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Author ~ Speaker ~ Coach

Here's what you need to know: I write, I teach, I coach, and in one way another, everything I do revolves around strategic storytelling. My passion is shaping and creating stories with a purpose.

As a journalist: I've been researching and telling other people's stories (as well as my own) for more than 25 years. I'm the author of two narrative nonfiction books and hundreds of articles and essays, I've served as a contributing writer/editor for seven different magazines.

As a teacher/speaker: I help people understand and take advantage of their own unique stories. I've taught at the University of Denver, Arizona State University, and Lighthouse Writers, and have spoken at and developed customized training programs for numerous conferences, companies, and non-profit organizations.

As a coach: I work one-on-one with aspiring writers and professionals from a broad range of industries who want to shape their knowledge and experience into sellable stories.

Some other tidbits:
I'm a Taurus, recovering business journalist, and San Francisco native who traded the California coast for the Rocky Mountains 20 years ago. I like good sheets, French Burgundy, Old Vine Zinfandel, and Jon Stewart. I pretend to know about books I've never read, and I've read books I'd never admit to. Ordinary people impress me more than celebrities. I believe happy endings are worth the wait. And I'm jealous of Barbie collectors for reasons that are tough to explain here, but you'll understand if you read WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?