Dean Stooksbury

Independent at Empowerment Coach

Greater Atlanta Area
Human Resources

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Dean Stooksbury's Overview

  • Independent at Empowerment Coach
  • Merchandising Manager at Home Goods
  • Department Manager at Home Goods
  • Trainer/Master Color Specialist at Hair Color Xperts
  • Associate Director at Wentworth Art Gallery
  • Department Manager at Dekor
  • General Manager at Bentley's Luggage
  • International Coaching Science Research Foundation
  • Cornell University
  • Latin American Association

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Dean Stooksbury's Summary

Accomplished Life Coach and HR professional with experience in Management and Counseling.

Dean Stooksbury's Experience


Empowerment Coach

May 2008Present (6 years 5 months)

*Empowering people to build a life of success and balance
*Life coaching
*Career Planning
*Offering individual and couples couseling

Merchandising Manager

Home Goods

May 2011July 2013 (2 years 3 months) Dunwoody, GA

•Sourcing, recruiting, and hiring staff of 70+ for grand opening of new store
•Training, coaching, and developing staff while adhering to B.E.S.T. (Building Excellent
Store Teams) program
•Summarize payroll hours through Kronos
•Reconcile payroll dollars spent to payroll budget
•Process vacation and sick time•Maintain staff data base utilizing Oracle
•Ensure compliance of employment harassment policies and labor laws
•Prepare and conduct employment evaluations
•Making hiring and termination decisions for all direct reports
•Provide recognition,counseling, and disciplinary action to staff
•Maintain and support company values, code of conduct, and diversity
•Oversee signage and all aspects of in store merchandising

Department Manager

Home Goods

November 2008August 2011 (2 years 10 months)

Trainer/Master Color Specialist

Hair Color Xperts

October 2006July 2008 (1 year 10 months)

•Trained and developed new talent on software, chemical formulations, and design.
•Promoted and sold salon products and services.
•Offered full range of color services.

Associate Director

Wentworth Art Gallery

November 2002September 2006 (3 years 11 months)

•Recruited, trained and developed staff in procedures, product knowledge, and customer service.
•Managed gallery records/files including employee scheduling and payroll.
•Promoted sales through home shows and gallery events.

Department Manager


September 2000September 2001 (1 year 1 month)

•Managed department of $12 million annually with 21 subordinates.
•Developed staff in customer service, policies and procedures.
•Handled employee relations and issues.
•Designed and implemented process flow procedures and policies

General Manager

Bentley's Luggage

November 1997September 2000 (2 years 11 months)

•Recruited, screened and hired employees.
•Trained staff on customer service, product, policies and sales.
•Completed quality performance reviews for staff.
•Responsible for scheduling, payroll, and confidential employee records.

Dean Stooksbury's Skills & Expertise

  1. Recruiting
  2. Talent Acquisition
  3. Talent Management
  4. Payroll
  5. Customer Service
  6. Human Resources
  7. Employee Relations
  8. Training
  9. Coaching
  10. Management
  11. Sales
  12. Process Scheduler
  13. Hiring
  14. Performance Management
  15. Sourcing
  16. Employee Training

Dean Stooksbury's Education

International Coaching Science Research Foundation

Life Coaching Certification, Life Coaching


Cornell University

Certification, Human Resources


Human Resource certification foundations of employee relations.
•Employment Law for the HR professional including: FMLA, NLRA, ERSIA, OSHA.
•Organizational Culture and Work/Life Balance.
•Communicating, counseling and coaching for improved performance.

Latin American Association

Completion, Spanish


Activities and Societies: Completed Spanish Levels I & II

Middle Tennessee State University

BBA, Marketing


Activities and Societies: •Alpha Mu Alpha (for academic achievement) •Dean’s List

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