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 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, Minnesota Organization Development Network

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.

Currently reading:

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown