I am convinced working well and living well are symbiotic. Once we accomplish “having it all” our mandate to create a truly great life begins.
Since starting corporate productivity and wellness consultancy Balance Integration in 2002, I've collaborated with organizations to apply tools and create systems that help executives remember not only what they wanted to be when they grew up, but how they want to be while doing it. My approach excavates what brings professionals alive, integrating creativity theory, neuroscience, mindfulness, self-inquiry and as much rule-breaking as possible.
I've shared these concepts with professionals of every type and stripe. I taught the NYCPD to use meditation and breathing to remain calm under pressure. I hurled dry erasers over the heads of Morgan Stanley’s global wealth management team to convey the importance of managing attention in navigating a downturn. I made the administrative staff of the State of Michigan stand up and sing together through tough contract negotiations, and took off days later to lead 60 CEOs on a leadership immersion in southeast Asia.
I have a masters degree in international business and have also soaked up the wisdom of my teachers including Sally Kempton, Hugo Cory, Shiva Rea, Douglas Brooks, Sharon Salzberg, Lama Surya Das, MIT’s Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Fred Koffman and Stanford’s Michael Ray. With ditch-digging and community-building in Nicaragua as just a few of my formative experiences, my other former job titles include U.S. Army Reservist, deal diva for Fortune 500s, work/life expert for WebMD, Chairwoman of the New York Yoga Association, and Advanced Management Faculty for NYU teaching Business Creativity and Personal Mastery.
I bootstrapped Balance Integration into a successful multimillion-dollar global business, and still practice what I teach by meditating, singing, surfing, and spending time with my dachshund, Ruby.
My favorite thing to do: take on whatever scares me.