Creative inspiration comes from anywhere. What inspires and sustains me are the opportunities to get outdoors, make music, tackle new challenges, and collaborate with others who love to learn and explore possibilities.
I am a professional coach who partners with clients to explore ways to tap their strengths, develop professionally, lead authentically, and cultivate high-performing teams. Clients say they gain greater self-awareness, improve the balance of personal and professional priorities, and build confidence and momentum for sustainable change.
At the heart of my coaching is my conviction that work is too important to be dull, boring, and energy-depleting. I work with leaders who are ready to challenge the status quo. My clients bring their experience, vision, ideas, and curiosity. I bring deep listening, optimism, curiosity, and the ability to draw out insights from the patterns I observe. Together, we identify creative options and outline paths for change, and test those ideas with experiments in the real world.
In my role as associate faculty member of SeattleCoach, I partner with leaders to cultivate the skills and presence become great coaches. I also provide mentor coaching for coaches applying for or renewing their ICF certification.
Having previously worked for 20+ years in the technology industry, I have experience of how innovative organizations work, and how individuals and teams work well (or not) within them. I’ve also managed teams in a changing environment while keeping individuals engaged and productive.
I served on the board of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), where I worked with other professionals who are committed to the development of individuals, teams, and organizations.
I have a Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology and hold certifications in the Leadership Circle Profile, the Personal Directions Inventory (PDI), Individual Directions Inventory (IDI), the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA), Conflict Dynamics Profile, Teams that Work Plus and the WiLD (Whole Intentional Leadership Development) Toolkit. I'm also a certified Coach and Mentor Coach.