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Leveraging real-world business experience and a background in psychology and neuroscience, I help my clients accelerate their success.

Education and Executive Coaching Credentials

A lifelong learner, I hold an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan; an MS in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University; executive coach certification from both the Hudson Institute and the Neuroleadership Institute, and advanced training in the neuroscience of leadership.  


I am trained and certified in various leadership assessments, which I offer to clients to help increase self-awareness, identify potential barriers to success, and gain a more focused context for action planning.

Published in leading business magazines including Fast Company and Forbes.com, I cover topics and contribute insights at the intersection of leadership, communication, and neuroscience. 



Growing up on the East Coast, I progressively migrated west until arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area where I now happily live with my husband and two kids. In my free time, I love spending time outdoors with family and friends, reading, skiing, and am an avid equestrian.

Business and Leadership Experience

With over 20 years of business experience across a number of industries, and in major multi-nationals as well as smaller privately-owned companies, I understand the intense pressures leaders face and work with my clients as a peer and partner as they take on big new challenges.


Prior leadership roles include:​

  • EVP and Owner of a boutique private equity firm and affiliated international leasing company which grew sales 15x during my tenure

  • Senior Director of 70+ person Account Management organization and four specialized professional services organizations for a leading digital marketing agency

  • Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers where I led numerous teams and projects to implement large scale strategic change in organizations

  • Consultant to F500 companies in the areas of expatriate selection and development

  • Board Member, non-profit and for-profit organizations

Working with both corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, my mission is to help my clients perform at their highest and best for the long term, more easily create the outcomes that are important to them, and experience greater satisfaction in their work and life.