I am a life coach, nonprofit consultant, strategic thinker, and writer living in New England.
I currently work as a consultant for YMCAs in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, focused on board development, strategic planning, and addressing operational challenges. I have been working in the not-for-profit world for 16 years, previously serving as a marketing and membership director, branch executive, VP of operations, and then chief operating officer for the largest Y in New Hampshire.
Before my work in the Y, I was involved in the field of systems thinking and organizational learning, serving as senior project manager and publications director at Pegasus Communications. There, I launched a new book publishing business and a newsletter, Leverage Points: News and Ideas for the Organizational Learner, and also served as a director of marketing.
I also have more recently served as adjunct faculty in marketing, communications, and creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and New England College.
I completed my BA in Honors English at the University of New Hampshire in 1991 and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 2006. My poetry has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and my writing has been published in The Concord Monitor, The Orange Room Review, Moon City Review, Paren(thesis), Boston Literary Magazine, Bop Dead City, NH Troubadour, Entelechy International, Limestone, Leverage Points, and The Systems Thinker.
My passions are mission-driven work, social justice, life coaching, and helping others live their largest and most expansive lives. I also enjoy playing recreational tennis, Bikram and Ashtanga yoga, and about a million other things. If you are wondering, in the banner above, I am the second one from the right.