I understand human nature and development.
Master Leadership Coach, Executive Presence & Authentic Expression
I will help you live an inspired life by seeing more clearly and from an expanded perspective. You have the capacity to spot, understand, and clear blocks, switch-on core potential, and move forward guided by your own compassionate insight. The work is grounded in growing in awareness, authentic connection, and sensing that you are alive. This process of self-discovery means coming home to your true nature and living into the hard questions with a bias toward action. It is inspired by understanding the truth and wisdom of impermanence.
This is the elegance of aliveness.
Like you, I am powerful, steady, wild & deep.
Like you, I embody paradox and I live in the unknown.
Like you, I am a child, a partner, a parent. I am playful.
Like you, I am infinite. I am alone and I am connected.
Like you, I am the wilderness of this moment.
I am a trusted guide through the terrain of transformation.
I grow communities of social and ecological impact leaders in sectors from high-tech and social enterprise to manufacturing and medicine. In addition to supporting and challenging leaders 1:1, I design and guide strategy sessions and lead transformational retreats in wild places. Over a lifetime of contemplative study and practice I receive steady guidance from my primary teacher: Nature. From living on remote mountaintops raising Peregrine falcons to advising in high-level political circles in Washington, DC; from the board room to the river, I am at home in my own skin. A devoted naturalist and fly-fisherman, I thrive in the mountains and rivers of Idaho and Patagonia.
My ongoing study focuses on the human condition and cultivating clarity through direct, embodied, inner experience and the myriad ways awake awareness can inform leadership, business practice, and the world beyond. I'm interested in exploring the fundamental nature of being (human is Nature), consciousness, real connection, identifying what switches-on potential, and investigating what it means to be fully alive, including beauty, pleasure and spontaneous joy of existence. It's an honor to give back to my community by serving as mentor to others called to this field. In addition to being a leadership coach at Abroad, I am a practitioner in the Converge network for environmental and social impact and a graduate member of the Earth Shakers Forum, dedicated to creating personal and collective transformation through conscious leadership and business. I'm honored to be a guide for Middle Fork Rapid Transit, best outfit on my beloved Middle Fork Salmon River.
My background of formal study and degrees include biology, psychology, blood memory and storytelling at University College Cork, Ireland, creative writing and literature from the University of Arizona with Alison Hawthorne Deming, Mind-Body Medicine with Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and Professional Yogic Education at The Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica with Don and Amba Stapleton.
Dana is my most precious resource as I seek clarity, focus and skill for solving critical challenges. She's a master of her craft, a trusted advisor, and has become a true friend. This is the best investment I've made in years. Highly recommended!