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.

COO and Practice Director, Transformation

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

Dir. of Finance, Accounting, HR, and Admin.

Christine is Proteus’ Director of Finance, HR, and Administration, bringing over 20 years of extensive expertise in small and medium size companies, spanning accounting, finance, human resources, and administration to Proteus.

Dir. 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. 

Head of Product

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.

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.

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

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.