Coleman has more than 18 years of experience working as a senior-level human resources and
organization development professional in non-profit and Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Tribune Company, Whirlpool, Sears, and Motorola. In addition to ReimagineOD, she holds a faculty position with the Loyola University Quinlan School of Business and is a founding member and faculty for their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Institute Certification Program.
Previously, Coleman served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago which for over 140 years is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. In the CHRO role, Coleman was responsible for ensuring the people and cultural infrastructure meet the high demand of the communities the programs served. Coleman introduced cultural transformation and talent management initiatives as an instrument of business transformation that is advancing strategy and operational outcomes at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Prior to her role at the YWCA, Coleman was the Senior Director, Human Resources, at KinderCare Education where she was responsible for 20,000 employees and 1,700 locations. Due to her leadership, KinderCare Education went from one of the most disengaged companies to being on Gallup’s Top 37 companies to work.
With a passion for advancement, Dr. Coleman has various leadership development certifications
including; Benchmarks 360, Forte Communication, Behavioral-IQ, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), DiSC and Strengths Finders, Servant, and Situational Leadership. Also believing in the importance of philanthropic work, she is affiliated with several organizations including; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the K.I.N.D. fund (UNICEF), Imerman Angels, YWCA, and Feed My Starving Children as well.
Coleman completed her dissertation to earn her Ph.D. in Organization Development in January 2016 from Benedictine University. She has completed research papers, presented as well as served as a reviewer and discussant at the Midwest Academy of Management, Southwest Academy of Management, Western Sciences Decision Institute, and the International Socio-Economic Institute of Firms and Organizations, and her work was further recognized and published in the Recherches en Sciences de Gestion 2015 publication. Coleman also holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Employee Relations from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.