Consultant and Coach. Originator of the Dialogue Circle Process. Specialist in diversity and inclusion, team and community building, and group problem solving.
I offer one-and-one coaching for people undergoing life transitions, such as a change in job or role, entrance into retirement, or a change in relationship status. These are stand-alone or ongoing sessions. My experience includes executive coaching for senior management of tech start-up firms, life coaching for academic executives and leaders of New Jersey not-for-profits.,
* As consultant to a scientific branch of the federal Department of Commerce facilitated a change management initiative that resulted in a number of lasting results, including the creation of a peer mediation program still in existence 7 years after the intervention.
* Facilitated a 12-person team through the creation of benchmarking study involving best practices for diversity management at the international Rockefeller Foundation. The study played a principal role in an ongoing change management process
* Co-facilitated diversity training programs for companies that include Shell Oil, Verizon and Mercer County Community College
* Created and facilitated merger integration for business units in a Fortune 50 telecom company
* Designed and facilitated a process that led to a revamp of HR management systems for a NJ state government agency
* Conducted group problem solving. team and community-building initiatives for clients that include AT&T, Verizon and AC Neilsen
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