My philosophy is simple: Work should be a good thing, not a struggle. What I do with clients helps make this a reality for both individuals and organizations via leadership, career, management, and employee development.
I started my coaching and consulting practice in August 2011. From 2000-2011, I was an award-winning faculty member in LSU’s business school teaching Human Resource Management, Human Behavior in Organizations, Employee Selection/Placement, and Principles of Management. For a while I served as department undergrad advisor, as faculty advisor for Sigma Iota Epsilon and SHRM at LSU (student organizations), and also coordinated internship experiences.
LSU was a great gig; I really enjoyed my time there especially coaching students as they took on internships, became campus leaders, and ultimately moved into post-grad employment. I encounter former students regularly and professionally who are now well into their careers and am really so proud of them!
Prior to LSU, I was an internal consultant for Southern Company in Atlanta as part of the Individual & Organizational Assessment group. The group was responsible for the development, validation and implementation of selection procedures and other assessment tools, including an internally developed 360-assessment process, survey development, career development, and exit interview process. (We were the eggheads of HR.)
Before that, I worked as an external consultant with United Parcel Service’s Employee Relations Group at corporate HQ, as a researcher at the Center for Leadership and Career Studies in Emory University’s b-school, and on a long-term quality implementation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
I earned my MS and PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from The University of Georgia. I/O psyc is the study of people issues at work – fascinating stuff.
I earned a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Administration from the University of New Orleans. During my undergrad years I did two semesters at sea. SAS is a travel/study program where students travel around the world by ship and stop in port for anywhere from 3-10 days. I visited more than a dozen countries on five continents and came home changed.
From 2009 – 2012, I served on the board of the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge. The YW’s mission is to empower women and to eliminate racism, a mission I believe important. Through my YW work I met amazing people and learned much about the Baton Rouge community. I currently serve as a certified facilitator for Dialogue on Race Louisiana. The Dialogue is an educational process focused on the elimination of racism through a structure that enables safe, open, and honest dialogue about race.
I have been married to a great guy since 1996. We enjoy music (especially live), travel, cooking, hanging out with friends & family, and being involved in the community.
My life has been rich and blessed with a great education and wonderful experiences that have prepared me to be an effective coach and advisor to individuals, managers, leaders, and organizations.
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists
- Association for Talent Development
- International Coach Federation
- Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Hogan Assessment Certified (HPI, HDS, MVPI)
- Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
- Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Certified Practitioner
- Certified on all Center for Creative Leadership assessments
- enVision.360 Certified
- Dialogue on Race Louisiana certified facilitator
- Certified Career Invention Coach
- What’s Next? Program Certified