, STEM-UP NetworkTonya Ensign, PhD, Instructor, Indiana Institute of Technology

Tonya Ensign, PhD guides leaders through transformative change. She has taught in higher ed for over a decade and currently teaches in the PhD in Global Leadership program at Indiana Institute of Technology. She has a deep understanding of the peaks and valleys leaders navigate as she has not only studied and published original research in the fields of transformative learning and leadership, she has also lived it as an executive with Honeywell for eight years and an investor / operator in over a dozen start up companies the past 18 years. Additionally, Dr. Ensign holds three professional coaching certifications in executive coaching, positive psychology, and health and wellness. In her consulting practice, she assists entrepreneurs with starting or growing a business and assists doctoral students with all stages of the research process including parlaying their research into their next promotion, career move, or new business venture. She specializes in working with leaders who are lifelong learners by combining research,  teaching and coaching skills, and years of hands-on experience to foster holistic and transformative outcomes.