My Story


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Hi, I'm Jean Davidson.

I am a coach and consultant who has spent the last 22 years working with change and transition on both an organizational and personal level. My resume is filled with transitions from music teacher to athletic trainer to change management consultant to professor to coach. I founded Davidson Consulting and Coaching in 2004, after spending 10 years in corporate training and consulting roles.

My focus is on helping individuals, teams and organizations find their way through messy, ambiguous, challenging times. I love to work with anyone choosing to make a change in their life, their team, or their organization.

I hold an Ed. D. in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas, where I am an Executive Fellow in the Organization Learning & Development Program. I am an accredited Insights Practitioner, as well as a CPCC, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and CNTC, Certified NeuroTransformational Coach. In my spare time, I might be found teaching Jazzercise (34 years as an instructor), writing my Random Wisdom blog, golfing, or spending time with my family (husband, three children, seven grandchildren, and two Siberian Huskies) where I live in Woodbury, Minnesota. Send me an email >>

Why I Do What I Do

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Education

Ed.D. Doctorate of Education in Organization Development
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, 2006

Dissertation: Pictures of Transition: A study of the leadership journey into unfamiliar territory

M.A. Master of Arts in Human Resource Development
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, 1999

B.M.E. Bachelor of Music Education
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - RIVER FALLS, 1979

Certifications

PCC: Professional Certified Coach
INTERNATIONAL COACHING FEDERATION (ICF)

CNTC: Certified Neurotransformational Coach
BeAbove Practitioner
BEABOVE LEADERSHIP, 2015, 2017

Narrative Coaching Certification
LEARNING JOURNEYS INTERNATIONAL, 2017

CPCC: Certified Professional Co-active Coach
COACHES TRAINING INSTITUTE (CTI), 2010

Insights Licensed Practitioner
INSIGHTS LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT, 2007

AIM Practitioner
IMPLEMENTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (IMA Worldwide), 1997

Publications

3 Keys to Finding Hidden Treasures in a Difficult Transition (e-book), 2017

"The Infinite Power of Possibilities," chapter in Consultation for Organizational Change Revisited, 2016

"Supporting Leaders in Transition: A peripheral view," chapter in Consultation for Organizational Change Revisited, 2016

Pictures of Transition: A study of the leadership journey into unfamiliar context, 2006