Teresa Karns Edmondson

Teresa Karns Edmondson, M.Ed., is the founder of Edmondson Consulting Group, a Houston-based consulting firm specializing in improving teamwork, leadership skills, communication and work relationships within corporations. Teresa graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College, holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Houston and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has completed post graduate training in Natural Systems Thinking from The Bowen Center in Washington, D.C. and is a Certified Birkman Consultant.

Teresa possesses a unique blend of over 20 years’ experience in management, psychology and organizational dynamics. She understands, and then effectively integrates, the business needs of a corporation with the needs of work groups and individual employees. Her clients include both profit and nonprofit firms in the oil and gas, electronics, healthcare, law and software development industries. Teresa works with Fortune 100 firms both nationally and internationally.

Specializing in individual and team effectiveness, Teresa places particular emphasis on interpersonal and group communication. She helps her clients identify and remove performance barriers, coaching them toward increased productivity. Her strengths include her keen insights and sensitivity into interpersonal and inter-group dynamics. She has a unique ability to help others recognize and address unproductive patterns of interaction — and facilitate their transition to more effective patterns.

Teresa has facilitated numerous keynote presentations and organizational development seminars on topics including Emotional Intelligence, anxiety in organizations, Marc X's accountability model, the application of Bowen's Natural Systems Thinking within organizations and Powerful Non-Defensive Communication. Her dedication to learning various systems that offer key elements for addressing a wide range of issues that can block organizations from achieveing their goals is invaluable. An organization might otherwise find this combination of skills only if hiring a number of different consultants. Whether providing Executive Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Team Development programs, and/or other training workshops and presentations, Teresa has the resources available to pick and choose which components an organization needs and provide them in the order that offers a foundation for effective and sustainable change.

Teresa works always with a sense of humor and is extremely articulate in her presentations. She can make learning to think differently, as well as skill development, a whole-hearted experience.  

Areas of Expertise:

Executive & Management Coaching, Leadership Development, Culture Transformation/Change Management
360º Assessments, Strategic Planning and Visioning, Personal & Organizational Accountability, Team Development, Powerful, Non-Defensive Communication, and Conflict Resolution.

Workshops, Training Seminars & Keynote Presentations:

Emotional Intelligence Development
Understanding the Anxious Organization
Interpersonal Effectiveness
Taking the War Out of Our Words

Licenses, Certifications, Post-Graduate Training:

Masters Degree in Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas
Certified Birkman Consultant, Birkman International, Houston TX
Certified Powerful Non-Defensive Communication Consultant 
Natural Systems Thinking Training, the Bowen Center, Washington, D.C., Certified Consultant
IMPAQ Certified Consultant, IMPAQ Corporation, Los Angeles CA
Graduate: National Speakers Association Mentor Program

Partial Client List:

Teresa's clients include ExxonMobil, Bayer Corporation, Shell Oil, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Raytheon Systems Company, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Austin HR Management Association, Boeing, Inc., Chevron, Compaq Computer Corporation, Faith in Practice, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Houston Power & Light (now Reliant Energy), Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Pan Canadian Energy Services, Rice University, San Jacinto Girl Scouts, SpawMaxwell Company, St. Luke’s Health System, Texas Credit Union League, Texas Medical Center, Trico Marine Services, University of Arizona, University of Columbia, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, University of Texas Medical Branch, and University of Texas School of Public Health.

Client Comments:

Your workshop was the best I have ever attended. Superb Job!

—Jim Myron PGS

The skills I learned have already made a positive difference in my life, both professionally and personally.

—Margaret Guillory, Shell Oil Company

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