MetaSkills Consulting Group has core staff members and a flexible network of people and organizations with a wide range of professional skills and talents we can access. Our staff and network has extensive experience in both large and small companies across a range of multiple industries and sectors: high tech, banking, telecommunications, utilities, health care, consumer goods, and government.
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Karin Kolodziejski, Ph.D.
Karin specializes in leadership and executive assessment, development planning, and coaching and has coached executives in a broad range of industries and functional areas. As an internal consultant, manager, and corporate director for two high-technology Fortune 500 companies for 15-plus years, she learned how to lead and manage people and functions through that which has no substitute: real-life management experience. During those years, Karin was responsible for the direct management of a variety of staff and line teams of professionals.
In her work with executives as an external consultant for the past 20 years, Karin draws upon her own leadership experience and her knowledge of state-of-the-art “people” technologies. Karin holds a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, is a New Ventures West Certified Integral Coach, is trained in the David Rock’s Neuroleadership Coaching methods, and is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Oregon. Karin also has certifications in a variety of management coaching programs.
Karin begins each engagement by helping clients identify clear, measurable outcomes for the individual, the team, and the organization. Her process includes regular progress reviews to ensure that the changes clients are making are in line with clients’ and organizational expectations. Clients and organizations can track and measure the changes that result from the coaching process.
Karin has extensive training in a broad range of assessment tools and methodologies that provide organizations and their leaders with accurate, reliable data for purposes ranging from pre-employment selection to development planning to succession planning.
Most of Karin’s clients have intense, unpredictable schedules. While it’s clear that people make quicker progress through an intensive coaching relationship with regular meetings, Karin is willing to flex with clients’ schedules when possible.
Leadership Coaching Successes:
Karin knows intuitively and from experience that it is better to build on a leader’s strengths and work to minimize the impact of a leader’s limitations. Sometimes leaders aren’t sufficiently aware about their strengths and their limitations, and accurate assessment brings clarity to the picture.
- Coached a leader through transition from manager of individual contributors to manager of managers. 360° feedback showed increases in 12 leadership dimensions between date of transition and six-month mark.
- Interview data indicated leader had significant challenges with peer relationships (lack of trust, lack of collaboration, unwillingness to listen to feedback). Follow up assessment showed improvement in peer feedback.
- Leader had been asked to increase his strategic contribution to the business. Senior leadership feedback after nine months demonstrated an increase in the quantity and quality of strategic contributions made to the business.
Brandi provides logistical support and handles scheduling for Karin Kolodziejski. She has a central role in invoicing and bookkeeping services for MetaSkills and is the primary billing contact for the company. Brandi also manages travel booking, payroll, general business administration support and various human resource functions.
Shelly combines customer service and administrative support to help ensure that client needs are met efficiently and accurately. Shelly provides vital Hogan administration and support as well as Hogan invoicing for MetaSkills. She can help you with scheduling an appointment or phone call with Karin or anyone else at MetaSkills. She also often helps with logistics, research, materials, and other projects. Shelly has worked in Human Resources high tech and her Bachelor of Science is in Human Development & Family Sciences. Her contributions are an important part of MetaSkills’s success.
Cynthia Stone, M.S.
Cynthia Stone has over 25 years of business experience in performance and organization analysis, design, and development. She has worked as an external consultant with Fortune 500/1000 companies and as an internal consultant and specialist within manufacturing and technology businesses. Cynthia’s ability to interact with personnel from the production floor to executive staff gives her insight into how behavior, skills, and processes at every level affect an organization’s success. Her observation, analysis, and synthesis skills are powerful tools for assessing an organization’s capabilities and human resources. Cynthia’s Master of Science in performance technology is from the University of Oregon.
Justin Higa, Psy.D. .
Justin has been delivering leadership assessment, coaching, and organizational consulting services for over 15 years. He combines business consulting experience with Fortune 100 corporations, large federal agencies, and small businesses, and doctoral-level training in psychology, to create a meaningful performance link between leaders and their organizations.
Justin’s ability to help clients create a depth of self-understanding that crystalizes their leadership identity, career direction, and personal strengths, results leaders’ developing a rewarding sense of achievement and performance. Coaching with Justin also enables leaders to strengthen interpersonal competency, emotional ability, and sense of energized purpose. Clients find Justin to be kind, competent, and calm, with an uncanny ability to understand who they are as individuals and as leaders.
Trained in the use of various assessment tools for leadership selection and development including Hogan assessment interpretation, Justin holds a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University.
Mimi Maduro, M.S.
Mimi provides facilitation for teams, task forces, and committees focusing on outcomes and collective impact. With more than thirty years working with groups and organizations she specializes in participatory decision-making, collaboration, and peer learning. She coaches individuals interested in expanding their leadership capacity or delving into career transition. As a practitioner passionate about applied learning and post-secondary education, she also provides strategy and program development services for career pathway, certification, and stackable credential initiatives.
Mimi has a Master’s degree in Management from Marylhurst University.
She certified as a professional coach through New Ventures West in 2012. She is also certified in the Hogan assessments and is a Career Development Facilitator (CDF). Mimi lives in the Columbia Gorge.
Karl DeLyria, M.S.
Karl is MetaSkills’ technical specialist and has over fifteen years experience in management positions for the communications, technology, and computer hardware industries. Karl’s rare ability to clearly articulate and explain complex technical concepts and products have made him a valuable consultant for many firms facing significant changes in infrastructure, process design, and marketplace demands.
In addition to his consulting expertise, Karl has accumulated twenty years of experience teaching, coaching and training. His Bachelor of Arts is in Management and Business and his Master of Science is in The Management of Science and Technology. As are the other MetaSkills’ consultants, Karl is certified to provide Hogan Assessments feedback.