I work with public servants who want to improve relationships with colleagues and have more productive team meetings.
I think local government employees are the backbone of our communities. I have worked in three different local governments and love the people and the mission of public service. I also recognize the challenges.
Most of my career I served as a volunteer manager. Leading volunteers taught me all about people, their motivations, communication styles, how to design effective meetings, and more.
Are you facing challenges with getting staff to communicate with one another, share knowledge, or build strong working relationships? I am fascinated by these challenges and would love to chat.
I’m passionate about this enough that I spent my nights and weekends studying how people relate to one another at work and how we can increase knowledge sharing and build strong workplace relationships. For my trouble I was granted a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy.
After grad school I wanted to see the country close up and try helping in many different ways. My husband and I took an epic road trip in which we volunteered in a different community every week. We wrote about our adventures and realized the importance of being rooted in a place and giving back. Now we live in Flagstaff, Arizona. I volunteer at the community theater, local history museum, with mountain biking groups, and recently served on a City commission.