Global Training Development Professional
I lead the global training program at Edifecs as a member of the HR/Talent Management team. In this role, I am responsible for designing training and delivering instruction, employee performance management, enhancing employee engagement and other corporate initiatives. I am also available as a resource to employees with a tricky conflict situation to resolve or who want to enhance their communication skills. I work with teams in the US, India and Eastern Europe.
I also mentor trainers in training in subject areas as diverse as personal finances, telecommuting and mentorship.
Before joining Edifecs, I trained and coached more than 3,000 clients to communicate effectively, run more efficient meetings, and resolve conflict in their professional and personal lives.
I am an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University, Seattle and the author of Graduating from Guilt (PuddleDancer Press, 2010). I am frequently a featured speaker for non-profit groups and was a panelist at the National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention (2011, New Orleans).
As a volunteer, I teach communication and conflict resolution skills to the inmates at the women’s prison in Gig Harbor, WA several times a year.
Training participants describe my teaching style as efficient, creative, genuinely supportive and even hilarious!
Even though my most recent experience has been in the communication field, I have a combined total 15+ years of experience in training, coaching and curriculum design in many areas. I also have 10+ years of experience managing employees and volunteers. Specialties Professional skills training and coaching. Topics include interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, business writing, US work culture, presentation skills, performance management, coaching and train the trainer. Instructor led, virtual instructor led and online self-study courses.