About Your Collaborative Consultant

I guide leaders and their organizations to reach the next level of excellence by cultivating collective virtuosity – a masterful approach to collaboration that increases productivity, innovation, and personal fulfillment.

The Vision: A world of collaborative, authentic, and conscious leaders making a difference

As a veteran organizational consultant, former C-level executive of a Fortune 100 company division, and a professionally trained violinist, I synthesize the practices of successful musical ensembles with business acumen to help leaders achieve peak performance for their teams and organizations.

Like you, I believe that collaborative leadership models produce greater employee satisfaction, productivity, innovation, and financial success. But as you may have experienced, collaboration doesn’t come naturally to everyone. It takes learning, self-discovery, and practice to do it well.

If the road to an open, collaborative, and transparent organization has been bumpier than you expected, don’t fret. It can work. It will work. But first, you and your team need new tools to help you make music together.

MY PROMISE TO YOU

Our work together will be guided by five principles:

  • Learning: We will work together to continually increase our awareness and knowledge.
  • Authenticity: We will communicate with honesty and work together to overcome our shortcomings.
  • Integrity: We will act in alignment with our values.
  • Compassion: We will express compassion for ourselves and for each other and build enduring relationships.
  • Courage: We will advance bravely toward our greatest dreams and encourage others to do the same.

LEARN HOW TO TAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR LIFE AS A LEADER FROM DISCORD TO HARMONY.

Contact me for a free 20-minute consultation.

MY STORY

Before I worked in the corporate world, I was a professional violinist who performed with music ensembles in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. I often played with chamber music groups that, unlike an orchestra, don’t have a conductor. Instead, the members of an effective chamber music ensemble are self-managed: they co-lead, co-create, and listen deeply to each other.

During my years as a leader and consultant in the corporate world, I witnessed numerous examples of dysfunction caused by top-down leadership models and inauthentic, emotionally immature leaders. Employees were diminished and berated, miscommunication was rampant, and turnover was high.

Based on my experience as a musician, I knew there was another way to lead. During my years as a Chief Technology Officer, I began to focus on the organization’s people. I shared the collaborative practices I’d learned as a musician to help everyone have a voice and be part of the creative process.

Because of this culture change, staff turnover decreased from 32% to 4% within two years, we achieved 360-degree communication at all levels of the organization, and Gartner Research profiled us twice in their publications as best practice examples of how to lead high-performing technology organizations.

OUR WORK TOGETHER

If you’re looking for a quick-fix business “guru,” then we’re probably not a fit. If you want to learn from a deep thinking, experienced leader who can mentor you and your team to develop into conscious and collaborative leaders, let’s have a conversation about how to unravel the mysteries of your most complex challenges.

I’ll bring my 25+ years as a business and technology leader in Fortune 500 companies, an MBA in Finance, a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, accreditation as an Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence Assessment coach, and decades of musical training to our work together.

We’ll listen to and learn from each other, which is where all great collaborations begin.

I will inspire you and your staff to express the music of your souls so that you can learn, care, and create courageously together.

LEARN HOW TO TAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR LIFE AS A LEADER FROM DISCORD TO HARMONY.

Contact me for a free 20-minute consultation.