Beth Bowman, MA

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“Emotional maturity is about your ability to understand and manage your emotions. An emotionally mature person has reached (and continues to work at reaching) a level of self-understanding with regards to their thoughts and behaviors and then decides how to best approach and cope with situations ...

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Have you been to the Driftless Region in Wisconsin?

"The Driftless Area geography is characterized by its steep, rugged landscape, and by the largest concentration of cold water streams in the world. The absence of glaciers gave the rivers time to cut deeply into the ancient bedrock and create ...

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“The Psychology Behind Unethical Behavior - Understanding the dangers of omnipotence, cultural numbness, and justified neglect are like installing the first few warning signs on the long road of your career. You will inevitably hit some bumps, but the more prepared you are to handle them, the lik...

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"Don’t Underestimate the Power of Kindness at Work - Organizations benefit from actively fostering kindness. In workplaces where acts of kindness become the norm, the spillover effects can multiply fast. When people receive an act of kindness, they pay it back, research shows — and not just to th...

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"How to Let Go at the End of the Workday - When work is stressful, it can be difficult to disengage at the end of the day. But research shows that certain routines can help: finish one small task before you leave the office, write a to-do list for the next day, tidy your desk, create a ritual to...

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"To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself - If a team is not working well together, it’s highly likely that each person is contributing to the difficulty in some way. The odds of improving the team dynamic in a meaningful and sustainable will be higher if everyone — including the leader — lea...

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These are my three words for 2021! Focusing on the 3 “C’s” - communication, collaboration and commitment.

“How to Leave Work at Work - ...what is possible can vary depending on your particular job, work culture, and coworkers. But in most cases, you can reduce how distracted you feel by work during times when you’re not working.”

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About Beth Bowman, MA

Beth Bowman is an ethics-driven professional with diverse management experience and a commitment to stewardship, collaboration, and inclusion. Specialties include organizational development, human resources, and strategic planning. 

Beth currently serves on the leadership team at  Olu's LLC/Olu’s Home, Inc/Olu’s Beginnings, LLC  in North Minneapolis as the Human Resources Director. Olu's Home is a licensed organization designed to provide residential and in-home services for individuals receiving services under the Developmental Disability (DD), Community Alternative for Disabled Individuals (CADI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Elderly and Alternative Care (EW & AC) waivers. Olu's also operates Olu's Beginnings, which offers a child development experience unlike any other, with environmentally conscious and intergenerational programs. Olu's Beginnings thrives as a North Minneapolis establishment, positively influencing families through education and the moral values of our curriculums.

Beth has worked with many non-profit organizations including the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, Interact Center, the Soap Factory, Artspace Projects, Théâtre de la Jeune Lune, the Hippodrome State Theatre, and the Children’s Museum of Minnesota.

She has worked with the following higher education institutions: The University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, and William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law). 

Beth has an extensive board of directors leadership background. She recently served as the President for the Goldstein Museum of Design advisory board and has previously served on the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and the Cycling Museum of Minnesota boards. Beth was President of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota College of Design as well as the College of Visual Arts Alumni Boards. 

She has served in a committee, advisory, and/or volunteer capacity for Prepare + Prosper, the Emily Program, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cedar Cultural Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and DOCOMOMO MN. She has led panels and projects with Art Basel Switzerland/Kickstarter, the American Craft Council, the Walker Art Center/, the Minnesota Theatre Alliance, the Metropolitan Council  Public Art Program, SooVac, and the Springboard for the Arts

She is a trained studio artist/designer (BFA) formally trained in the United States and France. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Europe in many group exhibitions and has had four solo shows. Her paintings and drawings have explored the subjects of memory, place, shelter/architecture, maternity and forgiveness. Her work has been on display in various locations and belongs to many personal collections in the US and Europe, including Rosanne Cash, Nancy Brown Negley Wellin, Anne Beau Cox Chambers, Neal Karlen and Anne-Françoise Béchard-Léauté.  Beth holds two graduate degrees (MA) in education and affordable housing/design from the University of Minnesota including a recent professional certificate specializing in Human Resources. 

Beth's consulting work is is an independent business and CERT and WBE certified. The Central Certification (CERT) Program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County, the City of Minneapolis, and the City of Saint Paul. The CERT Program includes certification for Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE). She is also included in the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council consultant database and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Twin Cities Society for HR Management (TCSHRM).

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***Land Acknowledgement: A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and respects the enduring relationship between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. We remember and honor the Indigenous people of North and South America, in particular the Dakȟóta people, who called this land home until it was taken from them. We express our gratitude for their witness on how to live honorably and humbly.  We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.  May we always remember that the Earth does not belong to us, that we belong to the Earth, and that we are all relatives in life.***

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