Louellen Essex, Ph.D., is an organization learning and development consultant specializing in leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution. She facilitates seminars, team development sessions, and strategic planning. Working one-on-one with individuals, she serves as an executive coach.
For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Essex has worked extensively with private industry, government, health care organizations, and educational institutions.
Dr. Essex is a recipient of an American Society for Training and Development Professional Excellence Award for her work in management development. She has co-authored Fast Forward Leadership (Financial Times-Prentice Hall, 1999), a book describing how to exchange outmoded practices for forward looking leadership and Breaking the Code of Silence. How Prominent Leaders Recovered from 7 Critical Mistakes (Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2005). In October 2007, her third book – Manager’s Desktop Consultant – was released, published by Davies-Black. Additionally, she has published articles in Leader to Leader, Training and Development, and Physician Executive. In 2010, Mayo Clinic honored her work by designating the Essex Conference Room in the Mayo Graduate School.
Her clients include Medtronic, Seagate Technology, HGA Architects, Data Recognition Corporation, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools, University of Minnesota Board of Regents, Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis, University of St. Thomas, Ramsey and Hennepin Counties, SFM Insurance, among many other local, national, and international organizations.
Dr. Essex is a Fellow of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management’s Executive Development Center.
Dr. Essex holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota where she studied educational administration, psychology, and communication.
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