Since you've made it this far, thank you!, you probably want to know more about my work and how I started down this road. Since 2000, I've been looking for a way to be more whole, meaning balance work with play. I've been looking for others who have found this balance, and hoping perhaps they'll show me how they achieved it. I'm convinced we, as a Western society, spend too much time on labor, sacrifice, and shame, and not enough time on leisure, pleasure, and creativity.
My mentoring practice is the result of the last 18 years, and counting, spent exploring these questions. It has led me to a root cause - personality and refinement of character - and I help others by passing on some of what I've learned. The process of change is very much discussed in contemporary literature, but little of that discussion focuses on the inner realm of the individual and how swiftly it can impact the external world we call 'our life.' Little conversation addresses the intersection of Nature and human nature, and how both influence health and the overall quality of life. In short, these are the conversations I seek out. Whether it's personality patterns, emotions, choice, or our chosen work environments, for me, these are all clue pieces that come together and offer a picture about our work fit, our true talents and personal growth. That's how I help my clients.
And, I do a similar thing for companies and non-profits, too.
In 2003, I received a master's degree from Johns Hopkins called Organizational Counseling, which focused not just on the individual but also on organized groups of people, i.e. teams or companies. Companies hire me to work with their employees, helping them to work well together and to foster dedication and well-being inside the organization. The 'new' focus on 'human sustainability' has been my old focus; specifically, learning to work well together and build work environments that acknowledge the human-environment-mission alignment. The scope of the work ranges from leadership team meetings using assessments like the Enneagram and the Strengthsfinder to de-escalating crisis situations.
A recent client hired me because a death occurred at their workplace and it had a profound effect on all involved. I was also recently engaged to help with diversifying a partnership, helping sift the existing organization to be more inclusive and redefine the culture. There are actual best practices that can be brought to employees when traumatic events or big change occur. I am proud to assist leaders and teams to find ways to deal with change, crisis and trauma and move forward to well-being and productivity.
My practice keeps growing and is now international with clients in South America and Europe.
So here's my ask of you: do connect with me. I want to hear from you. I keep my mentoring packages affordable so as many people as possible can go through the process. Call me 828-329-8777. My first consult is no charge.
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14 yrs mentoring, teaching, and speaking
20 yrs serving Senior Executives across industries in strategy & finance
19 countries Speaking & Conducting Workshops
10 yrs Wall Street, Banking & Finance
Certificate, East West Psychology, CIIS, California
MS, Johns Hopkins University
MBA, Columbia University
BBA, St. Mary's College of Notre Dame
Emotional Intelligence in Action
Certified Public Accountant