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Kim BoyceKim-Boyce-(Challenging-Conversations)
Private Consultant
boyce003@umn.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership Education
  • Challenging Conversations
  • Critical Thinking
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Style
  • Certified Administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Bar On EQi emotional intelligence assessment, Intercultural Conflict Survey, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Inventory, as well as other instruments.

Education & Background:

  • BA Psychology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; MA Education and Counseling, University of Iowa; Additional graduate courses in strategic planning, educational methods and evaluation at the University of Minnesota.  Kim’s professional experience includes:
  • Eight (8) years as a program director and four (4) years as a Branch Executive in the Minneapolis YMCA.
  • Over 26 years of experience in the University of Minnesota Extension, including 13 years as a
    County Extension Director, 10 years as an Extension Educator and Professor in Leadership and Civic Engagement, and 3.5 years as a Regional Extension Director


Jody JanatiJody-Janati-(Public-Speaking-and-Healthy-Communication)
University Instructor in Communication Studies and National Consultant
findyourconversationpeace@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise:

  • Public Speaking
  • Professional Communication & Acumen Conflict Resolution Healthy Self-Talk
  • Drama-free Relationships Balancing Personal and Professional BoundariesEducational & Professional

Education & Background:

  • Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership, and a M.A. degree in Speech Communication. 
  • 21 years of Higher Education Administrative and Teaching.
  • Instructor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Minnesota, the State Prison system; Various colleges throughout Minnesota. 
  • Author of five books.

Jode Freyholtz-LondonJodeFreyholtzLondon
Executive Director, Wellness in the Woods
jode@mnwitw.org

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental Health Support
  • Wellness Strategies
  • Addiction & Recovery

Educational & Professional Background:

Jode Freyholtz-London has worked for over 25 years as a mental health professional in various capacities. In 2005, she lived her own mental health experience.  Since that time, she has employed the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) model as an integral part of her recovery journey. She then worked for the Mental Health Consumer Survivor Network of Minnesota, as Director of Wellness Training and Education, and an Advanced Level Facilitator across the state. Jode now serves as the Executive Director of Wellness in the Woods, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming wellness into reality through education, advocacy and community service.


Jan Williams Jan-Williams
Hennepin County Strategic Initiatives Project Manager
williamsjanm@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership Development
  • Employee Engagement
  • Organization Development
  • Strategic Communications
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Educational & Professional Background:

Jan currently manages Hennepin County employee engagement and leadership development strategic initiatives with expertise in strategy development project management, strategic communications, and organizational development to drive initiatives that increase employee and stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational performance.

She has 15+ years of government service and experience in higher education, non-profit, and healthcare. She holds a University of Minnesota Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Studies and Applied Business; completed graduate programs in Human Resource Development and Innovations Studies. She holds certifications in Project Management (PMP) and Human Resources (PHR) and is an experienced Baldrige evaluator with the Performance Excellence Network.