Throughout my professional life, the greatest thrills have come from coaching, training and motivating individuals and teams to do their best work—and enjoy the work they were doing. Today, with each hat I wear— executive coach, leadership consultant, facilitator and program designer—this continues to be my focus: inspiring clients to become more self-aware, discover new possibilities, shift perspective, and continue to pursue meaning. Because when leaders create more meaning in themselves, they can create more meaning and motivation and bottom-line results in the organizations and cultures in which they serve.
Marrying intuition, focused inquiry, and deep insight with behavioral science and proven coaching strategies and tools, I help you assess challenges and opportunities, then customize a go-forward plan toward your stated goals—and question, listen, challenge and support you all along the way. I fuel each coaching engagement with positive energy, clear and compassionate communication, and an authentic interest in people and what makes them tick.
Throughout my coaching career, I've worked with senior executives, leadership teams, new leaders and high potential managers in a variety of functional roles in organizations and cultures of different sizes, growth stages and industries, allowing me to land in any new assignment, assess and immediately contribute. My client base is international, stretching from Toronto to San Francisco and Portland to New York City, with client employers including Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, T-Mobile, Starbucks, the City of Tacoma, Intellectual Ventures, Expedia, Intentional Futures, the Pacific Science Center and the Gates Foundation, among others.
My leadership education is built on deep academic training, coaching certifications (Immunity to Change, Leadership Circle Profile, Personal Brand Strategist, among others) and over 25 years of experience as a manager, consultant and executive leader in marketing, operations, strategy and people development at best-of-class organizations. In addition to my coaching and consulting work, I am a frequent lecturer in the MBA program at the University of Washington and on the Seattle campus of General Assembly. A Seattle native, I am a graduate of the Lakeside School, and hold a BA in International Relations from Brown University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Read more about me >
What I'm passionate about
Lifelong learning. Work that’s impactful. The power and fun of a collaborative team. Facilitating breakthrough moments. Developing leaders who are kind, curious, and courageous, and who play (and win) where their best talents and deepest interests intersect with the work they do.