Leadership & Learning 

Grateful to have collaborated with so many talented colleagues who share a passion for growth and development.  Here are a few memorable experiences that have informed my own style of leadership.  

Creative Connections 

2016 - 2017 | Delivered workshops and coaching for schools on boosting school culture, grant writing and youth development programming.

Design Thinking 

2015 | An avid student at The Design Gym.  Participated in design thinking bootcamps and 5 week studio project conducting research for Donor's Choose.  

NLP Certified Coach 

2013 | Studied neuro-linguistic programming with Wide Circle and certified as an NLP coach.  Passionate about the power of verbal and non-verbal language to create desires outcomes.  

Explore and Excel 

2013 | Worked with Wide Circle, a Brussels-based change consulting firm, on producing and hosting the Mindset for Excellence conference - a training for 200 corporate leaders in Lisbon, Shanghai and Brussels.

NYC Regional Assistance Center 

2007 - 2010 | Secured $1M to launch a citywide training center for all NYC grantees of 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Embedded within the NYC Department of Education and working in partnership with National Center for Community Schools, we created toolkits, hosted conferences and ongoing workshops, and developed the Department's first information database - all still used by more than 300 school and nonprofit partners. 

The Leadership Program

2004 - 2006 | Managed a team of 130 Leadership Trainers in 70 schools - some of NYC's most amazing and inspiring educators! Balanced a $5M program budget.  Provided training on how to use the arts and recreation as a vehicle to teach leadership and life skills.  Helped design and facilitate rigorous staff training and operational policies as company doubled in size.