Meet the Proteus Team

Founder/Partner

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

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President/Partner

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

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COO and Practice Director, Transformation

Marie Holive brings two decades of experience as an inspirational leader and successful executive to her work at Proteus.

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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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Director of Operational Excellence & Client Services

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. 

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Practice Lead

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.

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Business Development Director

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.

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Business Development Specialist

Caitlyn Judge is our Business Development Specialist, based in Proteus’ Minneapolis office. A problem-solver by nature, she enjoys understanding the full sales cycle and troubleshooting gaps to make improvements

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Design Manager

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.

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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.