I've worked with nonprofits since 2000 and as a consultant and trainer since 2012, including 2 years with the Human and Institutional Development Forum in Bengaluru, India, and 5.5 years with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Past clients cover a wide diversity of sectors including the environment, coalitions, human services, faith-based organizations, health, education, history, and more. Some past clients include ICCo India, The Children's Home of Pittsburgh, The Glen Montessori, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Cividep, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
Certifications include Grassroots Development and Nonprofit Management, Appreciative Inquiry, Community Mediation, and the Art of Transformational Consulting. I've completed a 10 week Leadership program with Sociocracy for All.
I love the buzz of an engaged room, aha moments, facing tricky subjects with both compassion and realism, ampersands, and using a fresh set of flip chart markers.
Listen to my interview on inclusive decision making featured on "The Small Nonprofit" podcast here.
These are fundamental to my consulting practice and approach:
Participation - Involving people in decisions that impact them
Sharing power - Cultivating and engaging a wide pool of gifts
Prioritizing learning - Freedom for mistakes and improvements