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Bonnie Hovel

Philosophy Statement

Leaders have previously excelled professionally to reach their current positions. At GroupWyse we provide support and encouragement for additional learning and growth. We partner with clients to identify concerns and opportunities that will take them beyond the status quo. We help in developing plans to accomplish their desired futures. We assist in examining strengths and increasing capacity for them to influence (and be influenced by) their teams, peers and organizations. Key to this process is greater self- and other-awareness, respectful communication, and true collaboration in meeting organizational goals.

My belief is that the seeds for future growth lie within each person. Through a respectful coaching relationship where uncertainties are shared and aspirations are honored, leaders can reach a higher level of success and personal fulfillment while at the same time improving the environment for their teams and organizations.

Bonnie Hovel
(425) 753-2523

Areas of Expertise/Results

  • Executive coaching, enhanced with assessments
  • Conflict management for individuals and teams
  • C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence) Coaching and Training
  • Rapid-cycle quality & process improvement


  • Organizational development and design
  • Organizational development and design
  • Change management for departments
  • Customized facilitation and training
  • Strategic thinking and action planning

Experience/Selected Projects

  • Executive Leadership coaching enhanced by proven assessments such as the EQ In Action Profile for senior and middle management university leaders
  • Customized retreats for leadership teams in university settings to clarify goals and develop action plans
  • Strategic thinking and planning for federal agencies and departments, including Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Medicine, General Medicine, and Social Work Strategic thinking and planning for small corporations
  • Training and keynote speaking on the topics of Emotional Intelligence and Self-Care for leadership teams and professionals
  • Action Learning training in a medical center for cross-functional work groups to enhance professional growth using creativity and peer support


  • Master of Social Work, Minor in Organizational Development, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Education in Human Services Counseling, cum laude, WWU
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1999“Increasing Human Effectiveness” Certified Facilitator
  • Director of the Total Quality Improvement program at VA Puget Sound Healthcare System (affiliated with the University of Washington) for 6 years Creator and lead facilitator – 100 Days to Personal Success
  • Certificate in Gerontology, University of Washington, 214
  • Certified in assessments, including Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator (MBTI), EQ In Action Profile, Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) and InsideOut Coaching
  • C-IQ (Conversational Intelligence) Enhanced Skills Coach

Selected Clients

  • University of Washington, Consulting Alliance, Professional and Organizational Development
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound


  • Highline Community College
  • Wellness Centered Dentistry, Dr. Hsu
  • VA Regional Offices, Boise, ID, Seattle, WA and Sheraton, WY
Washington State University