About Us

We moved to West Michigan in 2006. Love the Third Coast, the Dunes, the People, and outdoors opportunities.

Our Mission

Guiding people towards high performance with purpose, meaning, and connection in their relationships, teams and organizations.

MY VALUES

Clients contribute their knowledge of  their industry, of what has worked in the past and what hasn’t. They contribute energy and intuition about the future, and they contribute their familiarity with each other. We draw these out.

An experience that people remember as productive, fun and full of personal as well as professional growth is a good investment of time and energy.

Organization renewal is not a passive activity. Our “inside-out” strategy is founded on our belief that individuals can best engage in leading organizations when they simultaneously engage in leading themselves.

If participants feel strongly about the benefits of a meeting there is a high chance of buy-in and accountability for success.
For real change clients must engage a critical mass of dedicated and competent change leaders

The necessary momentum will only gather when enough people begin to devote their energy and attention to the desired future state.

Meetings are about relationships. We enter into honest, caring, success driven relationships and value the privilege of becoming part of a client’s team.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

  • strategic thinking
  • an exceptional facilitator
  • a thought leader
  • a creative talent
  • a way to get people excited about turning visions into reality
  • contagious excitement on your team
  • consulting focused on the broader mission of your organization

Bruns Leadership Consulting began in 1986 following positions as Director, Training & Development at Budget Rent a Car and Division Employee Relations Manager at Container Corporation of America.

With an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston and a BA from Middlebury College,  I am also past-president of the Board of The Families’ and Children’s AIDS Network and of the Simmons College Graduate School of Management Alumnae Association.

Example Engagements

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital With CEO led strategy sessions for both senior leadership team and extended leadership team leading to the creation of a comprehensive strategic “team map.” Continued work over the space of several years culminating with a system-wide large- scale event to reinvigorate the staff prior to an impending merger.

Rockwell Automation With Sr. VP HR led Developing Strategic Unity sessions for both senior leadership team and extended leadership leading to the creation of a comprehensive strategic “team map.” Designed and facilitated numerous strategic planning session 2007-2015.

Additional sessions of Developing Strategic Unity for the following business unity: Global Business Development, NA Channels, NA Global Sales & Marketing, Motion Control, Communications.

With support of Jake Jacobs, introduced Polarity Management to Business Leadership Council in order to unlock solutions to longstanding strategic roadblocks.

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital With CEO led strategy and professional development sessions for senior  and extended leadership teams.

Materion With Sr. VP HR led Developing Strategic Unity sessions for both senior leadership team and extended leadership leading to the creation of a comprehensive strategic “team map.” Designed and facilitated project management workshop for HR leaders.

True Value With VP Marketing led strategy sessions for both senior leadership team and extended leadership.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin With Board President designed and led board strategy sessions.

Keebler Company With Director of Project Breakthrough, leader of a major re-engineering of the sales & distribution function, provided, with other team members, project management oversight, change management consultation, communications vehicles development and the development and delivery of sales rep and facilitator training.

Kellogg Company  As part of The Catalyst Group team, led team of internally selected trainers through facilitation training and nation-wide implementation of Strategic Thought Process training for sales organization.