Elaine Cornick

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A bank president said, “You’ve discovered the secret sauce that makes our region special.”

As a consultant, coach, facilitator and educator, Elaine Cornick is a natural connector and cross-pollinator.  She creates trust and inspiration, engaging people in creating possibilities to achieve higher outcomes.  She uses William Bridges’ Transitions framework to help individuals and organizations navigate changes effectively.  She uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to help individuals and groups discover their natural styles and strengths.  Both of these are important elements for flourishing.

A seasoned professional in non-profit organizations, community/civic service projects, and businesses, Elaine’s career has encompassed transitions and transformation work in many different environments:

  • As faculty at Portland State University and Marylhurst University, as well as in her private practice, she taught, consulted, and coached adults going through transitions and career changes.
  • Educated and worked with the Unity Community of Central Oregon about transitions issues and processes as they planned and moved to a new facility.
  • Led and facilitated a blue-ribbon steering committee of 25 high-profile community stakeholders through a successful process of creating an action plan to prevent family violence.
  • Initiated and conducted individual creative conversations with 45+ community leaders in Central Oregon, discerning a previously unrecognized cultural identity, a “culture of the greater good”.
  • Partnering with non-profit agencies across the U.S., created and developed a new nationwide reverse mortgage counseling program for the National Council on Aging to help older homeowners make an empowered transition into another phase of their lives.

Elaine holds an M.S. in Management from Marylhurst University and an M.S.W.  in Social Work from Portland State University.  She is certified in William Bridges’ Organizational Transitions work and with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

A native Oregonian, Elaine loves being outdoors in Central Oregon, hiking and exploring back roads and “off the beaten path” places.