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Bonnie Hovel

Bonnie Hovel

Consultant Bonnie Hovel


The best leaders are those who successfully inspire others through vision and engagement to attain organizational goals. At GroupWyse, we help leaders increase self- and other-awareness to enhance respectful relationships, resulting in increased trust and goal accomplishment. Based on observation and assessment data, we help our clients set clear priorities and develop a team-centric environment where people can collaborate effectively.


We specialize in executive coaching and leadership/team development, facilitating real-time, collaborative action planning to help clients jump to the next level of achievement. We guide teams in redesigning processes using practices and tools that will continue to benefit them in achieving their goals. Leaders are supported in coaching employees to bring out their best by aligning individual and organizational values and positioning them and their projects for success. We emphasize implementation and support projects from start to finish for long-lasting results.


  • Executive coaching, enhanced with assessments
  • Conflict management for individuals and teams
  • C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence) skills coaching
  • Change management for departments
  • Organizational development and design
  • Customized facilitation and training
  • Strategic thinking and action planning
  • Rapid-cycle quality & process improvement
  • Collaborative action planning
  • Succession planning


  • Leadership development and team coaching using the EQ In Action Profile and other assessments
  • Customized retreats for leadership teams to clarify goals and develop action plans
  • Strategic thinking and planning for federal agencies and departments, including Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Medicine, General Medicine, and Social Work
  • Training and keynote speaking on the topics of Emotional Intelligence and Self-Care for leadership teams and professionals
  • Action Learning training in a medical center for cross-functional work groups to enhance professional growth using creativity and peer support


  • Master of Social Work, Minor in Organizational Development, University of Washington
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1999
  • Certified in Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator (MBTI), EQ In Action Profile, Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) and InsideOut Coaching
  • C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence) Enhanced Skills Coach
  • 30 years of internal and external consulting experience in healthcare, including leading the Total Quality Improvement program at VAPSHCS (which is affiliated with the University of Washington). Instrumental in the successful merger of two hospitals.
  • Certificate in Gerontology, University of WA, 2014
  • Bachelor of Education in Human Services Counseling, cum laude, WWU


  • University of Washington
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound
  • Highline Community College
  • Wellness Centered Dentistry, Dr. Hsu
  • VA Regional Offices, Boise, ID and Sheraton, WY
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