After a piano teacher told my mother that I’d never learn to play that instrument, at least not with her(!), I taught myself to play guitar, with which I accompanied myself at talent shows from elementary through college. As an adult, I’ve sung in choirs focused mostly on world music, performing at The Freight & Salvage, Ashkenaz, Oakland Museum, Palo Alto World Music Day, and on KPFA’s Music of the World. I've also long been part of a Jewish Renewal tradition in which music and movement are integral to deepening into prayer and spiritual awakening. Circle singing stretches me out of the comforting familiarity of singing written notes and words with part partners, into that much more vulnerable place of improvisationally composing and directing those in the circle in that moment! I’m definitely singing for my life!
Professionally, I'm a seasoned strategist, organizational design and transformation consultant, and leadership mentor, supporting adaptive leaders to build bridges between their aspirations and their operations by clarifying the “right things right now” that will make the biggest difference that matters to themselves, their teams, and their organizations. I partner with clients innovating in sectors that touch the health and well-being of people and the planet, i.e. healthcare, global health, healthtech, medtech, meddev, life sciences, social enterprise, climate solutions, regenerative organizations, and the arts.