GroupStir founder Jill Wachholz is an accomplished facilitator, coach and consultant with more than 25 years of versatile experience. She holds an MS from Northwestern University, a BA from Indiana University, and is a Certified Professional Coach from the College of Executive Coaching. Drawing from a robust and creative toolbox, Jill orchestrates stimulating learning experiences that spark insights, generate new possibilities, and mobilize people toward an inspiring future.
Through GroupStir, Jill has designed and facilitated sessions for organizational leaders and teams including Four Seasons Hotels, Boeing, the American Red Cross, and NARI. She brings an inquisitive and global lens, having coached diverse people in 30 countries. She’s been a staff coach/facilitator at the Center for Creative Leadership, senior manager with Korn Ferry, and adjunct coach for Northwestern and Bradley Universities. Earlier, Jill wrote and produced videos, events and advertising/PR for Burson-Marsteller, CBS and Disney. She was co-partner in a successful small communications company on the west coast. On the artistic front, Jill has been a professional performing artist and writer in Los Angeles and the Midwest. She enjoys volunteering and a variety of health and fitness activities.
Chicago-based, Jill has been privileged to work with diverse leaders and teams around the globe:
MS: Northwestern University - Education (Adult/Workplace Learning & Organization Development)
BA: Indiana University - Media/Theater/Speech
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Partial list of clients and adjunct affiliations:
American Red Cross
American Veterinary Medical Assn
Center for Creative Leadership
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Healthcare Business Woman’s Assn
Marketing Partners Inc.
National Assn of the Remodeling Industry
One Hope United