At the heart of ICAN are our impressive, dedicated and expertly qualified program faculty.
Nicole Bianchi, PCC,
The founder and lead strategist at SageRiver Consulting, Susan is known for illuminating possibility and igniting change. Her firm provides strategic consulting and organizational development services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients across a variety of industries. Her core services include strategic planning, organizational design, leadership development, coaching and teambuilding.
Susan mentors emerging leaders as an adjunct faculty member in management, teaching graduate courses on Critical Leadership Skills, Leading Individuals and Teams, Leading Organizational Change, Human Behavior in Organizations and Strategic Management, among others. Her faculty positions include the business schools of the University of Colorado at Denver, Denver University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was recognized with the Marinus Smith Award for Teaching Excellence.
In addition, she is a sought-after speaker at conferences, offering engaging presentations on Authentic Leadership, Leading Narrative: The Power of Storytelling, Employee Engagement, Strategic Planning for transformation and more.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management, sociology and accounting from Luther College and a Master’s in Business Administration in management and finance from the University of Colorado at Denver, where she was nominated as the outstanding graduate student of her cohort. Susan is certified in and administers numerous research-based individual and team diagnostics, including Emergenetics, the EQ-i2.0, EQ360, Team Emotional Social Intelligence survey (Tesi 2.0), and the Five Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment.
Her work helps others bring life and energy to their ideas to put them into action. Her field of work is primarily centered in OD, strengthening culture and engagement, individual coaching, group coaching (Circles), leadership development and succession planning. Jamie’s work helps others see the bigger picture, while focusing in on an individual or team’s strongest points, shining a light on those and coaching them through leveraging those strengths and aligning their work for maximum impact. Jamie has her M.S. in Organizational Performance, is certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by International Coach Federation, an Advanced Emergenetics Associate, a Gallup Strengths Performance Coach, and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). She continues to build professional experience in coaching, organization development, management, and facilitation – fields she has worked in since 1997. She currently facilitates our Women’s Leadership Circles and Women’s Leadership Circles: Transition to Retirement & Beyond programs.