Leatherman earns award, coaching certificate

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On February 4, 2020

Four awardees

The awardees serve small business development centers at the following sites: from left, Ken Surbrugg and Lisa Robinson at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin; Jakob Pallesen at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; and Karen Leatherman at Missouri S&T in Rolla. Not pictured is Rebecca Lobina at Northwest Missouri State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Karen Leatherman, business development specialist at the Missouri S&T Small Business Development Center (SBDC), received a Top 5 Highest Client Satisfaction Award from the University Of Missouri Extension’s Business Development Program. She was one of five recipients honored at the organization’s annual celebration of staff achievements on Jan. 29.

Karen Leatherman and Carmen DeHart
Karen Leatherman, left, with Carmen DeHart, regional director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and director of outreach programs at the UMKC Innovation Center

Programs within the Business Development Program include the Missouri Small Business Development Centers, Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC).

Additionally, Leatherman recently received a certificate for transformational coaching from the Missouri Small Business Development Center and Blue Mesa Coaching. The center trains selected leaders, such as Leatherman, to provide coaching services within an organization that provides a solid foundation in coaching concepts, including personal coaching, executive coaching, and organizational coaching.

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