“I am a teacher.
I am a teacher, first, last, and always!”
~Jean Brodie, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
When I said these words under a spotlight onstage with all the passion a twelfth-grader could muster, I had no idea that I would still mean them 30 (ahem) years later.
Every job I’ve had always ends with me becoming a mentor. I started in a high-volume call center at MCI as an intern and left as a sales trainer. I moved into Business Accounts as a quota-bearing Account Manager and ended as a Field Marketing Specialist who traveled with salespeople to help them close business.
I started as an Online Manager at Dell to move their orders online and left as an E-Business Consultant who taught Dell clients how to become an E-Business.
See, that’s my MO. Get a job, figure out how to be successful, then teach others to do it.
Coaching and Training
Real and lasting change is possible when you have a coach: someone who is squarely in your corner. Someone who tells you the truth and who keeps your frustrations and doubts a secret. Someone who is committed to you and your growth as a leader. Someone who pushes you when you need it and who talks you through it when you mess up.
Clients have said that I have a knack for delivering the hardest of news in the nicest of ways. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with leaders at Dell, Dun & Bradstreet, KPMG, The Methodist Hospital, Digital Realty, Milk and Honey Spas, Cintra US, Enspire Learning, Abilitie, Planar Systems, and Lutheran Social Services (now Upbring), to name a few. I have used research in persuasion and compliance-gaining to train and coach over 800 (and counting!) executives to become top-notch leaders.
Being On Stage
I have a special love for public speaking (and helping you become a better one!) because I believe that it is a powerful reflection of who you are as a leader. All of your strengths and weaknesses show up on stage. If I can see it, so can your organization.
On weekends, I perform with award-winning Girls Girls Girls Improvised Broadway Musicals. I combine my work in theater and business to help people polish both their interpersonal and public speaking skills. I have a Master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from U.T. where I researched sales anxiety and persuasion. I have also taught communication at St. Edward’s and LeTourneau Universities in Austin, Texas. That’s improv, y’all.