Randi Birk offers 20 years of experience in executive development with Fortune 500 companies worldwide. She also brings a background in healthcare delivery and business leadership to the Quotidian Group.
Randi has worked in diverse industries including financial services, biotech, healthcare and wellness, global food distribution, and insurance. Her past clients include American Express, Continental Grain, Wells Fargo, Russell Investments, Costco, Sheridan Healthcare Inc., SuperValu, Safeco Insurance, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, and Allianz Life Insurance.
Before pursuing a career in coaching, Randi worked on multidisciplinary healthcare teams at the International Diabetes Center (IDC) of Park Nicollet and at the Regional Kidney Disease Program at Hennepin County Medical Center. At the IDC, she served as vice president and director of behavioral medicine. She lectured extensively, conducted research, and practiced individual and group psychotherapy. Through an international initiative, Randi worked with physicians in the Soviet Union, advocating a new multidisciplinary approach to diabetes education and disease management.
Randi views coaching as an active partnership with her clients. She helps them identify their desired outcomes in key situations and then choose more effective responses to achieve those ends. She believes that enhancing effectiveness requires leaders to be open to a deeper understanding of the impact of their behavior on others and an exploration of what’s holding them back. She then helps them discover ways that they can remove or overcome those obstacles and further leverage their strengths. Randi takes a very active approach, providing real time feedback, posing thought-provoking questions, and providing the tools and support needed to promote genuine, long-lasting change.
Randi received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, Alan, a residential Realtor. They have two married sons who are located in Kansas City and Hermosa Beach.