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Kerri's Credentials

Dr. Kerri Burchill, PhD is honored in 2021 to be listed as one of the top 20 coaches in her home city of San Antonio, Texas.


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. Of her 15 years in post-secondary education, Dr. Burchill says that her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University has been the most influential in the work she does today.  She is currently credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Professional Certified (PCC) Coach with over 2,500 hours of paid coaching experience.  

Dr. Burchill has two Master-level degrees: a Master of Human Resource Management from DeVry and a Master of Education from University of Alberta, Faculté St.-Jean, which was completed in her second language, French.  Her dissertation focused on how teachers perceived a new teacher evaluation system. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in English and French, complemented by a secondary  education 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, Dr. Burchill was overwhelmed to receive the prestigious Teacher's Choice Award for making a significant impact in the lives of students - they even made a TV commercial of her teaching!  

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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.  

Check out the keynote section to learn more about her speaking engagements and topics. 

Dr. Burchill’s consulting work spans over a variety of industries, including but not limited to: police, academic institutions, healthcare, finance, engineering, food services, payroll and recruitment, and human resources.
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