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September S.

September is one of Leadership Strategies West Coast Core Facilitators and a certified instructor for our flagship facilitation course, The Effective Facilitator. She has experience facilitating all levels of organizations from executives, department/process teams, salaried staff, to hourly operations employees. September has over 20 years of corporate, consulting, and coaching experience with small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies. September owns a consulting and executive coaching firm on the West Coast. She works closely with executives on initiatives geared towards improving performance and profitability including: Strategy Management (assessing and optimizing organizational design and alignment); Process & Performance Management (re-engineering, sales transformation, ABC, balanced scorecards); People Management (compensation & rewards, job fit, performance measurement, high impact teams, leadership and management development, coaching); Strategic planning facilitation; and Change Management. Her clients range from $3 M to $11 B in revenue. Prior to starting her own consulting business, North Star Partners, LLC, September was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, in the management consulting practice. She delivered process re-engineering and performance management services, including engagement and project management, to Fortune 100 consulting clients in the U.S. and Europe. September also served as the Ernst & Youngs National Cost and Performance Improvement Service Line Leader with responsibility for creating, launching, and training performance management consulting services throughout E&Y offices in the United States. From 1997-2000 September lead E&Ys Entrepreneurial and Middle Market Consulting Practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to Ernst & Young, she was a financial and cost analyst with Ford Motor Company. September has a MBA from the University of Michigan and certifications in Change Management, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Coaching. Her rare combination of both people and operations helps companies achieve dramatic bottom-line business results. September has an in-depth understanding of resistance to change with proven, yet uncommon techniques for eliminating it. She applies this knowledge to accomplish rapid personal, team, and organizational improvements. Septembers passion is to serve as a creative, knowledgeable business change advisor for executives ready to blow the doors off business as usual.


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Projects

ServiceIndustryEngagement TitleOrganizationEngagement Date
ManufacturingThe Effective FacilitatorDaimler Trucks10/08/2012
ManufacturingManager, Corporate TrainingDaimler03/26/2012
The Effective FacilitatorShell12/13/2011
Wholesale/RetailEffective Facilitator Hallmark10/12/2011
Information TechnologyThe Effective FacilitatorCisco Systems09/27/2011
Health CareThe Seven SeparatorsGilead09/23/2011
Trainer - public class Leadership Strategies03/04/2011
Trainer - public classLeadership Strategies11/01/2010
Trainer - public classLeadership Strategies09/20/2010
Change ManagementFinance, Insurance, Real EstateChange Management AssessmentThe Capital Group04/01/2010
Other Non-ProfitsEngaging a group Patient Mentor03/17/2010
Change ManagementManufacturingChange Management AssessmentAllison Transmission02/01/2010
Health CareLeadership Training/CoachingOutcomes, Inc.10/05/2009
Trainer public classLeadership Strategies09/28/2009
Training Creation/CustomizationAssociationsBuying Styles WorkshopVistage International 03/09/2009
Trainer public classLeadership Strategies 12/07/2008
TrainerLeadership Strategies11/24/2008
Coaching Independent Clients01/01/2008
Process ImprovementWholesale/RetailMoney Card Product LaunchOffice Depot06/01/2004
Process ImprovementWholesale/RetailNew Store Development Process ImprovementsOffice Depot01/01/2003
Process ImprovementWholesale/RetailCoupon Process ImplementationOffice Depot01/01/2002
Project ManagementWholesale/RetailProgram Management Office InstallationOffice Depot06/01/2000
Process ImprovementWholesale/RetailSales and Service TransformationPower Lift Corporation01/01/2000
Performance ConsultingManufacturingActivty Based Costing Program ImplementationInternational Harvester/Navistar01/01/1998
Performance ConsultingManufacturingFinance Re-engineeringInternational Harvester/Navistar06/01/1997
Performance ConsultingManufacturingEuropean Activity Based Costing ImplementationWhirlpool06/01/1996
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