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 and 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.
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.
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.