I help professionals be the person they want to be to lead projects, teams, organizations, and change.
That work depends on the need. Sometimes it looks like development coaching for an individual or a project. Sometimes it looks like writing for you or helping you to find your voice and vision. Sometimes it looks like training teams in interpersonal storytelling skills.
What the work always feels like is the most beautiful kind of education- together we cultivate you.
Mostly I'm a "Leadership Mentor," teaching business leaders how to become “intentional storytellers,” in a repeatable practice that works as much for high stakes communications as everyday interactions.
My approach anchors in three decades of working in story: as a story doctor and writer, over a decade working as a communication strategist for Hollywood and advertising, teaching story and writing in college, and facilitating corporately for Duarte Inc., where I lead communication trainings for the world's biggest brands, in every sector, with every level, globally.
The skills I teach to are based in mindfulness, experience design, and narrative structure.
I've loved my tenure as core faculty for Duarte Inc., where I've helped to develop Duarte’s story curriculum, long and short format learning journeys, and sprint into virtual training. And I continue to coach executives in story-based Leadership Presence under the aegis of Storywell Creative, my decade old consulting shop.
My current focus is dual: empowering professionals to create an intentional leadership practice grounded in design theory, story, and human connection and an inter-relational approach to Brand Story.
When I'm not nerding out on the biblical nature of brand story, you’ll find me cooking, hiking, or shopping for strange and wonderful wine in and around my hometown of Los Angeles.