Amy Podurgal, Owner
Amy is the founder of Square Peg Consulting, Inc., and has over 20 years of experience as an organization and human resource development practitioner. Amy's strengths include strong business acumen and skills in the areas of large-scale change, organization diagnosis, training/development, and systems thinking. Executives and teams enjoy working with Amy because of her ability to apply organization development theories to real business issues. Her genuine care for people enables her to quickly build meaningful relationships with both teams and individuals.
Prior to founding Square Peg in 1999, Amy worked for Nortel Networks as a Senior Manager in Customer Value Management, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources and Organization Development. Her last position involved working directly with Nortel customers and Account Management teams to align Nortel's organization processes with identified customer value drivers to achieve full customer potential. Prior to this assignment, Amy was a senior manager in Human Resources and Organization Development and led the effort in starting up two new businesses for Nortel, one of which was a significant part of Nortel's strategic data business portfolio. This included aligning HR and organizational systems with business goals to create a new, entrepreneurial culture.
Prior to Nortel, Amy spent seven years working in the pharmaceutical industry as both a training and organization development consultant. During her employment with Glaxo, Amy delivered management development programs and provided organization development consultation to senior management teams. Amy also helped launch Glaxo's Total Quality Management (TQM) programs in their Technical Operations division. While employed at Merck and Co. Inc., Amy designed and delivered training and employee involvement programs and facilitated employee involvement teams.
Amy has extensive experience working with senior management teams in the area of leadership development, team development, and change management.
She is a VitalSmarts Master Certified Trainer in:
Influencer® ; The Power of Habit®, and
In addition, she is certified in:
Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People® and The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity,
Blanchard's The SLII Experience™ (Virtual and Instructor-Led),
Development Dimension International (DDI) Interaction Management® and Targeted Selection® workshops, and
Bridges, Managing Transitions series.
She has been formally trained as a professional coach by Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California and is master certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In addition, Amy has participated in numerous organization development programs including NTL's Human Interaction Lab and Consultation Skills and Interaction Associates' Facilitating Change. She is also a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) administrator and trainer.
Amy enjoys helping organizations, teams and individuals in achieving their optimal potential.
Amy has a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Radford University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Business.