The Occasional Kitchen Table Office...

The Occasional Kitchen Table Office...

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As a career teacher, facilitator, and leader, I have developed and led organizational change processes for corporate and non-profit organizations.  My background in issues of equity, inclusion, and instructional leadership in schools has developed into a lifelong interest in what can occur when groups of disparate thinkers are aligned and engaged in complex work, searching for possible solutions.

I hold an M.A. in Educational Leadership and a B.A. in Art History, both from Mills College in Oakland, CA. I am certified to administer the MBTI (Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator) Instrument, the FIRO-B, and the Drexler-Sibber Team Performance Indicator. I am also experienced in appreciative inquiry models, World Café, Open Space, restorative justice models, and narrative inquiry and theory.

My Clients:

I am fortunate to work with a wide range of organizations and I enjoy the challenges each engagement brings. Here is a partial list:

  • Agilent Technologies
  • The Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Business Model Generation, Inc.
  • Code For America
  • DeLoitte
  • Deutsche Bank Labs
  • East Bay Municipal Parks District
  • Facebook
  • Fidelity Investments
  • The Ford Motor Company
  • Futures Without Violence
  • The Gap
  • Genentech/Roche
  • GlassLab/Institute of Play
  • Google
  • The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University
  • Hope SF- RAMP
  • IBM
  • Impact HUB Oakland
  • Institute For The Future
  • Kaiser Health Foundation
  • National Center for Medical Legal Partnership
  • NetApp
  • NestLabs
  • Oakland Unified School District- Family, Schools, and Community Partnerships
  • PayPal
  • The Rainin Foundation
  • SFMoMA
  • Samsung
  • SmithGroup LLC
  • SRI International
  • Sutter Health
  • The University of California at San Francisco, Global Health Sciences
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • True Ventures
  • Verifone