As the go-to coach for smart, creative people who want to overcome challenges, get things done, and get more out of life, I've coached individuals, facilitated groups, and delivered inventive workshops on four continents.
I've written two dozen books about
- personal growth
- coping in time of crisis
- goal setting & planning
- getting things done
- overcoming procrastination
- overcoming perfectionism
- getting over regrets, disappointments, & past mistakes
- how to be happier
- how to make the most of the coming year
- how to make the most of a milestone birthday such as your 40th or 50th
I earned my Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Michigan. My ongoing education focuses on fine arts and personal development.
I co-founded The DaVinci Dilemma -- a website devoted to helping creative people find solutions to manage their many ideas, projects and talents.
As a prize-winning international journalist/photographer I've written for every major newspaper in my native Canada plus many major magazines and public radio. In addition to writing articles, short stories, feature length screenplays and teleplays, I'm a royalty-earnng lyricist. As well, I co-wrote and co-produced a short film.
In terms of other creative fields, my hand-crafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels have been featured in galleries and art fairs in Southern California, where I'm now based. My metal sculptures and fused glass pieces have been in juried exhibitions. I co-founded an improv comedy troupe, The Improvaholix. I also dabble in music, textiles, painting, mosaics, paper crafts, wood turning, dance and acting. My newest passion is learning to play bass guitar.
These diverse experiences give me a great foundation to support my clients in expressing their creativity, channeling it productively and handling challenges along the way.