“As my manager, she helped me develop my marketing and copywriting skills. Now, as my mentor, she’s instrumental in my continued growth as a marketer and my career development. As a former university instructor, I can tell you she possesses a rare combination of broad and technical knowledge of concepts, and the ability to explain them in easy-to-understand ways. She’s also a strategic thinker. In one moment, she can provide insight into your go-to-market plan for a product. In the next moment, she’s advising you in life-long, career decisions with a keen eye to the future. Along with her approachability, these skills make her a formidable teacher and leader and I highly recommend her for any position that requires marketing expertise and teaching acumen.”

– direct report, Expedia Group Media Solutions, 2019

“Colleen is a strategic, thoughtful and creative leader. She serves as president of our 20-member, executive level board of directors. Colleen invites full participation and creative insights from each individual member while maintaining the strategic direction for the organization. She efficiently facilitates meetings with confidence and good humor. Colleen also provides leadership mentoring and support for our staff. She focuses on what’s working and skillfully encourages re-prioritization of tasks when needed. “

– executive director of the nonprofit where I serve as board member, 2018

When Colleen walks into a room she has that natural ability to lead the group discussion and get everyone on the same page. She challenges everyone to think strategically about what we are trying to accomplish and what the path looks like to get us there. Her charisma and leadership allows her to bring everyone along the journey with her.”

– marketing colleague, Slalom, 2017

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