I am a Senior Consultant and Vice President of Global Learning at Grove Consultants International. At the center of my work is effectively working with change. When consulting I focus on collaborative engagement to unlock the intelligence of the whole system to move through each stage of the change process from needs identification to implementation. When guiding professional development programs, participants engage in growth experience that combine conceptual knowledge, practical application and personal development. People I work with value how I pair systemic perspectives with dialogic approaches, and create unique opportunities for interactive, content-rich, outcome-focused and highly transformative group experiences.
As a VP of Global Learning, I co-lead with David Sibbet the Grove’s Global Learning & Exchange Network (GLEN). This network provides opportunities for practitioners and leaders to be in a well-facilitated and innovative online/offline environment to co-evolve the methodologies and practices of collaboration within and across organizations and globally so that we become more prepared to address the serious challenges we are facing everywhere. The GLEN is a learning community that supports rich practitioner exchanges, immersive programs, self-paced learning modules, action research collaborations, and a build-in R&D process.
My expertise in the area of transformative change and learning is based in twenty-five years of working with a wide range of organizations in the private and public sector. I hold a Doctorate from the School of Human and Organization Development, Fielding Graduate University, and Masters in Organization Development and BA in Humanistic Psychology from Sonoma State University, CA. I have held leadership positions in the high-tech industry and education. For several years I was the Director of the Masters Program in Organization Development at Sonoma State University, CA. I currently serve as faculty at Meridian University and with David Sibbet I am co-authoring , Visional Consulting: Designing and Leading Change, to be published as the fourth book of Visual Leadership series published by John Wiley & Sons.
My approach has been deeply influenced by her experiences with diverse cultures. This includes research in South America, Southern Africa and Australia, learning from native American traditions in the US as well as living in Australia and being German-born and raised. Liminal Pathways is a body of work that translates these insights into my practice of working with change and guiding professional development experiences. Cross-cultural work continues to inspire me and make my work with clients more insightful, culturally and globally sensitive, and ultimately more impactful.
I love the expressive arts and since my childhood I have used the arts as a means to learn about myself and the world. For example, while in Australia, I studied Aboriginal art making to learn about the Australian Aboriginal culture. The blog Liminal Songlines shares my discoveries. I live in Petaluma with my husband David Sibbet and my daughter Hannah.