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Executive Coach

Everything DiSC® facilitator

Social Entrepreneur | Serial Founder 

Investor | Business Advisor
Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet |

Mom of 3 | Tennis nut

Fabulous Female Founders

I am here to help you launch, grow, lead, and exit your business or organization. 

I see how you’re simultaneously juggling family, community, and personal health. 

I love helping you solve problems and challenges, make choices, overcome challenges, grow confidence,

and find satisfaction, joy, pride, prosperity, and peace.

I am honored and grateful to be part of your journey.

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Fabulous Female Founders advice column.

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Experience-Based Approach

My Approach to Executive Coaching

Experience + World-class Training + Positivity


I see you. I get you.


Like most fabulous female founders, you’re crazy busy. You're juggling family, self-care, community care, and the never-ending needs of our businesses. You are career-loving Moms, wives, sisters, daughters, and friends.


Together, we work to set goals, create or refine business or growth plans, tackle thorny challenges from people to finances, confidence building, communications, growth strategies, exit planning, and much, much more. 

Alongside business experience, I employ a versatile and robust toolkit of proven strategies from the Center for Executive Coaching and Everything DiSC® to help you overcome challenges, grow confidence, and accelerate growth.


I bring a never-ending well of positive energy and a passion for balance and success.

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More About Me

For close to three decades, I ferociously created and led the field of active transportation, including four years at an international think tank, six years at the City of Portland as their Bicycle Program Coordinator, and 17 years as the co-founder of Alta Planning + Design (a consulting firm creating active communities) and Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. (an operations firm that launched and operated public bike share systems.) 

I also co-created a professional networking organization, academic program, and national coalition of cities, plus led a movement to overhaul the nation’s bikeway design guidelines. I am the author of Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, (The Mountaineers, 2010), which tells the story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland, OR into a cycling mecca and inspired the nation. Throughout my career, I have taught as a guest and adjunct professor, given hundreds of speeches, and earned several MBA’s worth of experience.  


Good stuff, right? A very cool career, indeed! But If you asked me what I’m most proud of, I’d say without hesitation: my three amazing kids: Skyler (25), Sasha (21,) and Levi (11.)

For the past decade, I’ve been behind the scenes, coaching, advising, and investing in female-led companies.

I also started a community organization, Eastside Jewish Commons.


I also write an advice column called Fabulous Female Founders, offering exuberant, experience-based advice in response to questions from busy founders like YOU.

Sign up for a weekly 3-10 minute read or listen here.

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Everything DiSC®
Everything DiSC® is an incredibly powerful set of tools for interpersonal communication based on assessments of individuals' behavioral preferences and tendencies. With Everything DiSC®, we strive to better understand, respect and appreciate our different communication styles. We learn about our motivations and stressors, strengths and challenges. We explore ways to more effectively communicate with other work styles, leading to better workplace communication AND healthier, more productive and successful organizations. 

I am pleased to offer a full suite of Everything DiSC assessments, workshops, and reports for your workplace. 
Let's talk! 
To book time with me, click here
503 880 8615
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