Professional & Organizational Development

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Deborah Seaman

Seaman Associates

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

I believe in tapping the motivation and strengths of individuals and groups in organizations to help them work together more productively and with greater satisfaction.

MY APPROACH

  • Inquire about issues and listen deeply
  • Provide feedback and coaching
  • Act as a resource and provide tools
  • Encourage active participation and application of skills

AREAS OF EXPERTISE/RESULTS

  • Consulting and training on change management
  • Facilitating problem-solving meetings
  • Facilitation of strategic planning
  • Managing difficult customer interactions
  • Communication skills and styles
  • Promoting understanding among generations at work
  • Supervisory training and coaching
  • Coaching for high performance
  • Teambuilding retreats and meetings
  • Mediation of conflict between individuals
  • Resolving conflicts in teams
  • Consulting and training to develop healthy teams

EXPERIENCE / SELECTED PROJECTS

  • Thirteen years in health care at Manager/Director level; fifteen years as consultant
  • Designing and facilitating transition sessions with staff of two merging organizations.
  • Facilitating strategic planning in a division crossing two university campuses, including designing systems and structures to foster and sustain integration.
  • Facilitating feedback sessions and coaching members of an executive team interested in fostering greater truth telling among themselves and with their direct reports.
  • Facilitating the management of a large division’s transition from providing manual transactions for clients to managing processes using technology with clients.

CREDENTIALS

  • Master of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of California and Berkeley
  • K-8 elementary and community college teaching credentials
  • Past Director of Organizational Development & Training at Harborview Medical Center and Highline Community Hospital
  • Past Manager of Human Resources Development at Stanford University Hospital
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Emerald City

SELECTED CLIENTS

  • UW campus departments and UW Medicine
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Stanford University departments and Medical Center
  • Council of Washington State University Presidents
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
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