Meet Richfield, MN’s Hearing Specialists

Working with the right team makes all the difference.

Dale Woodard, B.S., BC-HIS

Dale Woodard, B.S., BC-HIS


Dale’s passion leverages his entrepreneurial successes, in-depth knowledge of the hearing healthcare field, leadership, consulting and coaching experience as a prominent executive development coach in the healthcare industry.

The focus of Dale’s work is to develop the Modern Audiology practices through maximizing the patient/professional relationship using techniques that bring both sides into a connection of mutual influence, vulnerability and discovery. In his previous private practice of 23 years, Dale found with radically different changes in thinking, the patient and professional both, find sustainable personal fulfillment. He challenges the historical way of doing things, creating new knowledge around patient centered care, and acting to implement those changes taking the professional from a level of losing their identity to their field, to coming alive as a vibrant healer who makes a difference with compassionate care for the patient.

A long-time Minneapolis resident, Dale started and managed a successful practice to become the hearing healthcare industries number one rated provider in the Twin Cities for 12 consecutive years (reported by Twin Cities Consumer’s Checkbook). In this role, he provided consulting services to the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Occupations Program from its introduction to the field, development of licensing, and in the development of regulation and enforcement. His certifications include, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Certified Coactive Professional Coach, Certified StrengthsFinders Coach, Certified Meyers Briggs Coach, and Certified DiSC Coach. His strengths include excellent listening and communication skills, visionary, imaginative, creative learning and loves sharing practical information that can be applied to improve results. Dale considers himself introspective and intellectually motivated, empathetic, purposeful and is values driven. His values include: Ethics, Meaningful Work/Service, Honesty, Integrity, Autonomy and Spirituality. He thrives on cultivating curiosity, compassion and courage in the face of fear and disruption.

Dale has a B.S. in Business and Marketing, from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota. His education also includes the Masters program in Counseling through Liberty University. He is a participant in MIT’s u.lab, activating capacity to lean into the emerging future in a time when the most important leadership challenges may have ever occurred.

In his spare time, Dale runs marathons, develops and co-leads retreats for GenX and Baby Boomers who are transitioning into their “next thing,” is a certified TRX trainer and spends time with his wife of 35 years.

Paul Harkness

Paul Harkness

Vice President

Paul Harkness brings over two decades of working in the hearing healthcare industry to Modern Audiology Minnesota. He currently serves on the AuDConnex leadership team as executive vice president. He has spent the past 20+ years supporting private practitioners, medical practices and the patients they serve. He is passionate about providing independent business owners with the resources to succeed and remain independent. Paul is looking forward to delivering a unique, patient focused experience to the community at Modern Audiology. When he’s not at work, you can find the St. Paul, Minnesota native spending time with his wife and three young children. He is a life long Vikings fan, enjoys coaching his kid’s sporting activities, golfing and long distance running.

Holly Dodds, AuD

Holly Dodds, AuD

Clinical Audiologist

Holly Dodds, AuD, is a clinical audiologist who has been working to improve outcomes for patients with hearing loss in the Minneapolis and New Orleans areas for the past 25 + years. She obtained her Master’s degree in Audiology at the University of Minnesota and her Doctor of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She has worked in several clinical environments including ENT clinic, multi-specialty office, and university training program.

She has two adult children who live in the area, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends, all kinds of music and participating in the Praise and Worship team at her church.

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