MetaSkills Consulting Group has core staff members and a flexible network of people and organizations with a wide range of professional skills and talents we can access. Our staff and network has extensive experience in both large and small companies across a range of multiple industries and sectors: high tech, banking, telecommunications, utilities, health care, consumer goods, and government.References available upon request.
Karin Kolodziejski, Ph.D.
Karin specializes in leadership and executive assessment, development planning, and coaching and has coached executives in a broad range of industries and functional areas. As an internal consultant, manager, and corporate director for two high-technology Fortune 500 companies for 15-plus years, she learned how to lead and manage people and functions through that which has no substitute: real-life management experience. During those years, Karin was responsible for the direct management of a variety of staff and line teams of professionals.
In her work with executives as an external consultant for the past 13 years, Karin draws upon her own leadership experience and her knowledge of state-of-the-art "people" technologies. Karin holds a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Oregon. Karin also has certifications in a variety of management coaching programs.
Karin begins each engagement by helping clients identify clear, measurable outcomes for the individual, the team, and the organization. Her process includes regular progress reviews to ensure that the changes clients are making are in line with clients' and organizational expectations. Clients and organizations can track and measure the changes that result from the coaching process.
Karin has extensive training in a broad range of assessment tools and methodologies that provide organizations and their leaders with accurate, reliable data for purposes ranging from pre-employment selection to development planning to succession planning.
Most of Karin's clients have intense, unpredictable schedules. While it's clear that people make quicker progress through an intensive coaching relationship with regular meetings, Karin is willing to flex with clients' schedules when possible.
Leadership Coaching Successes:
Karin knows intuitively and from experience that it is better to build on a leader's strengths and work to minimize the impact of a leader's limitations. Sometimes leaders aren't sufficiently aware about their strengths and their limitations, and accurate assessment brings clarity to the picture.
Susan Martin, M.S.
Susan has worked with Metaskills Consulting Group for over three years. As senior consultant she provides evaluation of individual and group personality profiles for potential employment or development opportunities and she is responsible for many consulting projects. Susan earned her certification in the administration and interpretation of the Hogan Assessment Systems in 2004. Since then, she has regularly employed the Hogan and other assessment tools for development planning and goal setting. Susan's Master of Science in Communication from Portland State University combined with her corporate experience provides our clients with background theory and hands-on business experience necessary to address current business issues.
Nancy Edwards, MSW
Nancy has thirty years of career and leadership development experience, consulting with a range of industries, including health care, law, utilities, manufacturing, higher education and government. She has actively coached individual executives to strengthen their leadership and communication capabilities, as well as facilitated team development and performance management initiatives. Nancy has coordinated the planning and delivery of regional coaching and consulting assignments for an international career and leadership services firm; she was also an internal Master Coach, advising and evaluating coaching practices company-wide. Nancy is an active Executive Coach and is certified on a number of assessment instruments, favoring the Hogan Leadership Forecast series for targeting and defining individual development goals. She has extensive experience working in multi-cultural settings and recognizes the importance of understanding the values and norms of client organizations and individuals to be effective in helping them to make sustainable change. Nancy holds a Master of Social Work from Portland State University, with an emphasis in planning and organizational systems.
Cynthia Stone, M.S.
Cynthia Stone has over 25 years of business experience in performance and organization analysis, design, and development. She has worked as an external consultant with Fortune 500/1000 companies and as an internal consultant and specialist within manufacturing and technology businesses. Cynthia's ability to interact with personnel from the production floor to executive staff gives her insight into how behavior, skills, and processes at every level affect an organization's success. Her observation, analysis, and synthesis skills are powerful tools for assessing an organization's capabilities and human resources. Cynthia's Master of Science in performance technology is from the University of Oregon.
Karl DeLyria, M.S.
Karl is MetaSkills' technical specialist and has over fifteen years experience in management positions for the communications, technology, and computer hardware industries. Karl's rare ability to clearly articulate and explain complex technical concepts and products have made him a valuable consultant for many firms facing significant changes in infrastructure, process design, and marketplace demands.
In addition to his consulting expertise, Karl has accumulated twenty years of experience teaching, coaching and training. His Bachelor of Arts is in Management and Business and his Master of Science is in The Management of Science and Technology. As are the other MetaSkills' consultants, Karl is certified to provide Hogan Assessments feedback.[Top Menu]