Founder: Ursula Adams, MSPOD
Ursula Adams, MSPOD, is a business leader, certified leadership coach and Organizational Development consultant on a mission to say "stuff" out loud first as a means to create comfort for - and give permission to - others craving to do the same.
A scientist and sage with an empath’s heart and intuition, Ursula’s unconventional approach marries the sciences of positive psychology and intentional change with empathy, intuition, a heavy dose of humor and - more often than not - a bit of glitter and glue.
Through The Red-Yellow Collective, her management consulting firm, Ursula helps Detroit-area organizations develop their top talent and engage their workforce through team building, individual and group coaching and in the design of change initiatives. Her clients range from small, Detroit-area nonprofits to large, Fortune 500 companies. She is currently contracted to Ford Motor Company where she serves as the Ford IT Transformation Office's Chief of Staff, working to increase the engagement and cohesion of a global group of 200+ Agile coaches while also spearheading a team focused on leadership excellence.
As the Founder of the SheHive, a women’s collective in Ferndale, Michigan, Ursula helps women seeking social connection and self-empowerment discover “life on the other side of should” through classes, coaching and community.
Prior to founding the Red-Yellow Collective and the SheHive, Ursula contributed sixteen years of her life to strengthening regional philanthropy in Detroit - pioneering the uses of digital media, integrated marketing, strengths-based organizational development and employee engagement at United Way in Detroit. Her award-winning programs resulted in both an EFFIE and a Gallup Great Workplace Award and now serve as models for the United Way system.
Ursula was instrumental in the social media tidal wave which helped Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan overcome considerable obstacles along his first-term path to election in 2014. She served as the voice of Mayor Duggan online and coordinated his social media campaign. In addition to her volunteer work with the Duggan campaign, Ursula has served on the Boards for the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, East English Village Association and Friends of the Alger Theater in Detroit.
Ursula holds a Masters of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change, as well as certificates in Executive Coaching and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
A former Detroiter (and always a Detroiter at heart), Ursula recently moved to Oakland county with with her husband, Bryan, and a gaggle of pets. She loves telling a good story, lunching with the ladies, road trips, pigeon pose, cherry cordial ice cream and an abundance mindset.