Dorene Burkhalter, M.S., C.E.C.

Sr. Facilitator, Professional Coach

Peoria NEXT Innovation Center A319
(309) 677-4420


Dorene is a highly regarded workplace consultant, educator, and leadership coach.  Her occupational and consulting experiences in a variety of industries, such as education, government, healthcare, finance/insurance, manufacturing, retail, and social services enable her to facilitate the advancement of individual and organizational capabilities for very diverse clients.  She has been successful in working with employees at all levels of the organization to develop the skills and structures necessary to move organizations forward.

Dorene has facilitated initiatives designed to improve organizational culture and employer of choice standing.  Consulting examples include process-improvement or employee-engagement analysis, change management strategies, competency-based performance management systems, leadership development, career, succession, and strategic planning processes, and corporate universities.

She has assisted organizations with attracting, selecting, on-boarding, and retaining high-potential candidates.  She’s lead processes for improving organizational notoriety, creating a candidate-to-job-match hiring process, identifying key performance competencies, designing behaviorally-based panel interviews, choosing applicant assessments, and training managers on selection and leadership techniques.                         

Certified as an executive coach, she has coached leaders at all levels of the organization.  Ms. Burkhalter received her B.S. in Secondary Education and her M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University.  Dorene has specialized over the past twenty years in employer of choice consulting throughout North and South America.

Licensures & Certifications

ADKAR Change Management, College of Executive Coaching, American Psychological Association, Baron EQ-i, CCL assessments, DDI:Taking Action, DISC, Profiles International Partner.