It is the desire to help others discover their most authentic selves in their professional and personal lives that has guided Claudine Grunenwald Kirschner’s professional pursuits. Throughout her experience in leadership training, student development, strategic planning, and retreat development and facilitation, she has seen time and again people transform as they engage in experiences and interactions that help them make meaning, find their voice, discover connections, strengthen leadership, and deepen relationships.
As content coordinator at the telos institute, her creativity, energy, and passion for developing meaningful experiences are talents she brings to the oversight of the Renewal & Discovery events. As well, she contributes to content development for leadership ventures and various client engagements.
Claudine is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, with a Masters degree from Miami University. She has worked with hundreds of students at Ursuline, Kenyon, and Notre Dame Colleges, and is currently a lecturer at Baldwin Wallace University in Communication Arts & Sciences. She has consulted with higher-education, non-profit, and community organizations, and collaborates with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park to create and implement the “Women in the Wild” retreat experiences to connect women to nature, self, and each other.
Claudine is a poet and creates art in many forms. She believes “everyone has a story, and we encourage others to find truth and courage in theirs when we authentically share ours.” She is an avid hiker and lives with her family at the edge of woods near Cleveland, Ohio, where they have planted their lives and a Peace Pole.