(916) 481-4488 heidi@kolbecompany.com
Select Page

Erin Nicole Gordon

MBA, MS-Strategic Management, CPF, PMP, ICP-ACC, RYT-200, Certified MBTI® Practitioner, Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, Trainer and Facilitator

Profile

Erin Gordon is a professional facilitator and strategy consultant that specializes in visual methods to solve complex challenges and craft meaningful experiences. With more than a decade of consulting and facilitation experience both in-person and virtually with top consulting firms, for the largest systems implementations in the world, and at the most senior ranks across the whole of government, Erin is sought after by clients and partners alike to lead projects that drive enduring transformation and organizational change.

In relentless pursuit to deliver excellence through results that push the creative edge, Erin founded Wayfind in 2016 to intentionally focus on inspiring a world of purposeful, practical creativity. Since its founding, Wayfind has facilitated the cocreation of new corporate and talent strategies, led design sprints and visualized countless systems to map the current state and identify new paths forward for public and private industry. Erin increasingly coaches leaders and teams utilizing agile methods and leading practices as a certified agile coach (ICP-ACC), MBTI® practitioner and DiSC® facilitator. She also designs and delivers workshops and training for facilitating virtual collaboration and leading in virtual environments.

Erin holds a MBA and MS in Strategic Management from Indiana University and BS in Commerce and Spanish from the University of Virginia. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with the IAF and maintains a Professional Management Professional (PMP) certification with PMI. Erin grounds her design thinking and innovation expertise with certification from the University of Virginia and is a registered yoga instructor (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance.


Employment History

  • ENG LLC dba WAYFIND / Founder & Executive Director (2018 – Present)
  • Logistics Management Institute / Strategy Consultant & Facilitator (2011 – 2018)
  • Deloitte / MM Consultant (2011)
  • Accenture / MM – PP – PS Consultant (2008 – 2011)
  • The Working World (La Base) / Project Assessment & Evaluation Intern (2007)
  • Independent Artist / Muralist & Visual Designer (2005 – 2009)

Competency Areas (examples given below)

  • Visual (Graphic) Facilitation and Recording (virtual or in-person)
  • Workshop/Meeting Design, Facilitation and Collaboration (virtual or in-person)
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Leadership and Career Coaching
  • Strategy Consulting; Strategic Planning
  • Management Consulting
  • Training and Development; Training Delivery
  • Talent/HR Strategy and Engagement
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Communications and Marketing

Education

  • MS Strategic Management / Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 2016
  • MBA / Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 2015
  • BS Commerce / McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia 2007
  • BS Spanish / College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia 2007
  • Minor Studio Art / College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia 2007

Languages

  • English (NL)
  • Spanish (SL, conversational)

Clearance

  • TS-SCI / Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (with Polygraph)

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
  • International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP)
  • Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN)
  • National Scholars Honor Society
  • Project Management Institute, DC Chapter
  • UVA Alumni Association

Professional Certification and Awards

  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) / IAF
  • DiSC Authorized Partner, Trainer & Facilitator / Wiley
  • Agile Certified Coach (ICP-ACC) / ICAgile
  • MBTI® Step I™ & Step II™ Certified Practitioner / Myers and Briggs Foundation
  • Design Thinking & Innovation / Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
  • Global Strategic Management & Leadership / Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / Project Management Institute
  • Team Performance / Grove Consultants International
  • ToP Facilitation Methods, Leadership Ed. / Institute of Cultural Affairs USA (ICA)
  • Team Performance / Grove Consultants International
  • Graphic Facilitation / Crowley & Co.
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) / Yoga Alliance

Client List

Local, State and Federal Government

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • DLA
  • GSA
  • DHS / CBP
  • OSD
  • OPM
  • NASA
  • Marine Core
  • NGA
  • DSCA
  • US Postal Service
  • USDA
  • CIA
  • DISA
  • Department of Commerce (DoC)
  • DAU
Health & Medical Institutions & Affiliated Organizations

  • American Heart Association
  • Johns Hopkins Association
  • Ultimate Medical Academy
  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation

Education Related Institutions

  • Shenandoah University
  • University of Michigan

Professional Associations 

  • Truman Scholars Association
  • Alliance of Leadership Fellows
  • SHRM/HRPS
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • WiNUP