Frances VanHouten is a quick thinker, whose first job was as "Tinsel, The Clown" at "Santa’s Land" in Putney, Vermont. Since that time she has: earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a Master's degree in organization development; held leadership roles in industrial product development and business-to-business marketing; and worked with groups throughout the US and Europe.
Inspired to work for herself, VanHouten became a freelance marketer until she found her calling in the social sciences. She established RainMaker Coaching in 2000 and has been busy ever since. Described as a "sparkplug," her work is characterized by a direct and energetic style that keeps people on their toes.
Certified Professional Facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators, 2007
Certified Practitioner of the MBTI Step I and Step II Instruments, 2009 by the Center for Applications of Psychological Type
Holds Gold Mastery Certification in Strategic and Systems Thinking from the Haines Centre for Strategic Management in Collaboration with the University of San Diego, 2012