Nan Gesche

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224 Church St SE
290 Ford Hall


Nan has over 20 years of organizational experience as an internal employee and consultant. She helps organizations and teams see what is going wrong, to grow leadership and decision-making skills, to "play well together" in effective teams, and to have the challenging conversations that lead to success. In her most recent corporate experience, she was selected as the first Minneapolis Change Enablement Manager for a global accounting firm to partner with organizations at the outset of change initiatives to help ease organizational and personal transitions.

Nan is qualified to administer and train in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Creatrix - an innovation assessment, and the Conflict Dynamics Profile.

Nan has published through the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) a workbook on “Implementing Strategic Learning“. As a past board member of the local ASTD chapter, Nan helped the chapter achieve its transition from losing members and money to one of the top 10 chapters in the country.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BA: Economics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., 1985.
  • Masters: Organizational Communication, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.
  • Certificate: Training & Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Courses Taught
  • Comm 3411 Small Group Communication
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Graduate School of Banking Madison Instructor: Selected to provide training on various leadership topics. Responsible for the leadership component of a bank simulation model. The model is integrated throughout the three year program. , 2009 - Present
  • St. Thomas Physician Leadership College Instructor: As part of the PLC team, I co-teach a course on Strategy Implementation and Business Case Development. In addition, I share responsibility for the monitoring and evaluation of a business case project as part of the overall program. , 2014 - Present