My professional career began with a graduate education in Clinical Psychology, and the intention to become a therapist. However, it didn’t take long following grad school for me to realize that I was more intrigued by the complexities of organizational life than the challenges of working with clinical populations. Drawing on my people training, I went on to have a rich variety of experiences in both the consulting arena as well as in several internal corporate roles in the areas of human resources, organizational and leadership development. Along the way, I was fortunate to experience what was possible in numerous vibrant, healthy and well-run organizations. In contrast, I also had the occasion to witness the unfortunate waste of human potential in several volatile and toxic corporate environments. This combined exposure left me with a keen appreciation for the importance of intentional and values-based leadership, and a personal mission to do what I could to enhance the well-being of the organizational landscape, one leader at a time.
In 1996 I started a private practice in executive and leadership coaching. I have been privileged to coach and partner with hundreds of outstanding leaders and professionals in a variety of sectors and industries, including banks, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, consulting engineers, municipal governments and teaching/practicing physicians. Because I believe leadership at its best is a shared enterprise, I have also developed a specialty of working with corporate teams and advisory boards in multiple settings to help them raise the bar on their organizations’ effectiveness. My collaboration with Kathleen in Leading Deeply was inspired by our joint belief that the ultimate role of leadership is to inspire and engage people to conduct business in a manner that is profitable, fulfilling, and serves a higher purpose in the world.