Day job/ career:
I spent 15 years in the non-profit sector working and then consulting in a variety of roles. I have loved my work in strategy, board, and organizational development as a consultant. Now, in my role at Our Community Listens, I get to see the world change for people in a matter of days, and I can’t imagine anything more powerful that I could be a part of.
How did you become involved with Our Community Listens?
A good friend and mentor suggested the class, based on his experience.
What is your hope for Our Community Listens?
My hope for Our Community Listens is that we regain the ability to see each other as human beings again, not hidden behind title, labels, assumptions, or roles. I love the vision of realizing people-centered leadership in our homes, workplaces, and communities… with every single person in those places understanding that they are a leader.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST?
The two biggest areas are with my teammates and as a mom. This is the most grace-filled space I have ever worked in. We try to understand each other and out tendencies. With my kid’s I’ve shifted my default mode from “logic-ing” them through things to reflectively listening.
What are three things that make you smile?
My family, sunrises on the lake, and jokes that are so bad you can’t not smile… (thanks, Dad).