About Colleen

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“Whatever you are, be a good one.” This quote, often attributed to Abraham Lincoln, has inspired Colleen’s work in the world. She strives to help others fully utilize their passions and resources, and develop their skills so that leaders and organizations can maximize the good work that they do in the world. 

With 10 years as a Program Director in a national nonprofit, Colleen developed skills for streamlining priorities, strategically planning for major initiatives, ensuring greater coherence, and budgeting time and people to get important work done in a quality and sustainable way. She also honed her skills in designing and facilitating adult learning that is respectful, engaging and impactful.

Prior to her work on a national level, Colleen worked with schools and districts across Colorado helping leaders and teachers set and meet their strategic goals through growing their leadership capacity, using data-driven decision making, and ensuring success through progress monitoring. 

Colleen recognizes that the heart of success lies in the connections we have with each other, the culture of our organizations, and the ability to do meaningful work in a sustainable way. She strives to bring efficiencies and priorities to support work that is important, but knows that it must be sustainable for people as well.

Colleen lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and two children. When not working, she is often hiking, paddleboarding, playing her ukelele, gardening, or cooking up a new recipe.