“The way I approach business, the way I look at people, the way I engage with people and my passion for being able to understand and communicate clearly has forever been changed.”

Dell Birch, Ph.D.

Director, Corporate Enterprise Strategy, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Momentum Mentee Alumnus 2008

Mentor 2010 – Present

Nadine Hauf

Nadine Hauf

Executive Director, Operations, OptumHealth

Mentee Alumna

“Roz has been an incredible help through many of my professional challenges. She shared her own personal experiences to help me put to practical use. She is not only well respected in the business community, but also has great talent to share.”

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Roz Tsai

Vice President, Talent, Learning, & Org Effectiveness, Thrivent

9x Mentor

“I was able to look at myself and my goals more holistically. If I think about a turning point, it was probably during the Menttium mentoring program. It was a great journey for me. It made a difference.”

Jennifer Meyer

Sr. Director, UnitedHealth Group

Menttium 100 Mentee Alumna

Mentor 2019 – Present

Patricia Hall

Patricia Hall

Director, Field Finance, Discover Financial

Mentee Alumna

“Kathy was highly supportive in assisting me in the achievement of my goals. She demonstrated strong listening skills and offered valuable, actionable advice. She also was highly flexible in accommodating meeting requests. I benefited tremendously from her perspectives specifically relating to foundational leadership behaviors and relationship building.”

Kathy Leck

Kathy Leck

Faculty and Executive Coach, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

16x Mentor

“Trust the process. It far exceeded my expectations and I had a massive year of growth.”

William Davies

Senior Managing Director, U.S. Bank

Ladders Mentee Alumnus 2013


Shawna Dodds

VP, Product Development, Cigna

Mentee Alumna

“My mentor was incredibly valuable in helping me to think through actions and approaches I could take to help improve my overall performance. He listened to what my priorities were and helped to define a path to achieve my objectives. He was there for me when needed and was focused on what I needed to get out of the relationship. He was a pleasure to work with.”


Michael Buckman

Founding Partner, OTM Associates

11x Mentor

Lisa Jansen

Lisa Jansen

Director, Customer Service, UnitedHealth Group

Mentee Alumna

“Connie has been an incredible mentor and I’m very appreciative. She is wise, insightful, and has definitely been invested in my growth and development. Connie’s approach has truly helped me to reinforce and appreciate my strengths as well as helping me grow in the ways that are most meaningful for me as an individual and leader. As Connie has put it, I’ve been making ‘thoughtful adjustments.’ I have gained clarity and I’m excited about what I can deliver as a leader. I feel fortunate to have had Connie as my mentor and can’t thank her enough. I will put to good use what I’ve learned.”


Connie Haney

Sr. Director, Global Compensation, CoorsTek, Inc

5x Mentor

Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

Director, Strategic Development, Thrivent Financial

Mentee Alumna

“Caroline ‘got’ me and my world, and she did so really quickly. This meant that we could dive into real work situations and work through them together, which was extremely valuable – I  could use the products of our conversations immediately. Caroline has a superior ability to analyze issues and does so with great questions, great objectivity and great care. This, combined with her clear thinking and language, helped me articulate both challenges and solutions in ways I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’m really grateful for our relationship. It’s been very rich.”

Caroline Fortmeyer

Carolyn Fortmeyer

Sr. Vice President, Risk Process Control, U.S. Bank

10x Mentor

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