About the Mentor
I’m on a mission to ignite joy and opportunity in leaders and their workplaces through transformational conversations and energetic leadership. I offer leaders connections with your guiding values and beliefs and energizing and motivating tools that support extraordinary results. As founder and President of Managance Consulting & Coaching since 2000, I have worked with hundreds of leaders with transforming strategic planning and energizing coaching. Our clients include organizations serving children youth and families, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, affordable housing, and progressive public policy advocacy for the environment, workforce development, mid-wives, campaign finance and public education. My books are Taking Leadership to the Next Level (Amazon eBook, 2018) and The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide (Jossey-Bass 2011). Before consulting and coaching I had a successful career in nonprofit and public management, in positions including program associate in a suicide prevention center, deputy director of an emergency shelter for runways and homeless youth, and executive director of a fund-raising organization to support programs for youth in foster care. I earned an M.S. in Human Services and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. I am a Professional Certified Coach, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner®, and Certified in Conversational Intelligence®.