Purpose. Ease. Grace. Compassion.
Creativity. Influence. Impact.
I created Renaissance Leader to help thoughtful, passionate, mission-oriented leaders embody these values for greater personal and professional fulfillment.
As a leadership coach, career strategist and change agent, I believe we are at our best when we use our strengths to effect change while leading from a place of self-knowledge, perspective, and self-management.
I’m called to do this work to encourage my clients to lead wholeheartedly—to help them reach down and discover their deepest roots: what makes them tick, what their passions are, and to help them discover ways to align their unique leadership style with their career and life goals.
My why — the embodiment of what I stand for:
Empowering people to lead their lives with grace and ease so they can transform their environments through innovation, strength of character and vision for lasting impact.
I work with leaders who desire greater self-awareness, clarity of vision, and compassion for themselves and the people and world around them.
The leaders I coach are high-achievers and are ready to remove blocks to fulfilling their potential. Leaders who want to move through the world with greater fluidity, creativity, and innovation. Leaders who want to live their lives with integrity, grace, and a little laughter, too.
My Path to Coaching
I have been a consultant and trusted advisor my entire life.
I’m an intuitive listener. I take in what people say, and read between the lines, to understand what motivates them—what drives them—helping them uncover their why. I ask strategic questions and provide resources to help my clients see what they may have missed—to discover their deepest desires and hidden core gifts.
My career trajectory has been rich in variety and opportunity. I’ve been blessed to work with some great leaders, and others who have taught me what great leadership is not.
It was during a leadership crisis, one that led me to question what I wanted, where I was going, and the ensuing self-doubt and feeling like a fraud that followed, that would lead me to my path as a coach.
I no longer wanted to measure my worth against external factors, but shifted to a state of inner-directedness—I became committed to intentionally shaping my future with purpose. Committed to making decisions that were aligned with my values and to taking meaningful action each and every day.
Shortly after this turning point, I immersed myself in an intensive 10-month training program with New York Times bestselling author and life coach, Dr. Martha Beck, opening me to fresh perspectives on life and transformed the way I move through the world.
Years after this transformational work, coupled with subsequent training in the Enneagram, and many other coaching disciplines, my background as a consultant, my depth of experience working with influential leaders, and my love of human behavior, I have emerged into the leadership coach I am today.
Why Work With Me
I know and understand visionary leadership and the challenges leaders face. I’ve coached many great people to become the Renaissance Leaders they are today.
And, I’ve struggled.
I understand what it’s like to have a greater vision for a community and the world, but not sure the best way to get there. I know, first-hand, from both sides of the fence, the value that a good coach can deliver.
Like you, I want to lead my life with a greater sense of purpose and ease and to maintain my integrity while doing meaningful work that aligns with my values.
With more than 25 years of working with clients and colleagues in a consultative capacity listening to their needs, discovering what drives them, and providing resources to help them achieve their desires, I have the experience and the toolkit to help any executive grow and deepen their leadership skills and qualities.
And, through my comprehensive training as a coach and my extensive background working with a diversity of people, I can help you step up to be the leader that the world, and your heart, is calling you to be.
Coaching is a transformative experience – one that can elevate you to new personal and professional heights — are you ready to take the next step?
If you’d like to find out how we can work together to manifest your career aspirations and enhance your personal satisfaction, then let’s talk.
On the Personal Side
I moved to the Bay Area several years ago from New York with my loving and supportive husband of 25 years and can often been found on the trails of Sonoma County with my fox terrier who teaches me something about living every day. We’ve been blessed with two beautiful kids. My daughter lives in San Francisco working for a non profit in HR and my son is finishing his undergrad work at USC. I’m also an avid bird watcher and have been known to have Snow White moments where the animals come out of the woodwork to visit me.
I’m fascinated by human and animal behavior. I was a Zoology major with concentrations in behavior and brain science.
I’ve spent most of my life on the East Coast, growing up in Boston, living in NYC and the DC metro area and upstate NY near Saratoga Springs with a short stint in the luscious tropics of Hawaii too. I love to travel and explore new cultures and have a strong connection to nature.
I look forward to connecting and learning more about you!