Whatever your dreams, I want to help you fulfill them and embrace a joyful existence. I coach, guide, and inspire. Contact me for organizational presentations, executive coaching, and teacher mentoring. Let me support you on your journey to optimum success and an amazing future.
Sometimes the best way to help your organization is to inspire and motivate your employees. Here is a sampling of presentations I offer:
I love to provide one-on-one guidance to address specific problems or blocks, identify new paths and opportunities, and identify ways to leverage your experiences, talents, and vision. Here are some ways I do that:
Teaching is one of the hardest jobs out there--whether it is in preK-12 or higher education. I have decades of experience in education as a teacher and leader, and I am committed to supporting teachers.
I would be honored to mentor, coach, or advise you.
Check out the Teacher Wisdom Institute for free e-books, resources, and learning opportunities.
If the foundation is not strong, the building will collapse. If you want to improve and bolster your spiritual foundation to ensure your personal and professional success and happiness, I provide spiritual advice and coaching.
I have a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota; an MA in Public Administration from Hamline University; a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota; a certificate in the Science of Well-being from Yale, and a certificate in nutrition coaching from Nutritious Life Studios.
I have been an executive for 20 years, including in the c-suite, and I ran a multi-billion dollar government agency as the Commissioner of Education for the State of Minnesota
I also have been a teacher and professor, and I care deeply for teachers and their impact on society. I am proud to have founded and run a school for homeless children.
I am the author of The Seven Stages of an Enlightened Teacher; Who's Building the Ark; and The MamaShama series focusing on spiritual growth, understanding, and that which is greater. I have written and published hundreds of articles on management, education, parenting, child development, spirituality, and personal fulfillment.
I'm a Midwesterner living in Florida.
My Cuban-born husband and I have 6 kids (ages 19 - 37) and 6 grandkids (ages 9 mos - 7 years). Hubby is a firefighter / paramedic / hazmat tech in Miami.
I love jumping into my senses. I play piano and flute, dance the Argentine Tango and salsa, and I dabble with painting and relax through baking and wine. For excitement I SCUBA dive and downhill ski. I am an avid traveler who has been to every state and 71 countries. The more I see; the more a grow in understanding and gratitude.
I am an advocate for human rights, equality, and peace. I have been an active volunteer throughout my life and believe service to others is an obligation. I am honored to have met Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each when he was in office.
Your employees can build or destroy your organization. You need people in positions that align with their skills, traits, and personalities--then they must be sufficiently motivated. Use this book to quickly and easily identify the personality types in your organization and how they impact you and your bottom line. Figure out who can keep you afloat during day-to-day problems, rebranding, downturns, or even crises. Anyone can predict rain. who's helping you build your ark?
This book presents a path to great teaching that is grounded in the theory that the education of another is a spiritual endeavor that improves as the inner life of the teacher improves. While avoiding dogma and doctrine, this book helps teachers understand the role of spirituality in teaching. Through inspirational stories, concrete instructional strategies, and spiritual practices, this book guides teachers through the stages of enlightenment so they are more energized and fulfilled.
The MamaShama series is a group of books dedicated to helping people connect their lives and goals to that which is greater. I use my traditional education, experiences, and shamanic training to guide people in becoming the best they can be across domains. Connect your left and right brains, your logic with your intuition, your common sense with spiritual practices, and universal religious tenets with daily life.
CNN, ABC, and the Discovery Channel
Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, and the National Journal