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North Star Coaching's  Credentials

Dr. Kerri Burchill is the owner and president of North Star Coaching, LLC.  She has a PhD in educational leadership and counseling from Eastern Michigan University with a dissertation focus on how university professors develop their pedagogical skills. Dr. Burchill also completed a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and is currently credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Professional Certified (PCC) Coach with over 2000 hours of paid coaching experience.  Dr. Burchill has also earned her Master Coach credentials through Center for Executive Coaching.


Additionally, Dr. Burchill has a Master of Human Resource Management, as well as a Master of Education from University of Alberta, Faculté St.- Jean. Her Master of Education was completed entirely in her second language, French, and her dissertation focused on how teachers perceived an innovative performance evaluation system. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in English and French, complemented by a secondary teaching certificate.  Her publications are noted at the end of this section.


Dr. Burchill is honored with several academic awards and distinctions. She completed a fellowship at the University of Windsor where she contributed to the research at the Faculty Development Center. Dr. Burchill was humbled to receive the University Fellowship Award, the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Scholarship and the Women in Philanthropy grant from Eastern Michigan University. 

Related more to her character and volunteerism, Dr. Burchill has been humbled with several prestigious awards, including the  Alberta Centennial Medal for provincial leadership, volunteerism and community contributions. Prior to that, she was honored by the PanCanadian Teachers Choice Award for playing a significant role in the lives of students. 


Several organizations have benefited from Dr. Burchill’s expertise.  Prior to going full-time as a leadership consultant, Kerri served as the Director of Organizational Development at Southern Illinois Healthcare.  Her skills in supporting adult development came through her years of teaching at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, the New York City Department of Education, Ross University and the Calgary Board of Education.


Dr. Burchill's presentations are too prolific to mention here, but a few highlights are:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Windsor, Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration, Phi Delta Kappan, Society for Teaching and Learning, Graduate at the Podium, Medical Group Management Association, and Central Illinois Volunteerism Society.  ​​​

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