I am a freelance writer and author of the Amazon best-selling book Collaboration Through Consultation: A Powerful Tool for Building Community. For over 20 years, Iâ€™ve been writing for audiences in such diverse fields as healthcare, high tech, energy efficiency and the nonprofit sector.
Growing up in the only BahĂˇâ€™Ă family in a small rural town, I was determined to find out what this â€śoneness of humankindâ€ť was all about. So I went on to live/work/study in China, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Czech Republic. I volunteered on Indian reservations, at a residence school in Canada and in the inner city of Chicago. I studied in the radical alternative environment of Evergreen State College and in the hallowed halls of Harvard University. I got involved in community theater in rural Oregon and in an African American neighborhood of Chicago.
In all my travels, the thing that has always drawn me forward is the power of human potential. We are capable of so much! What is it that draws forth from us the best in ourselves? How can we create conditions that allow us to shine? How do we learn togetherâ€”as individuals, teams and communitiesâ€”to create a better world? This quest led me to create a website dedicated to exploring these questions: OurProsperousWorld.com.
I am currently working in various settings to develop tools to help us learn together better, both as individuals and communities.