I am a coach, facilitator and trainer who works with individuals and teams to help them better understand themselves so they can improve their work. As a coach, I bring compassionate candor to help clients gain clarity on what matters most. I love working with leaders who are looking to rehumanize the workplace and improve the positive impact of their leadership. As a trainer and facilitator, I bring energy and engagement while helping people transform complex topics into actionable next steps.
I am a trained mediator with ten years of experience working in higher education administration, overseeing student conduct and sexual harassment policies and resolution processes. Additionally, I have ten years of experience in marketing and client services for technology companies.
Most satisfying work
Throughout my career, I found purpose and enjoyment in facilitating difficult conversations that encouraged self-reflection and identity development and training professionals to leverage conflict resolutions skills to develop the strength and capability of others. I’m most energized by clients who prioritize developing their greatest resource, their people.
Frequently used theories and tools
My mediation training and experience with restorative practices have really shaped how I listen to coaching clients and how I facilitate team engagements.
I’m also influenced by theories of human development and tools that help us better understand why we’re stuck, such as Immunity to Change, Polarities and the variety of tools that help us take another perspective.
Certifications and Degrees
BA in Psychology from Boston College
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago
Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University, Expected May 2023
Assessment tools: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner
Conflict resolution training: Mediation training, Train-the-Trainer Mediation Training – Mediation Works, Inc.; Restorative Justice Training – Campus Restorative Justice
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Giving feedback to your employees is challenging! This book helps to frame why direct feedback is both a gift and an important way to care personally for your employees. It also outlines an overall strategy for changing the culture with honest communication and how to ensure your meetings are set up for success.
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
Employees need their managers to be more coach-like. The author is committed to democratize the coaching approach by empowering as many people as possible to engage in this way with the people they lead. He outlines a list of questions to consider using when engaging in conversations where their employees bring them a problem. He encourages leaders to stay curious a little bit longer and embrace the process of asking questions to lead the employee to their own answers.
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Simply put, Brené is a gift. She’s written a lot of books, but I love this one as it incorporates a lot of her research on vulnerability and perfectionism into the context of leading others. It’s a beautiful articulation of how to lead from a place of humanity.
All three of these are my favorite podcasts that focus on leadership of self and others along with how to continue your own personal development.
Elevate with Robert Glazer
Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson
Coaching for Leaders