Our Purpose

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We exist to support healthy change in the human systems that we all live in. We have a particularly focus on the world of organizations since they impact all in so many ways. Organizations the are both productive and engaging for their employees and customers serve will serve their owners and communities as well.

On behalf of that purpose the Center for Human Systems offers consulting, training, and coaching designed to take leaders, managers, and organization development practitioners to higher levels of success and expertise.

Our Principal

Michael F. Broom, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist who for over 35 years has helped all types of organizations increase their productivity and employee engagement through…

    • Strategic Planning for a clear sense of vision and focus
    • Team Building for fully coordinated work efforts
    • Conflict Management that turn power struggles in synergy
    • Performance Management for responsible and motivated employees
    • A Diverse Work Force which can meet the needs of a diverse market place
    • Positive, Stimulating Cultures that support learning and productivity

Dr. Broom is a powerful executive coach, organizational process consultant, and trainer. His philosophy is to…

  • Work with clients to identify and resolve their own issues
  • Leave clients with higher skills levels than they previously had
  • Build high levels of productivity through powerful relationships of reciprocal influence
  • Empower clients to self-discover their own inherent excellence

He has been a full-time and part-time faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies’ Graduate Programs in Applied Behavioral Science. A past member of the board of directors of the NTL Institute in Applied Behavioral Science, Dr. Broom has chaired that organization’s Transformative Social Change Committee. He was recently on the Board of Trustees of the national Organization Development Network. He also has been adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, Amelifetime-award-2rican University, Fielding Graduate University, and Morgan State University teaching courses in human and organizational development.

Dr. Broom is author of Power, The Infinite Game,co-authored with Dr. Donald Klein and The Infinite Organization which celebrates the positive use of power in organizations.

In 2015, he was honored the national OD Network with their Lifetime Achievement Award!

Our Associates

Vicki Cotter

Vicki Cotter M.S., SPHR, CPCC, ACC, has coached, trained, facilitated and developed leaders, leadership teams and individuals at all levels in organizations large and small, public and private, and in the US, Europe and Asia. She is known for her fierce courage and ability to speak the truth.

Vicki has spent much of her career in internal OD roles in banking, healthcare, consumer electronics, and manufacturing and technology. In her partnerships with business leaders, her focus on human systems has been instrumental in the improvement of business results. She is currently Principal and President of Keep it Simple, LLC, an organizational and talent development consultancy.

Vicki has a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, and holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She is a certified coach with credentials from the International Coaching Federation and The Coaches Training Institute. She is also trained in the neuroscience of coaching and leadership, and on the faculty of BEabove Leadership, where she teaches advanced coaching skills.

Kristen

Kristen Vondruska is Owner and Co-founder of Overt Resolutions Group, LLC. She is passionate about partnering with executives and teams to propel powerful and sustainable organizational change. She brings

over 23 year’s experience as a leader of human systems and now chooses to focus her expertise supporting clients in achieving their goals. Her contributions span the non-profit, for-profit, and government arenas. She served as an internal consultant standing up the first office in the Army Medical Department dedicated to individual and collective growth that made meaningful and lasting change possible. As a consultant for The Center for H

uman Systems, Kristen designed content for an interactive educational application targeted to improve participant recall of course material by leveraging technology and educational principles. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a Master’s degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She finds inspiration for her life’s work at home as a proud wife and mother.

jpetersJeff Peters is a Co-Founder of Overt Resolutions Group, LLC committed to helping professionals have a more influential, positive, and sustainable impact within their organization, profession, family, and community. He holds three master degrees including a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Jeff has been partnering with senior executives/leaders on planned systemic change initiatives since 2005 after helping manage DoD heath care integration in the National Capital region. Between 2005 and 2016, Jeff designed and implemented institutional experiential leadership development programs in both the for-profit and government space. These programs were designed to allow participants to explore leadership skills and potential through the development of a community of peers and leaders who grow and learn together through a variety of shared experiences to gain a deeper understanding of their unique strengths, limitations, and personal influence.

Mary OrtonMary Orton has been helping organizations with change processes for over 20 years. For nine years she has consulted with local and federal government agencies, Native American nations and tribes, and non-profit organizations. She has a master’s degree in the constructive engagement of conflict and was adjunct professor at the Arizona State University Law School. She has authored chapters in two books, the latest published by United Nations University Press about contentious public participation processes in international waterways.

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Wendy Fraser will be working with Anita Bhasin in the Seattle program. She excels at understanding team dynamics and the developmental needs of leaders and people working inside organizations. She brings creative energy that is grounded in practical tools and models while working with groups to leverage their best talents toward becoming stronger. Wendy has over twenty years of organization development experience and has worked with public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and internationally. As a continuous learner, Wendy earned her doctorate at Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Systems and holds three masters degrees. Wendy also likes to teach and facilitate learning with others and is a faculty member with Brandman University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program and with the University of Washington-Tacoma’s Professional Development Program. Wendy lives in Olympia, Washington with her husband and two children. She is an active volunteer in the schools and community service organizations.