Who I Am
I am an executive and life coach, organizational development consultant, leadership development expert, workshop leader and writer who has been transforming organizations, teams and the careers of talented and ambitious professionals, entrepreneurs, changemakers and executives for over 20 years.
I have built organizational and people capability in over 40 countries in the biotech, pharmaceutical, health care, technology, internet, and service industries, an exciting career that included my own five-year executive expatriate assignment in Switzerland.
Leveraging research and methodologies in leadership, neuroscience, mindfulness and human dynamics, I seek to provide useable and repeatable frameworks and practices that inspire clients to engage more authentically, compassionately and consciously—even in the midst of conflict and challenge.
With a deep expertise in team facilitation and team dynamics, I am also known for my ability to create meaningful group experiences that align leaders, teams, functions and strategies to build new and more strategic organizational capabilities.
I have designed, implemented and led dozens of large-scale HR, leadership, and change transformation programs in every area of the business and across highly matrixed, global landscapes. Several of my change interventions and leadership programs have been benchmarked and published by organizations such as the Corporate Executive Board and Process Excellence Network.
Today I run my own global coaching and consulting practice out of California, with an important focus on women and leadership. The new era of women’s leadership calls us to step more fully into our role as changemakers, requiring greater attention to self-care and our true aspirations. Only then can women achieve the freedom, discernment and choiceful balance needed to do our best work.
I approach this work with a deliberate intention—inviting men and women to work collaboratively towards achieving true inclusion and ultimately, the organizational benefits attained when both men and women are supported to reach their full potential.
Education, Certifications & Faculty Roles
MS Degree, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Deep knowledge of the Enneagram and application in individual and team development
Deep expertise in team and interpersonal dynamics
Small Group Facilitator, Stanford University Women in Management MBA Program
High Performance Leadership Coach (#1 ranked executive program worldwide by the Financial Times), International Management Development (IMD) Executive Education
Immunity to Change Facilitator, Minds at Work
360 Degree Feedback Facilitator, Center for Creative Leadership
Change Management: Connor Partners, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey
Greenbelt (Lean 6 Sigma) Trained, Anderson Consulting Group
Certified in variety of leadership, change management and coach trainings and assessments
Academia, Biotech, Consulting, Health Care, Government, Internet, Non-profit, Pharmaceuticals, Service and Technology.
Specialties & Affiliations
Executive and Life Coaching, Team Development and Group Facilitation
Executive and Leadership Development Program Design
Large-scale Leadership Event Design and Program Management ( facilitation as needed)
Leadership and Team Retreats, Workshop Design and Facilitation
Merger & Acquisition Integration Activities, Transformational Change, Organizational Effectiveness Analysis and Design, Strategic Planning and Communications Consulting
High Potential Rotation Programs, Employee Engagement, Staffing and On-boarding
Business Process Management and LEAN 6-Sigma
Standard University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Small Group Facilitator for Women in Management Program
WisdomWomen Founding Member
Emerging Women, Power Circle Facilitator
Fourthwave Advisor and Coach: Catalyzing the development of best-in-class women-led technology companies
Women’s Empowerment Sacramento Mentor: Educates and empowers women, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to secure a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children.
WINGs for Growth Advisor (non-profit), Transforming Aspiring Young Women into the Leaders of the Future
International Coaching Federation, Sacramento Chapter
Sacramento Waldorf School, Board Coach and Facilitator
Speaking Engagements for national and international organizations such as Pharma HR Forum, Process Excellence Network, ASTD, Provant, and National Association of Colleges and Employers
Child Abuse Resolved Through Education, Advisory Board Member and Volunteer, 1989–Present
Crossroads International Church of Basel, Pastor and Elder Board Coach and Facilitator, 2010 to 2014
Travel is my other passion
Travel Moments with Kids
Through my blog I hope will expand some of the limiting paradigms that keep parents from traveling with children. Encourage more families to travel, explore and connect through seeing the world together and having experiences that last a lifetime.
My family and I are fueled by our passion for travel, which includes 45+ countries and counting. Inspired by these experiences, I have a blog on these experiences that can be found at www.travelmomentswithkids.com.
May it inspire you and your family to see more of the world—together!