Lifelong learner. Photographer. Actor.
Writer. Singer. Traveler. Tech Geek.
Higher Ed, Certifications, & Continuing Education
B.A. Psychology, Midland University – Cum Laude, 2007
M.A., Organization Development & Change Leadership University of Saint Thomas – Summa Cum Laude, 2016
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, University of St. Thomas – May, 2015
International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC), 2017-2020
Hogan Assessment Certified – March, 2015
Radical Leadership – June, 2015
University of St. Thomas Coaching Conference - 2016, 2017
Appreciative Inquiry in Coaching Workshop (ATD) - May, 2016
University of Minnesota Train the Trainer Certification, 2017
2017 - Present: Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, Sleep Number by Select Comfort
2014 - Present: Ericka Palmer Coaching, LLC
2013 - 2015: Regional Implementation Manager, EverFi, Inc.
2014: Consultant & Facilitator - change management and leadership values project (Beijing, China)
2012-2013: Education Technology & Change Consultant, Minneapolis Public School
2006-2012: Market Trainer/Mentor/Specialist, Apple, Inc. (Omaha & Minneapolis)
Community & Affiliations
East Calhoun Community Organization Board Member & Secretary, September 2016-Present
Founder/Director, 2012 Twin Cities Heroes Parade
Financial literacy guest speaker, numerous Twin Cities area high schools, 2013-2015
2014-15 Board Member, Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition
Member, Association for Talent Development (ATD) - Twin Cities Chapter
Member, International Coach Federation (ICF)
Member, ICF Minnesota
Things I love (in no particular order)
My mom, learning, chapstick, Calvin and Hobbes, traveling, skydiving, people, animals, that dryer sheet smell, raspberry snapple, Nebraska sunsets, yoga, news and politics, anything Apple or geeky, designing graphics, photography, social justice, my cat Delhi, singing, my wonderful friends and family near and far, Uptown Minneapolis, and of course, great conversation.
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown