Meet Our Team

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Betsy Altheimer

Betsy Altheimer

Founding Partner

Betsy is a coach, fundraising consultant, writer, visual artist, collaborator, and strategic advisor. She supports transformational change in individuals and nurtures vital, responsive, healthy organizations, networks, and communities.

 
 
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Naomi Banks (she/her)

Naomi Banks (she/her)

Founding Partner, Board Member, ECO Faculty

Evolution that leads to the transformation of individuals, teams, cultures, and organizations is an underlying current through all the work I’ve been drawn to in my life and 20+year career.

 
 
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Mary Bradley

Mary Bradley

Administrative Assistant

I am a behind the scenes kind of person, but I work hard to keep things running smoothly and organized. I have worked as an administrative professional for almost 10 years now and I love helping people achieve their goals.

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Andrea Buell (she/her)

Andrea Buell (she/her)

Speaker Team

As a leadership and empowerment coach, I have a compulsion for connecting deeply with clients and helping them ignite purpose, activate vision, and generate impact.

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Chris Diller (he/him)

Chris Diller (he/him)

Founding Partner, Board Member, Technology Team

Chris is a Leadership Coach and Agilist with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies. He began his career developing software in 2006, and held various roles including as an embedded software developer, project leader and ScrumMaster, but has jumped head-first into coaching.

 
 
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Kristen Ell

Kristen Ell

Founding Partner

I am a life-long Minnesotan, 15-year Global HR Business Partner, and Executive Coach. I hold several HR certifications and am on track for obtaining my ACC after completing the Executive Coaching program through the University of St. Thomas.

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Molly Faitek (she/her)

Molly Faitek (she/her)

Founding Partner

Molly refers to herself as a recovering marketer having spent the first chapter of her career working in shopper marketing for an advertising agency on behalf of consumer packaged goods manufacturers.

 
 
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Dana Gaulke (she/her)

Dana Gaulke (she/her)

Speaker Committee

and I am a Life and Leadership Coach. For nearly a decade I pondered a question – What am I meant to do and how can I use my gifts to impact others?

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Niels Gott (he/him)

Niels Gott (he/him)

Founding Partner, Technology Team, Summit Emcee

I am a retired military officer, and I am passionate about transforming leaders and building high-performing teams. My military career included a variety of technology roles, while my civilian career focused on learning and development.

 
 
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Curt Gray (he/him)

Curt Gray (he/him)

Founder, Board Member

Hi everyone, I am Curt, and I believe leadership matters. Unleashing human potential is the goal. Great leaders guide the way for individuals and organizations to flourish.

 
 
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Grace Heerman

Grace Heerman

Branding Advisor

Grace Heerman is a copywriter and website designer who helps transformational coaches take what’s in their head and turn it into a beautiful, effective website. 

 
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Marnie Hausauer (she/her)

Marnie Hausauer (she/her)

Sponsorship Committee

Leadership coaching—as a client—changed my life. I gained a greater sense of agency and of possibility for myself, my work, and those I led. I pay these gifts forward in my coaching.

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Kris Indahl (she/her)

Kris Indahl (she/her)

Founder, ECO Faculty

I coach leaders to be the very best, most authentic versions of themselves. My work centers around building strong self-awareness and critical insights that empower my clients to think and act differently, so they achieve what they most want for themselves and their organizations. 

 
 
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Alan Jechort (he/him)

Alan Jechort (he/him)

Tech Committee

Alan is a highly motivated, highly skilled technology professional with over 12 years of experience in the field. Alan began his career in software development as a Java developer. then eventually started taking on leadership roles within his team.

 

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Founding Partner, Sponsorship Team

I have worked in Human Resources for 25+ years, most recently as a HR Business Partner at Medtronic. My role includes facilitating teams in vision and strategy session, management coaching, leadership and team development and mediating conflicts.

 

 

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Gretchen Lohmann (she/her)

Gretchen Lohmann (she/her)

Summit Speaker Team

Gretchen is a Life Coach and HR Consultant focusing on supporting individuals and organizations towards continuous growth.

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Bev Lutz (she/her)

Bev Lutz (she/her)

Founder, Board Member, ECO Faculty

As a Master Certified Coach (MCC) I support and challenge leaders at all levels in organizations from tiny local nonprofits to Fortune 50 giants, and from local to global.

 
 
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Cynthia McKee (she/her)

Cynthia McKee (she/her)

Founding Partner, Summit Team

I coach leaders and independent professionals who have a desire to learn, transform, and experience more of the life they are destined to lead. I partner with my clients and their organizations to improve self-awareness, build on strengths, and develop actionable insights.

 

 
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Linsey Petersen (she/her)

Linsey Petersen (she/her)

Communication Team

Linsey has worked in non-profit settings for the last two decades in leader development, volunteer engagement, community and culture building, music, and communications. She loves the power of a good question and graduated from the UST Executive Coaching program Cohort 6 in 2020.

 

 
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Kris Quale (she/her)

Kris Quale (she/her)

Founding Partner, Summit Chair

Kris is a Development Coach specializing in helping others realize their core values to unlock living life at their fullest potential. She seamlessly integrates coaching culture into every facet of her life.

 
 
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Karla Quinn (she/her)

Karla Quinn (she/her)

Founding Partner, Summit Chair

I am an Executive Coach. For years, people told me they walked away from our conversations with more clarity and a general feeling of peace and direction. For a long time, I thanked people for the compliment and kept moving forward on the path I was on.

 
 
 
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Roxanne Ris

Roxanne Ris

Summit Emcee

 

 
 
 
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Jeff Staggs (he/him/they)

Jeff Staggs (he/him/they)

Founder, Board Member, ECO Program Director, ECO Faculty

I am inspired by the clients I work with every day! As a Master Certified Coach I have had the privilege of working internationally with leaders from around the world for the last thirty years. At the heart of my work is the question, how can we unleash human potential?

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Claire Williams (she/her)

Claire Williams (she/her)

Founder, ECO Faculty

I’m a coaching fanatic, a leadership development geek, and a self-actualization enthusiast. I believe with every fiber of my being that organizations are fertile ground for meaning, growth and impact in both individuals and communities.

 
 
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