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Emma Rafuse, M.A.

Emma Rafuse, M.A. Consultant

Phone: +1 920 277 4502

Emma Rafuse is passionate about helping clients and candidates find their best fit and potential in an organization. Creative and curious, she also enjoys creating custom solutions to effectively communicate, teach, and display topics and ideas.


  • Evaluates and conducts business simulation and role play exercises with assessment participants
  • Interprets personality inventories and cognitive test results for job candidates to determine the overall fit for a position or client need
  • Develops competency models based on organizational leadership constructs
  • Participates in client team discussions on strategic management methodologies


  • Developed an organization’s online training modules
  • Consulted with key stakeholders to create custom training solutions on building a feedback culture
  • Designed a series of 17 infographics for 800+ hospital employees on effective communication after analyzing data, distributing needs assessment surveys, and organizing research


  • M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
  • B.A., Psychology; Communication, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN

In her free time, Emma enjoys disc golfing, hiking, and rock climbing with her significant other. She loves traveling and plans to visit all 63 national parks in her lifetime (she has already been to 21). When she’s not spending time outside, Emma enjoys curling up with a good book and her two cats.

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At MDA Leadership, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every organization. We take the time to get to know your business and your leadership needs and recommend a range of options that are the best fit for your growth goals. Let's see how MDA Leadership can optimize your Talent Strategy for the Long Run®.