maggie kolkena

Maggie Kolkena brings over 25 years of experience in providing a range of services focused on leadership development and innovation.  She is a Partner at Third Thought Consulting in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

She earned her M.S. in Organization Development from Pepperdine University’s acclaimed MSOD program. Her graduate research compared comedy improvisation teams to corporate project teams to identify factors critical to creative collaboration and problem-solving. 

Maggie is passionate about good facilitation.  Prior to entering the business arena, Maggie was a professional actress as is evident in her ease and ability to engage participants. She’s known for her generative approach coupled with a spark of humor.

Leaders who work with Maggie appreciate the quick rapport she creates and her rapid grasp of the challenges they face.  She has worked in many industries from financial institutions to healthcare to consumer products supporting everything from executive team development to change management initiatives.  For three years she took an internal position OD Manager position with Intel’s first CTO to build Intel Labs.   Maggie’s had the great pleasure of partnering with Marysia to deliver a program recognized in the Harvard Business Review