My circuitous route to coaching began with a year living in Holden Village, a Cascade mountain retreat setting at the age of 17. Curiosity about connection, community, spirituality, collaboration, and collective behavior began here, which led to studying psychology and child development at St. Olaf College. A variety of education and art gallery jobs followed, leading me to graduate work in business, organizational behavior, and organizational leadership.
As my interest in adult and consciousness development grew, I became fascinated by how adults navigate conflict, complexity, blind spots, commitments, relationships, and emotions. I was also drawn to the question of how adults grow toward wholeness in life and work as they lead, collaborate, contribute, and unfold.
I have had the opportunity to play in a variety of community initiatives including the founding of a river safety program, RiverSense, a community girls' choir and several school enrichment programs. I also have had the privilege of serving on the board of Providence Hospice of Seattle.
I live in a small town outside Seattle, Washington, near the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. When I'm not at play with my clients, colleagues, family, and friends, I can be found cycling, hiking, doing Pilates or walking my dogs.
I have a deep bench of exquisite colleagues around the world with whom I study, innovate and offer services. We collaborate when client needs would benefit from a team of coaches, or a consulting or training team. It is a great honor to work with each of them! We have a team of experienced coaches and change makers who come together to "edge push" our own development and client work whether through The Leadership Circle, Minds at Work, The Institute for Generative Leadership or my many colleagues in Growth Edge Network.
Locally, I stand with Kim Frerichs and our team, at Red Frog Coaching and Consulting. Kim is a deeply wise leadership coach, teacher and consultant and my partner in exploring new ways of offering leadership development experiences for individuals and groups.