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Kirsten from Northfield is working to transform Minnesota by ‘Working to transform my industry by inspiring others to excel’.

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Kirsten Cahoon, a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in career development and higher education, is a transformative leader poised to revolutionize the industry. As the Director of the Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation and Career at St. Olaf College, Kirsten has spent over 20 years honing her expertise and refining her impact in the field. Her journey at St. Olaf College, which spans nearly two decades, showcases her unwavering dedication to empowering students and creating meaningful connections with employers and alumni.

Since assuming the role of Director in November 2021, Kirsten has been at the forefront of driving innovative approaches to vocation and career education, equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in an ever-evolving job market. Her leadership has been instrumental in enhancing students' career readiness and fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders in the industry. Kirsten's commitment to excellence and her forward-thinking mentality make her a beacon of inspiration for those looking to navigate the complexities of career development and growth.

Prior to her current position, Kirsten demonstrated her prowess as the Senior Associate Director of Employer and Alumni Relations at the Piper Center, where she played a pivotal role in expanding the center's impact and effectiveness. Her early career at St. Olaf as an Associate Director of the Career Connections Program laid the foundation for a comprehensive career development ecosystem that continues to thrive under her leadership. Kirsten's strategic vision and passion for empowering individuals to reach their full potential position her as a catalyst for change in the industry, uniting stakeholders and driving transformative initiatives that will shape the future of career development.

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Kirsten's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Kirsten’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Kirsten will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Kirsten’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Kirsten tends to prefer collaboration over independence, likely to thrive in a stable environment.


OVERVIEW:

When selling to Kirsten, make an effort to connect on a personal level. Try to leverage any mutual friends or shared experiences you may have, so they have a chance to get to know you more.

What comes naturally to Kirsten

  • Having patience for some mistakes

  • Collaborating frequently

  • Being accommodating and forgiving with their time


COMMUNICATON:

Kirsten is relentlessly optimistic and appreciates friendly, transparent conversation. Expect her to initiate side conversations to talk about life outside of work. Affirm her ideas and let her know that you’re listening to her when in conversation.

When speaking to Kirsten

  • Give them plenty of time to share their thoughts

  • Recognize and appreciate their contributions

  • Keep an open mind


MOTIVATION:

Kirsten is people-oriented and thrives on building new relationships. If you can make her feel accepted and included in a group, she will happily work on any task. She will enjoy being asked for advice and will happily stop to explain the situation to her co-workers.

What motivates Kirsten

  • Peaceful environments

  • Deep friendships

  • Collaboration


WORK:

If you have an issue with Kirsten or need to give her constructive criticism, it is best to do it in person. She will appreciate people who are approachable and help make peace and create harmony in her work environment. Empathy likely comes naturally to her, making her a community leader and a source of trust for her team.

When working with Kirsten

  • Confront conflict in person, not over email

  • Respect their work-life balance

  • Cultivate a sense of team spirit

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Kirsten’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Kirsten’s online activity.

Associate Director

Career Connections Program

Professional Development

Learning

Assistant Director

Career Counselor

Project Management

Program Management

Strategic Planning

Budgeting

Budgets

Career Development

Psychology

Research

Management

Communication

Leadership

Associate Director

Career Connections Program

Professional Development

Learning

Assistant Director

Career Counselor

Project Management

Program Management

Strategic Planning

Budgeting

Budgets

Career Development

Psychology

Research

Management

Communication

Leadership

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youSt. Olaf Collegefor supporting United We Transform!

How can Kirsten extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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