I am a solution-focused professional with 22 years of experience partnering with individuals, professionals and organizations to motivate and facilitate growth, development and performance.
I received a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota (1998), and certification as a professional life coach from Adler Graduate School in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2012). I am a certified Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator practitioner and a Licensed Experience Coach.
I live in Minneapolis and enjoy spending time with friends, hiking, biking, triathlon-ing, cooking and traveling.
How I Stand Out
StandOut Strengths Assessment
StandOut is a prescriptive, action- oriented strengths assessment that reveals the personal edge that will help you win at work.
My Top 2 StandOut Strength Roles:
You are acutely aware of the
energy in the room, and you feel
compelled to do what you can to elevate it. You do this with your outlook–you are an instinctively positive person. You do this with your actions–you take a seat at the front of the room, you raise your hand
to ask questions, you call upon others to contribute and volunteer. You do this with your humor–the smile in your voice. Because you are an energy-giving person, other people are attracted to you. You challenge people to unleash their own energy, and you become impatient when someone refuses to do so, sucking your energy from
you and generating none of her own. But, still, others will continue to be drawn to you because they sense that, at heart, you cannot help but be encouraging. They sense that your natural reaction is to celebrate all that is good in them, to illuminate their strengths, and shine a light on their achievements. Even on your darkest days, you know they are right. “How can I raise the energy?”
You are acutely aware of others’ emotional states, particularly if you sense they are feeling hurt or slighted. You are instinctively inclusive, always looking for ways to draw others into the circle and make them feel wanted, heard, and appreciated. You pay close attention to the differences between people, each person’s likes, dislikes, and foibles. At home and work, many will come to trust you and rely on you: you are their safe harbor, a consistently supportive presence in a world that doesn’t care. And they love you for it. “Is everyone okay”?
My Signature Strengths
Strengths Finder 2.0
Based on a 40-year study of human strengths, the Gallup®StrengthsFinder assessment measures you on thirty-four themes of talent and reveales your top five themes, and provides strategies to describe and develop these talents.
My Top 5 Signature Talents:
People who are especially talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.
People who are especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow”. They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.
People who are especially talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
People who are especially talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.
What are your signature strengths?
How I Shine
he Myers-Briggs Type Indicator provides a framework for understanding individual differences, and provides a dynamic model of individual development.
My Type Preferences:
ENFPs are enthusiastic innovators, always seeing new possibilities in the world around them. Their world is full of possible projects or interests they want to pursue. Imaginative, high-spirited, and ingenious, they are often able to do almost anything that interests them. They are confident, spontaneous, and flexible, and often rely on their ability to improvise.
They value home, family, friendships, creativity, and learning.
• Curious • Imaginative • Creative • Innovative
• Insightful • Perceptive • Sociable • Gregarious
• Cooperative • Supportive • Warm • Caring
• Friendly • Personable • Enthusiastic
• Energetic • Spontaneous • Lively • Adaptable