For nearly two decades I’ve helped leaders in the non-profit and for-profit sectors successfully compete in the marketplace, find their "voice" in leadership, and strategize around how best to proceed to be effective with others, with themselves, and in their work places.
I’m an ICF-certified coach. For many years, I was a program developer and workshop presenter in wellness and personal growth at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lenox, MA, the largest holistic health center in the U.S.
Part of my work in leadership is to help emerging leaders feel more confident in a role they may never have been prepared for. Another part is to help existing leaders gather more skills, become more resourceful, be better managers, and find ways to balance their work lives with their personal lives.
Leaders need to compel others to follow. To be a successful leader, leaders need to have people loyal to and work hard for them. To say that leaders need to be fair and respectful, is an understatement. But they also need to be stellar communicators—persuasive, inclusive, and inspiring. A subset of my work is to help leaders with their ‘presence,’ which includes how they go about sharing their messages. This may include giving keynote speeches and TED Talks.
I'm a student of Positive Psychology, aka, the science of what makes people flourish and thrive, become more resilient and perform at their best. I’ve trained with some of the best minds in the field: Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD., prolific author and educator of Harvard's most popular class (on “happiness”); Robert Biswas-Diener, PhD., author, instigator, and brilliant mind behind Positive Psychology coaching; and Rick Hanson, PhD., author and neuropsychologist, whose work in meditation and neuroscience teaches how we can rewire our brains for greatest effectiveness and well-being.
The average person spends about 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime. It's my mission to help anyone find meaning in the workplace—and in their lives—because that’s a lot of hours to waste—or to gain. Research shows that people who feel more meaning have greater well-being, which means they’re also more engaged in life and work, and more productive. They make better leaders, and create more positive work environments for others to work in, as well.
I can get behind that.
I hold certificates in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
That's a wee bit about me.
Now it's your turn. Tell me a little about you. I'm happy to have a free exploratory conversation about your needs, coaching, and my approach. Please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you.