In addition to deep experience in leadership coaching, organization effectiveness consulting, and single parenting, I am an author, photographer, artist, and poet. To the best of my ability, I holistically combined my unique gifts in a 24 volume / 500 page body of work entitled Kaleidoscope Lenses. Additionally, in A Kaleidoscope of Haiku, I have sent out 17-syllable stories by email every day since January 20, 2017, the day Trump was inaugurated. It is a contribution to inspire, comfort, and bring greater balance to our lives.
I have worked with organizations both large and small, for profit and not for profit. I have designed, delivered, and redesigned leadership learning programs throughout my career. I led the design of the coaching component for a leadership program and prepared coaches to work with clients. I also introduced virtual small group peer coaching to programs both to serve as touchpoints between in-person sessions and, perhaps more importantly, to provide leaders an opportunity to both learn about and gain direct experience with coaching skills as a development tool. I have focused on executive leadership coaching for decades particularly in the area of emotional intelligence.
A significant amount of my coaching is virtual. I have a passion for global community and for transforming our online experiences from transactions into deeper connections. Virtual coaching also reinforces the notion that physical geography is no longer a barrier. I have coached several hundred business leaders in over thirty-five countries from Argentina to Russia, from Vietnam to Belgium, from the US to South Africa. I have had the privilege of working with several global organizations including Medtronic, Cargill, General Mills, Honeywell, and the United Nations and USAID in Africa. People who work with me find themselves having nourishing and rewarding experiences.
I have been at the leading edge of leadership, global sustainability, and social responsibility since the 1980s. I served on the Board of Directors for The World Business Academy for three years and am author of the book Leadership in a Challenging World: A Sacred Journey. It became widely used in business schools from Brazil to India. I am a co-author in several other books including The New Business of Business and Leadership in a New Era. And I am profiled in two additional books: Merchants of Vision by James E. Liebig and Who We Could Be At Work by Margaret Lulic. I have been a presenter at numerous professional conferences and have been a keynote speaker at global conferences in the US, Italy, and Mexico. In 2018 I was honored to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boards of Directors of The Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development.
Personally, I am touched by how the commonest of life experiences are also the most exotic. Take parenting for example. I am a single parent. She adopted my son, Michael, in Peru when he was just ten weeks old. Parenting has been a precious gift and powerful learning adventure into such emotional intelligence skills as patience, humility, kindness, and creativity.