Senior Success Coach, Sinclair Community College
Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University and completed her Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education – Administration at Wright State University. Elizabeth has worked in various roles at Sinclair over her 6 years with the college, including as the online testing coordinator, online program coordinator, online academic coach and now as a success coach.
As a success coach, Elizabeth works closely with students in the FlexPace program (Sinclair’s competency-based education program) as well as the faculty who teach the course and the instructional designers who create and revise the courses. This collaborative partnership has created a unique, wrap-around experience for the students, faculty & staff in the program. Her favorite aspect of being a coach is watching students who didn’t believe they could be successful go on to achieve their academic goals and usually surprise themselves with their resiliency and hard work.
She enjoys traveling with her husband & children, playing volleyball, reading and DIY house projects.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Purdue University Northwest
Rachel has devoted her research to understanding how experiences in a variety of contexts impact the process and content of leadership development. As such, she has conducted research on how the whole person develops as a leader, looking at multiple life domains beyond just work, as venues of leadership identity development. She has also explored the impact of cross-cultural experiences in developing global leadership capacities such as global mindset and cultural self-awareness.
During the academic year 2016/2017, Rachel was a visiting scholar at the Toulouse Business School in France. She has conducted leadership seminars in Budapest, Hungary; Dublin, Ireland; and Toulouse, France; and provided leadership coaching for a number of managers across Europe and the United States.
Rachel has published articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Dynamics, International Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Human Resource Management. She has also published a number of book chapters in volumes such as Advances in Global Leadership and The Role of Leadership in Occupational Stress.
Rachel received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the University of Nebraska, MBA in International Management at Thunderbird, the School of Global Management, and BA in History and German at Bowdoin College.