I have a commitment to inspiring people like you and organizations just like yours to take meaningful action. (I’m also an avid dinner party host, but we’ll get back to that later.)
From podcast producer and author, to founder and leadership advocate, I occupy many spaces. Through each of these roles, I am committed to helping you embrace your inner leader.
Before I became an author and a specialist in leadership and etiquette, I spent nearly a decade working in wedding and event production and serving in corporate leadership and management roles for companies like AT&T, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and AAA of Michigan.
In my most recent corporate role as vice president of startup programming at AARP Innovation Labs, I led a team committed to finding the most promising startups world-wide and identifying how they can move their innovations forward and become better leaders of their organizations.
I also serve as a corporate board member at Plastipak Packaging on the Functional Leadership Development Committee.
While my professional experiences have been instrumental to my success and impact over the years, my hometown and education have been too.
I proudly hold two degrees from Wayne State University—a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and Master of Education in instructional technology with specializations in interactive technologies and performance improvement.
I’m also a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, where I focused on international etiquette & protocol, and hold a Six Sigma Green Belt certification in process improvement, which I use to help clients develop systems and processes that will allow them to reach their strategic planning and development goals.
Outside of my professional and educational endeavors, I enjoy mentoring both young and seasoned leaders and serve as vice president for 12 Days DC Metro. I also love traveling, watching James Bond movies, and hitting the slopes during the winter for some snowboarding.
Every chance that I get, I convene meaningful groups of people for great conversation, idea sharing, and accountability paired with delicious cuisine and wine. Maybe I’ll see you at a future gathering!