Coaching and Consulting



  • Leading through crisis
  • Emotional Survival for Executives
  • Leadership Development
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Cultural Change
  • Police Reform/Progressive Initiatives
  • Resiliency Training


  • Master of Arts, Public Safety Administration - Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota| Minneapolis, M
  • Bachelor of Science, Police Science - Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN
  • Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) - Police Executive Research Forum | Boston, MA
  • School of Police Staff & Command - Northwestern University | Evanston, IL
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Assistant Professor
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police Women’s Leadership Institute, Instructor
  • U.S. Department of State Speaker Program, Speaker
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police 
  • Police Executive Research Form 
  • Twin Cities Security Partnership 
  • Youthlink Advisory Board 
  • Bureau of Justice Assessment Law Enforcement Forecasting Group  
  • Harvard University Public Safety Summit Executive Leadership Group 


  • 2013 Minnesota Women’s Press Changemaker of the Year 
  • 2013 Twin Cities Business Journal Diversity in Business Award 
  • 2014 Saint Mary’s University Distinguished Alumni Award 
  • 2014 Toastmaster International Communication & Leadership Award 
  • 2014 Duluth, MN, Denfeld High School Hall of Fame Inductee 
  • 2015 Team Women Minnesota Leader of the Year Award 
  • 2016 Unanimously reappointed for second term as Chief of Police 
  • 2017 National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) 
  • Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award 
  • 2017 Fortune Magazine – The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (#22)