I am a seasoned strategist and leader specializing in career management, communication and personal development. As an executive coach, I help senior leaders regain their foucs, align their professional goals with organizational objectives and connect their values with their leadership style. My coaching is informed by over three decades of experience as a senior leader, working in world class organizations managing diverse, highly-skilled global teams and driving technology learning and communication programs for all levels of staff. I have been in the trenches, and worked my way through complex organizational structures and understand the challenges dedicated professionals have in attaining, maintaining and defining success.
In my practice I use a brain-based model of coaching designed to create new habits, ways of thinking and meaningful change. My approach is influenced by positive psychology, learning theory and contemporary neuroscience. My style is warm, engaging, friendly and direct. I believe that change can be challenging, it doesn't have to be boring.
In my personal life I am a published novelist (The Last Bridge, Random House) currently working on my second novel and a collection of poetry. In addition to my corporate experience, I have worked as a stand-up comedian, actress, museum security guard, filmmaker, director, waitress, receptionist, housekeeper, babysitter, and possibly for the CIA (it's a long story.)
I hold a B.F.A. and a certificate in Executive and Career Coaching from New York University.
Areas of Expertise and Focus
- Career Management
- Performance Management
- Authentic Leadership
- Effective Communication Strategies
- Team Optimization
- Personal Branding and Marketing
- Goal Setting and Achievement
- Emerging Leaders
- Senior Managers
- Ascending Women Leaders
- Solo Practitioners/Entrepreneurs