Maryanne Wanca-Thibault, PhD

Maryanne Wanca-Thibault

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Maryanne Wanca-Thibault has more than 20 years experience as an OD Consultant and Advisor with specific expertise in Leadership Development, Succession, and Executive Coaching.

As a partner of Elevate Partners, a DHR International company, Maryanne helps clients assess “fit” for executive, C-suite, and board positions. Her expertise extends to competency modeling and management assessment, CEO succession, team effectiveness, and executive coaching.

Maryanne has extensive experience in assessment, organizational analysis and development, and leader succession. Her focus on the people-side of the organization comes from a deep interest in organizational behavior, communication, and helping professionals maximize performance.

Prior to joining DHR, Maryanne spent more than 15 years as a professor at the University of Colorado and later went on to found and operate a successful full-time, consulting practice for another 15 years. She has worked alongside key stakeholders in Fortune 500 companies, family businesses, and non-profits across a variety of industries to deliver customized learning solutions that align with an organization’s strategy to grow and leverage its talent. Some of the more recognizable clients in the Midwest include Hyatt, Kohler, Case New Holland (CNH), Quad Graphics, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Maryanne earned her doctorate in Organizational Communication at the University of Colorado in Boulder and is a published communication scholar and practitioner. She is adjunct faculty in the MBA and Master’s in Leadership Programs in the School of Business and Economics at Regis University.