Job Coaching Team

At Empower, we have a strong team of professionals who make workplace inclusion a priority. Take a look at each bio to learn more!

Paul Rapp

Inclusive Employment Facilitator

Paul is a licensed educator with professional experience in providing individualized skill development for learners of all ages. He specializes in providing inclusive and individualized supports through employment exploration, job placement, and job coaching.

Email me: paul@empowerinclusion.org

Helen Frieman

Job Coach

Helen is a junior Neuroscience major at Macalester College and is excited to be joining the Empower Inclusion team. She is fluent in Spanish and knows that communication and collaboration take many forms. Helen is experienced in working with individuals of all ages and is looking forward to translating that experience to working with clients and employers. She knows that she has just as much to gain from this work as she has to offer and is excited to learn and grow through working with Empower Inclusion. 

Maggie Degner

Job Coach and Job Counselor

Hi everyone! My name is Maggie Degner and I am a job coach. I recently graduated with my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. I was born and raised in Minneapolis, and I am excited to be living in the Cities again. In the fall I will be starting graduate school for clinical mental health counseling. I am passionate about good food (mostly desserts), trail running, my border collie, and, mostly, helping people gain confidence in themselves and in their abilities. I can’t wait to work with you!

Alexa Hieb

Job Coach and Job Counselor

Hello! My name is Alexa Hieb and I am so excited to join the Empower Inclusion team, as a job coach! I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in spring of 2020, with a Bachelors in Sociology and a minor in human resource management. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, being outdoors, and spending time with my friends and family. I have experience working with individuals with disabilities and would love to have a long-term career in this field. With my love for working with people from all backgrounds, I am looking forward to gaining additional experience working with clients to help each and every one of them achieve personal satisfaction and success.   


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