WHAT’s YOUR INNOVATION IQ?
AND WHY should you care?
Whether you are an executive, team member, volunteer in a non-profit - really no matter what your "role" is in your organization or how big it is - this is a great way to get insights on what's working and what's not. And how to fix it!
You can catch this latest of my popular Flash Classes for a limited time only as an introduction to my affiliation with Innovation360… then click through using the button below to learn more.
I love speaking, writing, and working with other wonderful teachers to bring unforgettable experiences to you. You can book me in-person, or take advantage of my expertise at hosting highly engaging online events and programs.
Step Into Your Genius
Each year I invite only a handful of people into my premium program. You may choose a 12- or 24-week immersion to connect with your deep motivation and create your next dream career, job, and/or life. You'll learn step-by-step from proven techniques and world-class experts to get crystal clear on what you want and why. In live and on-demand online engagement, you will master powerful new abilities in personal, influence, and leadership dynamics that are drawn from the best in the world of science, engineering, business, education, arts, performance, wellness, and more. Check out the results of current and alumni clients, and then contact me to find out if I have space available and if this program is right for you right now.
RAISE: Career Roadmapping Online Retreat
and the JUMP START resources
At least once a year I run a special short course and online retreat that focuses on one element of my Step Into Your Genius program. In the RAISE program, you create a new kind of career and life roadmap and learn what has been keeping you feeling stuck, trapped, or under-appreciated where you are now. With new perspective and insights you will feel reconnected with your spark and have the tools you need to steer your career back to satisfaction and fulfillment.
I've also created a self-study program that is based on the concepts of RAISE and Step Into Your Genius: JUMP START is an on-demand, online course that will lead you through the material at your own pace using a state-of-the-art online course platform. You'll receive all the instruction and guidance through videos and online materials.
Contact me to find out more about RAISE and JUMP START!
Innovation and leadership Workshops
You bring the inspiration and create your experience with the resources and idea engine of the Proficient Ingenuity team. I have hand-selected collaborators and teachers from a wide range of expertise -- business, planning, engineering, science, arts, theatre, hospitality, education, wellness, community -- to work worldwide, co-creating events, workshops, and courses and offering creative, results-oriented energy to infuse into your project, program, or goals. Let's create some unexpected mash-ups across disciplines and cultures that shift your perception, spark innovation, and light up real dialogue and understanding around personal and organizational ingenuity. Check out some results and feedback from recent events.
SPEAKING AND WRITING
As an experienced speaker and writer, I am available for keynote speaking, panels, workshops, interviews, and similar engagements. Check out some recent feedback here. I also write white papers, articles, blog posts, and other published materials. My most popular topics include:
Perspectives on innovation leadership and creating an innovation culture
Top insights into true leadership, career enhancement, and personal transformation as proven by my clients
Smart cities, digital transformation, and the impact of data analytics & machine learning
Innovation for water utilities
Emerging science in stress physiology and neuroplasticity that is at the core of my approach to leadership development
Strength, risk, and reinvention: an aerialist's unique view of the world
Hospitality and the MBA I earned as a regular
FREE and on-demand
Livestream with Barb Beck. I was a guest on Barb’s weekly livestream. We talked candidly about coaching approaches, personal transformations, and how to know when and why to get coaching support in some area of your life. This popular replay is for anyone interested in a no-nonsense conversation about the power of what's happening inside a coach and client relationship - and how the benefits continue to unfold with time.
I have posted 3 previous webinars on replay: you can access them here.
three step springboard for organizations
You CAN Hire me before your team members do.
Very often, my clients contact me personally and join one of my career and leadership programs because they are feeling stuck and somehow out of alignment in their current job or career. The work we do together is often about "should I stay or should I go?" We take a deep dive into what needs to change and figure out how to best make it happen.
I am often asked, "Do your clients tend to stay with their employers?" The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Usually, they'd rather not quit. But sometimes, it's the best decision because of the company culture.
With honesty and insights on what makes a great culture and keeps team members fully engaged with their careers, I can help executives or managers at any level make the kinds of shifts that keep the employees all in. If you'd like to make sure you are providing the best environment for your innovators and leaders to thrive & feel strong loyalty to the success of your mission - let's talk.
As of June 2018 I am also an Accredited Practitioner with Innovation360. This means I now bring you best-in-class resources and tools in innovation strategy and management. You may contact me anytime to ask about accessing global benchmarking data and best practices, hosting Innovation Circles, learning more about the Ideation360 crowdsourcing platform, and more. I take great care in every decision I make about serving my clients, and I promise you that adding Innovation360 to the approaches I describe below can measurably uplevel your relevance and success in the months and years ahead.
step 1 find your imperative
Take a fresh look at your organization, group, or team and set the context and direction for the important work to follow. In this step, we will quickly zone-in on your most visible and valuable opportunities. In other words, we go deep on asking the right question and understanding what outcome you want and the real value of achieving that outcome. That gets your team aligned and motivated on why a change/new approach will benefit everyone. By getting organized around your purpose and required outcomes, we’ll find a path for quick wins and how to quantify the benefits it will have to your organization's top goals.
step 2 grow your momentum
Based on the alignment developed in Step 1, we'll launch the next steps or projects that will make the biggest impact to achieving your required outcomes. Whether it's a workshop, roadmap, idea generation, prioritization, or rolling out some strategic building blocks, we'll implement a process and build skills in your team that will serve your goals powerfully over the long-term.
step 3 assure your results
Consistency will help you and your team bring the work from Steps 1 and 2 to life and gain enthusiastic support from your broader community of staff and stakeholders.
Without a doubt, the highest return on investment to ensure consistent, long-term results following Steps 1 and 2 is to invest deeply in building unshakable leadership capabilities at all levels of your team and organization. For this I strongly recommend:
One-on-one executive strategy sessions with key members of your leadership and implementation team.
Results-oriented & motivation-building workshops for small or large groups across the organization.
Membership in the Step Into Your Genius advanced leadership and career enhancement programs that provide continued peer and expert support to keep your best talent honing their skills on your organization's most important needs. Click here to download more information.
My clients are entrepreneurs, intrepreneurs, teams, and groups who want to change something about their careers or organizations. They learn that they need to hone their 'next level' leadership and innovation skills to do it. Click or tap on the photos below to hear from my client ambassadors, who have agreed to share their stories to help inspire others. Then head to Programs to learn a little more. More stories from individuals and organizations coming soon.
some comments from recent Workshop, webinar, and keynote events
I attended the NEWEA/NEWWA YP Summit and your session really clicked with me, especially the "getting to your why" statement. - Chris
During the workshop, I wrote that I wanted to work on increasing collaboration among young professionals in the company. Within a month after the workshop, we began planning a watershed cleanup. On the planning team we have members from almost all of our departments: operations, IT, customer service, and engineering. It’s been a wonderfully collaborative effort thus far and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here! - Nate
I really enjoyed Erin Mosley and the interactive professional development based speakers. - Maya
This was one of the best seminars like this that I have ever been to. I loved the unique improv approach and thought the overall message of the day was very cohesive and empowering. - Amanda
My whole outlook on networking, leadership, and my career has changed as a result of this summit. - Patrick
The speakers this year were excellent!!! - Katie
I was so engaged in your workshop I forgot to take any notes! - Kate
I find many urban development and infrastructure professionals struggle with things like technology and the role it may come to play, but you spoke about these things with eloquence. - Kyle
hello! I'm glad you're here.
I specialize in career (and life) evolutions.
My clients most often hire me for my signature program, Step Into Your Genius, or for customized in-person group programs and workshops to support career development, innovation culture, and leadership skills.
What you get with these programs is a teaching and coaching approach based on:
A practical, problem-solving mindset from decades practicing as a licensed professional engineer and project manager.
A deep understanding of the opportunities and traps of modern career paths from a recovering overachiever. (Case-in-point: I was a Global Vice President and Director of Management Consulting, Technology, and Innovation for a $5B Fortune 500 firm ~and~ President of a 2,000 member non-profit... before I turned 40).
A belief in lifelong learning and reinvention. I study and teach with leading experts in relationship dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, education and creative development, neurobiology and somatic experience, performance arts, intuitive and personal development, and more. When I'm working with a client we draw from a broad range of disciplines depending on what will work best.
More of that weird, geeky girl vibe! I've nurtured some alternative "vocations" too... I've been published as a cocktail writer on and off since my 20s, co-founded a creative space and theatre business in my 30s, became a performing circus student-artist in my 40s. And yeah, there have been failures. Like, retail. Selling homemade t-shirts, postcards, and soy 7-day candles did not pan out.
If you are ready for that next shift (for yourself or for a special group program), I'm here. Let's do it. I invite you to drop me a note in the form on this page to request a complimentary Take Action call anytime.