That’s me. Founder of You Design You.
I don’t dillydally. I’m direct, practical, and warm. I walk the talk by teaching skills I use myself, by building myself and my business to new heights, just as I help you do. The process is fun, the results are gratifying, and I love it. I’m funny, I think. People laugh, so that’s a good sign.
Here are some details that, however dry, make it easy to get budgetary approval: I have a business degree in organizational behavior and leadership. I’m a certified coach; I’ve written curriculum and training manuals on a wide variety of topics. I’ve spent the last 15 years wearing all different coaching, consulting, managing, hiring, and training hats, as an individual and front-of-the-room trainer, group facilitator, supervisor, mentor, coach, and consultant.
I got my feet wet as a leader—and master of helping people get along—by leading groups of teens, college students, and adults abroad, plus groups of volunteers to developing countries. (For the record, nothing beats homemade pupusas and getting to know a family of strangers in their home.)
Over the years, I’ve found I have a gift for helping people see what they can’t about themselves and for helping them change those things. That’s the art I bring to businesses like yours — to patch weak spots and mine big opportunities for growth.
So how can I help you?