Thank you for your interest.
When my babies were little, I spent a lot of time volunteering for a charity I loved. Eventually I started raising money for them, so much that they created a job just for me. I spent the next 23 years raising millions of dollars for charities either as an executive director or director of fundraising. I loved it.
I built a six figure consulting business and I have helped loads of charities transform their operations, improve their governance structure, shift to a philanthropic culture, build plans and set direction for .
I am married to my second husband, which means I've also lived through the break up of my family and the rejection of divorce. I am a mother to two and stepmother to six children and a GRANDMA! I understand the complicated the tension between a dynamic family, a demanding job and the pressure of needing to be the primary income earner.
A few other things you may be interest in knowing:
I am an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Master Trainer
Carried my Certified Fundraising Designation for 17 years
Have taught AFP's Fundraising Fundamentals Course - TWICE!
Have spoken at conferences in India, The Netherlands, the United States and Canada.
Love time in the forest walking my two puppies Zoe and Reggie
Hold two International Coaching Federation Certifications and subscribe to a coaching code of ethics.
I believe with my entire heart that our communities will thrive if the organizations that serve them thrive. To do that we need to thrive. Coaching is a tool that can provide the transformation.
Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about me. I would love to hear your story.
Book some time for a virtual cup of tea together. Who knows what we might be able to do together.
Yours in service and community,