A midwest born, raised and centered communicator with a background in politics, fund raising and media relations, seeking a new challenge to solve every day.
TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012, TEDActive 2011
Areas of Expertise
Public Speaking and Speech Coaching, Presentation Coaching, Influential Storytelling
An idea worth spreading
If you don't know if you are ready to give a talk, take a long walk - alone. Instead of giving that talk to someone else, give it to yourself.
I'm passionate about
The oratorial, storytelling, public speaking and presentation process.
Talk to me about
Organizing a TEDx event and getting your speakers good and ready!
People don't know I'm good at
Tennis. Cooking gluten - free.
My TED story
I started planning my first TEDx event the day after they posted the initial TEDx announcement on the blog in the winter of 2009. I am now organizing my fifth TEDxColumbus and also curated a TEDxKids event for my kids' aftercare program. I have co-hosted the TEDx learning series webinars and presented at the TEDx workshops at TEDActive in 2011 and 2012. While my day job affords me a decent lifestyle, my TEDx work keeps my intellect from shriveling up and introduces something or someone interesting to me every day.