Known as a “people, process and possibility builder,” I am highly skilled at breaking down silos, unifying organizational vision and inspiring people to embrace change and actively engaged in their performance. I do this through leadership development, strategic communications and action-oriented program creation. I translate research into practice, as well as scanning for new insights and best practices on teaching and learning helping others to adapt them to address their own challenges.
One of my core values is bringing out the best in people. My formula for success is a blend of emotional intelligence, behavioral skills and adaptability in a variety of business and cultural settings. I have worked in academia, corporate, non-profit, municipal and international settings. Currently, I am developing the skills and competencies of leaders within the context of the UAE. I support a team of executive education coaches to deliver our program across diverse learning abilities and language proficiencies.
While my focus is currently leadership development, I am also highly adept at driving business operations from my time spent running a Title I charter school. In this role I successfully ideated and launched 2 cutting-edge initiatives: a new school lunch program that fed hundreds of students, expanding to 80 schools nationwide, and a transportation program that grew from 0-10 buses, across 3 campuses, transporting 1,500+ students daily. I have an eye for spotting opportunity, sparking stakeholder interest, communicating the vision and implementing strategy.
Specialties: Corporate Education, Change Management, Business, Operations, Organizational Learning, Psychology, Performance Management, Curricula Design, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Workshop Facilitation, Strategic Communications, Emotional Intelligence, Behavioral Skills, Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Collaboration & Team-building, EMEA, UAE, Bilingual Instruction, Higher Education, Academia