Strengths Coaches
BSAD 111

First-year business students learn how to develop and apply their strengths for success in college and beyond. After identifying their strengths through the CliftonStrengths assessment students learn how to leverage their strengths for specific outcomes including academics, major and career awareness, and engagement and wellbeing in college. Strengths coaches work one-on-one with students throughout the course to help students understand their true potential and develop an individualized success plan to boost self-awareness, academic success and career confidence. Students are empowered to have a strong start towards building “Great Jobs and Great Lives.”


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Meet our strengths coaches
  • Lecture - Students will be exposed to strengths-based development to help them understand how to develop and apply their strengths to maximize their college experience and enhance their personal well-being and engagement in college and in their career.
  • Team Meetings - Students will meet weekly with their strengths team of 10 students, facilitated by their Strengths Coach, to create strategies around their individual strengths to be a successful strengths-based team to complete a 5 week project centered around creating a meaningful college experience to positively impact their career engagement and life well-being.
  • One-on-One Coaching - Students will experience two individualized coaching sessions with a Strengths Coach who will invest in the growth and development of the student to help them successfully transition to university life and future career choices.

BSAD 111 Student Strengths Coaches

Learn about Becoming a Strengths Coach

  • Coaches are recruited and selected in the fall semester. Applications are due October 1, 2019. Interviews will be conducted mid-October.
  • Selected Student Strengths Coaches will enroll in a training course (MNGT 451) the following spring semester.

Current Strengths Coaches

First Name Last Name City State Class Major 1 Major 2
Elizabeth Alexander Bellevue NE Senior Psychology  
Alexis Anderson Ponca NE Junior Accounting  
Jessica Atha Ralston NE Career Advisor    
Michael Beaulieu Omaha NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Alexis Behrens Davenport IA Junior Business Administration  
Alexandra Benson Lincoln NE Sophomore Actuarial Science  
Vanja Bilinac Lincoln NE Junior Business Administration  
Ryan Blum Ames IA Junior Supply Chain Management  
Regan Burnham Fort Collins CO Senior Management  
Jacob Carter Omaha NE Senior Actuarial Science  
Connor Castleman Valley NE Sophomore Finance  
Isabel Cheesman Lincoln NE Senior English  
Tyler Clark Elkhorn NE Sophomore Finance  
Brady Conant Lincoln NE Junior Supply Chain Management  
Christine Cooper Waverly NE Junior Agricultural Education Cooperative Education
Cal Cross Sioux Falls SD Senior Music Education  
Claire Deetz Omaha NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Julia DeLaRosa Lincoln NE Graduate Student Spanish  
Alexa Dolesh Overland Park KS Junior Nutrition and Health Sciences (Nutrition Science Option)  
Anna Dudziak Omaha NE Sophomore Management  
Audrey Erker Omaha NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Abigail Etherton Cozad NE sophomore Advertising and Public Relations  
Jessica Fairbanks South Hutchinson KS sophomore Accounting Marketing
JoAnna Ferris Omaha NE Senior Marketing  
Collin Fink Hebron NE sophomore Marketing  
Mitchell Fisher Grand Island NE Junior Advertising and Public Relations  
Kelsey Folkers Omaha NE Junior Accounting  
Caela Freeburg Erie CO Senior Marketing  
Keaton Fricker Midland TX Sophomore Management  
Tanner Fridrich Omaha NE Sophomore Marketing  
Madison Gaber Highland Village TX Senior Management Marketing
Taylor Gehring Lincoln NE Graduate Student Accounting  
Zachary Glass Hastings NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Jordan Gustafson Omaha NE Junior Psychology  
Melanie Harvey Omaha NE Sophomore Management  
Jordan Heim Madison SD Graduate Student Education Administration- Student Affairs  
Matthew Herting Papillion NE Senior Finance  
Sarah Higgins Elkhorn NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Noah Hoefer Bellevue NE Sophomore Marketing  
Alexis Hruby Lincoln NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Allison Hunt Overland Park KS Sophomore Marketing  
Mary Claire Johnson Lincoln NE Junior Agricultural Education  
Emma Karr Fremont NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Samantha Kaus Fargo ND Junior Marketing  
Allyson Kiehn Overland Park KS Sophomore Business Administration  
Rachel Kleist Prior Lake MN Senior Economics Marketing
Charles Kramer St. Paul MN Sophomore Actuarial Science  
Ashton Krueger Luverne MN Sophomore Pre Social Science  
Lauren Leapley Gretna NE Junior Accounting Management
Alyson Lenz Council Bluffs IA Sophomore Marketing  
Jacob Litel-Smith Papillion NE Junior Actuarial Science Finance
Alessandra Lonie Bennington NE Junior Pre Special Education (7-12)  
Mikayla Mack Lincoln NE Senior Supply Chain Management  
Lauren Mangiameli Omaha NE Senior Management (Human Resource Management)  
McKenzie Mason Overland Park KS Junior Marketing  
Elise Matthes Lincoln NE Sophomore Business Administration  
Trevor Maus Centennial CO Sophomore Business Administration  
Sydney McManamy Sioux City IA Senior Management  
Gunnar Millot Rhinelander WI Sophomore Management  
James Morrill Overland Park KS Sophomore Marketing  
Lauren Niesen Olathe KS Sophomore Actuarial Science  
Rachel Olig Omaha NE Sophomore Marketing  
Macy Peregrine Fullerton NE Junior Management  
Holly Pham Lincoln NE Senior Business Administration  
Natasha Pierce Lincoln NE Junior Marketing  
Kelsey Rodis Omaha NE Senior Business Administration  
Gabriela Rodriguez Lincoln NE Junior Management  
Cassy Ross Sidney NE Senior Global Studies Political Science
Veronica Sanchez-Gonzalez Gibbon NE Junior Management  
Christian Simmons Olympia Fields IL Sophomore Finance  
Brendan Stahl Savage MN Sophomore Business Administration  
Kylie Taylor Blair NE Junior Management Economics
Atharva Tendle Thane - Senior Computer Science Economics
Breanna TenHulzen Sergeant Bluff IA Junior Advertising and Public Relations  
Elizabeth Uebele Lincoln NE Senior Management  
Shivang Vaidya NAVI MUMBAI MH Senior Finance Management
Allison Weber Groton SD Junior Management  
Justin Wiley Lincoln NE Senior Marketing  
Carter Wilken Omaha NE Sophomore Construction Management  
Samantha Wolff Norfolk NE Junior Science 7-12  


Kennelly, Samantha
Associate Director
HLH 115 B
730 N 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405