Life/Executive Coach and Nonprofit Consultant
I currently work as a consultant for YMCA executives and volunteers in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. My particular focus is as a coach and facilitator, in the areas of board development and governance, strategic planning, and helping organizations address strategic and operational challenges. I have been working in the not-for-profit world for 17 years, previously serving as a marketing and membership director, branch executive, VP of operations, and then chief operating officer for the largest Y in New Hampshire.
I also worked in the field of systems thinking and organizational learning for 10 years, serving as senior project manager and publications director at Pegasus Communications. There, I helped organizational leaders and their companies in exploring leading-edge topics in organizational development. At Pegasus, I launched a new book publishing business and a newsletter, Leverage Points: News and Ideas for the Organizational Learner.
My facilitation experience includes serving as adjunct faculty in marketing, business communications, and creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and New England College. I received a BA in Honors English from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. My poetry has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and my writing has been published in The Concord Monitor, The Orange Room Review, Moon City Review, Paren(thesis), Boston Literary Magazine, Bop Dead City, NH Troubadour, Entelechy International, Limestone, Leverage Points, and The Systems Thinker.
I am very focused on helping others achieve their largest and most expansive lives. My deepest passions include mission-driven work and social justice. For fun, I enjoy playing competitive doubles tennis, Bikram yoga, and about a million other things and like all people, I am a work in process.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 603.660.4866.