I discovered coaching while working as a human rights lawyer, after completing the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Advanced Art of Leadership fellowship programs. The fellowships taught me great skills, but it was the coaching Rockwood offered that really helped me understand how to use them. I soon trained to become a certified professional coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Leadership That Works’ Coaching for Transformation program, and have been coaching individuals and leaders at all levels of organizations ever since.
My coaching is enhanced and informed by a variety of trainings and certifications, including in mediation, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Nonviolent Communication and Internal Family Systems. I write about various aspects of what I’ve learned, and continue to discover, in my blog.
I’ve also spent more than a decade working as a lawyer in nonprofit organizations, including Amnesty International USA, Human Rights First and Children’s Rights, Inc.. And, I’ve represented unions and been a union shop steward, so have experience handling labor-management relations.
I’m a graduate of New York University School of Law, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Dartmouth College.