My passion is to see the world through other people’s eyes and tap into their knowledge and expertise.
This empathic interest began when I studied anthropology and agriculture in college to prepare for a career in international development.
I felt it was crucial to understand people’s cultures and values, and discover how they would solve their own problems.
Since then, I’ve worked on leadership development, micro-enterprise, negotiation and mediation projects around the world.
In 1989, I founded Dialogue for Solutions to work with organizations to strengthen employee competencies and improve productivity.
Listen to how and why I started my company, including a brief synopsis of my methodology:
As a trainer, I design and develop interactive workshops where adult learners experience the topics in an interactive way that recognizes their skills and lets them share their experiences. After a United Nations training in Haiti, a participant said, “You helped us be who we authentically are.”
As a facilitator, leading strategic planning or team-building, I find out what’s working and what can be strengthened. Participants develop concrete action plans, and make individual and team commitments to implement them.
As a coach, I guide my clients to uncover their wisdom to find the answers they need.
As a mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia, I help bridge the conflict gap, moving parties toward resolution.
My clients and I work collaboratively to accomplish these results by looking at what already works in an organization, with a focus on proven success and best practices. This approach has a solid record of success that can work for you, too.
Results – My clients tell me they’ve made progress as a result of working with me. At the retreats I facilitate, participants develop concrete action plans and commit to implementing them.
Flexible – My goal is to meet the requirements of my clients. You’ll find that I’m flexible so we find the right response to your needs.
Responsive – I quickly respond to my client’s questions, suggestions and concerns. I view my relationships as collaborative partnerships in which we develop programs and processes together.
Reliable – From start to finish, you can depend on me to get the job done on time. With more than two decades of experience, I offer practical and relevant approaches that have proven to work.