Developing leaders has been my passion since the early 1980s. Why? Because very early in my career, I was thrust into significant leadership roles that I was ill-prepared for. I succeeded with the support and mentoring of more seasoned leaders. That inspired me to “pay it forward.”
Other career-spanning themes of my work include:
Building Community - Creating occasions for people to share, collaborate and learn from one another — whether it’s a team, an organization or a town.
Supporting People to Grow - There's nothing more satisfying than using what I've learned to help people grow, whether it’s through coaching, writing or workshop facilitation.
Handling Conflict - From giving constructive feedback to skillfully negotiating disputes, helping leaders use conflict as a constructive force is my specialty.
Removing “Limiting Beliefs” - Whether you call it “performance anxiety,” “self-doubt,” or the "inner critic," limiting beliefs are what invariably gets in the way of being your best. I help people find strategies that enable them to shine.
Although I have great enthusiasm for my work, I’m also a gardener, a fitness fanatic, a writer, an artist and an orchid aficionado. My husband and I live on a six-acre farm in Southampton, Massachusetts with our Himalayan cat and several dozen orchids. The other place I love most in the world is Martha’s Vineyard, which revives my spirit each time I visit.