Biography

Work

I’ve been a businesswoman for 30 years. I’ve worked for a top consulting firm, I owned a small manufacturing business, I worked as a VP of a larger company, and I consulted at Microsoft. My experience encompasses large companies and small, and I’m comfortable working with everyone at all levels of a business – from the CEO to the craftsperson on the shop floor.


Education

I was educated in Seattle public schools, at Claremont McKenna College in southern California, and at Harvard Business School where I got my MBA. Most recently, I trained in the CTI Co-Active© approach to coaching, which perfectly matches how I work with clients. I've been back to Harvard Business School to coach women in the Women's Leadership Forum, a week-long exploration of women's leadership development.


life

I've also been active in the non-profit world and the local politics scene. I currently serve on the boards of the Washington Women's Foundation and Educurious. Previously, I was elected to the Mercer Island School Board and served as Board President for most of my term. I've chaired campaigns for a school bond and a city councilwoman, and I've actively campaigned for common sense gun legislation in Washington state.

 

I'm married and have two young adult daughters. I love walking my dog, Pilates, golf, friends, learning, travel and reading.