Don McCoy

Employee Advocate Specialist at Avera Health

I was born and raised in Sioux Falls and came back after earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology from South Dakota State University and my master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Kansas State University.

I hold a lifetime certification as a Senior Professional Resource Manager from the Human Resources Certification Institute. I’m now an employee advocate specialist at Avera Behavioral Health and am attending classes to become a Certified Leader Development Coach. My current focus is on workplace incivility and I often present to groups on eliminating drama and creating a civil workplace.

In my free time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and going for bike rides with my wife of 38 years, Trudy. We have two wonderful children and three grandsons!

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The Dangers of Workplace Bullying

Schoolyard bullying, the torment of one child by another, has long been recognized in children. Abusive childhood behavior that is reinforced by other children and ignored by fearful teachers or ignorant administrators leads to children who grow up to be domineering adults. Read More »
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