Our Promise to You

Through a variety of modalities including informational interviews of team members, in-house workshops, offsite meetings, coaching, and ongoing support, we will teach and reinforce the practices of wholehearted leaders.

We believe in the importance of creating an environment that holds people to a standard of behavior that results in growth, learning, innovation, and aliveness.

Our Why

We want to live in a world where brave conversations are the norm and armor is not needed or rewarded.  Daring leaders lean into vulnerability, take smart risks, use their values to guide their behaviors and build trust in their teams, organizations and communities. We are committed to cultivating, supporting and sustaining brave leaders and courageous culture

our Team

 
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Katie Hemmeter Fredricksen, M.A., CPCC, ACC

Katie is a co-founder of The BlueSky Project, a leadership development organization that is focused on transforming organizations through their most important asset – their people. With over 25 years of experience as a facilitator, consultant and coach, Katie has worked with individuals and teams to engage in courageous conversations, strengthen critical thinking skills, and build trust.

As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, she helps people develop the courage-building skills necessary to lead in an increasingly complex world.

Katie is a possibility thinker with a direct, warm and authentic style, enabling her to build trust quickly. She uses her natural curiosity, intuition and humor to engage her clients and help them to become brave leaders. She has worked across many industries including healthcare, finance, technology, manufacturing, higher education, pharmaceutical, non-profits and more.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Katie moved to California to attend Stanford University where she received her B.A. in Anthropology. She holds an M.A. in Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies, is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation, and holds certifications in The Birkman Method Assessment and The Leadership Circle 360.

Katie Fredricksen, M.A., CPCC, ACC

Co-Founder

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Sarah Healy, M.A.

As Co-Founder of The BlueSky Project, Sarah's background is in Organizational Development with an emphasis on High Performing Teams, Executive Suite Management Practices, and Culture Transformation.

She holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has 20 years of experience in the field of Organizational and Personal Development.

Sarah has worked with numerous consulting firms including The Human Potential Project, WolfCreek Partners, InnerShift, Odyssey Teams, and Pecos River Learning Center. She has extensive experience leading corporate trainings, designing customized programs for culture transformation, as well as team and individual coaching on personal performance and brave leadership.

Sarah finds great interest in the work of transformation and the grit and discipline that is required to get there. She strongly believes in the freedom and insight that lies on the other side of self/team imposed fears and barriers.

Sarah partners with clients to grow awareness and build a set of cutting edge practices that lead to a greater responsiveness to the world of rapidly changing conditions.

Facilitating for her clients is both a privilege and a partnership for Sarah. It is part jazz and part structured cords in that there is room for the unexpected but it is also essential to lay the groundwork for change. When the real conversations begin to happen is when she rolls up her sleeves.

“She is a force of nature and aligns herself with truth, introspection, balance, passion, heart, awareness, and joy.” --Lain Hensley, CEO Odyssey Teams

Sarah Healy, M.A.

Co-Founder

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Jennifer Curry Villeneuve, Ph.D.

Jennifer is an experienced research and evaluation professional who works with leaders to identify and measure impact and social change.

Through direct research, executive coaching or training and facilitation, she focuses on the alignment of mission, values and outcomes to highlight what is working and areas for improvement.

Jennifer's toolkit includes evaluation design and implementation; research (qualitative and quantitative analyses); strategic planning; policy analysis; and program design. Learning and reflection practices are woven throughout her approach with clients; awareness sparks change and improvement, measurement ensures continued progress.

Jennifer lives in Berkeley with her husband, two kids, and Ginger, her lab.

A fourth generation Californian, but raised in Hawaii, Jennifer has four degrees from the University of California: BA, Psychology, UC Santa Barbara; MA, Higher Education and Adult Development, UCLA; MA, Educational Administration and Ph.D., Policy, Organizations, Measurement and Evaluation, UC Berkeley.

Jennifer Villeneuve, Ph.D.

Measurement and Evaluation

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Amber L. Mayes, MSOD

Amber is an accomplished organizational consultant and executive coach with over 17 years of experience enabling organizations and individuals to learn and grow to their fullest potential. She specializes in diversity & inclusion education and management, leadership team development, and executive coaching. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and break through to unparalleled performance.

Through experiential consulting, coaching and training models, Amber facilitates the individual awareness and skill development necessary for effective leadership in today's diverse world. Her seminars, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by thousands of leaders in prominent Fortune 100 companies, leading national nonprofits, and universities.

Amber holds an M.S. from the joint program in Organization Development at The American University and NTL Institute and a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She holds a certificate from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Being an Effective Organizational Intervener program.

Currently, Amber’s passion is supporting people of color and women leaders in finding their true voices and achieving greater balance, fulfillment and effectiveness in their lives and work. In her work with leaders, Amber authentically shares her personal challenges of navigating the corporate world while holding onto her authentic leadership style as a biracial woman. This is connected to her strong belief that effective leadership requires the ability to connect with empathy and common experience.

Amber L. Mayes, MSOD

Diversity and Inclusion

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Kehaulani Aspen

As a Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach, Kehaulani has stayed true to her belief that leadership is a lifelong endeavor that requires holistic alignment of the mind, body, and heart.

For 25 years, Kehaulani has approached her work with groups and individuals with the appreciation and diligence that sound leadership is a moment-to-moment choice of aligning intention, purpose, and action into an intelligent and passionate momentum that produces sustainable results, and wholeheartedly believes that leadership is a state of being available to anyone regardless of title, tenure, or position.

Over the years, Kehaulani has partnered with many clients to develop and deliver poignant training programs and one-on-one developmental coaching. Specializing in organizational culture, leading in complexity, and leadership presence, Kehaulani has worked with many organizations within the U.S. and abroad. Known for her ability to put people at ease, she is able to support others in bringing the best of themselves into their work, families, and communities.

Incorporating a unique blend of skill sets, which include various practices from martial arts and somatic psychology, Kehaulani’s passion and approach reach beyond the cognitive layer and rests deeply in leadership that is embodied, grounded, and vibrant.

Kehaulani has her M.A. in psychology from Sonoma State University. She holds a 1st degree black belt in the Japanese martial art, Aikido. She also holds a 1st degree black belt in Advanced Response Training – a personal protection combative art.

Kehaulani Aspen, M.A.

Executive Coach Black Belt

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