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About me

Thank you for your interest in learning more about me! You’re probably wondering what qualifies me to offer leadership development to you and your teams.

I know the science and practice of developing stronger leadership in organizations.

  • I was a Senior Leadership Coach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where I delivered leadership development education to hundreds of talented students from across the globe.
  • I continue to partner with Booth and other business schools to coach full- and part-time MBA students who want to grow as leaders.
  • I was awarded a German Chancellor Leadership Fellowship to study behavior change at the Free University in Berlin.

I am a certified coach.

  • I hold a coaching certificate from the ICF-accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

I can comfortably navigate organizational culture.

  • My professional journey includes stops in government, non-profit, corporate, and higher education organizations, and in cities like Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Berlin, Germany.

I love teaching…

  • the delicate art of finding joy in life and contributing it to the greater good,
  • the practice of looking inward for answers and validation, and
  • the rewards of experimenting with new approaches at work and in one’s personal life.

Teaching topics for group learning

  • Leader & Manager as Coach: coaching to ensure progress and develop people
  • Navigating Values Dilemmas: a framework for resolving values conflicts in the workplace and in life
  • Personality Assessments: understanding the value of (high quality) assessments to transform your leadership, social awareness, and self-confidence.
  • Group Process: how to form and sustain a cohesive, high-performance team.
  • The Messy but Exhilarating Process of Leadership Development
  • Identifying and Clarifying your Values
  • Making Sense of Life Transitions
  • Achieving Goals: setting and following through on challenging goals

Certifications & Assessment Tools

  • Certified Professional Coach, ICF-accredited coach training school
  • Theory of Participation-trained Facilitator
  • Hogan Suite of Personality Assessments Certified Provider
  • Advanced training in using the Enneagram as a tool for development
  • VIA Character Strengths Survey, experienced provider & interpreter

Client Groups and Individuals

  • A top-tier business school providing leadership education to an international cohort of graduate students.
  • A university partnering with a global healthcare company to provide custom leadership education for its rising leaders.
  • An international bank seeking a leadership development workshop for its next generation leaders.
  • A set of ambitious professional women committed to staying engaged in their careers and being present for their young children.
  • A VP of Research who feels stuck in her role. She is seeking a promotion and clarity on how to change the organization’s structure and culture.
  • A talented mid-career scientist who transitioned sectors to lead a nonprofit. He is looking to navigate the transition successfully while also being a good husband, father, and friend.
  • A senior paralegal seeking her next challenge while preparing for her first child. She worked with me to find a new job (maybe a new career) that uses her existing skills but allows for more creativity and authority. She recently had a baby and accepted a promotion in the role she was hoping for!
  • A history-loving, public service-oriented man in his late 30s who is a rising leader at a global consulting firm. He’s looking for ways to rise up in his company while also being there for his family and pursuing his many hobbies and interests.