In 2016 I was the Head of Learning & Development for a global retailer, working 60-70 hours per week on a project that was so big, it took over everyone’s lives.
I realized that we were spending more time than we needed on working and reworking because of the way we were getting the work done: without clear intention, without clear outcomes, and without the right support.
That year, I gave up 60 hours of the paid time off I earned because I didn't use it. That PTO I gave up had monetary value, and by not using it, I was ultimately decreasing my own value. With a newly developed perspective on work-life integration, focusing on not just doing the work, but how we do the work, I shifted focus again. It was time to live and work with intention.
In 2019, I completed my coaching training at Georgetown's Institute for Transformational Leadership, a program that emphasizes coaching the whole person. It aligned so well with my focus on life-work integration and influenced how I think about coaching and consulting. I started focusing my coaching and consulting approach on reflection, perspective-taking, and intentionality.
NYU School of Professional Studies - Leadership and Organizational Development certification
Leadership Coaching training at Georgetown's Institute for Transformational Leadership
eCornell - Diversity and Inclusion for HR certification
DiSC behavioral assessment facilitator for individuals and teams
The Association for Talent Development Org Dev conference 2022/2023 - Organizing committee member and facilitator
ADKAR Change Management certified
Contributing Writer - The Association for Talent Development