A ditty about me. I am interested in finding unconventional ways to get to conventional results – always have been. As a child, I climbed the railing instead of the stairs. Striving for independence, my three year old self focused to finish a task: ‘I do myself’ was my motto. I’ve since struck a balance between that three-year-old’s mantra and empowering groups that I work with through facilitation. These days I find myself orchestrating communities, facilitating change and growth in people – by paying special attention to communication, via visuals and dialogue.
As a graduate of the Carey School of Business of Johns Hopkins University (with an MS in Organization Development), I mastered the art of the unconventional presentation and relearned a bit about myself: I have a passion for teaching folks how to present well. As a Lead Instructor for Outward Bound, I revitalized my presentation style towards facilitation, sharing the belief that ‘learning by doing’ is often the way to go. I also have a degree in Studio Art and English from Lafayette College.
Art services my soul. Art helps others engage in learning leadership, conflict management, etc. One can think of art on walls or the art of management. (We could go on for hours defining this word.) Via art I found home. After all, home is that grounded feeling that allows you to relax from the tip of your head down into the soles of your feet, regardless of where your body actually stands or sits. It was about the time I realized I could bring home with me wherever I go, that I wanted to go. I’ve always been full of movement (I also LOVE to dance) and I geek out on traveling to learn new cultures, spaces and ways.