Professional development

Everyone leads. The workshops and team development work I facilitate are based in this belief. Through sessions that are interactive, involving, and challenging, I help support the learning and growth of leaders throughout the organization.

Selected popular workshops:

  • Leadership Dance
  • Creative Leadership
  • Leadership Yoga
  • Leading Change

Specialty workshops:

  • Sustaining Conversations - Sustained Leadership
  • Sustaining Career Motivation
  • Legal Issues in Student Affairs
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Assessment and Evaluation

“…I have come to understand that for better or worse, I lead by word and deed simply because I am here doing what I do. If you are also here, doing what you do, then you also exercise leadership of some sort.”
Parker Palmer

Strategy & Support

Everyone is creative. Leading is creative work. It is problem-solving, designing new ways of working, and imagining possibilities. Leading is also courageous work. Whether making decisions, choosing a course of action, or managing personnel, there are always risks and challenges to be faced. Decades of experience working with leaders, and fifteen years serving as a vice president at three universities, have taught me that everyone, no matter how experienced, can use a thought partner at some time in their career.

Working with a coach as an individual or as a team is an opportunity to step outside of the day to day routine. It is a time to focus on your or your team's leadership experience, a specific growth area, or a current challenge. It can be an important way for individuals and teams to engage in their own leadership development.

Potential clients are invited to participate in an initial complimentary conference call to allow both parties to determine whether or not this is the right match. If you decide to proceed, I will develop and price a package that is designed to meet the needs of the individual or team.

“How can you teach creativity?” “‘I can’t,’ I tell them. ‘I teach people to let themselves be creative.’”
Julia Cameron.

Keynote Speeches

Everyone can make a difference. My Twitter bio says I’m interested in too many things to list. But a few items on the list are: dance, poetry, yoga, maps, children’s books, bridges, knitting, reading, creativity and, of course, leadership. Over time, all of these interests have combined with my academic studies in law and educational administration to inform my leadership, my workshops, speeches and presentations. And all of them are designed to encourage and support everyone in finding their own way to make a difference in their organizations and communities.

Selected Presentations:

  • “Embracing Change and Inspiring Creativity”
  • “Once Upon a Time - Stories & Community”
  • “High Impact Practices Serving At-Risk Populations”
  • “Women’s Issues in Higher Education”
  • “Promoting an Ethic of Care: Student Well-Being as a Priority of Higher Education”
  • “Building Bridges”

“Throw yourself into life as someone who makes a difference, accepting that you may not understand how or why.”
Benjamin Zander

“While great leaders may be as rare as great runners, great actors, or great painters, everyone has leadership potential, just as everyone has some ability at running, acting, and painting.”

Warren Bennis