Entrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor

What I'm Working On

Photo by Margo Duane

Photo by Margo Duane

2018's Theme: Revise and Rejuvenate. I had a baby in late 2017, and I'm excited to invest in my body and heart while I invest in my clients and advocacy work.

In Q2, I was re-inspired by the next generation - I spent quality time with college students and at Boston College, Principia College, Kalamazoo College and Santa Rosa Junior College. I committed to a journey on the intersection between soil health and human health (more on that below!). I also felt nurtured by my women's business mastermind group as we participated in our last workshop together as a cohort. If you're a woman entrepreneur without a group of women entrepreneurs to support you - go get some of that magic. I wouldn't have even a semblance of harmony with my family and business without it. Grateful.

This is what I'm focused on in Q3:

SEED: Stakeholder Experience and Engagement Design:  My business, Soil and Shadow, helps environmentally-focused businesses and organizations build trust among their stakeholders for more efficient and lasting project outcomes. We've done some awesome projects with incredible organizations, and in Q3 we're highlighting our Designing the Future publication in partnership with Fibershed - check it out, join us for our Virtual Launch Party and let us know how you'd like to get involved. I'm also particularly excited about a "Health from the Soil Up" convening of health and regenerative agriculture practitioners in August, and I'll be sharing more about that in the coming months. We still have a few more spots available for 2018 - if you'd like to work with us, submit an application and schedule a free consultation call!

11th Dot™ Coaching Program: Interpersonal relationship struggles can cause a world of pain, both personally and professionally.  I've spent my career noticing how it's rarely strategy or planning that causes good ideas to fall apart - it's usually the fact that people can't play well together in groups! I also know that getting out of our own way can be an uphill battle. The 11th Dot™ Coaching Program, supports you to: be celebrated in your messy, contradictory self; integrate your "thinking self" and "feeling self" so you're not losing any of the valuable data that helps you make decisions; clarify potential pitfalls of your unique relationship style and learn practices to strengthen your areas of challenge. I still have 3 spots left for 2018 and am accepting new clients until July 27th - if this sparks your interest, I'd love to speak with you and find out how we could go on this adventure together.

Prepping for Fall Travel: Spring and Fall are my heavy travel months to visit folks focused on soil, community building and health. Between Health from the Soil Up, Designing the Future and a new beta program I'm running on leadership development, there's a lot to share! I'm not fully booked yet for Fall presentations and talks - if you've been thinking about checking my availability, now's the time.

Field Trips with My Son: I have a very curious infant, and I love that I've created a business that allows me to take him on regular field trips. Now that summer is here, it's time for trips into San Fransisco, children's museums, and other cools spots - do you have any favorites in the Bay Area/Greater Bay Area? Please let me know, I love discovering new things!

If our priorities intersect, I'd love to hear from you! Contact me about Stakeholder Experience and Engagement Design, 11th Dot™ Coaching Program, presenting to your community or fun things to do in the Bay Area. Otherwise, I'll get back in touch in the future. 

Updated 06.21.18. Inspired by Jadah Sellner's "Now Page".