Cecelia works with organizations and individuals in the midst of transformation. Her professional areas of expertise include:
• executive, mid-career, and encore career coaching
• organizational change,
• strategic planning.
During her thirty years of coaching and consulting she has worked with ABN/Amro, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp, Chevron, Cisco, GATX, Sears Canada, RR Donnelley/Bright Sun Printing-Shenzhen, Hebrew Union College, and other clients ranging from complex global organizations to nonprofit community organizations, universities, and startups. Her industry experience spans technology, manufacturing, publishing, nonprofits, healthcare, and more. She has significant experience coaching individuals from the United States, the UK, India, Singapore, and Vietnam.
In addition to consulting and coaching, Cecelia teaches in Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Learning and Organization Change program. Courses she has developed and taught include Foundations in Team Learning, Transformational Client Relationships, and Organizational Planning and Change. She is also coach to a cohort of entering graduate students, many of whom are in management positions.
Prior to her current work with her own firm, she was Consulting Practice Leader for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning; a senior consultant with Hewitt Associates (now Aon/Hewitt) global practice in Organizational Effectiveness; and Senior Vice President, Learning and Development with a major regional financial institution.
She holds an AB degree from Vassar College and an MAT from Reed College. She completed the year-long training program and practicum in Client-Centered Counseling at the Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Center. She is currently a certified coach with the GetFive, a national career coaching firm. She also is certified to coach using the Hogan Inventories, Human Synergistics Communication Styles, and many other instruments.
Cecelia started her career as a teacher and taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and the American School of Rio de Janeiro. Her interests include learning with her incredibly smart parrots, bicycling Chicago’s neighborhoods, metalsmithing, and writing fiction, poetry and essays. She is co-founder of a new publishing cooperative, WOW!Press, and performs in nursing homes with Gang of Toes, a nonprofit dance group. She has served on many nonprofit boards, including Edgewater Artists in Motion/Gallery 1070, Safe Place/Sarasota, Community TV Network, and Gang of Toes.