Nancy Weidenfeller

Principal Consultant and Executive Coach, MDA Leadership Consulting

For more than 20 years, Nancy Weidenfeller has found that there is a common element in the work that excites her helping organizations achieve performance results by focusing on the people issues. She loves to partner with leaders on building their organization’s ability to assess its current level of functionality and change it to achieve the desired goals. She has extensive background in organization development, talent management, human resource systems design, team development, and women enterprise leaders.

Nancy joined the firm in 2004. Prior to that, she was a senior consultant in the Human Capital Group with Watson Wyatt Worldwide and a principal with Davies Consulting, Inc. where she worked with a vast array of companies and industries. Nancy also served as director of the Office of Quality Management at the U.S. Department of Energy and NSP, where she was responsible for implementing strategies to create an organizational culture emphasizing excellence, continuous quality improvement and customer service.

WeidenfelerHer client work includes leadership, organizational effectiveness, and change work in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, pharmaceuticals, education, and not-for-profit organizations, just to name a few. She also has consulted with Best Buy, Thrivent Financial, and U.S. Bank on women in management.

Nancy earned a B.A. in Business/HR Management, certificate in psychology from the Adler Institute, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from the College of St. Catherine, and a Doctorate of Education in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas. She is Certified Senior Professional Human Resources Practitioner for Life, and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Birkman Method. She currently serves as an adjunct instructor on the faculty of Hamline University, St. Mary’s University, and the University of St. Thomas, and taught at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School (HRD) in Ukraine. Published articles include: "Leaders Invest for Change" (The Public Manager, Summer 1996), “Celebrating Diversity" (Public Utilities Fortnightly, June 15, 1992), and Breaking Through the Glass Wall: The Experience of Being a Woman Enterprise Leader (2008 AHRD International Research Conference).

Away from the office, she loves spending time with her friends and family. She is also active in many professional organizations and has served as an examiner for the President’s Quality Award program and the Minnesota Quality Award process. Her other interests include fishing, golfing, gardening, and spending time with her husband, Steve, and King Charles Spaniel’s, Charley and Buster.

Nancy is a breakout session speaker at the Gustavus Women in Leadership 3rd Annual Conference.