“Effective and deliberate communication produces healthy, meaningful relationships that endure. I love teaching others how to leverage the power of communication to create and sustain strong connections. It is my passion and my vocation.”
I was just 10-years old when I pulled Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” from the shelf of our small town library. Its cover was torn, the pages yellowed, its smell—ancient—and yet I read it cover to cover. I could not believe that there were books about how to build and sustain relationships.
Looking back, the child in me ached for more meaningful ways to connect to others and the world around me.
The seeds of what would become my vocation were planted in that library that day. My passion for studying and teaching about close relationships remains strong.
I help leaders, teams and individuals to create and sustain positive relationships that flourish and endure.
My approach to my work is shaped by my 30-year history as a professor and scholar of communication and relational studies and my wholehearted belief that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.
In leadership and in life, the equation is simple and was clear to me—even at ten years of age:
“Healthy communication leads to quality relationships which result in meaningful lives.”
Are you a leader who senses that if you knew more about how to create and sustain positive relationships with those you lead—your leadership might flourish?
Do you long to have difficult conversations from a place of confidence, clarity and care?
Can you imagine creating an inclusive workplace culture where employees feel valued and strong sense of belonging because of the way you show up in your leadership?
If so—I hear you. And I can help.
Whether it is through the Leadership Mastery Curriculum, myriad professional development offerings, Executive Coaching or individual Mentorship—I can promise you that our professional and personal lives are exponentially enhanced when we invest in developing ourselves and our teams.
Look around this virtual space I have created. I hope you will stay awhile.
Reach out if you want to more deeply explore something here or if you think I can help.
As the creator of “the art of vital dialogue,” I look forward to connecting with you.
Together we can transform our organizations, our leadership and our lives--one dialogue at a time.