Segraves - Organization Development Consultant - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA

Mary Ellen Segraves

Saint Charles, Illinois, USA


Prior to forming my Coaching & Training company, I worked for: Arthur Andersen, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Bowne Business Solutions in the areas of: training, human resources, leadership development, diversity & inclusion, coaching & mentoring, and change management.

I am also an adjunct faculty member in National-Louis University's College of Management and Business, teaching traditional and online courses in the areas of: Organizational Behavior, Management & Supervision, Human Resource Management and Communication in Organizations.

My goal is to assist motivated individuals with professional growth and development, and to help organizations create positive work environments!


Organization Development Consultant

Work History


Cognetics Coaching and Training

January 2002 - January 2002

OD/HR/Training Consultant and Business Coach providing services in the areas of: Leadership, Performance Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Meeting Effectiveness, Presentation Skills, Career Development, Change Management, and Valuing Differences/Cross-Cultural Communication. Have conducted seminars in U.S, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Adjunct Professor

National-Louis University

January 2002 - January 2002

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the College of Management and Business, both f2f and online in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Communication.

Organization Development Manager

Arthur Andersen

January 1999 - January 2002

Consulted with internal and external clients in areas of organizational effectiveness, performance management and change management. Facilitated seminars and workshops in: Effective Meetings, Presentation Skills, Change Management, Situational Leadership, and High Performing Teams, for internal and external client groups.

National Training Manager

Bowne Business Solutions

January 1996 - January 1999

Responsible for creating and managing training function for business services outsourcing company of 1200+ employees in over 60 locations.
Designed, developed and delivered training programs on: Basic Management and Leadership Skills, Customer Service Excellence, Interviewing Skills, Diversity Awareness and Sexual Harassment Prevention.
Developed distance-learning tools and train-the-trainer materials for field representatives.

Human Resources Manager and Manager/Diversity

RR Donnelley and Sons Company

January 1981 - January 1996

Held a number of positions with increasing responsibility, including: Manager Corporate Diversity, HR Manager and Training Administrator & Coordinator

Assistant Projector Director, Continuing Education Division

Commerce Clearing House

January 1981 - January 1983

Responsible for scripting, camera work, and talent coordination for nationally distributed videos used by sales organization.
Hired and supervised professional staff members.

Training Coordinator

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

January 1980 - January 1981

Qualifications & Certifications

MS, Adult & Continuing Education

National-Louis University

BA, English

Loyola University of Chicago

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