When you share with me the challenges you are facing and what it is you want instead, my creative juices start flowing. From all the models and methods I know, I pull the right pieces of them together until we end up with a session aligned and designed uniquely for you, your team, and the situation you’re facing.
Connection is as important to me as creativity. It flows through everything: our connection as partners in the work; the connection between different models, methods, and approaches for a cohesive session; connection between you and your team; between the individuals in the room; with the challenge you want to address; and, connection with the purpose, values, and vision of your company.
And I believe in engagement and culture. Not as a tool or a tactic. But because truly caring about and engaging your people, and intentionally creating (and sustaining) your culture will set your company apart and have an impact that will be far reaching.
On the education front, I have a Master’s of Applied Behavioral Science with a focus on leadership & organizational development, and training in best practice Human Performance and Organizational Development models and theories.
On a personal note, I love animals. When I was little, I wanted to be Dr. Doolittle. The happiest place on earth for me is a warm beach with sunshine and a good book. I love good food but not cooking. I support local farms and farmers (having grown up on one). I care deeply about the environment and am awed by the beauty of nature.
Your culture is the loudest thing happening in your company.
Growth Edge Coaching: Conversations at the Growing Edge
Deepen the understanding of how others make sense of the world, shifting from content to the structure of someone’s meaning making.
The Bowen Center: Introduction to Bowen Theory
A 7-month course to introduce Bowen’s theory as a way of thinking and interacting with family and organizational systems.
Dialogic OD Series
Generative change leaders host conversations where diverse views and ideas lead to the emergence of new possibilities.
Axelrod Group Certification – Large Group Conferencing
This model provides four principles and three leadership practices to follow in order to lead a successful organizational change.
Acumen/IDEO: Introduction to Human Centred Design
A creative approach to problem solving that is the backbone of the work at IDEO.org.
Co-Resolve: Deep Democracy
Deep Democracy is a practical facilitation that emphasizes that every voice matters and that decision are wisest when majority and minority voices are both valued.
The Art of Hosting
The Art of Hosting blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them.
Leadership Embodiment with Wendy Palmer Level I
Draws on the traditions of aikido and mindfulness to offer simple yet powerful practices that help people tap into creativity, power, and compassion.
Authentic Leaders In Action (ALIA) Summer Intensive
This intensive provides the opportunity to deepen our capacity for transformation, within ourselves and the people and organizations we serve.
Human Systems Dynamics Certification
Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) is a collection of concepts and tools that help make sense of the patterns that emerge from chaos when people work and play together in groups, organizations, and communities.
Clear Leadership Training
Key to building sustainable collaborative teams and work systems is the ability of individuals to maintain partnerships with other individuals when feeling challenged to do so. Clear Leadership teaches people how to overcome those challenges.
Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Coach Training
Co-Active coaching holds the coachee as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and fully capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II Certification
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI ®) is an assessment of personality type. Describes people’s preferences for interacting with others, gathering information, making decisions and organizing their lives. Widely used for individual, group and organizational development.
Process Work, Personal and Organizational Excellence Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder
A cross-disciplinary approach dedicated to furthering our understanding of the fundamental problems facing individuals and groups today, and to discover the meaning and creative insights within the conflicts they face.
Center for Right Relationship Organization Systems & Relationship Coaching
CRR has combined contributions from the Co-Active Coaching model, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Process work, General Systems theory, and Taoism.
Leadership Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University (now Saybrook University) MA, Applied Behavior Science, Organizational Development & Leadership
A learning institution that provided core training in systems theory, adult learning theory, change management, conflict resolution, intervention design and facilitation, data collection & feedback, and other elements of organizational consulting and coaching.