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Jeanine Parolini

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Instructor
    MBA, Graduate School
  • Thesis Advisor
    MBA, Graduate School
  • Leadership Coach
    MBA, Graduate School
  • Faculty
    Doctor of Ministry, Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel

2007

Education

  • Dominican University - B.A., 1983
  • Dominican University - MBA, 1991
  • Bethel Seminary - M.A., 2003
  • Regent University - Ph.D., 2007

Areas of expertise

Leadership theory & development, transformational & servant leadership, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, coaching & mentoring, ethics, self-leadership & assessment, leadership communication, strengths-based leadership, organizational development, change & change leadership, organizational diagnosis & health, and team leadership.

Biography

In addition to teaching, coaching, and thesis/dissertation advising at Bethel, Parolini has taught across the globe and coached and consulted with thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations including for-profit, non-profit, academic, ministry, and global settings. Previous experience includes 12 years in corporate strategic sales consulting and staff positions at two Midwestern megachurches. Additionally, she guides the leadership development effort at her home church, Westwood Community Church in Excelsior. Her passion is to invest in leaders and organizational life.

Courses Taught

Leadership Theory and Practice, Organizational Diagnostics and Health

Awards

Dissertation selected by The Christian Business and Faculty Association to be presented in the Doctoral Showcase session during the annual conference, Seattle Pacific University, 2007.

Outstanding Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Dissertation of the Year Award, School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Regent University, 2007.

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Outstanding Ph.D. Student, School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Regent University, 2004-2005.

Magna Cum Laude, Masters in Transformational Leadership, Bethel Seminary, Bethel University, 2003.

Outstanding Supplier of the Year Designation from Grainger.

Four President’s Honor Roll Awards for Outstanding Performance, Data Documents, A Subsidiary of Pitney Bowes (now Corporate Express).

Publications

“Transformational Servant Leadership: A Workbook with a Fresh Approach to Leading Well” 2012, Xulon Press: Maitland, FL. ISBN: 9781622305520.

“Moving from Maturity to Renewal: An Investigation of Culture and Innovation” International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Spring 2012, Volume 15, Issue 2, 200-238, ISSN: 1093-4537 or 1532-4273.

“Distinguishing Between Transformational and Servant Leadership” Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Spring 2009, Volume 30, Issue 3, 274-291, ISSN: 0143-7739. 

“Investigating the Distinctions Between Transformational and Servant Leaders” Doctoral Dissertation, Defended on February 12, 2007. 

"From Marketplace to Ministry" ChristianityToday.com, May, 2004.

Presentations

“The Emotionally Intelligent Spiritual Leader” Minnesota Church Ministries Association (Brooklyn Park, MN), October, 2014.

“Transformational Servant Leadership” IWorkForHim Radio Program WTIS1110 (Tampa, FL), August, 2014.

“Getting from Here to There: Your influence and impact will get us there” Westbrook Community Church (Chaska, MN), January, 2014.

“Transformational Servant Leadership” IWorkForHim Radio Program WTIS1110 (Tampa, FL), January, 2014.

“Human Dignity and Gender Neutrality, Sexual & Human Trafficking, and Racism” Calvary Baptist Church (Roseville, MN), November, 2013.

“Resolving Conflict Before it Becomes a Crisis” Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (Blaine, MN), October, 2013.

“Influencing for Results For Veterinary Professionals” Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (Eden Prairie, MN), October, 2013.

“Biblical Peacemaking for Coaches” Reformed Church of America (Steen, MN), September, 2013.

“Leading with Emotional Intelligence” Westwood Community Church MOPS Leadership Team, (Excelsior, MN, September, 2013.

“Resolving Conflict Before it Becomes a Crisis” Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (Eden Prairie, MN), May, 2013.

“Leading the Way: Leadership Principles for Veterinary Professionals” Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (Eden Prairie, MN), October/November, 2012.

“The Emotionally Intelligent Spiritual Leader” Cru Inner City/Here’s Life Inner City (Bloomington, MN), October, 2012.

“Biblical Peacemaking for Daily Life & Leadership” Bethel University Student Life Team (St. Paul, MN), October 2012.

“Biblical Peacemaking for Daily Life and Leadership” Reformed Church of America (Silver Creek, MN), September, 2012.

“Build Your Team, Build Your Practice: Key Principles for Effective Teams” Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (Coon Rapids, MN), June, 2012.

“The Emotionally Intelligent Spiritual Leader” Bethel University (Arden Hills, MN), May, 2012.

“The Emotionally Intelligent Spiritual Leader” Bethel University (Bloomington, MN), March, 2012.

“Being a Grace-Filled Team Leader” Woodbury Baptist Church (Woodbury, MN), January 2012.

“Godly Thinking about Leadership and Influence, Part 2” Woodbury Baptist Church (Woodbury, MN), January 2012.

“Godly Thinking about Leadership and Influence, Part 1” Woodbury Baptist Church (Woodbury, MN), January 2012.

“Living Out Acts 6” Woodbury Baptist Church (Woodbury, MN), January 2012.

“Do You See What I See?” Woodbury Baptist Church (Woodbury, MN), January 2012.

“How to Raise the Next Generation of Leaders in Your Church” Minnesota Church Ministries Association (Brooklyn Park, MN), October, 2011.

“Feminine Leadership: Influencing Faith, Hope and Love in the Home, Community and World” Converge/Minnesota-Iowa Baptist Conference (Trout Lake Camp, MN), September, 2011.

“Leading Big for Small Group Leaders” Westwood Community Church (Excelsior, MN), September, 2011.

“Biblical Peacemaking: Applying the Gospel to Daily Life & Leadership” Bethel University (Bloomington, IL), February, 2011.

“Catch the Vision for Leadership” Westwood Community Church (Excelsior, MN), February, 2011.

“Your Context Matters: The Impact of History, Culture, Size & Demographics” Minnesota Church Ministries Association (Brooklyn Park, MN), September, 2010.

“Team Leadership: Together We’ve Got it Covered” Minnesota Church Ministries Association (Brooklyn Park, MN), September, 2010.

“Peacemaking for Church Leaders” Singapore Bible College (Singapore), May, 2010.

“Discovering Your Unique Leadership Role” North India Community Outreach (Simla and New Delhi, India), April, 2010.

“Peacemaking: Resolving Conflict Biblically” Westwood Community Church (Excelsior, MN), January & February, 2010.

“To Serve or be Served: A Critical Question for All Leaders” International Leadership Association (Prague, Czech Republic), November, 2009.

“Engaging Your Story: Integrating Life and Leadership” Bethel University Women’s Leadership Initiative (St. Paul, MN), October, 2009.

“Business Not as Usual” Fellowship of Christian Business and Professional Women Quarterly Luncheon (Minneapolis, MN), May, 2009.

“Distinguishing Between Transformational and Servant Leadership” Trinity Western University Faculty Retreat (Langley, British Columbia, Canada), April, 2009.

“Finding Yourself at the Table” Bethel University Women’s Leadership Initiative (St. Paul, MN),

April, 2009.

“What is Heart Intelligence and How do I Get it?” Bethel University Thinking Women’s Group (St. Paul, MN), March, 2009.

“Reconciliation and Peacemaking for Unity within the Church” Masih Marg Satsung (Christ The Way and Truth Fellowship) Church (Shimla, India), February, 2009.

“Biblical Peacemaking and Reconciliation for Pastors and Church Leaders” North India Community Outreach Bible School (New Shimla, India), February, 2009.

“A Moral and Transformational Vision” Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), October, 2008.

“Leadership for the Now: Building Your Team with the Vision of a CEO and the Heart of a

            Shepherd” Bethel University and Seminary (St. Paul, MN), October, 2008.

“Integrating Transformational and Servant Leadership” University of Minnesota Student Group

            (Minneapolis, MN), March, 2008.

 

“Becoming More Like Jesus Through Romans 7” Orissa Evangelical Fellowship Leadership Conference (Nabarangpur, India), November, 2007.

“Becoming More Like Jesus Through Philippians 2” Orissa Evangelical Fellowship Leadership Conference (Nabarangpur, India), November, 2007.

“Becoming More Like Jesus Through Biblical Peacemaking and Reconciliation” Orissa Evangelical Fellowship Leadership Conference (Nabarangpur, India), November, 2007.

“Investigating the Distinctions Between Transformational and Servant Leadership” Christian Business and Faculty Association Annual Conference (Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA), October, 2007.

“Living Out Your Unique Personality” Degree of Honor Staff Development Day (St. Paul, MN), May, 2007.

“The Peacemaker Seminar” Lake Avenue Congregational Church (Pasadena, CA), February, 2007.

“Becoming a Peacemaking Church” Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Leadership Development Day (St. Paul, MN), February, 2007.

“Servant Leadership and Altruism: Is the Moral Consciousness of the Servant Leader What America Needs?” International Leadership Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL), November, 2006.

“Investigating the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Ethics” International Leadership Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL), November, 2006.

“Team Unity” Woodbury Lutheran Church, Staff Development Retreat (Woodbury, MN), August, 2006.

“Relationships” North Heights Children’s Ministry Youth Leader Conference (Arden Hills, MN), June, 2006.

“Living Out Your Unique Strengths” Degree of Honor Staff Development Day (St. Paul, MN), April, 2006.

“Living Out Your Unique Strengths” North Heights Lutheran Church Children’s Ministry Staff Development Day (Arden Hills, MN), April, 2006.

“Living Out Your Unique Strengths” Master’s Institute Seminary Staff Development Day (St. Paul, MN), January, 2006.

“Communication and Conflict” North Heights Lutheran Church Marriage Ministry (Arden Hills, IL), August, 2005.

Community Through Small Groups” University Lutheran Church of Hope (Minneapolis, MN), August, 2005.   

"Investigating the Use of the Romans 12 Gifts in Religious and Non-Religious Communities" Regent University International Leadership Conference (Virginia Beach, VA), August, 2005.

"Discovering the Inner Nature or Character of the Servant Leader" Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship Servant Leadership Research Roundtable Discussion (Virginia Beach, VA), August, 2005.

"Investigating the Relationships Among Emotional Intelligence, Servant Leadership Behaviors and Servant Leadership Culture" Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (Virginia Beach, VA). August, 2005

“Relating Through Differences” North Heights Lutheran Church Children’s Ministry Youth Leader Conference (Arden Hills, MN), June, 2005.

“How to Respond to Other People’s Agendas Without Losing Your Own!” North Heights Lutheran Church Women’s Leadership Training (Arden Hills, MN), May, 2005.

“From Blisters to Bliss” North Heights Lutheran Church Marriage Ministry (Arden Hills), April, 2005.

 

"The Correlation Between Emotional Intelligence and Servant Leadership Behaviors of Service, Empowerment, and Vision Casting" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV), February, 2005.

“Abolish Boredom: Making Adult Classes Captivating” Minnesota Church Ministries Association Annual Conference (MMCA) (Minnetonka, MN), September, 2004.

“Living Out Your Unique Strengths” North Heights Lutheran Church Youth Ministry Staff Development Day (Arden Hills, MN), September, 2004.

"Effective Servant Leadership: A Model Incorporating Servant Leadership and the Competing Values Framework" Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (Virginia Beach, VA), August, 2004.

“Teaching for a New Calling in Luke 8:19-21” North Heights Lutheran Church Sunday Services (Arden Hills, MN), May, 2004.

“You Were Made For a Mission” North Heights Lutheran Church Lenten Services, April, 2004.

“Authentic Unity” North Heights Lutheran Church Women’s Leadership Retreat (Arden Hills, MN), November, 2003.

“Resolving Conflict as a Leader of Leaders” Willow Creek Community Church Regional Leadership Retreat (Wheaton, IL), January 2003.

“Biblical Leadership” Hosanna! Lutheran Church Leadership Development (Lakeville, MN), July, 2002.

“Conflict Management” Village of Carol Stream (Carol Stream, IL), July, 1998.

“Time Mastery” Vantage Financial Partners Staff Development (Arlington Heights, IL), July, 1998.

“Coping with Stress” The Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference (North Aurora, IL), January, 1998.

“Finding Balance in a World of Choices” Executive Women’s Leadership Group (Rolling Meadows, IL), November, 1997.

“Finding Balance in a Limitless World” Executive Women’s Leadership Group (Rolling Meadows, IL), November, 1997.

“DiSC Personality Training” Caremark Corporation Staff Leadership Development (Northbrook, IL), October, 1997.

“Personal and Time Management II” Drummond American Staff Development (Vernon Hills, IL), September, 1997.

“Personal and Time Management I” Drummond American Staff Development (Vernon Hills, IL), August, 1997.

“Stress Management: Achieving Life Balance” Rainbows Staff Leadership Development, July, 1997.

“Visioning and Goal Setting” John S. Swift Corporation Staff Leadership Development (Buffalo Grove, IL), May, 1997.

“Building Team Trust” Vantage Financial Partners Staff Development (Arlington Heights, IL), April, 1997.

“Managing Stress” The National College of Chiropractic Annual Conference (Lombard, IL), March, 1997.

“Life Balance in Managing Stress” Olivet Nazarene University Faculty Leadership (Bourbonnais, IL), March, 1997.

“Time Mastery” Racing Champions (Glen Ellyn, IL), February, 1997.

“Conflict Resolution” Government Training Network (Lombard, IL), February, 1997.

“Strategic Listening” Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce (Carol Stream, IL), February, 1997.

“Strategic Listening” Naperville Rotary Club (Naperville, IL), February, 1997.

“Stress and Coping Skills” Carol Stream Rotary Club (Carol Stream, IL), December, 1996.

“Coping with Stress” WYLL 106.7 Sandy Rios Live Radio Show (Park Ridge, IL), November, 1996.

“Time Mastery” Paramount Arts Center Staff Development (Aurora, IL), September, 1996.

“Christian Ethics and Morality” Russian Faculty and Administrators Leadership Conference (Kizlovotz and Pyatigorsk, Russia), September, 1993.

Certificates and Licenses

StrengthsCoach I, Gallup University.

Certified Christian Conciliator™, Institute of Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Coach with the Institute of Christian Conciliation™, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries. 

Leader of Leadership Development, Wellspring Leadership Ministry, Westwood Community Church, Excelsior, MN, 2009-present.

Bethel Seminary Alumni Council Team Member, Bethel Seminary, Bethel University, 2005-present. 

Hobbies and Interests

I love the work I am blessed to do each day! Yet recreational time is also important and I enjoy most sports including golf, tennis, biking, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, rollerblading, downhill and cross country skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, ice fishing, bowling and basketball as well as game nights with family and friends.

Quote

“"Transformational servant leadership is the ability to cast a collaborative moral vision while actively caring for those participating in moving the vision to reality." "Successful self-leadership is an absolute pre-requisite for anyone desiring to lead others. Ask me about the importance of self-leadership and being a non-anxious leadership presence as key concepts to leading well today!"”

Website

https://www.JeanineParolini.com