Being a leader is not necessarily about your “official” position in the world:
It is a state of mind, a state of being.
Leadership is about taking responsibility for the influence you have on others, whoever they are: your family, partnerships, the company you are running or the world you want to serve. It’s about living into your deep desire to contribute to the well-being of others.
Homemakers, parents, caregivers, CEO’s, C-suite executives, spiritual leaders, board members, managers, volunteers, servers, teachers and therapists?
You are all in positions of leadership.
Use your power creatively and collaboratively
Despite all the good you’re doing, you still feel overworked, stuck and exhausted, caught between conflicting desire of your boss, your board, your team and your family.
You’re pushing piles of paper around on your desk, the to-do list only grows.
You’re committed to making a difference, but you feel unsupported by the system, overwhelmed with conflict between people and tired of fielding defensiveness in others.
Why won’t they just work with you, instead of against you all the time?
Want to …
Move with diverse others towards a shared purpose - at home, work or in your communities?
Bring your whole-self authentically to each situation without sacrificing your personal authority?
Infuse your inner spirit with tenderness and self-acceptance?
Live your values at home and work, and inspire others to do the same?
Let me help: You don’t have to do it all by yourself.
I work with mission-based leaders who have a passion for making the world a better place, and not simply serving the bottom line. As a life-long learner and student of complex relational dynamics and systems, I can help you integrate your head, heart and gut, so that you can lead with courage and integrity.
If you want to build and maintain a cohesive, productive and positive culture at work, I will help you to …
Provide vital tools to support more effective functioning in groups
Develop communities characterized by increased trust, collaboration, shared visions and effective problem-solving
Develop internal resources to support the use of power-with, collaborative approaches as opposed to relying on outdated systems of domination
Transform conflicts by re-visioning strategies that meet the needs of more stakeholders within the organization, school or family
Give and receive meaningful, helpful feedback without criticism or judgment
Encourage a positive, growth and learning-oriented relationship culture
Cultivate leadership and self-responsibility at all levels
I’ve worked with leaders within many organizations including: St. Thomas University, Augsburg University, Breck School, University of Minnesota, Prairie du Chien Correctional Facility, Gold’n Plump, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Edwards Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church , Bromelkamp Company, Hennepin County Social Services, People’s Inc., Wayzata Public Schools, Independent School Districts 287 and 191, The Retreat and many more.
“In organizations, real power & energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.”
— Margaret Wheatley