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About: April Boyington Wall

Website: http://wholesystems.ca

Profile: Delivering training for deep and lasting change Creating organizations that make a difference - and allow us to access our deepest wisdom Helping good leaders become great ones As a consultant and coach, I work with managers and executives who want to make a difference in the workplace and who are challenged with creating deep and lasting change. I draw on the latest research to bring about a profound and measurable impact on leadership so that change really sticks. I am able to combine my extensive business experience in consulting and teaching around leadership and management with a solid background with the “people” side of organizations. My background includes consulting and providing business coaching with private, public sector and non-profit organizations across Canada and the United States as well as instruction, facilitation and mentoring in traditional classroom, distance and online learning environments. I returned to school after 30 years to get my PhD and I learned a great deal in the process. Now, I mentor doctoral students to create a quality dissertation without going broke, losing their sanity or alienating their loved ones. Here are some things that previous mentees have said: ** J. Clint Anderson, PhD: Dr. April Boyington Wall is a coach who brings a distinct understanding of the balance between support and challenge. Her intuitive sense of when I was pushing too hard or when I was distracted by the unimportant in relation to my objectives provided me with the much needed feedback that kept me on track for achieving my goals. She communicated clearly and effectively with me in a timely and professional manner that engendered the respect I needed to possess for the person coaching me. Her influence as my coach made the difference in achieving goals that I continue to benefit from today. Dissertation: The Impact of Unexamined Assumptions and Beliefs on Organizational Learning: A Grounded Theory Investigation ** David Haringa, PhD: April is an excellent mentor because she works with you, not for you--igniting a fire within you by asking challenging questions and leading you to find the answers. This approach allows you to see what you can achieve, and fosters ongoing success after she leaves. Dissertation: Can Organizational Change Be Sustained? A Qualitative Study Of Embedding Organizational Change Within The Context Of Public Service ** Timothy F. Reymann, Ph.D: Dr. Boyington Wall provided exemplary guidance and superb coaching in her role as the Chair of my dissertation committee. The professionalism and expertise she exhibited over a several year period was well beyond my expectations. The knowledge I gained from her commitment to my success has been a significant benefit to my personal and professional goals. I would recommend Dr. Boyington Wall as a coach and mentor without hesitation or any reservation. Dissertation: Exploring The Relationship of Leadership and Culture to Organizational Performance: A Study of a Mid-Sized Hospital ** Theresa Rich, PhD: April Boyington Wall served as chair of my dissertation committee (2006 - 2008). Through that time, I knew I could count on her to provide the counsel, guidance, advocacy, and support/encouragement to successfully navigate through to completion of my PhD. While I know she had dozens of other PhD candidates she was supporting at the same time, she made it feel like my work had high priority and was very quick and responsive. When I went through the dark times that all PhD candidates experience, she helped me keep perspective an on track. I am truly grateful to have had her alongside me throughout the journey. Dissertation: Becoming The Boss Whisperer: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Employee Followership Behaviors And Supervisor Satisfaction Lori Rose, MSN,PhD: Dr. Wall was my mentor, my Comprehensive Committee Chairman and Dissertation Committee Chairman during my PhD program (Organization and Management) at Capella University. I had been enrolled in the university for a number of years and my program progress had stalled severely. I was re-assigned to Dr. Wall and she immediately motivated me to get my program back on track and complete my comprehensive exams and dissertation in 1.5 years. She was phenomenal and I know without a doubt I would not have completed my PhD without her encouragement and guidance. She was my advocate in every way keeping me moving forward by helping me remain realistic and pragmatic through the process. Dr. Wall was committed to my success and believed in my ability to make it over the goal line. She was dependable and was very flexible in working with me. She would review my documents and information rapidly and provide expert feedback that allowed me to navigate through the requirements as painlessly as possible. She coordinated my various committee members and managed their and my expectations. Additionally Dr. Wall is truly a kind, compassionate professional who cares about those she works and interacts with every day. Dissertation: Scientific Misconduct: Perceptions, Beliefs, Working Environments, And Reporting Practices In The Clinical Research Associate Population

 

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