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Our Team

Our Team

Quotidian Group is a premier executive development firm designed to help talented and dedicated individuals excel as leaders and thrive as people. Having studied clinical psychology before spending 20 years helping senior executives, Quotidian’s founder John Ficken, PhD, quickly learned that most development programs at best fostered transient changes and at worst perpetuated counterproductive habits. He was inspired to create Quotidian as a way to systematically capture and disseminate the most potent, time-tested mindshifts and practices for sustained fundamental change. John and his experienced team of coaching professionals have helped hundreds of executives step back from their hectic lives, reveal the deeply engrained patterns that limit them, and motivate them to progressively release more of their unique potential. At home and work.

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Dr. John Ficken

John Ficken is the founder and CEO of the Quotidian Group, a leadership development firm specializing in the success of Fortune 500 executives. John works with senior executives and leaders, helping them and their teams handle increasingly complex business challenges with more passion, focus, and efficiency.

For more than 20 years, John has dedicated himself to coaching talented, dedicated, and ambitious leaders in understanding and releasing their unique potential, at home and work. He named his company Quotidian (Latin for “every day”) based on his understanding that leadership, like any other skill, can be developed much more quickly through intentional daily mindshifts and practices that progress over time.

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Laura Lorenzen

Laura Lorenzen is a senior consultant with Quotidian Group, a leadership development firm specializing in the development of Fortune 500 executives. Laura partners with senior executives and their teams to address the unique challenges they face leading hyper-growth companies.

After spending a decade as an HR executive at Capital One, Laura knows how to help clients address both developmental and strategic business challenges, recognizing that working to build self-awareness helps individuals and teams perform more effectively.

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Heather Wray-Isquierdo

Heather Wray-Isquierdo is a senior consultant at Quotidian Group, a leadership development firm specializing in the success of Fortune 500 executives. Heather works with high potential leaders and executives and is often sought out for her expertise in design thinking, leadership presence, mindfulness, and navigating complex political and business dynamics.

Clients describe Heather’s coaching as insightful, challenging and rigorous. She is direct, compassionate, and passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and develop into more authentic, inspired and balanced leaders.

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Katie Opack

Katie Opack is an ICF accredited executive coach. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration.  Katie is also a certified MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) instructor. She came to The Quotidian Group with ten years of management experience in various business settings. 

As a veteran of leadership, Katie is quite familiar with the tumultuous environment of today’s business culture. Her expertise lies in guiding leaders to get the best out of their people—by first examining their own way of doing things and making sure personal and organization priorities align. One of Katie’s core beliefs is the value of investing in people and seeing first-hand what that can unlock; this has motivated Katie in devoting herself to a career in leadership and personal coaching. 

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Dr. Virnitia Hendricks

Dr. Virnitia Hendricks is a senior consultant at Quotidian Group, a leadership development firm specializing in the success of Fortune 500 executives. Virnitia works with mid-level and senior executives who seek to energize their individual passions and enhance the overall engagement and performance of their teams, particularly in times of transition.

Dr. Vee, as she is affectionately known by her clients, uses proven assessments and practical exercises to help clients raise awareness and develop action-oriented strategies. Virnitia believes in the power of leveraging time and energy to achieve results and to inspire others.

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