My college degree is in journalism and psychology. The combination gives me a love of finding root causes. Once the digging is over and a scope is defined, I rely on my cumulative expertise working with organizations of all sizes andtypes to define services that fit the challenge your company faces.
I am a Prosci Certified change practitioner and I hold an Organizational Development Process Certification (ODPC) from the Institute of Organizational Development. I also incorporate formal training in mediation and conflict resolution, as well as Non-violent communication (NVC) into how I work.
I have helped companies maintain their influence despite the blistering pace of technological change and the tsunami of increased customer and employee expectations. From my humble beginnings as a marketer crafting messaging and building brands, I have also helped companies strategically de-construct those same kinds of messages so they are instead shared and co-created with cultivated digital networks. I was among the first to see the power of Web 2.0 in the mid-2000s, and helped innovative content and social sharing mechanisms that were incorporated in the Jive Software community platform.
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Cisco Systems and Intuit
Startup Companies & Non-Profits
Fun Facts About Me
I am unquenchably creative and resourceful. I think “outside the box” and take action with ideas wisdom and savvy relevant to the environment or situation. The arts have always helped me keep my perspective and method fresh and unencumbered.
I’m a portmanteausiast (“portmanteau” + “enthusiast” combined into a new word) who loves hybrids, mashups, extemporaneously rewriting songs, dance, and singing. I produce a blogcast called Agile Vocalist. I come from a long line of horse-lovers.