After spending 25 years as an executive in human resources, I formed my own consulting firm to work with leaders at all levels of business, academic and not-for-profit institutions, with focus on increasing individual, team and organizational leadership, learning and effectiveness. As an educator, I teach leadership, organizational behavior, diversity, human resources and qualitative research. I serve as committee chair and member. and have also been a Sr. Examiner for the Michigan Quality Council, using Malcolm Baldrige criteria. I have an Ed.D. from Eastern Michigan University, with research in value-driven leadership for women in higher education; an M.A. in Personnel Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. My preference is qualitative research; I have worked with students doing phenomenological and case studies in education, business, health care, spirituality and government. Recent scholarly activity includes an article published in the 2016 University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching & Learning Conference proceedings and a three-hour workshop, both on Conscious Conversations: Building Capacity for Online Facilitation.