SKILLFUL COLORADO GOVERNOR’S COACHING CORPS– a partnership of Skillful and the state of Colorado – is an intensive program that recognizes the vital role career coaches play bridging the gap between job seekers and employers, supporting economic growth across the state, and guiding professional advancement for thousands of Coloradans.

The Skillful Colorado Governor’s Coaching Corps gives coaches the tools and training they need to better serve jobseekers in our rapidly changing labor market and to invest in their own personal and professional development. At the end of the program, the coaches recommend new practices and approaches to state policymakers for adoption.

The inaugural Skillful Colorado Governor’s Coaching Corps launched on October 26, 2017. The exceptional coaches that make up the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps hail from workforce centers, community colleges, high schools, and nonprofit organizations from across the state.


Learn more about the Skillful Colorado Governor’s Coaching Corps in this video

Inaugural Members of the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps

Meet some of the inaugural members of the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps below!

The Third Cohort of the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps

Allie Needham
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

Anne Christensen
Colorado DVR

Anne Rowland
Emily Griffith Technical College

Beth Hobbs
Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Cynthia Shields
Red Rocks Community College

Deb Blankenship
Workforce Boulder County

Elina Medina
Denver Public Schools

Elizabeth Connell
Pikes Peak-School to Work Alliance Program

Ellie Kravig
CDLE-Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium

Erica Jackson
Community Educational Outreach

Janine Groves
CDLE Eastern Sub Area Workforce Center

Jeanne Stongle
Jeffco Public Schools

Jeni Rogers

Jennifer Carlson
Wounded Warrior Project

Jennifer Rolls
Colorado Early Colleges Parker

Jutta Gebauer
Westminster School to Work Alliance Program

Laura Eley
Denver Public Schools

Lexi Dozier
Weld County Employment Services

Logann Grasteit
Denver Economic Development and Opportunity

Margarita Marquez
Weld County Department of Human Services

Meagan Gallegos
Colorado DVR-Greeley

Michael Perez
Mi Casa Resource Center

Michelle Shuler
El Paso County DHS

Monica Schultz
Denver Public Schools CareerConnect

Obinna Onyeali
Denver Scholarship Foundation/The Montbello Campus

Samantha Freese
Colorado Department of Labor-Glenwood Springs

Sandra Clark
Center for Independence

Shari Culver
Arapahoe Community College

Shao Yeung
Arapahoe Community College

Shonda Sides
DVR-Grand Junction

Stephanie Betancourt
Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center

Terry Williams
Employment Services of Weld

Victor Carreras
Mesa County Workforce Center

Walid Al Ani
Project Worthmore

Zena Walker
Broomfield Workforce Center