s”There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard. Let them rest assured that this assessment is correct,
probably beyond their wildest imaginations, and that I will continue to do so.” ~ Mary Daly
Confessions & Beliefs.
I confess that I am ravenous for smart, sophisticated conversations about and with women; deep, sacred, life-changing stuff.
I believe that when women’s stories change, everything changes – philosophies, beliefs, systems, structures, politics, leadership, homes, children, commerce, whole worlds.
I believe that the world is praying and longing for a deeper, richer wisdom; that this prayer is answered through womens’ incarnate brilliance and beauty.
I confess and believe that the Sacred shows up when I write and speak about these things. And so I do…over and over again.
Speaker. Writer. Storyteller. Conversationalist.
Some of these “titles” are compelled by professional experience. All of them are chosen by design – and desire. I can’t help but speak. I can’t help but write. Stories save me. And provocative conversation is my life blood.
I could tell you the professional stories (and will, if you ask), but am far more committed to the ones I’m yet to speak and write about, yet to tell, yet to hear. They matter. As does yours.
Expertise. Experience. Education. Lots of all three.
I’m trained in both theology and therapy (an M.Div. degree), I’m certified as a Spiritual Director, and I’ve been doing some form of this “work” (though it feels far like gift and grace) for more than 25 years. I’ve been employed in corporate contexts, human resources, executive leadership, training, academics, nonprofits, and then some. And I’ve been here – online – for more than 15 years.
I used to hang out here a lot – writing blog posts, creating and offering product, providing 1:1 coaching/spiritual direction. In 2017 I made a shift and returned to the business world. Now the Senior Vice President for Fierce, Inc. I get to live out what I’ve been talking about here on a day-to-day basis: having provocative conversations, inviting transformation, and taking advantage of every opportunity (and privilege) to speak, teach, train, and facilitate. Though I miss aspects of this space as “home,” I am grateful for all that it has afforded me as I’ve learned to use my voice, step into all of who I am, and invite the same for you.