I seek to create a healthy and energetic work environment in which organizations can serve their clients and customers. For twenty years I have worked compassionately with a wide variety of organizations, with the greatest percentage of my time devoted to public sector agencies, educational systems, small businesses and medium sized companies.
My work to help organizations achieve their vision includes teaching, facilitating, coaching and consulting to groups and individuals. I find great satisfaction in collaborating with my clients to achieve lasting positive results. I design leadership development programs and workshops in alignment with the organization's business strategy. I also facilitate the development of teams through the redesign of work, new alignments, and working through group issues. And, I coach individuals and teams through the tough changes.
Over the years teaching has complemented my consulting practice. For sixteen years I was a part-time Associate Professor at Colby College designing and teaching classes in Group Dynamics, Conflict Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Change and Issues in Management. I also taught in the management schools of Case Western Reserve University and The University of New Hampshire. In addition, I worked for five years as the Director of Training and Development for the City of Portland in Maine.
I hold a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, a Master's degree in Public Administration from The University of Colorado and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wheaton College. This combined understanding of organizations, people and public administration created a unique foundation for my work with clients.
As an entrepreneur at heart, I tend to immerse myself in the challenges of my work and must also have wonderful diversions to remain effective as a consultant. I enjoy cheering for my kids at their sports games, traveling, skiing, rollerblading, running at the beach, biking, Broadway plays, choreography, photography and reading.
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