Nicole Kolhagen

  1. Tell me an interesting fact about yourself.
    • I grew up on a farm and actually milked cows!
  1. Why did you go into your profession?
    • I started as a receptionist at a manufacturing company after receiving my associates degree. I filled in for the human resources assistant when she was on medical leave, fortunately for me she decided not to return and I was given the full-time position. During my time there I earned my Bachelors Degree from Northwood University.
  1. What is your greatest strength?
    • Adapting to different environments and embracing change.
  1. What is your greatest professional achievement?
    • Earning my bachelors degree while working full-time, raising two children and pregnant.
  1. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    • I love to travel with my family.  Dubai and Rome are my favorite places so far.
  1. What are looking forward to in your new role?
    • I am looking forward to growing professionally while helping to contribute to the success of IDS.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” – Marilyn Monroe