About the Wizard of Good
Studied Elementary Education at Western Kentucky University.
Diploma in Public Sector Leadership from Ashridge Business School (England)
Business studies through Open University (United Kingdom)
Project Management Qualification from PMI
Certified professional coach and mentor with two international coaching schools
Certified World Cafe facilitator
Certified Circle facilitator
CASA Volunteer 2011 – 2015
Speaker for TN CASA State Conference 2013 and 2014
Speaker for National CASA Conference in 2015
Assessor for European Foundation for Quality Assurance (EFQM)
Super aunt to 13 nieces and nephews!
Worked in South Africa, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and America.
How I became the Wizard of Good
I knew very early on that I wanted to make a big difference in the world. I started out by going to college to be an elementary teacher, but got sidetracked during my studies towards teaching adults. I worked at the Center for Training and Development at Western Kentucky Univeristy, and learned how to train people how to drive a forklift, manage difficult people, and put out a fire. It was varied and fun! I loved developing training materials and teaching adults.
Then one day, I met my prince! I up and got married, moved to London, England and started a new life there. I found a job with a government agency responsible for helping organizations use training and people development to improve their bottom line. I worked with large and small companies all over the world and got to see what it really takes to have a great organization. And I learned that the truth is, these things are very similar in for-profit and non-profit organizations. (Turns out communication and employee motivation are needed no matter where you go!)
Later, I worked as a Planning and Performance Manager in Scotland with an agency responsible for child protection. I got involved in organizational change projects, coaching, and project management. It was here I realized that I loved helping people find what they are really meant to be doing. With just a bit of support and encouragement, it is amazing what people who feel “stuck” in a job that isn’t meant for them can do when they are confident and supported!
In 2011, my husband and I moved back to the USA and started our new lives and new businesses. Since then, I’ve been working as an independent non-profit coach and consultant.
I love this work! I know I’ve been called to do it. And I know that what I’m doing is important. My vision is to help more people see how possible it is to Do Good in the world. Building a non-profit isn’t always easy, but I truly believe that anyone can do it with the right skills and support. By developing tools, and helping organizations find simple ways of moving their work forward, more non-profit work can survive and thrive. That’s what I am here to do for the world!
I’m obsessed with old movies. My love of the Wizard of Oz is quite spectacular. It has messages and subtle influences all over my life and definitely shows up in my work a lot.
I have four rescue cats. Maisy and Daisy, Sully, and Kitten.
Nature is my remedy for almost every thing that ails me. I love walking barefooted outside, touching trees, and being near water. The more I do this, the better I am as a human and the better my work is as a result.
I collect craft materials. Sometimes I use them! 🙂
Get in touch!
I love talking to other Do-Gooders about their work. If you’d like to run an idea past me or talk more about how I can help you do more Good in the world, click here to schedule a free Discovery Session.
You can give me a call anytime and if I can, I’ll be happy to spend a few minutes with you. Otherwise, leave a message and I’ll call you back. I’m on US Central Time. (+01) 615-389-0207