At Proteus, we’re confident we’re serving our clients well when we demonstrate these beliefs through our actions.
Meet the Proteus Team
Erika is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness.
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.
Laird partners with organizations to catalyze positive change through his expertise in organizational development, process improvement, and learning.
Cathy has spent her career helping individuals and organizations develop the mindset, capabilities and insights they need to accelerate readiness, transform and grow.
Jen’s consulting philosophy is to ask the right questions, understand key objectives, build trusted partnerships, and develop actionable solutions that will make a difference.
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.
Alicia serves as Director of Operational Excellence & Client Services for Proteus, working with our client experience and sales support staff to ensure exceptional client experiences while continuously improving our systems and processes.
Dan Diebel is Proteus’ Business Development Director, working out of the Minneapolis office. Dan plays a key role in helping develop deep and meaningful client relationships. With a constant focus on understanding business challenges and talent-related implications, he approaches clients with openness and curiosity.
Michelle Eral joins the Proteus team as Director of Special Projects.
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.
Mike assists organizations undergoing dramatic change. He draws on more than two decades as a human resources executive across a variety of industries to provide focused advice, insights, and tools to senior executives.
Marie Holive brings two decades of experience as an inspirational leader and successful executive to her work at Proteus.
Benita advises organizations and their leaders on how to execute their vision and motivate their teams to achieve world class results, creating a legacy of achievement and impact.
Iván is the Latin America Director for Proteus, leading our work in the region with multinationals and local corporations. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, he can apply his expert skills as a facilitator, learning professional, and performance improvement consultant in a wide variety of business contexts.
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.
Cindy provides senior teams and executives with skills and understanding that enable them to determine where they want to go, create a strategy for getting there, and ultimately fulfill their potential to lead.
Therese Miclot is the Director of Proteus’ Facilitation Excellence area. She works with organizations to improve the impact and quality of facilitated experiences.
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.
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.
Lawrence Dunford has successfully led Organizational Development & Learning initiatives across various industries including Healthcare, Retail and Commercial Banking, Media and Technology.
Ken specializes in leadership development and organizational effectiveness. More than a decade of corporate experience has given him a unique perspective, one that allows him to help his clients integrate their business and personal goals.
Tessa Tubbs, a senior consultant with Proteus, brings 25+ years of experience working with executive and senior leadership teams to envision the desired future of their organization, identify and marshal resources, and develop and execute on plans to bring their strategy to life—all the while strengthening the leader’s ability to caste the vision and bring others along the journey with them.
Kate has been advising senior leaders building businesses for more than 15 years—both as a handpicked insider and as an outside consultant. Her gift for crafting simple, high-impact solutions to seemingly intractable leadership challenges makes her a trusted resource.
Jim serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, partnering with leaders and teams to achieve breakthrough results, improve working relationships, and fully realize individual and collective potential through strategic consulting, coaching, and facilitation.
Vanessa is an executive coach and trainer, known for her communication and engagement skills, her intercultural awareness, and her deep understanding of the impact change can have on individuals and organizations
Paul is a Trainer and Executive Coach who builds leadership capacity in people and teams. Paul specializes in creating safe, collaborative learning environments where people can grow and reach their highest potential.
Ian partners with organizations to help them innovate and transform. He helps leaders see where their systems, processes, and technologies can be improved to capture more value for the organization and deliver better customer and employee experiences.
Leah partners with business leaders in times of transformation to facilitate strategic change for individuals, teams, and organizations as a consultant, coach, and facilitator.
JC Lippold is a passionate learner-centric facilitator, versatile communicator and leadership development coach.
Sean Clinton Madison is passionate about creating a powerful learner experience, whether working as a highly engaging facilitator or behind the scenes as a production manager for virtual or in-person events.
Kristin is a process leader, growth strategist, and creative marketer with a knack for learning and simplifying. She uses her skills to help companies drive growth and evolution.
Claudine is an accredited executive coach, facilitator and learning designer who thrives on partnering with clients and their stakeholders to create bespoke solutions that mobilize their teams and move their businesses forward.
As the Proteus lead designer, Mary creates print and digital materials that enhance and communicate the Proteus brand. She helps make sure that the look and feel of Proteus materials is as clear and engaging as the content.
Michelle Moser is a Client Experience team member, based in Proteus’ Minneapolis office. She has worked across various industries, and in a broad range of functional roles, including sales, finance, process-improvement and operations. The constant thread throughout her career has been a focus on delivering customer satisfaction.
Caitlyn Judge is our Client Experience Specialist, based in Proteus’ Minneapolis office. A problem-solver by nature, she enjoys understanding the full sales cycle and troubleshooting gaps to make improvements
Believing in something; acting on that belief...
- 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.