Beth Bowman, MA

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"High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It - The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety — the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. Studies show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking...

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"Reinventing Performance Management - How one company is rethinking peer feedback and the annual review, and trying to design a system to fuel improvement" by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

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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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“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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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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