Having a good fit is important between a coach and client. Here I share a little bit about:

  • My background and certifications
  • What kinds of clients I work with.

My Background

For the last 12 years, I have worked in organizations using coaching, facilitation, group-building, and learning design to help people develop leadership. In my current work at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) I direct strategy and programming that focuses on training, networking, and coaching for emerging leaders. Specifically, I help individuals and groups develop the ability to identify values-based approaches to leadership.

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Prior to IFYC, I worked in student development and project management. I started my career in outdoor education and experiential learning, which informs much of how I think about learning and development.

Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best minds in leadership and social change. This has allowed me to craft an approach to coaching that combines aspects of experiential learning, storytelling, facilitation, one-on-one support, and learning design.

In my free time, I am just as happy reading a book on leadership theory as I am having a board game night. As an avid reader, I am usually in the midst of ten books at any one time – most often a mixture between science fiction, fantasy, or graphic novels.

Certifications & Assessments

I received my coaching training and certification from Northwestern University in Organizational and Leadership Coaching. I am also certified in the Thomas-Killman Inventory of Conflict Management Styles (TKI).

Assessments I typically use focus on:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • 360 degree feedback
  • Strengths
  • Conflict management styles

I am pursuing certification in:

  • Hogan Leadership Assessment Series
  • Perceptive Communication Styles

Clients I work with


Currently, I work with clients on career and leadership coaching. I believe everyone can benefit from coaching, and I work with both individuals and teams from a variety of sectors and roles. I also provide facilitation for retreats, design workshops, leadership trainings, and team coaching. I have a particular passion for non-profit professionals and emerging leaders.

Within these contexts, my work has focused on:

  • Authentic leadership development
  • Resilience
  • Work/life balance
  • Adaptability
  • Transitioning into a new work or leadership role
  • Group and team development
  • Conflict management

To read more about some of my past clients, please see my testimonials.