Influential Leadership

Leading with Story for Organizations

Whether an individual or a team, there is power in deeply knowing and confidently expressing your story. Through story exploration, I guide leaders to know their story and tell it well to the right people at the right time and for the right impact. I consult with organizations and coach teams and individuals on how to use story and storytelling to establish leadership presence, crystalize a vision, align teams or mentor others. Whether working with individuals or groups, I create safe yet challenging environments that intertwine content and process, opening clients to personal insight while building story knowledge. Working with people from Fortune 500 companies to biotechs, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, I strive to bring participants to a profound understanding of what story is, why it is important and how to use it skillfully.

Integrating my training as a story expert and psychologist, I have used story to:

  • Engage the top 100 leaders of a major medical center to revise their mission towards a new vision
  • Support the creative team of a top architectural firm pitch their high stakes proposal to a new client
  • Guide the top researchers of a leading teaching hospital to impact patient compliance
  • Facilitate the transition of an innovative educational startup to a national presence while maintaining their core mission, values and culture.

I also deliver keynotes and workshops on this topic.

Leadership Coaching for Individuals

Drawing from my training as a psychologist and experience as a leadership coach working with individuals and groups, I interweave narrative coaching with systems perspective to promote personal growth, connection and change. My approach focuses on developing executive presence and influence, high impact communications, and emotional intelligence. With a strong background in assessment, I work from a foundation of insight-oriented feedback that can support an informed development and action plan. I have worked with executives in both profit and non-profit organizations with a focus on medical and educational institutions. I also have a specialty in women’s leadership development.


The focus of this work often entails:

  • Feedback and insight
  • Goal settingLead
  • Development Plan