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.
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.
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.
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