I am a coachfacilitator, and yoga teacher with over 30 years of experience working with leaders committed to social justice and systemic change.

My clients have brains, heart and courage. They want to learn, grow, and serve and recognize the importance of daily practice and skillful conversation.

In all my work-- leadership coaching, strategic facilitation, and yoga teaching, I focus on embodying and transmitting three core strategies.  
 

 

A Manifesta: Embodied Leadership

Effective leaders practice and master these (mutually reinforcing) core strategies. They are mutually reinforcing: a regular physical practice builds the discipline and core strength to move from a centered presence; reflective practice builds self- awareness, focus, and discernment for intentional choices; a centered and grounded presence allows us to hold space for powerful conversations.

 

Sustained activism and healthy aging require more than book smarts and emotional intelligence. We need to cultivate physical intelligence: strength, flexibility, agility, balance and stamina.

What might be possible if head, heart and gut were integrated in service of what is most important to us?


Leadership requires a lifelong journey of developing oneself as oneself. A regular reflective practice helps us to clarify our intention and align our actions. When we take time to stop, to quiet, to listen in, we see ourselves and our world more clearly. We discover what we truly value and the future we want to co-create.

Our gifts in leading other people are founded in our self-awareness.  What is your practice?


When we are facing Hard Questions with no Easy Answers, we have to make our most important issues discussable so we can figure it out together. There is no learning when we talk at and over each other.  We need to ask powerful questions, to listen—really listen, and to interrogate our own assumptions and beliefs.

Might the right questions and skillful dialogue lead to new possibilities for collective action?

About

A Philadelphia native, I moved to the Bay Area in a beat up old Datsun in 1972 and never looked back. I am a graduate of Cornell University,  UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and The Yoga Room Advanced Studies Program and a founding partner at Claros Group. I have a penchant for straight talk and an innate ability to ask powerful questions and connect with just about anyone.

I serve on the board of Ashby Village, an innovative non-profit committed to vital and engaged aging in place.  I am a member of the Founders’ Circle, Mother’s Quest 

A dedicated yogini, I practice and teach in my new studio space in Albany where I make my home with my sensei/chef/photographer husband.