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, this continues to be my focus: inspiring clients to greatness by becoming more self-aware, discovering new possibilities, shifting perspective, growing skills, and continue evolving as fulfilled professionals and human beings.
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.
My coaching is informed and enriched by over 25 years of experience as a manager, consultant and executive in marketing, operations, strategy and people development at best-of-class organizations including Williams-Sonoma, Backroads, UC Berkeley and the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. 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 >
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.
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.