Louellen Essex was instrumental in launching the physician/scientist leadership development program at the Mayo Clinic. With her help, this leadership development program has helped numerous physician/scientists who were rising leaders work better and smarter than they would have otherwise. She has coached many active leaders to become more successful leaders than they were before they started working with her. Without her expertise and guidance, the program would not have been as successful as it has been. She has been a tremendous asset to our organization.

Teri Rummans, M.D.
Previous Chair, Career and Leadership Development Program
Mayo Clinic

As a partner to HGA for well over a decade, Louellen Essex has delivered focused seminars in our seven offices that have enabled architects and engineers to be better leaders, managers and communicators, resulting in improved teamwork and more effective client service.

Stephen Fiskum, FAIA
Vice President and Principal
Fellow in the American Institute of Architects

For over a decade, Dr. Louellen Essex has provided deep leadership, management expertise and positive energy to our program for our physicians and scientists in laboratory medicine and pathology.

James S. Hernandez, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine
Medical Director of Laboratories
Chair, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Louellen served as a consultant to me in merging the men’s and women’s athletics departments at the University of Minnesota. She was very effective in facilitating team development and strategic planning to make the merger successful. I could not be more satisfied with her efforts, assistance and accomplishments.

Joel Maturi
Former Director of Athletics
University of Minnesota

I have had the pleasure to work with Dr. Louellen Essex in several organizational settings. Most recently, Louellen developed a tool for the Ecumen Board of Trustees to conduct a self-evaluation. Louellen gathered the data, spent time with the Board discussing the results and then facilitated the conversation around setting Board goals. The Board members thought the time was productive, instructive and fun.

Louellen has assisted Ecumen with high-level strategy design, team building and Board work. Regardless of the challenge, she meets it with the highest level of skill and integrity. Any organization will be stronger and more effective with Louellen on the team.

Kathryn Roberts, PhD, CEO


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  • Minnesota Department of Revenue
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  • Second Judicial District, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota, Board of Regents
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