A wee bit about me.
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 crafting their brands. I worked in advertising, writing and producing ads that were honest, earnest, and quite possibly funny. On many days, I felt like the Robinhood of marketing, helping small- and medium-sized businesses succeed on Main Street while the big box stores loomed nearby.
For many years, I was a program developer and workshop presenter in wellness, creativity, and personal growth at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the largest holistic health center in the U.S.
I compete in story slams, and sometimes get my funny on by way of comedy improv. My voice can still sometimes be heard on terrestrial radio on some of those ads I made.
I'm a student of Positive Psychology, aka, "the science of happiness," which is not an accident. They say we teach what it is we want to learn: I wanted more of the good stuff of life. There was work burnout. There was life distress. So I began digging in, drilling down, and studying 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 well-being.
I practice what I preach: I turned my life upside down in the best possible way through research-based"happiness interventions." It's now my mission to help others also get happier: find more meaning, more pleasure, more appreciation for what goes well. But it's not just about feeling good--though that's pretty wonderful. Research shows that happier people also make better workers, leaders, and have more positive relationships.
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. I'm happy to have a free exploratory conversation about your needs, coaching, and my approach. And anything else you'd like me to know.