New Barnes & Conti Intern: Introducing Nicole O’Hay

Earlier this fall, Nicole O’Hay joined Barnes & Conti as an intern. Nicole was born and raised in Berkeley, California. She graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a degree in literature. After a stint as a travel writer, Nicole taught elementary school in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years. Nicole then combined her passions for travel and teaching  by taking a teaching position in Trieste, Italy. She spent five years teaching abroad, not only in Trieste, but also in Rome and Paris.

Upon moving back to the Bay Area, Nicole began pursuing a career as an organization development practitioner. Her teaching experience showed her how organizations could be run successfully or mismanaged. Nicole also saw the importance of leadership, intercultural communications, and social responsibility to healthy business environments.

This fall, Nicole began her studies in the M.S.O.D program at Pepperdine University. She will be learning about change management, coaching skills, and best practices in leadership and strategic planning. Part of the program also includes travel to France, Costa Rica, and China to work as practitioners.

Nicole met Kim Barnes this past March, and Kim offered her an internship. Says Nicole, “I am looking forward to participating in and learning the different workshops Barnes & Conti offers, as well as becoming involved in building an on-line community for the trainers.  I look forward to meeting you all and getting involved in the B&C community!”

We look forward to hearing more from Nicole, either on this blog, or in the Barnes & Conti Newsletter.

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