Communication Coaching

In addition to my work as a life coach, I work with individuals and organizations to develop communication skills including public speaking, group decision-making, thriving in a diverse organization, leading effectively, and grant writing & editing.

 Using my advanced training and extensive work experience, I provide:

Communication coaching for groups and individuals 

I have taught public speaking, interpersonal communication, group decision-making, and leadership to entrepreneurs and college faculty, administrators, students. I have also provided communication climate assessments for organizations.

Facilitation of group discussions and decision-making processes

I have worked as a facilitator for senior leadership teams, nonprofit boards, and                 academic programs and departments.

Diversity Training

I have successfully introduced curricular and co-curricular programming to promote diversity and support faculty, staff, and students of color at the college level and led processes designed to improve diversity and ensure fairness in hiring practices.

Leadership Coaching

I have coached entrepreneurs, lawyers, communications professionals, and higher education leaders. I also have extensive leadership experience in higher education including service as an academic dean, department chair, and program director. In these roles I facilitated group decision-making processes, managed hiring and evaluation of faculty and staff, served as a key program advocate, and had primary oversight of budgets. I also served for three years as a sexual harassment grievance officer and was responsible for examining individual claims, conducting interviews with all relevant parties, and recommending institutional responses.

Grant writing and editing for individual and institutional applications

I have written and successfully submitted grants to private foundations on behalf of nonprofit organizations and academic programs, and edited successful federal higher education grants. I have extensive experience serving on and working with Human Subjects Review Committees to evaluate the safety and appropriateness of research protocols.