Erika Anderson


Erika is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness.

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Jeff Mitchell


Jeff, a partner and president of Proteus since 2000, helps executives and leadership teams envision the organization they hope to create, clarify the essentials of their most pressing challenges and create practical plans to make their vision a reality.

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Laird McLean

Laird partners with organizations to catalyze positive change through his expertise in organizational development, process improvement, and learning.

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Cari Windt

Senior Consultant

Cari is a versatile facilitator, executive coach and consultant who builds relationships, breaks down complex issues to help find elegant solutions, and designs approaches that deliver results.

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Jennifer Sherman

Senior Consultant

Jennifer Sherman is a seasoned executive coach, master trainer, and facilitator. She serves as a trusted partner and advisor to executives, managers, and business owners from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

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Practice Director, Building Skills & Knowledge

Cathy has spent her career helping individuals and organizations develop the mindset, capabilities and insights they need to accelerate readiness, transform and grow.

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Therese Miclot

Director, Facilitation Excellence

Therese Miclot is the Director of Proteus’ Facilitation Excellence area. She works with organizations to improve the impact and quality of facilitated experiences.

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Christine Lane-Polk

Director of Finance

Christine is Proteus’ Director of Finance, working to assure that our own financial house is in order and that we’re responsive to our clients’ financial needs. Christine is highly skilled, thoroughly organized, passionate about streamlining process, and focused on serving both internal and external clients.

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Kathy Dore

Senior Advisor, Vision & Strategy

Kathy brings her own experience as a leader and deep understanding of what makes businesses work to her coaching practice—including how to create teams that can navigate through tough times to achieve success.

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Cindy Franklin

Practice Director, Executive Coaching

Cindy helps her clients understand their current impact and clarify their vision, then supports them to identify and make the strategic shifts in mindset, style and behavior that will most powerfully foster their success in achieving their hoped for futures—now, in their next role, and for years to come. 

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Believing in something; acting on that belief...

At Proteus, we’re confident we’re serving our clients well when we demonstrate these beliefs through our actions.

  • Our work is judged by how well we help our clients build their business.
  • If people can see the true shape of a problem, they can solve it.
  • Teams thrive only with high trust, common vision, and consonant values.
  • When people feel capable and powerful, they can learn and change.
  • Listening is the foundation of success.