|Glassblowing on my 51st Birthday|
My Vision and Values
I believe in the balance of body-mind-breath as the foundation for reaching our fullest potential. In my work as a creative educator, facilitator, coach, and author I combine Yoga Asana and Pranayama with intention setting and visioning in order for my students and clients to reach their fullest creative potential. The foundation of my vision is to treat others as you want to be treated, with respect, dignity and compassion.
Based in Oakland, CA I collaborate with individuals, teams and organizations to reach their fullest potential through personal and professional development as well as strategic planning and business modeling.
Learn about my Business of Arts practice Artsightful for details on my consulting, coaching and teaching work. Over the past 15 years I have created strategic plans for Ragged Wing Ensemble/The Flight Deck, Headlands Center for the Arts, Stern Grove Festival, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and Theatre of Yugen. Additionally, through the Performing Arts Assistance Program of Theatre Bay Area I have guided theater and dance organizations in developing effective business models and improving operations. In 2009 I co-founded C2Arts: Consultants and Coaches for the Arts. C2Arts envisions a vibrant and healthy arts landscape that enlivens our communities.
|Hearts in San Francisco Auction in "PacBell Park"|
|The Three Amigos exhibition at Museo Friday Kahlo|
|Restorer preparing Frida and Diego's paintings for return|
For the Center for Cultural Innovation I have presented strategic planning workshops for artists, arts managers, and Board members, and authored a chapter in their book Business of Art: AnArtist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment. My non-profit expertise was honed as Director of Arts & Business Partnerships at the Business Arts Council, an in-house affiliate of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Currently I am the Director of Professional Development at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.
As a former faculty member at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco I taught in the Fashion Marketing and Management and Advertising Departments. Courses include: Human Resource Management, Executive Leadership, Organizational Development, and Career Development, E-Commerce Strategies and Analytics, and Entrepreneurship. Currently I teach at Golden Gate University, Mills College and St. Mary's College.
I earned a Masters in Arts Administration from Golden Gate University and Bachelors degrees in Cinema/Photography and English from Ithaca College. While a resident of London, England I completed a diploma in Neuro-LinguisticProgramming and certification in Life Coaching from the Coaching Academy. Additionally, I completed Leaders as Coaches Certification at the London Centre for Excellence in Leadership. Currently I am a Doctor of Business Administration student at Golden Gate University.
Because I believe in the connection of mind-body-breath in personal development and reaching one’s fullest potential, I have completed a 500-hour yoga teacher certification at The YogaRoom, Berkeley’s Advanced Studies Program and teach weekly classes in aligning body-mind-breath for balance and relaxation. Yoga is also subtly incorporated into my consulting practice.