I’ve been an upstart my whole life (ask my parents).
Once a Firebrand, Always a Firebrand
I have a passion for cultivating talent in others. This is borne out by my career path (so far) of teacher, human resources, and now coach. People are people are people. The same group dynamics I saw in my classroom of elementary students were the same issues I saw and experienced in the companies where I served as an HR Director. Now, my focus is working with women in and aspiring to leadership positions.
While I might ask hard questions and provoke a different way of thinking, it‘s done with a sense of humor!
Yes, I’ve seen and dealt with a lot of workplace dynamics that were . . . shall we say . . . wacky.
Drawing on my past experience with students and employees, I’m able to provide processes and the space to explore who you are becoming and to demystify those wacky group dynamics. As a teacher, I understand how to approach learning opportunities, giving me an edge when helping you think through issues. Law school honed my capacity to spot issues quickly, pinpointing underlying assumptions and implications. And almost two decades of experience in human resources in various industries (from construction workers to professional office staff to executives) has given me insight into a wide variety of workplace dynamics.
Leadership can feel lonely and uncertain at times.
The everyday demands on your time can leave you feeling unproductive and overwhelmed. You may lose sight of your original vision. But you can leverage your unique strengths to overcome any work challenge. Starting with self-reflection that leads to real inquiry, I can guide you through the process of examining root causes, unearthing solutions and setting a clear way forward.
It’s not always easy, but the ability to appreciate and apply your talents allows you to think purposefully about what you want for your business, work with a team more efficiently, and communicate effectively with individuals and groups. Many clients say I bring a sense of stability and help them feel grounded as we work together.
You’ll get open, honest give-and-take from me.
I’m not just a consultant or coach; I’m your thinking and accountability partner. I’m candid and straightforward. Together, we will have conscientious and productive give-and-take. We will examine the right questions, so you gain new perspectives and find your own answers. I believe anyone has the potential for outstanding leadership if they are willing and courageous enough to dive into the uncomfortable and sometimes awful things we go through.
You will get a new perspective, a new appreciation for who you are and are becoming, the satisfaction of knowing you can tackle a complex problem, and the confidence to move forward.