I am credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation, and I am a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching Program. I have spent over 20 years in the educational and non-profit sector as a committed senior level administrator, consultant, leadership coach and teacher. During my tenure I had the responsibility of training and coaching senior leaders and teams and leading several strategic initiatives. I learned what it means to build an effective team, to lead an organization through challenges and transformation and to shape vision into reality. I have extensive training in the work of racial identity development, cross racial dialogue, and transforming teams and organizations to be more equitable and inclusive. I am certified to administer the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 emotional intelligence assessments. I draw from all of these disciplines and experiences in my coaching and consulting work.
The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
- Maya Angelou
Leaders can be more effective when they focus on who they ARE as leaders and not just on what they DO as leaders.
At the core of any successful collaboration, productive conflict, or informed decision is your capacity for self awareness, self expression, and relationship building.
I find the most joy and meaning in my work as a coach and consultant when I am co-creating experiences with clients: opportunities to shift perspective, transform thinking, collaborate with others and connect deeper with self.
I help clients uncover new possibilities and see another way forward. I help leaders better understand and unleash their own potential, so they can cultivate similar strength in others.
Emotional and relational capacity impacts future success in professional and personal life. The good thing is, these skills can be learned, developed, and strengthened- in partnership.
Transform yourself to transform the world.
-Grace Lee Boggs
I believe we learn, grow and transform by being in relationship with others. Identity matters. Gaining clarity on who we are and how we show up helps us better connect with and understand others. Articulating a common purpose is essential in leading and collaborating with others.
I believe in the power of storytelling and in the potential of a well asked question to provide openings, reveal truths and help us interrogate our own assumptions. To be more curious than certain as a leader ensures an openness to innovation and an orientation towards empathy.
I believe the way to achieve one’s goals is to identify a desired future state and partner with clients to chart a path to get there. As a leader, establishing a shared vision shapes the strategic direction for the organization and instills a sense of hope for the future.
I believe that leaders must take care of themselves in order to take care of others. Modeling and practicing self care and self love can be a radical concept in cultivating an organizational culture that at its core is about trust and transparency.