I believe we come into this world with an innate potential for growth. Yet, alongside that promise, we all face obstacles to our personal and professional development–old wounds or beliefs that limit our effectiveness, wrong turns that hinder our success, losses or failures that foster self-doubt, even crises that can halt us in our tracks. What makes the difference, I have found in thirty years as an organizational consultant and psychologist, is what we choose to do with those difficulties when they show up in our lives.
I have been privileged to walk alongside some extraordinary people–just like you–as they have slogged through the worst times of their lives. I’ve been on that path too–heart in my throat, wondering what to do next, when family and professional crises slammed unexpectedly into my life.
It’s been, and continues to be, an amazing journey. I’m excited to share with you what I have learned and taught others about our ability to use the tough times in our lives as a launching pad for greater happiness and success. We are capable of so much more than our limiting stories and past experiences would have us believe.
Please dip into this site—there are resources, stories, and practical suggestions–backed by research, clinical training and years of experience. My goal is to help you as you go through your own journey of facing and moving beyond personal adversity or professional setbacks. And, if I can help you or your organization, reach out by clicking here. Let’s talk.
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