People don't leave companies; they leave cultures. I help companies strengthen culture and improve performance.
I started my career in the conflict resolution field, working initially in areas of ethnic conflict internationally (mostly in Cyprus). I then transitioned into working with organizations on conflict, diversity, and leadership.
I've run my own consulting practice twice, and also spent five years leading the consulting division of an association management company, where I also served as Executive Director of three different nonprofit associations. I've worked with all kinds of clients--nonprofit, corporate, and local and federal government agencies (examples: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Goodwill Industries Inc., National Association of Home Builders, Young Entrepreneurs' Organization).
I love to write, and I've had dozens of articles published in addition to three books. In 2006 I wrote We Have Always Done it That Way: 101 Things About Associations We Must Change with four colleagues of mine in the association community. In 2007 I wrote an ebook exploring the issue of generational diversity (Generational Diversity in the Workplace: Hype Won't Get You results). And in 2012 I had my first hardcover published: Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.
With the success of my books, my speaking career also grew. I regularly deliver keynote addresses and workshops on issues of leadership, social business, conflict resolution, and generational diversity.
And in the midst of all that, I love to run and ride my bike. I ride about 1500 miles a year, including a really fun four-day charity ride from Pittsburgh to DC every October.