cEO/ pRINCIPAL cONSULTANT

 

 
Passionate About Inspiring Others

Dr. Mildred Edwards is a trained and well credentialed social scientist and researcher, authentic leadership coach, learning and performance professional, spiritual practitioner and yogi.

 

After many years of working to grow the effectiveness of organizations and build communities using personal leadership development and social empowerment tools, this multi-sector leader transitioned to pursuing a personal life of joy. Desiring to live more fully, nurture her personal relationships more lovingly and to achieve her authentic legacy goal of working for and with individuals who desire the same, ME Executive Consulting was officially launched in 2017.

With a delivery comprised of candid conversation, enlightening observations, humor and extreme optimism, no matter the audience, she strives to ensure that others can also achieve success while experiencing true joy! An accomplished research journal author, Mildred is also an aspiring self-help author currently researching the concepts of authenticity and legacy building, and has created tools to enhance others capabilities in this arena.

Dr. Edwards currently serves as an independent Consultant and community advocate who practices as an Associate with the Kansas Leadership Center, Adjunct with the University of Kansas Public Management Center and a Contributing Alumni Coach with the Raleigh Coaching Academy. Additionally, she serves her community by serving as the Chair of the Kansas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and volunteers with Rotary and several womens service organizations. 

Through her consulting practice, she endeavors to ignite triumph in others through experiential adventures, personal insight, cultural exploration and travel. She believes she is living her best life as she now triumphs through sharing her unique gifts more fully.

Certifications
  • Certified Authentic Leadership Coach, Raleigh Coaching Academy, In Progress

  • Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT200, Asheville Yoga Center, 2017

  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, ATD, 2017

  • Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate, ATD, 2016

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, BMGI, 2016

  • Certified Facilitator - Developmental Dimensions International (DDI), 2016

  • Certified Facilitator, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Championing Diversity and Project Management for Non-Project Managers, FranklinCovey 2015 - 2016

  • Certified Trainer, Emotional Intelligence I and II, TalentSmart, 2015

  • Certified Trainer, Influencer, Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability, VitalSmarts, 2014 - 2015

  • Certified Facilitator, Mosiac and Right Turns Change in Action, 2014

Qualifications
  • National Health and Human Services - Mental Health Committee Member, The Links, Incorporated 2016 - 2018

  • Chief Learning Officer Accelerator, 2016

  • Advance Kansas Class VIII, Butler Community College, 2016

  • Women and Power Fellow, Harvard Kenney School Executive Education, 2014

  • Chester I Lewis Distinguished Service Awardee, Wichita NAACP, 2014

  • TRIO National Achiever, 2013

  • Henry Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2011

  • Kansas Board of Regents, Regent 2010 - 2014

  • Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute Associate Dean, The Links Incorporated, 2010 - 2012

  • Vision 2020 Delegate, Drexel University, 2010 - Present

  • Doctorate of Community Psychology, Wichita State University, 2008

  • Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute Fellow, The Links Incorporated, 2006 - 2008

  • Leadership Wichita, 2002

  • Master of Public Health, Wichita State University, 1999

  • Bachelor of Science, Health Care Administrations, Wichita State University, 1996