bethany peters - director of client services

Bethany brings over 20 years of experience in leadership development, coaching, intercultural training, and team building. She takes a strengths-based approach to enhance the performance of individuals and teams.

Drawing from research on organizational effectiveness, Bethany is skilled at designing leadership development programs to help teams and organizations thrive. Bethany is a certified leadership coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), and integrates a variety of assessments in her coaching, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), CliftonStrengths, the Enneagram, and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).  Her coaching and consulting expertise includes:

  • Leadership development
  • Team building 
  • Employee engagement
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Coaching skills for managers
  • Organizational culture
  • Design thinking & innovation


Prior to her work in organizational consulting and leadership development, Bethany held leadership positions within higher education, including Faculty Consultant at the University of Minnesota, and Director of Leadership Development at North Central University. At the University of Minnesota, she facilitated intercultural communication training and consulting to senior leaders and faculty across the institution while also coaching entry level professional to onboard successfully into Fortune 500 companies such as General Mills, 3M, and Cargill.  Bethany also has a variety of international experience, including teaching in China and consulting with Japanese faculty.  

Bethany holds her PhD in Organizational Leadership from the University of Minnesota along with graduate certificates in Program Evaluation and Strengths-Based Leadership. Bethany currently serves as part-time faculty in multiple graduate programs, and serves as a dissertation committee advisor, with subject matter expertise in team dynamics, coaching development, creativity & innovation, and intercultural communication.  

A sampling of Bethany’s clients includes:

General Mills3M
CargillWashington University

​​Bethany lives in the St. Louis metro area with her husband and their three boys. In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, trying new food, and enjoying local coffee shops.

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Our team-connect Survey Process


We start with thoughtfully diagnosing the team’s current culture by using available data, assessments and interviews.

This provides the team leader with a clear view of what is getting in the way of the team’s success.

We design a series of structured team sessions that:

  • Share the team culture analysis
  • Give team members the opportunity to talk through both processes and behaviors that need to be addressed
  • Productively provide feedback to one another
  • Develop both team and individual commitments that will lead to the team’s desired state


Measure progress by leveraging CTD’s team-connect Survey to:

  • Drive accountability and measure progress by collecting team feedback specific to one another’s engagement and behavioral change
  • Provide the team’s leader with a clear understanding of what he/she and the team need from each other to enable and support the team’s success
  • Share team and individual survey result reports