Perspective • Diversity • Intelligence • Business Savvy
- 18 Cities or towns
- 8 US States
- 3 Countries
- 2 Continents
- 4 Industries
- 3 Careers
I’ve been around. I’ve lived and worked in lots of companies, cultures, and environments. I offer a diverse perspective — on top of a keen intellect — to leaders and organizations who want more: more from themselves, from their teams, and from their lives.
My knack is to help organizations discover the magic of cohesion and the power of diversity — and I’m not just talking about gender and skin color. When most people hear the word ‘diversity’ they think of skin color or ethnic background. I seek to work at a much deeper, more profound level. My goal is cognitive diversity. When you embrace how people think differently you open the doors to creativity and vibrancy in organizations.
The perspective I bring draws upon a broad range of experiences as a seasoned leader, teacher, coach, and change-agent across multiple disciplines — including IT, HR, consulting, and volunteer organizations; across industries — such as health insurance, high tech, consulting, and the public sector; and spanning such companies as Cisco Systems, United Healthcare, Research in Motion, and the Pensions Department of the British Government. I also bring geographic perspective as a result of living and working in eighteen cities, in seven states, in three countries, and on two continents. I have thrived amidst the intensity of Silicon Valley and the density of urban London, UK. I now make my home in Northern Michigan.
What I Do
Speaking, Facilitation, Coaching – My expertise is in the area of organizational success, facilitating teams toward their goals, and coaching individuals. Specifically:
Leadership Development – I coach senior and mid-level leaders – usually to get unstuck, to step up fully to their role, or in the first few months on a new job to ensure they are successful faster and for longer.
Team Development – I work with teams to build cohesion and trust, to resolve conflict, and to increase collaboration that drives team results. I also do strategic planning at the team level, and early stage organizational development around defining and building culture.
Career Coaching – I also work one-on-one with individuals and groups of individuals to increase confidence, presence, networking and job search success in the broadest possible meaning of that activity.
One-on-One Coaching Specialities
- Individual contributor through senior leader
- Early leader transition
- High-potential leader
- Career coaching
- Returning to work
- Leaving the organization
Team Coaching Specialities
- Team building and team dynamics
- Defining and building a cohesive culture
- Enhanced communications
- Leveraging styles, preferences, and diversity
- Healthy conflict and creative abrasion
- Early-stage organizational development
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
President, MBA Association
2001 – 2004
M.S. in Applied Mathematics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Extra courses in philosophy and computer science
1984 – 1986
B.S. Major in Mathematics, Minor in Physics
Huntington College, Huntington, Indiana
President, Student Union
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Chi Honor Society
1978 – 1982
Certifications & Training
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator — Step I
- Leadership Circle 360º Leadership Profile — The Leadership Circle
- Stanford Advanced Project Management Certification — Stanford Center for Professional Development
- Professional Co-Active Coach — The Coaches Training Institute
- Flawless Consulting — Designed Learning – Peter Block