Welcome to a world of goodness.
- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
- the quality or state of being whole and undivided; the condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound.
I partner with leaders, communities, and organizations to facilitate mindful, wholehearted, and powerful conversations that elevate the way people work together.
The scope and scale of these conversations vary from one-to-one executive coaching to large-scale change initiatives. Usually, there is an underlying need to respond with greater integrity to a challenging degree of complexity, uncertainty, and/or urgency.
How we work together depends on your intention, disposition, and situation. I use a variety of adaptive, collaborative, and transformative methods to generate valid information, valuable insights, genuine connections, firm commitments, and positive results.
- Art of Hosting (e.g. Appreciative Inquiry, Circle, World Café, Open Space Technology)
- Leadership & Communication Practices (e.g. Conscious Business, Immunity to Change, Non-Violent Communication, Action Science)
- Contemplative & Somatic Practices (e.g. Mindfulness, Insight Meditation, Lovingkindness Meditation, guided visualization, yogic breathwork and Somatics, Focusing)
- Expressive Arts (e.g. multiple intelligences, process art, writing, role plays)
- Transformational Coaching
If you would like to host, sponsor, or partner with me to facilitate F2F or online coaching or training (event, course, workshop, salon, retreat, or conference module) for your team, community, or organization, please get in touch—I would love to connect and discuss how we might work together
Select Project Highlights
CONSCIOUS BUSINESS PROGRAM FACILITATION: LinkedIn
Contracted with LinkedIn’s Learning & Development team to facilitate ongoing Conscious Business Course comprised of four modules: Conscious Attitudes, Authentic Communication, Creative Collaboration, and Impeccable Coordination. Facilitated multiple weekly online video conferencing sessions to engage global employees (multi-level and cross-functional) in deepening their conceptual understanding of the course content, and applying their learning to current real challenges and situations; moderated online discussion group to deepen learning and engagement; collaborated with other facilitators and the LinkedIn L&D team to evolve the program alongside other leadership, mindfulness, and values-driven initiatives; engaged 6 cohorts/sessions per week / 4-9 participants per session (12-month engagement).
If you're interested in bringing this work to your business or community, please get in touch.
BOARD RETREAT DESIGN & FACILITATION, ORGANIZATION STRATEGY: Center for Courage & Renewal
Collaborated with Founder & Senior Partner, Parker Palmer, Co-Executive Directors, senior staff and board leadership to develop an organizational strategy using an integrated approach designed to balance measurable performance with insight-oriented innovation (9-month engagement); co-designed and co-facilitated an intensive, off-site two-day board retreat in partnership with Integral Ventures Managing Director.
EVENT DESIGN & FACILITATION: Compassionate Action Network
Designed and facilitated multi-modal breakout sessions for a one-day Open Space Technology event. Co-designed space use and flow to support the integration of multi-modal options for event participants as a member of the event design and facilitation team (one-month engagement).
EVENT DESIGN & FACILITATION, INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: Seeds of Compassion
Co-designed and hosted the Reflection & Conversation Space available to event participants throughout this 5-day conference dedicated to developing compassion, as a member of the event design and facilitation team; designed multi-modal breakout spaces inviting process art, movement, and meditation (3-month engagement); collaborated with a Seeds board member, Melanie Wroe, and colleague to produce a model and guide, Compassion Circles Guide, for people interested in hosting group conversations for nurturing kindness and compassion in the world; contracted to facilitate three follow-up Compassion Circles public events with thirty to seventy-five participants in attendance.
BOARD RETREAT DESIGN & FACILITATION, STRATEGIC PLANNING: YMCA of San Francisco
Designed and facilitated an intensive, off-site board retreat for the executive leaders and board members incorporating organizational needs assessment, scenarios planning and strategic decision-making, in partnership with FutureSense CEO (3-month engagement).
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING: Gap Inc.
Developed a company-wide leadership development program for Gap Inc., including instructional design (6 leadership training modules), diagnostic tools and assessments, onsite training, performance simulations, and executive leadership retreat design in collaboration with an Arthur Andersen Consulting team (4-month engagement).