I've always been passionate about relationships. It is my nature to notice what is going on between people and to nurture healthy dynamics with family, friends, colleagues and clients. I believe that relationships are the vehicles through which we discern what we are being called to do. Healthy relationships enable us to strategically collaborate for the benefit of each and all.
In my first career as a transpersonal counselor, I discovered that people were able to sustain the most profound growth when they did their personal change work with others. My clients told me stories about the dynamics in their homes and workplaces that created the context for their personal development. And I witnessed the web of learning that takes place when people see themselves more clearly by hearing each other more deeply. Group work and relationship counseling became the basis for my own learning about how human beings change within larger social systems and how the systems themselves change.
Today my work is still focused on groups. Only these days, I might be found holding the space for groups of ten or ten thousand. As an organization and community engagement consultant over the past eighteen years, I have collaborated with visionary change leaders from over eighty organizations across five continents to nurture healthy growth, to transform organizational practices, to tap collective wisdom and to foster dynamic and sustainable collaboration. Whether the group is made up of hundreds of health care professionals in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a large urban hospital, the leadership team of an international nonprofit, students learning to be social entrepreneurs at a business school in Denmark, conference participants from all over Latin America, learning and development professionals for a defense contractor, a group of engineers at a multinational manufacturing corporation, experiential learners at workshops and retreats or thousands of girls and adults at the Girl Scout National Convention, change work is challenging and life-giving.
It is my consistent experience that the quality of dialogue, decisions and action reflects the quality of the relationships among those who are working together and also reflects the quality of the relationships that individuals have with themselves.
I love hiking, swimming and travel. Looking for opportunities to contribute to the evolution of human consciousness, I practice yoga and meditation as I engage in daily life as spiritual practice.
At the center of my heart are my husband, daughters, son, granddaughter, Mama Honey and a vibrant international network of friends.