I help leaders and teams achieve outstanding results by intentionally envisioning, enacting and evolving their shared future. I have over twenty-five years experience coaching leaders and teams to perform to their potential and make a lasting impact in their work and in the world. I bring a partnering mindset, deep, insightful listening, and a creative, holistic approach to every engagement.
Throughout my career I've been fascinated by the tension between our human need for connection and our desire to amplify results through collaboration, which bumps into the fact that we are designed for survival and have emotion-based reactions that make us focus on ourselves. I am passionate about cross-cultural communication and how to help teams with diverse members make the most of their differences and achieve synergy. If you'd like to better understand my approach, check out my manifesto.
I managed intercultural training programs at Procter & Gamble in Japan and led organizational transformation and leadership development efforts at Hewlett-Packard. My clients include Nike, Sony, US Cellular, CH2MHill, Genworth, The Port of Portland, The Standard, Social Venture Partners International, Waggener Edstrom, and the Washington Department of Labor & Industry.
In my off time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, photography and spending time with my husband Carlo and our cats Cammie and Jasper. I also read. A lot!
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Arts Degree - Japanese and Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada and University of Hokkaido, Japan
Masters Degree in Organization Development and HR from the University of San Francisco, California
Certified Personal and Executive Coach - The College of Executive Coaching
Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition - Helen Palmer and Dr. David Daniels of Enneagram Worldwide.
Certified in debriefing iEQ9 Enneagram reports.
Certified Practitioner - The Leadership Circle Profile.
Certified Change Management Practitioner, Prosci and the Change Management Learning Center
TOOLS and techniques
The Leadership Circle Profile 360 Assessment
Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model
Enneagram in Business Tools
Integrative Enneagram Questionnaire
Prosci Change Management
Hogan Assessment Suite
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Leadership Practices Indicator
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
25 years of experience in leadership development, team performance and executive coaching.
Worked with the consumer goods, technology, retail, public relations, government, education, consulting, and non-profit sectors.
Managed intercultural communications programs at Procter & Gamble in Japan, led organizational development and change management initiatives for Hewlett-Packard executives in the U.S., and designed and delivered professional development programs for consultants.
Consulted and coached at many businesses and non-profits across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Fluent in English, French, and Japanese, with a keen appreciation for the joys and challenges of cross-cultural communication.