about me

Though there is much I could speak to, let’s start with the resume-esque details. Further down the page you’ll see the more anecdotal (and slightly more amusing) specifics.

Work Experience – some highlights:

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP

  • decades (yes, decades) of experience that spans multiple industries: nonprofits, academics and higher-ed, the federal government, and for-profits
  • 15+ years of executive-level leadership
  • SVP for a global leadership development company focusing on communication skills, conflict resolution, feedback, coaching, delegation, and accountability

I get what it’s like to lead and what’s needed to build leadership skills with soul. Truly.

SPEAKING / COACHING

  • more than 4,000 hours of one-on-one coaching with business owners, leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs – from startups to Fortune 100 companies
  • career and transition coaching to more than 5000 individuals – increasing promotion rates and overall development
  • multiple keynote addresses focused on leadership development; trained thousands of groups, and given a TEDx Women talk

I’m so passionate about this work on your behalf. I’ve spent decades collaborating with women leaders – increasing connection with their soul and enhancing their capacity to thrive.

Education – the basics:

  • a BA in business and communication and an MA focused on leadership development and communication
  • Certifications –
    – Spiritual Direction
    – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
    – Master Facilitator of proprietary coaching, feedback, conflict-resolution, and accountability
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    – Facilitator Educational Training – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes and the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute

Additional details and random facts:

  • I have lived through the distinct pain of being a woman in leadership – the risks, the costs, the disappointments, the challenges, and the requisite determination.
  • I am a proud mother to the two most amazing young women on the entire planet (and cannot be convinced otherwise).
  • I was in my early 40s before I learned about (and quickly adopted) feminism.
  • I have owned my own business for 15+ years.
  • I have trained, spoken, and written about women, their stories, and their strength for even longer.
  • I believe that our stories shape us – the ones we’re aware of and especially the ones we’re not.
  • I am clear that working with me merits ROI and long-term results (just in case you’re making a business case).
  • I have an ongoing idea that I want to live in a Tiny House.
  • I love black coffee in the morning (and a bit later than that…)
  • I will endlessly argue that RedVines are far better than Twizzlers.
  • The most true thing is this: conversation with amazing women is the best thing ever. Let’s have them – you and me.

I could talk about stories forever and a day.

They fuel my soul and my work – on self and with others – professionally, personally, in every way.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves says this:

A woman’s issues of soul cannot be treated by carving her into a more acceptable form as defined by an unconscious culture, nor can she be bent into a more intellectually acceptable shape by those who claim to be the sole bearers of consciousness…[S]tories provide understandings which sharpen our sight so that we can pick out and pick up the path…[They] lead women deeper, and more deeply still, into their own knowing.

So, accompanied by stories – my own, others’, and yours – this is what I do: pick up the path, capture the scent of your soul, and follow it with impeccable determination.

Click here to schedule a 30-minute conversation with me to talk about your story.