Professional

IMG_3572I’m a teacher, coach, salesperson, manager, Excellence Czar, and storyteller in equal measure and in no particular order. An education gestalt, my professional life has many chapters, stories within stories.

Chapter One: I taught high school English, Creative Writing, and coached girls’ soccer. Not much I love more than a room full of clever teenagers who make me laugh all day long.

Chapter Two: During the baby years, I sold a women’s high-end clothing line (romanced the collection), a professional move I took for granted but was graduate school for what happened next.

Chapter Three: For 13 years, I served as Admission, Marketing, and Financial Aid Director at an independent K-8 school in called The Lexington School. It’s a little nugget that under my watch scaled to #2 best private elementary school in the country.  Working in schools is a gift. Schools are complex organizations where passion, vocational mindsets, and market competition add a unique challenge and opportunity.

Chapter Four: Bethinc. The principles of school business are applicable to a much larger landscape.  With Bethinc., I’ve honed in on the work I love the most. I help not-for-profits, start-ups, and small businesses advance their missions.

I’ve collected experiences, stories, techniques, and systems for taking something good and making it great. It is the collective experience of what I know as a teacher, salesperson, storyteller, and “average user,” that moves empathy, intuition and research in building powerful messages and improved culture.

A good story tells you what you need to know while keeping you curious for more. Take a look at some of my stories.  Tell me your story, and let’s see if there’s room to add another chapter for both of us.  Chapter Five…

Looking for more? Here’s The Official Resume.

3 thoughts on “Professional”

  1. I love your adventure and I admire that you are doing what YOU love! I’m out of town during your March workshop, however, I am eager to participate in more, please keep me in mind. May I please be on your list? I’m loving this! Blessing and Best wishes!

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I can’t thank you enough for the time you spent with me over the past two days.  I feel like we covered quite a bit and you left me with an immediate plan of action.  I am extremely grateful for your expertise, your candor and your great sense of humor.  You did a great job of pinpointing our challenges and left me with a toolbox full of tangible ways to tackle them.  I found myself giving a tour in my head as I was cooking supper tonight…

Admission Director, K-12, South Carolina

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