photo by Alex Rotas

photo by Alex Rotas

Coaching executives and other leaders is my passion.

I feel deep empathy for persons bearing major responsibility in politically and economically complex, under-resourced environments. My sensibilities are born not just of academic learning, but importantly of my own experience as a organizational leader, who has guided the development of new institutions and the governance structure of an established research university.

An experienced coach of my own “reports” and advanced mid-career graduate students, I bring to the table my formal studies, certification as a coach at the Hudson Institute, and a substantial history of a coaching practice.

Ph.D., Columbia University, Philosophy and Education
Certified Coach, the Hudson Institute of Coaching, Santa Barbara                                          Professional Certified Coach, the International Coach Federation

Executive and Coaching experience
As Vice Provost and Dean at the University of Washington, led the development of new institutions in a highly political environment, including working with communities, the media, the state legislature, and the University structures to incubate the new campuses – a then highly contentious undertaking; Faculty leader as twice-elected college-faculty president, then as Secretary of the University Faculty of the three campuses, guided the implementation of shared governance. Award-winning (the Spencer Foundation) doctoral coach/mentor.

Photography, language study, fitness