Coaches Panel

  • 09 Dec 2011
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., MOH 201


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About the Program

The Coaches Panel: we will have a window into the practice of three master coaches. This unique program will showcase three coaches explaining their approach to coaching and how they would tackle a specific scenario. Each presenter will have time to cover their unique style and the opportunity to exemplify what they do for their clients. It will be an exciting set of presentations, show the unique talents of the presenters, as well as the breadth and depth of coaching field.


Cathy Paper M.A.

Jim Earley

Lynn Baskfield

Cathy Paper

Creativity makes a difference. It immediately causes a reaction in other people, good or bad. Organizational Development is about making change happen and inviting other people to choose to change based upon your approach and interventions. Cathy Paper has combined the forces of creativity and organization development for years.

Now she intentionally uses her advertising knowledge with Fortune 500 Companies such as Timex, Ralston Purina and Time Magazine and her large organization intervention experience at Best Buy, Whirlpool and Paramount Pictures and John Deere to create programs and products for speakers and authors that establish a change process off of intellectual property and an author’s personality.

The examples that will be covered include applications of individual networking practices from New York Times Bestseller Joe Sweeney’s Winning Business Game Plan and selling practices and habits of 7 times New York Times bestselling author Harvey Mackay and environmental examples from Steven Schussler, founder of The Rainforest Café.

Creativity has a process and organization development has a process. The individual supplies the content, rockpaperstar products provide the creativity for ideas to truly connect, awaken and inspire people’s hearts and minds.

Jim Earley

Jim's approach to coaching might be called "determined informality." It is shaped by his college work in communications, motivation, and psychology as well as advanced training with the Academy for Coaching Excellence, the Arbinger Institute, and many other organizations.

"As a coach, my first job is to understand what my client wants to accomplish. My next step is to help my client get clearer about that very same thing as well as clear about where they stand in reaching that goal. From there, while working to identify next steps, deal with issues and barriers, I'm also trying to understand how my client's objectives today fit into the context of their life, and what their strengths and talents are. Often there's a critical point in the process when the client has the opportunity to recognize and face some important truth about their situation. If he/she has the courage to do that, things really pop."

Lynn Baskfield

Lynn will talk about how she got in to coaching, her niche and approach. She will do snippets from a DVD to show how she bring horses into the coaching process around leadership and team building.

About the Presenters

Cathy Paper

Cathy Paper, M.A., markets select authors and promotes unique speakers to National status. She also guides individuals to create better results through inspiration, reflection and action. Think dynamic growth catalyst!

With seventeen years of experience in leadership development and marketing and nearly 10,000 coaching hours and successful guidance of many companies through change management strategy and implementation, she knows how to improve people and increase results. She has founded, launched and sold three companies PaperPlus Recycling, JumpStartResults and Live Dynamite and nearly a dozen products.

Her quick wit and competitive spirit makes her a trusted advisor and repeat consultant for companies, individuals and associations such as Best Buy, Paramount Studios, Ameriprise, Harvey Mackay #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of Swim With The Sharks, National Association of Women Business Owners, The University of Minnesota Carlson School and Schwan’s. Cathy serves on the board of Data360 and Quest for College. She has worked at William Blair & Company, Fallon McElligott and Best Buy and holds her Master’s Degree from St. Thomas in Organization Development and a BA from Williams College. She gets #$*@ done! And she's really fun to work with.

Jim Earley

Jim Earley is a pioneer in the personal/business coaching field having started his business in 1991 as the answer to his question "what am I uniquely designed to do?"

He was one of the first recognized as a Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF), was a founding member of the Minnesota Coaches Association, and served as its president. In 2004, Jim was delighted to join the staff of the Academy of Coaching Excellence, a Sacramento based coaching school. Jim's approach to coaching might be called "determined informality." It is shaped by his college work in communications, motivation, and psychology as well as advanced training with the Academy for Coaching Excellence, the Arbinger Institute, and many other organizations. Using insightful questions and a ready sense of humor, Jim has helped hundreds (particularly business owners, professionals & managers) over the last 20+ years.

Jim also has a special interest in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and giftedness. "Most of the people I work with have an entrepreneurial spirit, many actually being business owners. One common thread in this group is that they love to be challenged. Being driven by challenge is common to adults with ADD and gifted adults. That drive helps them be more successful, and can also make them difficult to work with."

Lynn Baskfield

Whether working with corporate teams, individual executives, or spirited midlife women, Lynn helps clients travel the gray territory of transition to living full out, full color lives. She includes several elements in her approach—nature, storytelling, horses and the arts—to assist people to take pause and listen to what has heart and meaning for them. Clients report greater fulfillment, increased effectiveness, less stress, more soulful workplaces and enhanced personal lives. Working with the horses every day mirrors one of Lynn favorite lines by the poet Rumi: “Let the beauty you love be what you do.”

A lifelong horsewoman and longtime entrepreneur, Lynn is also a published author and storyteller. She has a master’s degree in human development with an emphasis on coaching from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Minnesota Coaches Association. She holds certifications from the International Coach Federation, the Equine Guided Education Association and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. Every day the horses teach her the greatest lesson -- to be present and attentive to what is here in the moment.

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