again

As AvoLead LLC continues to grow, we are pleased to announce three new members of our senior consulting team. Each brings her own stellar combination of outstanding credentials and real-world experience to AvoLead and our clients.

Maggie W. Dunn serves AvoLead clients as an executive coach and team facilitator. Her areas of expertise include executive leader assessment and coaching, change leadership and building leadership teams. Read more about Maggie here.

Susan Hodgkinson is Principal of The Personal Brand Company® which she founded in 1994. She serves AvoLead clients as leadership development expert, award-winning executive coach and professional speaker. Learn more about Susan here.

Julianne C. Wright serves clients as an organizational and leadership development consultant. Her areas of expertise include leadership training, facilitation, executive coaching and assessment. Meet Julianne here.

AvoLead is proud to welcome Maggie, Susan and Julianne. Their talents and those of the entire AvoLead team are instrumental in our mission of building hall of fame leadership.