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Come join WENH for the Northside Kick Off Luncheon as part of our 2024 Coaching series titled Career Intentions – Use The Power Within to Create the Career You Want!

Our guest professional coaches will guide us through:

• Crystalizing and communicating your career intention

• Defining actions to reach your goals

• Strengthening your network and enlisting allies

Join women from across the city and the energy value chain for lunch, networking, and learning!


  • Kathi Crawford (CEO of People Possibilities LLC)

    Kathi Crawford

    CEO of People Possibilities LLC


    Kathi Crawford is the CEO of People Possibilities, providing business services and strategic solutions based on a “people” focused approach. She understands regardless of the industry or business type, organizational and financial performance is directly tied to how effectively you engage your workforce.

    Working closely with business owners and executives as a trusted strategic partner, Kathi has successfully helped small to medium-sized businesses navigate the transitions involved in change. She effectively guides leaders and teams through challenges like growth and changing market conditions, startup operations, succession planning, and exiting the business – all of which have a critical people element.

    As an expert in organizational development, Kathi utilizes a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach with strategic and behavioral tools. After reviewing the business process, workflow, culture, and talent, she identifies the obstacles and gaps and provides a range of “smart” solutions generating measurable results. Kathi understands in today’s world, companies need to adapt quickly, and her recommendations can immediately impact performance and the bottom line. She is there when you need her and maintains an “on-call” relationship with her clients.

    Kathi’s extensive business background combined with experience as a professional coach enables her to provide unparalleled expertise and unique insights. Her clients often comment about her quick grasp of their business situation, challenges, and motivations to help facilitate a productive dialogue that moves them forward. The cornerstone of Kathi’s success is her ability to ask the right questions relevant to business needs consistently pinpointing obstacles and effecting positive change.

    Kathi has designed and delivered multiple leadership development programs customized to leadership challenges in a variety of industries and for all levels of leadership in an organization. She was the program designer and facilitator for the Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Houston, a program for emerging and experienced leaders wanting to learn how to leverage their innate leadership styles, develop emotional intelligence, and effectively develop and enable a high-performance team.

    M.S., Human Resource Management, Houston Christian University, Houston, Texas
    B.B.A., Economics Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

    MMC, Masteries Master Coach, International Association of Coaching (IAC)
    SPHR, Senior Professional Human Resources, Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
    Senior Certified Birkman™ Consultant
    DDI Targeted Selection™ Program Facilitator
    World Leader - The World Inside You® Program Facilitator, People Possibilities, LLC
    Cycle One: Personal Power & Wholeness Certification, Lightyear Leadership (www.lightyearleadership.com)

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  • Elizabeth De La Peña Veeser (Principal at DLP Coaching)

    Elizabeth De La Peña Veeser

    Principal at DLP Coaching


    Elizabeth is a certified leadership coach and the founder of DLP Coaching – Developing Leadership Potential, a firm dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations achieve their full potential. Elizabeth leverages 25 years of corporate Human Resources experience when partnering with her clients to facilitate transformative growth through practical measures that add real value. In addition to coaching, Elizabeth specializes in developing and delivering leadership programming that emphasizes real-world application and impact.

    Prior to opening DLP Coaching, Elizabeth led Executive Development for Southwestern Energy (SWN) where she had responsibility for executive talent efforts that included coaching, team culture and succession management. Work she led at SWN, on the topic of resilience, was a featured case study in the book, Work Without Stress (McGrawHill by Roger, Petrie). Elizabeth’s experience also includes time with Shell, where she was Vice President Human Resources, leading a global team with responsibilities for ~2000 clients in the Exploration, Technical and Health, Safety and Environmental functions. Also, while at Shell, Elizabeth was responsible for the diversity and inclusion function for the Exploration & Production business. In addition, Elizabeth worked with Nestlé at both their US and world headquarters, in Switzerland, driving effective talent management across the globe.

    Elizabeth has presented at various conferences, sharing her expertise on women in leadership, talent development and building resilience in the workplace. And, she was a featured speaker on Houston Public Media’s Career Frontiers program.

    Elizabeth is passionate about giving back to the community. She serves on two non-profit boards, Compudopt Houston and Impact100 Houston. In addition, Elizabeth is an active alumnae Hermana of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc./Latinas Promoviendo Communidad Sorority, Inc., the first Latina sorority founded at an Ivy League university. She has also served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Cookie Manager for several years.

    Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She successfully completed Rice University’s CoachRICE program and earned the Associated Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation. She has participated in various continuing education programs and is certified in numerous leadership inventories including EQ-I, EQ-i360, MyersBriggs, Birkman and DiSC. Elizabeth is the only US-certified facilitator for the program, Rise for Impact, based on the international best seller, How Women Rise (Hachette by Helgesen, Goldsmith).

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  • Dr. Lizette Ojeda, PhD (Founder of ThriveMinds™)

    Dr. Lizette Ojeda, PhD

    Founder of ThriveMinds™

    Dr. Lizette Ojeda is a Tenured Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, a Licensed Psychologist and Executive Coach. She is recognized for her evidence-based intersectional approach to help women leaders in STEM do their best work as their whole self without self-doubt or burnout jeopardizing their success.

    She was named Houston's Business Journal 40 under 40 and was honored with Fellow status by the American Psychological Association for her "outstanding and unusual contribution to diversity, career development, and mental health on a national level".

    Her work has been recognized by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and she has served on the editorial board of Journal of Career Assessment. She has presented and published her research in numerous outlets, including Journal of Career Development, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, and The Handbook of Career Counseling for Women.

    Dr. Lizette Ojeda’s mission is to equip women in STEM with the tools they need to have more success, balance, and happiness without sacrificing their hard-earned career, personal life or well-being.

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Member Price $40

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24 Waterway
The Woodlands, Texas

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