I help people sort through their ideas to find clarity and direction. Creative consulting, individual coaching, authoring, ghostwriting, editing—these are just a few of the routes I use to help people shape ideas, content, and products before sending them out into the world.
My clients strive to think deeply and act creatively. They value thoughtfulness, bravery, exploration, and excellence.
Who are these incredible people? They’re thought leaders, celebrities, Nobel Prize winners, and “average” extraordinary people. They’re passionate, opinionated, and full of compelling stories. Whether I’m coming into an established project team to offer creative clarity around a new product launch, ghostwriting a book, or coaching a professional through a time of transition, my focus is on solutions, movement, and growth.
My background includes leading as the former executive editor of Healthy Living Made Simple, a Sam’s Club magazine that reaches around 11 million readers, where I wrote a cover feature on Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. I’ve consulted on nutritional products, global initiatives, new magazines, and varied product and project launches, as well as mentored or coached dozens of entrepreneurs. In addition, I’ve been involved in writing or editing dozens of books, including The Editor’s Eye and Growing Influence (forthcoming September 2018). I have a master’s in professional writing and editing and a bachelor’s in writing. My TEDx talk, “How to Raise Brave Kids,” has been viewed thousands of times around the world.
Along with my writing and consulting work, I’m cofounder of Next Level Women Leaders, a leadership platform training program for emerging and established women leaders across industries.
I spent nearly two years abroad, first in the Dominican Republic and then in Vietnam. Experiences like hiking Ta Kou Mountain to see the reclining Buddha in Mui Ne, Vietnam; being robbed at gunpoint in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and exploring the island of Ko Chang, Thailand, all shaped who I am and how I work. Spending time in different cultures has helped me develop an openness and ability to understand varied viewpoints, allowing me to approach projects with unique questions and insights. This whole-world perspective is part of why my clients are scattered around the globe.
My home is in Boise, Idaho, with sprawling foothills less than a mile from my front door. I’m a running fanatic, world traveler, wife to an adventurer, and proud mom to two incredible kids.