We transform business and change lives through expert training, coaching, and consulting services.

About you

Our commitment
to you

When we work with you we commit to:

Creating inclusive programming that values and engages participants

Working with you throughout the program to achieve desired outcomes

Sharing our expertise in a way that’s valuable to you

Holding a vision for what’s possible - and pushing you and your team to get there




Why we
do this work

We are two highly educated (Ph.D. level) professionals who had careers working in higher education, both on faculty and in administration.   

We decided to create our own consulting firm so that we could expand our impact in the world. 

We do this work because we want to transform business and change lives.  We know one powerful shift can create a ripple effect of positive change - for individuals and organizations.  

We are passionate about building leaders and we love the work we get to do every day. 



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Erin Cressy, PhD

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Erin is a connector of people, knowledge, and ideas. She loves to collaborate, make connections, and create environments where people and organizations can become their best. Erin holds a PhD in Social Psychology, and she uses her keen understanding of human behavior and motivation to create impactful learning experiences. She is a great networker and community volunteer, a founding board member of Girls on the Run Michiana and served as an Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka. Erin knows how to bring people together and create alignment. When she works with a group, they find greater synergy and excitement in being a team.

In addition to being the fabulous founder, CEO, and President of Cressy Consulting, Erin is also the Co-Founder of the Cressy Clan that includes her husband Jim and children, Ava, Max, and Jackson. Her love for physical activity keeps her busy with her kids’ various sports activities, and when not shuttling them to practices and games, Erin gets her own exercise walking her dog Ollie and practicing her swing on the golf course.


Mickey Hay, PhD


Mickey is passionate about leadership. In fact, she’s so passionate about leadership that she earned a PhD in leadership. Mickey’s doctoral program allowed her to apply everything she learned to her work at a community college in Michigan where she served for 22 years, starting out as an advisor and ending up a vice president of student support services.

Mickey has always devoted herself to helping others learn and develop. Her “why” is to constantly learn and develop herself so that she can facilitate a ripple effect of positive change in the world. Her “special sauce” includes being an exceptional listener. People who have been coached by Mickey often remark that they feel they can tell her anything, and it’s true; she is completely open and nonjudgmental, providing the safest of spaces to talk about challenges and triumphs.

Mickey teaches people that being their authentic selves is the only condition they need to meet to be successful and loved in the world. When not having an absolutely crazy fun time working with Erin, Mickey loves on her husband Mike, Jasper the Wunderkind Shepherd and Baxter the cross-eyed Siamese.

Meet our amazing clients!

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