ABOUT NAN GESCHE
Nan Gesche received her M.A. in Organizational Communications and a professional certificate in Training & Development from the University of Minnesota (U of M). She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of North Dakota. She currently on faculty in the U of M’s Communication Studies department and the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, St. Thomas’ Center of Excellence, and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison.
Nan Gesche, M.A., is an expert in finding out where things go wrong, and in helping them go right. As an educator, speaker, and consultant whose passion is to “help people play well together,” Nan guides organizations and individuals through transition without losing sight of their strategic goals—so they can get back to the business of business. Using experience, insight, and some sturdy research (sprinkled with a little humor), Nan provides a chance to ponder and practice different ways of making decisions and solving problems effectively with others, so all voices in the room are heard.
20 years of independent and corporate experience allow her to help clients focus on the realities of business while stretching their thinking. Nan works with diverse organizations and individuals on projects such as change management, resiliency building, and conflict management. Her corporate work experience includes Change Enablement Manager, Director of Training & Development, Organizational Effectiveness Facilitator, and National Bank Examiner.
Nan received her M.A. in Organizational Communications and a professional certificate in Training & Development from the University of Minnesota (U of M). She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of North Dakota, and qualified to administer and provide training on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She currently teaches for the U of M’s Communication Studies department and the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, St. Thomas’ Center of Excellence, and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison. She published a workbook on “Implementing Strategic Learning”.
Additional qualities and skills include:
- A flexible, energetic, and humorous style that is attuned to the dynamics of the situation, the emotional needs of the group, and the ability to get groups “unstuck” and defuse conflict.
- The ability to boil situations down to what is useful and practical, and to generate options that are clear, understandable, and usable.
- The ability to work well with diverse audiences, in all levels of an organization, as well as with individuals who want help with career choices or transitions to new jobs.
- An understanding of the need to tie actions to strategy and the bottom line.
- A network of consultants in areas such as finance, sales, and organizational development that she can bring in for special projects.
Nan helps people put different perspectives on the table successfully so that they can get back to the business of problem solving and creating results.
Let’s find the opportunities for better leveraging the people and processes you currently have in place to improve your bottom line.