What I Do


Supporting you to get you where you want to be.

Maybe you’re a professional who feels stuck in a rut. Maybe you’re a new leader trying to figure out how to move from doer to boss. Maybe you feel over your head and are certain that someone is about to catch on. Or maybe you’re looking for a sounding board. Whatever your story, coaching can support your professional development with deep learning that “sticks” beyond the coaching conversation.

Coaching is a partnership between a coach (that’s me) and a client (that’s you) that will support your goals to create change, make decisions, solve problems, move forward, and/or achieve results. Another way to think about coaching is that it is a conversation with a purpose. As your coach, I will be your thinking partner, supporter, cheerleader, and mirror as you explore where you are now and where you’d like to be. I will do this by listening objectively, making observations, reframing ideas, asking non-directive questions, and creating insights. Coaching is for anyone wanting to do the work and move the needle on their own personal and professional development. Curious to learn more? Check out my coaching FAQ.

The Lab –  Facilitated Learning Pods

Creating professional connections to facilitate energetic learning conversations.

The Lab is a safe and brave space for leaders and emerging leaders to come together to share and explore ideas, challenges, opportunities, and approaches. Each Lab Learning Pod brings together 3 or 4 participants and a coach (that’s me!) on a monthly basis. The discussion topics are set by the group. And then, through facilitated coaching, energizing conversations, and peer coaching, participants come away with new connections, fresh perspectives, aha moments, and the feeling that they are not alone.

Learning pods are curated to bring together humans from diverse industries and who are at a similar career level. Common qualities that participants share are: 

  • An interest in personal learning and development
  • Low ego and a capacity to connect authentically with others
  • A willingness to be vulnerable
  • Empathetic listening skills 
  • A sense of fun — we may be talking about work but that doesn’t mean that it has to feel like work

Discovery Calls

Interested in being part of The Lab learning community? The first step is a 30-minute discovery call to get a sense of who you are and what you would like to get from this program. Some of the factors that I consider are: personality, energy level, geographic location, motivation (i.e., what you are hoping to get out of the program), career level, and if you want to be with others in a similar industry, company, and/or profession.

After your discovery call, there will be a 2 to 8 week window before your Lab learning pod is created. I will be sure to keep you in the loop every 3 weeks to let you know how close we are. Once a learning pod has been identified, I will notify you and then send a kick off email to the group.

Topic Contracting

Each learning pod is a 7-month program commitment. The topics for your cohort will be established by the group during the first session (90 minutes). This session would be facilitated by a coach to help tease out common themes and topic areas, the potential challenges and opportunities in each topic area, and what is important about each topic area. From there, the coach will summarize the areas to share back with the group and determine a final topic list for the program.

Conversation Preparation

The coach will prepare 6 to 8 questions on each topic and send them to participants before each session. The hope is that the conversation will feel organic and that by giving questions to think about ahead of time will contribute to the richness of each conversation (PS. this is how we prepare for our Don’t Be a Jerk at Work podcast recordings).

Meeting Format

Each session will be dedicated to a topic area with pre-assigned questions for 60 minutes. The conversation will be facilitated by the coach, but it is expected that participants will actively contribute to the conversation with responses as well as questions and peer coaching.

Connect with me to book your discovery call.

Development Workshops

Providing your team with a practical learning opportunity in an energizing and engaging format.

I have partnered with my Don’t Be a Jerk at Work podcast co-host, Sarah Markwick, to create the professional development program, Better Workplace Humans. This program transforms individuals and teams. It’s for learners (regardless of their role). It’s also for anyone who identifies with this statement: I am someone who cares about bringing my best self to my workplace. Improving ourselves as leaders is ongoing work, and our curriculum presents the opportunity for people to incorporate this work into their daily lives.

Individuals learn how to get unstuck, build confidence to address situations they may have otherwise avoided, gain insight into themselves and the impact they leave on others, and develop better workplace habits that last. The program format, and especially the group coaching sessions, creates an opportunity to strengthen teams in ways that are unlikely to happen during the regular workday.

Our signature workshop series, Everyone is a Leader to Someone, includes a leadership self-assessment, one 60-minute individual coaching session, three 90-minute virtual workshops, and three group coaching sessions. The workshops are a combination of theory, practice, and facilitated discussions. This will be followed (approximately 2 weeks later) by a group coaching session that links the workshop learning to each participant’s self-identified learning needs.

People Consulting

Creating capacity by partnering with you on that people (HR) issue OR taking it right off your plate.

The most common story I have heard from bosses and leaders is, “I love what I do but this people stuff is hard and I don’t have time for this!” I think that this can be especially true if you are in a small company and wearing many hats, including the HR hat. I also know what it feels like to be a solo HR practitioner or part of a small HR team that consistently feels pressed to the wall. I’m here to support you in either of those situations. I can partner with you on a retained basis or for a project or two (or three or more).

Drop me a note and we can talk about all-things people.

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