My professional practice has three important components. I provide consultation and training to many types of organizations as they face rapid change, with a special focus in the health care field. I lead the Group Facilitation Training Program and teach at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. And I maintain a private practice as a psychotherapist serving couples and individuals, many of whom are lesbian and gay.

I gain deep satisfaction from seeing individuals expand their potential in my work with groups in all kinds of organizations and settings. I often lead workshops at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the National Training Laboratories. I also write as a way to disseminate my ideas and research about interpersonal dynamics and issues. I have contributed to many publications including Employee Involvement at Kaiser Permanente: Managers Guidebooks, The Voice of Shame: Silence and Connection in Psychotherapy and Gestalt Therapy: Its Theory and Practice.

I gained an appreciation of the issues in the health care field from my background as an internal consultant at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care. I understand deeply the issues facing gays and lesbians from my own experiences as an acknowledged lesbian in organizations and society as a whole. And as a frequent world traveler I understand the challenges of employees who come from another culture.

My formal training included a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, a MS from San Francisco State University and a BA from Stanford University.

I have just finished building a home out of eight redwood trees logged and milled from my land in Sonoma County, California. These seven acres are my retreat from the intensity of my work and city life. I love to climb mountains, camp in the desert and travel around the world. Hiking the mountains of Bhutan was my most recent global venture and gave me wonderful insights into their peaceful culture.


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