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Customized solutions for mission driven organizations and individuals         


Select Clients


     Better Business Bureau serving Dayton & the Miami Valley
     Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
     Gannon University
     Kent State University
     M Smith Consulting, LLC
     The Democracy Collaborative

     Women's Leadership Collaborative of Great Dayton
     WriteSolutions, LLC
     YWCA Cleveland

Select Workshop and Retreat Topics

~ Beyond Tenure: Goal Setting and Moving Forward

~ Choosing a Mindful Career: A Leadership Workshop for Women
~ Dealing with Difficult People – One Bad Apple…
~ Dissecting Conflict as an Opportunity
~ Gender in the Workplace: Having It All, Work/Life Balance and Other Myths
~ Implicit Bias: Recognizing and Reducing the Impact for Improved Recruitment and  Retention
~ Preparing for VUCA: Work Environment of the Future
~ Professional Presence: Appearance, Authority, and Influence
~ The Mindful Career: Using Self-Awareness to Get From Here to There

Our Mindful Career Content includes a sample of the following topics customized to your needs:

~ Managing your Career with Intention
~ Writing Your Next Chapter: Career Mission, Vision & Goals
~ Mapping Social Capital, Branding and Networking
~ Emotional Intelligence and Your Leadership Style
~ Gender Dynamics in the Workplace
~ Leadership Styles and Leadership Moments
~ Mastering the Three C’s: Conflict, Communication, and Courage
~ Negotiation, Power & Politics
~ You Do Belong Here: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
~ Your Professional Presence: Appearance, Authority and Influence

Chapter in an Edited Volume

To Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career in STEM

Shaffer, Amanda & Friemark, S., 2015. In Mavriplis, C. & Heller, S. (Eds),

Forward to Professorship: Academic Leadership Development in Science and Engineering. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier


I was pleased to have my essay "BUSING: A WHITE GIRL’S TALE" printed in the latest Rust Belt Anthology. Books may be purchased on the Belt website. I was also featured in the CNN online story "When you're the only white person in the room" by John Blake.