I am certified as an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.  I hold a Stanford University Ph.D. focused on leadership and organizations. I am a professor of Education Theory and policy at Penn State University. I received my coaching training from the Coaches Training Institute–the gold standard in coaching.ACC_PRINT

I offer life coaching for people in transition–who need help getting from where they are to where they need to be. I teach clients how to deepen their purpose. I help clients to restore balance. I work one-on-one, with group and organizations, and through workshops and speaking opportunities to spark transformation.

I offer faculty coaching for tenure-track academics struggling with tenure and promotion and considering career changes. I also coach clients on improving the quality of their writing and to improve productivity of published work.


An author of four books and over 30 articles, I have spent my career speaking, writing, and coaching about how we can tap into our inner wisdom, deepen our purpose, and amplify our voice. I work with individual and corporate clients in purpose and by phone to get unstuck and to explode purpose, passion and productivity.

‘Previous honors include participating in two White House Education Conferences and serving as a Fulbright Nehru Scholar in Bangalore India. I have given addresses and workshops around the world including Learning and The Brain (Boston), Central Pennsylvania’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Expo,  Baltimore Society of Friends Women’s Yearly Conference, Pendle Hill Retreat Center (Philadelphia), the International Seminar on Amplifying Voice (Cambridge, England), Learner Voice Conference (Dublin, Ireland), and Look Who’s Talking (Glasgow, Scotland).

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