Biography of Jean Erickson Walker
Jean Erickson Walker, Ed.D., CMF is an accomplished Executive Coach based in Portland, OR who brings a wealth of experience gained over twenty years in Executive Coaching, Career Counseling and Leadership Development across a broad range of industries, non-profit organizations, and boards of directors.
Dr. Walker is the author of The Age Advantage: Making the Most of Your Midlife Career Transition (Putnam/Penguin, Sept. 2000). An engaging speaker and author who consistently challenges her audiences to rise above their own limitations and expectations, she is described by Publishers Weekly as "Blunt, Compassionate and Effective." Jean has a bias for action, based on thoughtful consideration of the issues, and she believes strongly in the potential of collaborative leadership.
Jean is a popular Webinar presenter for ExecuNet, a national company which has helped top-flight executives succeed in their careers and business for over 25 years, providing on-line job search, leadership forums, webinars and networking for senior level executives. She has led the Oregon and SW Washington networking group since she was selected by ExecuNet in 2001, bringing together leaders in the region to network and share career experinces. The group meets monthly.
Jean has been internationally certified as a Career Management Fellow (CMF) and is a Past Chair of the Board of Governors of ICC International, the only independent, not-for-profit international board certification for career management professionals. There are 12 governors from countries throughout the world. She is also Past Chair of the ICC Global Ambassadors, twenty leaders in the field from 13 countries.
Jean is a former Managing Partner of Pathways/OI Partners Inc., a leading career services firm in Portland, Oregon. She is a past member of the Board of Directors and has been VP of Research and Development for OI Partners, which has over 200 offices worldwide. OI Partners provides Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Outplacement, Management Consulting and Organizational Development Consulting to companies and individuals.