Leadership is the work of aligning people toward a common vision.  The practices of leadership — self-awareness, conscious connection to others, clarity of purpose and intention — can be cultivated and developed in people over time.

I have been creating and facilitating leadership development programs for over ten years.  I help clients design and carry out workshops, retreats and programs that build upon people’s strengths so that they can step into their leadership with integrity, connection, and courage.

My approach to leadership development reflects the most effective leadership and management practices for non-profit and private sectors. At the center of my work is a belief in these principles for transformative leadership development:

  • Starting from the inside out: Leadership begins where you have the most control – yourself. Only when you are clear about who you are and what you want to accomplish in the world can you effective lead and inspire others. The work begins here – by helping leaders to clarify purpose, values, and vision – before moving to greater spheres of influence on a team, board, organization or beyond.
  • Collaborating for change: Leadership does not happen in a vacuum. In an increasingly diverse, networked and fast-paced world, leaders must work with others to successfully accomplish mission and vision. Collaborative leadership – in terms of  how leaders work across differences, how teams operate and how organizations work across boundaries – is essential.  
  • Developing learning communities: Leadership development happens best in a supportive community of colleagues who hold each other accountable and challenge one another to grow. Woven throughout my work is an emphasis on developing a trusting and collaborative environment that will serve as a learning community. 

This approach has been informed by my masters-level academic training; by the practical  training I’ve received through Rockwood Leadership Institute and stone circles; and by my colleague and frequent collaborator, Amanda Silver.

To learn more, contact me.

 When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde