WHAT I DO PROFESSIONALLY
I am an author, blogger, communications thinking partner, and spiritual care professional. I advocate for broadening the reach of holistic, inclusive spirituality, vitality, and wellness in our daily lives, families, organizations, and communities. And I seek what it means to be behaviorally purposeful, engaged, and interconnected– all grounded in Our Shared, Universal ‘Center’.
- Unbinding the Perpetual Soul: Our Human Quest for Being
- Out of the Canyon: Retracing New Steps Home amidst Human Suffering
- The End of the Island: Finding Life in the Movements of Human Suffering, Pain, and Loss
I am currently writing my fourth book.
MY COMMUNICATIONS WORK
In addition to my ongoing writing, I am providing volunteer, project-based ‘storytelling’ and communications consultancy support to non-profit organizations that align with my professional mission and core values.
Current Project Organization: Braver Angels.
Project: Research, develop, brand, and roll out a comprehensive National Field Operations Guide covering Braver Angels and its varied program offerings.
Braver Angels is a national grass roots, non-profit organization that seeks to depolarize American politics by transforming our attitudes towards each other. It works to heal the wounds between our partisan Red/Blue divides in the process of fostering and sustaining more civil communities. And it champions shared human values such as human dignity, respect, empathy, curiosity, contextual understanding, and deep listening. In so doing, Braver Angels members discover what it means to be truly ‘American’ together in these times.
MY SPIRITUAL CARE WORK
I earned my four (4) credits of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through a Chaplain Internship at Tower Health (Reading Hospital) and a Chaplain Residency at Christiana Care Health System. I have also done chaplain work at Main Line Health System (Paoli Hospital). I am currently providing spiritual care and support to the residents, their families, and the staff of senior assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support communities. As part of this role, I do small group formation and facilitation for residents.
MY PREVIOUS ORGANIZATIONAL WORK
I worked as an organizational business partner, internal consultant, coach, project leader, and programs developer for for-profit and not-for-profit organizations at state, regional, national, and global levels– with focuses on organizational strategy and design, process effectiveness, performance, team collaboration, talent management, change, culture, capabilities, and communications. The majority of this work was done in the healthcare industry. As part of my professional training, I successfully completed the Core Coaching Essentials Program at Coach U.
I received my Master of Theological Studies Degree from the Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University with a concentration in Contextual Theology.
I also earned a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Oklahoma with a concentration in Policy Analysis.
MY PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH
I have LinkedIn connections with over 3.000 professionals and leaders from around the world in the fields of healthcare, spiritual care, aging, behavioral sciences, organizational development, and communications.