I help ambitious, compassionate leaders make change
I’m a former pro speedskater and former journalist.
I have a Ph.D. in positive organizational psychology, the science of optimum human experience at work.
I work with NOBL Collective to help make companies better. Better meetings, deeper problem solving, fairer decision-making, higher creativity, more satisfying work life integration, more cohesive teams, smoother planned change.
How I might help you
I write, speak, lead workshops, and coach on all matters pertaining to change leadership, culture, problem solving, and communication.
A few quotes I love
Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple – that's creativity. ~ Charlie Mingus
Do what you feel in your heart is right, for you will be criticized anyway. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. ~ Yogi Berra
No answer is what the wrong question begets. ~ Alexander Bickel
Joy is inexhaustible, unlike seriousness. ~ Jean Paul
The healthier the relationship, the fewer topics are off limits. (this one’s mine!)
A few recent talks
Management30: On deprioritization sessions, mental models, and your legacy
Selected talks (video forthcoming):
To Change is Human: How the capacity to change is our built-in super power; the psychological factors that work against planned change in groups and organizations; and practical tips to make the process less daunting.
From Mazes to Meaning: How to motivate all kinds of different people, including yourself