Conscious leadership is my passion. I love supporting my clients in maximizing their potential, and their impact as leaders in all areas of their lives. I help them to clarify their vision and then to choose the beliefs and behaviors – and build the relationships – that benefit themselves, their teams and organizations, and the world we all share.
For the past 30+ years, I have lived and worked in North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and West Africa. I have trained and managed field researchers and worked with UN agencies on evaluation and training projects; managed grant projects for the US government; recruited talent for development projects; and conducted needs assessments and developed training programs for federal government employees in the USA, for NGOs and community leaders in Africa, and for scientists, business owners and bankers in Asia and in Germany.
A freelancer since 2009, I founded my own coaching and training business in 2014. My clients are from family businesses and private corporations, as well as from government agencies and multinational organizations. They are business founders, CEOs, and senior executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and officers in government and United Nations (UN) agencies. Other professional coaches also engage me as their mentor and coach.
My custom-designed programs frequently focus on: leadership development & female leadership; creating corporate identities; time/stress/energy management; communication and listening skills; relationship and team building; emotional & social intelligence; and conducting difficult performance conversations.
I hold both a Masters and doctorate degree (PhD) in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University of Public Health in Maryland, USA, and a double Bachelor – of Psychology and French & Spanish Comparative Literature – from the University of California Santa Cruz, USA. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), I am also recognized as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. I have graduated from CTI's 10-month Leadership program and am a trained Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach.
I love laughing with my husband and teenaged boys, sinking deep into books and movies, learning languages, and trying to salsa dance without hurting anyone.