“It may be that to develop and grow is to endure the stirring & tossing---the reordering that change demands of us and others. As leaders we must ask ourselves, “How do we explore the future from this vantage point, and persuade others to do the same?”

Work Focus

  • Director of Learning & Performance, DePaul University Chicago IL (7 years)
  • Director of International Education, Benedictine University and DePaul Universities  (12+ years)
  • Over 20 years experience as educator, trainer and facilitator:  cross cultural orientation, coaching, management and leadership
  • Development and Design of Experiential Learning & Performance Programs for Emerging Leaders (DePaul University, Exelon, Iowa State University)
  • Design and Facilitation of Large Group Events, Team Retreats and Strategic Planning using Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry, World Café
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Service DePaul University, Chicago

Professional History

  • 1993: Bachelors Degree: Theatre and French, University of Wisconsin
  • 2001: Masters Degree:Curriculum Theorizing,DePaul University
  • 2015: PhD in Human & Organizational Behavior (Candidate), Fielding Graduate University

Additional Training

  • Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching,Fielding Graduate University, ICF Certified
  • Certificate in Art & Practice of Adaptive Leadership, Kennedy School of Public Service, Harvard University
  • Group Leadership Facilitation Certificate, Matrix Leadership
  • Langevin Training Manager Certificate
  • Situational Leadership Facilitator Certificate, Ken Blanchard Companies
  • Voyageur Outward Bound Wilderness Program Alumna
  • Career Anchors
  • Career Priorities Profile
  • MBTI (to be certified in 2015)
  • Strengthsfinder
  • Strong Interest Survey
  • Team Performance Indicator
  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument