I build leadership capacity at Fortune 500 companies by applying leadership science, research-driven positive psychology, and mindfulness practices.

As an organizational psychologist and leadership coach, I help leaders relate more deeply, decide more efficiently, and think with more creativity.

Before launching my coaching practice, I served as Executive Director of Sales & Strategy for The Ken Blanchard Companies®, where I designed and implemented learning experiences to increase our clients’ performance, profitability, market share, and employee engagement. This executive experience informs all of my client partnerships.

I hold a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a coach certification from The Coaches Training Institute. I'm currently studying how to address and heal trauma dynamics in the workplace. This emerging research and set of practices lights me up right now.

In addition to coaching, I facilitate the P2 Leaderlab and regularly share my insights in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and other industry magazines.

When I'm not collaborating with leaders, I am doing my own inner work. My practices of self-attunement help me to see my clients more fully, hold complexity, embody courage, and offer intuitive insights.

I am a wife and a mother. Both of these roles are sacred to me and offer endless opportunities to exercise leadership and presence. I feel most at home holding my husband or son's hand, on a hike, and with my face squished up against the nose of my French bulldog.


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It was June 6th when my friend John told me he was sick.

We were enjoying a picnic in Central Park, but he seemed more reserved than usual. When I lightheartedly asked him for updates, he took a deep breath. I spread some cheese on a cracker. And then, he said it…Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

What followed was seven months of chemotherapy. Every two weeks, I had the honor of sitting beside him during treatment.
I made it my job to be what was needed in the moment, whether it was a quiet companion, a playful jokester, a food preparer, a fear absorber, an advocate, or a sounding board. John told me I also gave him something more intangible…the chance to live the questions. The big questions: why was this happening to him? What was the meaning of this cancer? What growth could emerge, if he was open to it?

We talked about how he was integrating each part of his experience: what it felt like to be a patient and a doctor; what strengths he saw in himself; what qualities of character he wanted to hold on to when he was better; what stories he would tell about this experience. He once told me that all my questions were offerings to him. Offerings to create meaning, to get to know himself, to relate, to love.
At this point, I know two things. First, the opportunity to witness John’s grace and inner fortitude was a privilege. Second, I'm at my best when I'm fearlessly, yet empathetically, asking the big questions; getting people in touch with the significance of their experience, helping them to see more clearly their relationships to themselves, to others, and the world.

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