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Nancy Weidenfeller, Ed.D.

Nancy Weidenfeller, Ed.D. Consultant and Executive Coach

Phone: +1 612.332.8182

For more than 25 years, Nancy Weidenfeller has found a common element in the work that excited her: helping organizations achieve performance results by focusing on people issues. She has an extensive background in organization development, talent management, human resource systems design, and women enterprise leaders.


  • Specialist in team dynamics and performance, organizational effectiveness, leading change, and the strategic role of HR.
  • Worked with leaders from diverse organizations and a variety of industries including energy, food, financial services, chemicals, health care, manufacturing, medical devices, and retail.
  • Consulted with Best Buy, Thrivent Financial, and U.S. Bank on strategic input for diversity and inclusion plans and skill-building on leadership presence and influencing for impact.


  • Facilitated team processes that resulted in stronger commitment and higher performance.
  • Achieved breakthrough performance at two biomedical device companies by driving greater business alignment using a highly engaging high-performance management system model.
  • Built the capability of leaders to lead and manage change to transform their U.S. operations and achieve business growth.
  • Improved HR service delivery at a teaching hospital to operate as collaborative business partner, resulting in exceptional people solutions.


  • Doctorate of Education in organization development, University of St. Thomas
  • M.A. in organizational leadership, College of St. Catherine
  • B.A. in business/HR management, certificate in psychology, Adler Institute
  • Certified Senior Professional Human Resources Practitioner for Life
  • Adjunct instructor, Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas
  • Taught at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School (HRD) in Ukraine
  • Published articles include: "Celebrating Diversity" (Public Utilities Fortnightly), "Leaders Invest for Change" (The Public Manager), and 'Breaking Through the Glass Wall: The Experience of Being a Woman Enterprise Leader" (Human Resource Development International)
  • Examiner, President's Quality Award program and the Minnesota Quality Award
  • Member, United Way Women's Leadership Council and Women's Health Leadership Trust

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