I am a retired university professor and an author of textbooks in health care and leadership. In 2010, I started my practice as a leadership coach helping women break the glass ceiling and fulfill their leadership and economic potential. During a conference call with my coaching colleagues, I had an insight. What would it be like to help women (and men) achieve a flourishing life through storytelling instead of another self-help book? I decided to take on the challenge!

I hale from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, grew up in Southern California, and I have lived almost from coast-to-coast in the United States: Seattle; San Diego; Alfred, NY; Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL; Chicago and Woodstock, IL. I reside with my husband in the beautiful farmland and countryside of Northern Illinois that gives me the serenity and space for storytelling.