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More About Me

For 27 years, I was at the forefront of active transportation, ferociously building programs and teams across business, government, academia and advocacy. I spent four years at a non-profit think tank, six years at the City of Portland, and 17 years co-founding and leading two firms, Alta Planning + Design and Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. (now Motivate, Inc., a part of Lyft.) I also taught classes at Portland State University, co-founded three organizations (Initiative for Pedestrian and Bicycle Innovation, Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals, Cities for Cycling) wrote Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, won a handful of awards, and became a prominent thought leader, while managing a complex family dynamic. I have a wide and deep network spanning diverse fields and industries.


Since that time, I’ve been coaching professionals on their own career journeys. I help my clients rethink, tweak, adjust perspective, find resources, rework approaches, and overcome challenges. I also work with companies, groups and organizations to create a thoughtful and thorough approach to elevating women to top positions.

I am pleased to offer the Everything DiSC suite of personality and workplace tools.

For more info, check out my LinkedIn profile.

 

Experience-Based Approach

Executive & Professional Coaching 

Every career is a journey, full of ups and downs, twists and turns. I bring a versatile and robust toolkit of proven strategies to assist executive and professionals in overcoming challenges, growing their confidence, and accelerating their careers. My approach includes a never-ending well of positive energy and a passion for balance and success. It is my greatest joy to put my experience to good use and I apply a business lens to ensure individual progress translates to organizational success.

Business Consulting

Every business is a journey, every challenge an opportunity. Working with business advisors was the one of the critical keys to the success of the businesses I led. Examples of ways I can help your business thrive: re-calibrating a dysfunctional department, team or relationship; team building; reworking organizational structures; internal communication strategies; leadership training; retreat facilitation; individual coaching; strategic planning.

Career Coaching 

We're all on a journey in our careers, and it can be challenging to switch gears, transition to a new phase, or find perspective. Together, we rethink, tweak, adjust, research options, map out next steps, rework resumes or social media profiles, and overcome challenges

 
Wandering Traveler

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do 
with your one wild and precious life?"

-Mary Oliver

 

Let's talk! 

miabirk@miabirk.com

or 

503 880 8615