Nicole Haddenham, née Carlson, began her career in the communications field as the assistant editor of a student-run magazine at the University of Wyoming. However, her days as a writer can be traced back to elementary school, at which time she founded "The Petite Poets" club.
While the club's success was fleeting, Nicole's career in the field endured and includes stints as a journalist, project manager, head of internal communications and director of knowledge services.
With a drive for excellence and a passion for fostering a positive employee experience, Nicole leads award-winning digital workplace initiatives and teams that focus on empowering employees through collaboration, communication and connection. Nicole is a life-long learner who is intellectually curious and unsatisfied with the status quo. You'll often hear her asking, "what if?" as she approaches challenges through the lens of a no-constraints philosophy.
Throughout her career, she has been successful in developing and leading multi-discipline company-wide functions, including intranet/digital workplace, internal communications and HR service delivery. As such, Nicole has had the pleasure of sharing with others through speaking and serving on panels at a variety of conferences for digital workspace, internal communications and project management.
A graduate from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in Journalism, Nicole also holds an M.S. in Administrative Studies from the University of South Dakota and has a Master Certificate of Advanced Study in Information and Communication Technology with specialization in Project Management from the University of Denver. She also previously earned certifications as a Certified Cooperative Communicator and Master Cooperative Communicator and is an active member of the Project Management Institute, International Association of Business Communicators, and Professional Businesswomen of California.
Nicole is also an active volunteer who gives her time to a variety of causes. She spent a year as an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer in Delaware and has served on numerous boards, including as the 69th President of the Denver Jaycees and the President of The Denver Voice, a nonprofit street paper that serves as an agent of social change by empowering homeless, impoverished and transient individuals. Nicole also served as a business mentor for recent college graduates and new employees in the HR field.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, reading, sipping a good pinot and spending time outdoors with her pup and husband. While writing, she strives to follow the sage advice of Stephen King, who sums it up in one of her favorite quote: “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
Nicole's resume with details on accomplishments and work history can be found by clicking on the document icon to the right.