I am a coach, consultant, and corporate leader.
I am a community advocate for families & children, passionate about creating safe spaces for children to learn and play.
As a trustee of the Children's Museum of Cleveland, I develop strategies to engage the community and generate enthusiasm for its mission.
I hold a Master of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University, birthplace of Appreciative Inquiry and a leader in the fields of Resonant Leadership and Emotional Intelligence.
I am the wife of a jazz musician, mother of five glorious children, and a devotee of compassionate leadership as a means of bringing out the best in people to create thriving teams & organizations. I love finding great ways to re-frame work and life, using a unique approach of celebrating the chaos that is often around us and reconsidering our own approach to the challenges that find their way into the lives of women leaders.
A little more you may want to know . . .
Before earning my final degree, I studied both Vocal Performance and Interior Design. I still sing ballads and good jazz standards, thanks to my husband. My favorite classes from design were textiles and color theory.
I have a love affair with flowers. I hope to have a beautiful flower garden one day, full of roses. My latest pleasure read is Foraged Flora by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale. It's the most soulful book on flowers you'll ever read.
I drink coffee like it's going out of style. I started with an iced mint mocha the summer I graduated high school, and never looked back.
I am an advocate for families and children, and for women’s empowerment and leadership. I serve with the Children's Museum of Cleveland and Trades of Hope. . . learn more about them here.
When I decided to go for my Master’s degree, I learned what my heart was calling me to do, especially as it relates to leadership and personal transformation. And I traveled to Europe, another check off my bucket list, and a completely amazing experience I can't even put into words!
I believe in creating the space for transformation and conversation. I'm passionate about women feeling inspired, whole and at peace as they serve in their families and careers.
My family is my heartbeat. I am eternally grateful for them, and for how they keep me believing in the good in the world.