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.
A recognized leader in her field, Nicole Haddenham, née Carlson, has an extensive portfolio of achievements in corporate communications, project management and intranets/digital workplace and possesses a unique blend of creative, technical and business savvy. She has led a number of successful projects that have significantly improved the corporate communications landscape, including the building of an internal communications program and department from the ground up.
Nicole served as the project manager and communications lead for an intranet redesign and platform upgrade, building and deploying a site that allows employees to work more efficiently and improve information sharing. The project garnered Nicole and her project team a national award for best website launch.
With a drive to improve internal communications and the employee experience and a focus on building connections and fostering relationships, Nicole continuously raises the bar for project management and employee engagement through the building and management of the communication hubs that keep employees informed and connected.
A graduate from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in Journalism, Nicole also holds a 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 holds 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 Cooperative Communicators Association.
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 roots for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and the Wyoming Cowboys. She also enjoys traveling, reading, sipping a good IPA and spending time outdoors with her pup and husband enjoying the beautiful Colorado landscape, whether that be in hiking boots or from Red Rocks Amphitheater watching one of her favorite bands perform. 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.