I write obsessively and hope to make it productive for the greater good. I like to focus on what is good, hold a balanced and honest perspective, and manage to regularly find magic moments in ordinary life.
Thanks to my powers of connection and new friends, I started learning more about consciousness and being very entrepreneurial around Seattle in about 2007. You could call it freelancing, contracting, or consulting. I wrote newsletters for consultants, produced events for coaches and communities doing consciousness development work, cared for animals, created a writing business, helped with academic research in leadership and consciousness as a writer and participant, and ultimately pursued a dream for five years to become a Holacracy coach based on a felt sense.
My main work background is really as an entrepreneur because I didn’t know what else to do until I discovered self organization and then pursued a career in Holacracy, which led to being thrown into the deep end of the pool in professional training, business development, and management consulting. I’ve worked internationally in Europe, as well as Dubai and Indonesia.
I worked with hundreds of people around the world as a professional consultant and taught workshops, coached individuals and groups through restructures and awkward meeting processes, mentored facilitators, and advised and teamed with executives. The best part was the clients who had the bears. Stuffed bears. I believe there is a wisdom and a theme from these.
The notion of burnout culture, necessary side gigs, and hustle don’t work for me personally. Since I can remember I haven’t really operated or thought in those ways and being busy has long lost its luster. I want to have a balanced life balanced with work, whatever it is, and have health and other core values be a priority, and be able to take my time. I am an advocate of only committing to doing one thing per day.
Some areas of expertise are self-managed teams, facilitation, and writing. My recent learning is about trauma, mindfulness, and well-being.
If you’re curious, you can view my professional history in a more on LinkedIn. Though I have so many untold stories from my recent years of work around the world, and it would be more fun to talk.