Ericka Palmer.

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

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 2016-2017

Founder/Director, Twin Cities Heroes Parade 2012

Financial literacy guest speaker, numerous Twin Cities area high schools, 2013-2015

2014-15 Board Member, Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition

Member, Minnesota Organization Development Network

Member, Association for Talent Development (ATD) - Twin Cities Chapter

Member, International Coach Federation (ICF)

Member, ICF Minnesota

Beyond the resume

Ericka is a Nebraska native, and has adopted Minnesota as her home for the last nearly 8 years. She loves living in Uptown, and takes advantage of the nearby chain of lakes as much as she can. After losing 115 pounds, Ericka loves being active and learning to cook (with more or less success). She enjoys spending time with her wickedly smart cat Delhi and her wonderful boyfriend, Alex. She enjoys creative outlets, like singing and acting. Ericka loves meeting new people, supporting other entrepreneurs, and volunteering- her door is always open! 

Currently reading:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

Rising Strong