If I had to sum up what I do in one sentence it would be this:
‘I love being behind the scenes and helping people succeed’.
My formal description is that I’m a New York City based consultant, executive coach, blogger and speaker who specializes in taking the ‘scary’ out of career transitions and transforming managers into leaders. Since 2006, I’ve worked with interns to CEO’s to board members, helping them successfully manage interpersonal communications, develop leadership skills, grow their businesses, and get or craft the jobs they want.
I enjoy writing and publish a monthly blog on career and managing teams. You can also follow me on Forbes where I write about teams and career for the CFO Leadership blog. If you are thinking about being a consultant, I was co-author of The Nonprofit Consultant’s Playbook and author of the upcoming book, Breaking In: The Intern’s Guide to Getting In, Fitting In, Standing Out and Being Remembered.
My career began in media, negotiating for national advertising time on both the ad agency and network sides of the business. Successful negotiating is about relationship building and understanding human dynamics. What I learned about communication from 15+ years as a negotiator informs the work I do everyday as a coach and consultant. It is a pleasure to help organizations thrive as a member of the Advisory Council of CITYarts and as an advisor to Youth Advocacy Corps.
Watching my clients excel and love their work is deeply fulfilling. I’m also very proud of my association with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research as co-author of a series of three resource guides on how to disclose, talk about and manage relationships with a Parkinson’s diagnosis at work. This was a labor of love that I hope will help many patients navigate a difficult time.
I’m certified in Basic Mediation, a member of the Institute of Coaching and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. When not working, I’m traveling, skiing, trying to hit a golf ball, or prowling around the Met.