Step Into Your Authority

Self-doubt. Isolation. Hubris. These are a few of the gremlins that creep up on well-meaning leaders in all walks of life. Knowing where your authority comes from and how to be with it can bring focus, meaning and creativity to your leadership.
I can help you understand your authority, and use it ethically to lead people, projects and causes.



I’m an executive coach, leadership and organizational consultant. I have been a student and practitioner of authority for more than 15 years. I would be delighted to partner you in standing in your authority – and making big ideas, functional teams and creative leadership happen.

Authority is alchemical

Creative Competition and My Leadership Faux Pas

While co-leading a one-day version of Women Writing to Change the World (a weekend workshop I’ll co-lead for a second summer at the Omega Institute) I made an observation and a leadership faux pas that I hope will provide insight for anyone leading staff, employees, boards or families. Early on in the workshop, when it came time for the women to share what they had written, many prefaced their readings with a loaded disclaimer: that their writing couldn’t hold a...


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Professional Authority

Are your efforts to lead mitigated by a constant need to put out fires?

Do you struggle with knowing how to have certain kinds of uncomfortable conversations, how to get your team to work effectively, and create a culture that breeds productivity and loyalty?

I help leaders step into their authority and cultivate their leadership presence — from building teams, running meetings and giving presentations, to creating effective off-site retreats.


Personal Authority

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.

— Lao Tzu

When yoga, therapy and coffee are no longer helping you through the changes, or in your efforts to find satisfying love, meaningful work, or zest for life, you could be ready to step into your authority via personal authority mentoring.