I spent over 10 years working full-time with nonprofit organizations and schools, directly serving youth and their communities. During that decade, I built relationships with brilliant, resilient young people and their supporters (their families, teachers, and other service providers), and I learned an incredible amount about what humans need not only to survive, but to thrive, in challenging (often systemically oppressive) circumstances.

This experience has shown me that – surprise! – all that glitters is not gold. I’ve witnessed organizational dysfunction, broken systems, and nonexistent communication. I’ve worked with consultants who purported to walk on water, while mysteriously having little to no experience in the areas they were consulting on. Folks, I am not about that life. I consult on what I know, from a place of deep curiosity and empathy, and with a laser-like focus on determining what needs to shift. Just like in my coaching practice, I believe that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution; I’ll lean heavily on your knowledge when I offer strategies and make recommendations.

I would be happy to consult on:

  • Coaching integration: If you’re curious about how coaching can empower your team to do better, bolder work, let’s talk.

  • Curriculum (re)design: Especially nontraditional, experiential, outside-the-classroom curriculum – the more inventive, the better. Let’s turn up the impact so that whatever you’re teaching sticks.

  • Systems / infrastructure redesign: I find the gaps and missing pieces in your processes and programs. It would be annoying if it weren’t so useful.

  • Youth program-specific tasks: Program (re)design, retention strategies, embedding a trauma-informed approach, and incorporating authentic youth voice are my jams.

  • Project management: Long or short-term, personal or professional, let’s get you to the finish line, and let’s do it with style.

  • Writing / editing projects: Words are my friends; typos, my enemies. I’ll help you refine your voice and message so that you say exactly what you mean, how you mean it.

I’m based in Oakland / Alameda, but am happy to work remotely. Please contact me for rates.