Ursula Adams, MSc

Creative Director

Ursula Adams, MSc, is a certified Leadership Coach and Gallup Strengths Coach who is passionate about helping leaders capitalize on their individual and organizational strengths to build better workplaces.

She serves as the Organizational and Leadership Development Lead for Ford Motor Company's IT skill team and is co-founder of Ford's Leadership Guild, a global, peer-to-peer, learning organization.

Prior to joining Ford, Ursula contributed sixteen years of her life to strengthening regional philanthropy in Detroit - pioneering the uses of digital media, integrated marketing, strengths-based organizational development, and employee engagement at United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Her award-winning programs resulted in both an EFFIE and a Gallup Great Workplace Award for United Way.

Outside of her work with Ford, Ursula is the founder of the SheHive, an online women's empowerment collective, and Co-Founder and Creative Director of the Yes, And Coaching Institute which prepares individuals for the International Coaching Federation's Level 1 Coaching accreditation.

Ursula holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. 

Career
  • Organizational & Leadership Development Lead | Ford Motor Company IT
  • Chief of Staff | Ford IT Transformation Office
  • Organizational Development Consultant | ettain group 
  • Founder, Managing Director & Leadership Coach | SheHive
  • Director, Employee Engagement | United Way for Southeastern Michigan 
  • Director, Marketing & Communications | United Way for Southeastern Michigan 
Education
  • Masters of Science in Positive Organizational Development & Change | Case Western Reserve University
Certificates & Associations
  • Certified Strengths Coach | Gallup Organization
  • Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive and Societal Change | Case Western Reserve University
  • Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership | Case Western Reserve University
  • Certificate in Executive Coaching | Case Western Reserve University