Born and bred in the great state of Ohio, life’s second half finds me in the heart of the Silicon Valley, a bastion of innovation, tech, education and a fair share of frenzy. I wake up every day ready to love and inspire in all those places invisible to the naked eye. Any day of the week will find me in community, relationships and engagement with people through my work, conversations, social media postings, volunteer roles and random places near my home in Sunnyvale. In addition to intentional relationships, I deeply engage in spiritual inquiry, nature and art and consider myself a “leadership junkie.” I thrive on helping all of us be leaders not only within our immediate circles of influence but also our own lives. I cherish my children, Cailtyn, soulful artist, lover of nature and weaver of musical magic and poetry; and Liam, architect-in-training, socio-emotional warrior, and empath-in-training. They are my perpetual teachers and keep me grounded in what matters.
I am trained in leadership consulting and coaching which is my encore career from city management. I work mostly in the Bay Area. I love to hike, write by the ocean, connect deeply in conversation with the stories of family, friends and strangers. I love my faith and seek to inspire people to look into their deepest places for the answer within us all that calls us to our shared humanity: to love and be loved.
Values that showed up in my statement of being:
artisan, grace, truth, self-love, inner authority, self-awareness, inner knowing, integration, spiritual, connection, thrive, teaching, sharing, inspiring, inner worth, brilliance, beauty, inner warriors , self-compassion, integrity, vulnerability, essence
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