Over twenty-five years of experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and facilitation has given me the privilege of working with, and learning from thousands of smart, good people doing incredible things for the world and each other.
I feel blessed because I do work that I love: Helping others get better, particularly leaders and teams. Whether it be performance management, emotional intelligence, executive presence, or team cohesion, I help my clients focus on the few most important changes that would result in the most meaningful difference in their effectiveness, impact on others, and personal well-being.
As a former biologist, I take great interest in the emerging research coming out of behavioral neuroscience, emotional intelligence and human resilience. I understand that being smart gets you pretty far. But being happy, successful, and getting others to be engaged and willingly want to work with, and follow you, is a different story, and is dependent on having “other kinds of smarts.” This is where I help.
Before corporate training, I was the manager of the Boston University School of Management’s Executive Challenge Program. For five years I led a team of outdoor adventure enthusiasts. We were the first to take the technology of ‘adventure summer camp’ and turn it into a successful business of innovative team-development programs for corporations.