You’re hard-wired to achieve.
You’re always making things happen, and you’re the one others turn to when they need help. Whether you’re building a business, a team, or your career, you are dedicated to giving it your best.
Leading others is some of the most important and rewarding work you do.
When your team is working together, there’s nothing you can’t achieve. But it’s not always easy. People are wonderfully unique and sometimes complicated. When you layer on the inevitable pressures that exist in any organization as well as the unprecedented global challenges of our time, it makes leading teams more challenging than ever.
I get it. I’ve been there.
I’ve had the opportunity to lead teams for more than 20 years in a wide variety of environments. I’ve learned from some incredible mentors who taught me how to gain trust, manage competing priorities, address conflict in healthy, productive ways, make decisions despite insufficient or incomplete information, and motivate others around a common vision.
Of course, not all of my leaders were role models in what great leadership looks like and not all environments were examples of thriving cultures. I’ve experienced firsthand how great leadership can act as rocket fuel propelling everyone on the team to new heights. And, I know that weak leadership and toxic cultures can be soul-crushing and can drive even the most resilient talent to burnout.
Strategic Talent Partner
I’ve held executive roles in diverse organizations ranging from the VP of Talent Management for a large industrial distributor to the chief HR leader for a non-profit with a large public higher education institution. For two decades, I’ve partnered with senior leadership teams to deliver strategic HR and talent solutions that enable the business.
While it hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve certainly had my fair share of stumbles and lessons learned, I’ve managed to achieve success in every environment. From being voted employee of the year by my peers at a family-owned software company to receiving multiple CEO Awards as an executive in a Fortune 500 company, I’ve been consistently successful no matter the industry, size, ownership structure or culture.
I’ve been a culture chameleon who quickly identified the unspoken norms that were key to success in each environment. As a strategic HR leader, I’ve been eager to champion and model the healthy organizational or group norms, and other times, I’ve worked to shift or alter group norms in ways that more fully aligned with the intended business culture and outcomes.
Drawing upon my experience in a wide variety of industries, sizes, ownership structures and cultures, I consult and coach from a base of truly understanding both the unique challenges and the commonalities that exist across organizations.
I understand the need for scale and efficiency in some cases, as well as the need to embrace flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit in others.
I’m here to help you…
Master your culture
I’ll help you identify which talent imperatives will deliver on your business outcomes, including keeping your talent engaged and growing. Or, I’ll help you determine how to effectively assess and navigate the business culture you find yourself in.
Develop your talent
Mentor programs, high-potential development programs, executive coaching, new manager training, onboarding, stretch assignments, and more. What’s the right approach? It depends. It depends on your specific goals and objectives. I’ll help you explore your options and deliver the right programs for your needs.
Navigate your career
Whether it’s working with a new executive leader or a new team of direct reports, or maybe you’re looking toward that next promotion or a career pivot, I’ll partner with you to identify the path forward and to execute on the steps that will get you there.
My favorite season is summer. Vitamin D all the way!
I’ve been known to grab the microphone at karaoke night and give a heartfelt rendition of Jolene by Dolly Parton.
My office mates are Hagrid, a wire-haired pointing Griffon, who is a bit needy but very lovable, and Kramer, a tabby cat who completely rules the house
I spend many, many weekends on the sidelines cheering on my kids’ teams in youth sports. We log a lot of miles traveling to soccer tournaments and basketball games.
I love to travel and enjoy new experiences in new places. My favorite destinations are the beach and Europe.
While I’ve been practicing yoga for years, I still consider myself a novice. Could this be the year to master crow pose? Maybe!
Let’s work together