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Biography of Tracy Minnec


“My personal mission is to positively impact as many people as possible, and they will then positively impact others. 

I choose to live my life to empower those around me!”​

Tracy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and spent over 20 years in corporate Human Resources management in multiple industries. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPECaccredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Motivational Speaker, Human Resources Consultant, and Founder of Light Bulb Effects Coaching, LLC.

As a Human Resource Executive, Tracy excelled as a dynamic, forward-thinking and hands-on Human Resources professional that focused on human capital, coaching and counseling, organizational development, and operations.

Skilled at driving strategy and delivering solutions for rapidly growing companies experiencing accelerated revenue growth, Tracy possessed a track record of building high-performance teams through talent, performance and change management. Her expertise in employee relations, coaching, cultural development, succession planning, business process improvements, and leadership development, positively impacted the bottom line and greatly increased the human capital. She also led global operation plans that included designing strategic processes and systems with emphasis on talent management, High-Performance Organization (HPO), Expat procedures and integration, USCIS processing, and compliance.

Throughout her extensive career, she has grown companies on average by 400%, built HR departments, resiliently carried on through recessions, start-ups, and company closures, and in 2015 started her own successful business Light Bulb Effects Coaching LLC, a nationally recognized Leadership Coaching company.   “I realized that throughout my professional life experiences I have never been “broken” by the challenges that were thrown at me – I have been positively rewired, and I am so grateful for that!  Those experiences have given me tremendous professional credibility – the kind you can’t get from reading books.”

Tracy’s unique coaching approach, life experiences, diverse and highly relevant experience in Human Resources provides invaluable insight into what makes people thrive, and organizations thrive, and has made her a “people expert”.  She has seen what succeeds in organizations and what fails miserably. 

“I knew I needed to pass on what I have experienced these past 20 plus years to as many people and organizations as possible – I know what works!”

Her programs offer clients a substantial and sustainable coaching experience you will connect to, because “if you connect to something, you will retain it and you will apply it”.   Her philosophy to individual clients is, “instead of focusing on the path you think you are supposed to be on, allow yourself to see the path you are meant to be on”, helps individual clients identify their inner and outer “blocks” that may be preventing personal and professional goal achievement. Once the blinders have been removed and that awareness is achieved, ideas begin to manifest and clients then feel empowered to move to action with confidence.


Contact Tracy to find out how she can help you create your own blue print – for yourself with individual coaching,  or for your entire organization with corporate coaching.