My diverse background in coaching, corporate sales and non-profit work make me a strong fit for helping leaders become top performers. I bring an enviable tool-kit to my work, including numerous certifications and accomplishments, along with the experience I’ve gained through my work with some of the most influential people in the world.
A-list actors and Hollywood producers, world renowned artists and musicians, non-profit and business leaders, New York Times best-selling authors, founders of successful start-ups, globally recognized psychiatrists and psychologists, and top researchers from Ivy League institutions such as Harvard University.
John G. Gunderson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Brown Foundation Professor of Psychoanalysis and Professor and Director, Baylor Psychiatry Clinic; Dr. John Oldham, Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA); Dr. Anthony W. Bateman, MA, MD, FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, University College, London and Hon. Senior Lecturer, Royal Free & University College Medical School (Royal Free Campus); Dr. Blaise Aguirre, staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
As a top achiever at BMC Software, the fifth largest developer of enterprise software and one of Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers, I achieved enterprise-level accomplishments such as: led CXO- level two-million dollar deals with year-long sales cycles; consistently achieved well over 100% of sales quotas and was recognized by BMC for outstanding sales performance; stepped up to manage dual territories during multiple company reorganizations; directed sales of business process optimization software in complex, multi-step deals involving various approval levels and protracted negotiations; worked with many Fortune 1000 clients such as Waste Management, USAA, Harley Davidson, HEB, Department of Defense and Sysco.
My volunteer experience encompasses my work with: National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) Peer to Peer Facilitator; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT) Weekly Training Workshops; Conference Speaker, Council on Drug and Alcohol; National Conference Speaker, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
My non profit work achievements include: raised awareness of Members of Congress, White House staff, lobbyists and congressional staffers on public policy matters; secured Political Action Committee (PAC), individual and in-kind contributions for both challengers and incumbent Members of Congress; represented the interests of my organization at White House briefings and receptions; established a private foundation with Senator Gordon Humphrey to educate businessmen on the role of media in public policy sentiment formation; conducted all aspects of direct mail fundraising, including list procurement, message composition, mailing, receipt processing and accounting.
Additionally, I have done extensive pro-bono and volunteer work with individuals undergoing some of life’s biggest challenges such as: drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, loss of a child and mental health disorders.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): Teaching Verbal Behavior; Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): The Essentials; Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Intensive training in the Mentalization Based Treatment Approach; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Peer to Peer Certification and Connections Certification; Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Group Leader Training; Effective Communication: Harvard PhD developed courses teaching honest, effective business communication; Your North Star Group: Life Coach Certification and specialized training with Dr. Martha Beck; Franklin Covey Time Management: Efficient Time Management with special emphasis on “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”; Sandler Advanced Sales Training: Training based on getting to the pain/gain of your customer and relationship building; Advanced Presentation Skills: Presentation skills with emphasis on structure and delivery; Negotiation Skills: Advanced skill training based on “Getting to Yes”, a win-win philosophy.
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