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
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 co-wrote and co-produced a short film. As well, I'm a royalty-earning lyricist and was Managing Editor of an entertainment industry publication read by 100,000 professionals in 27 countries.
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.