As a Corporate Social Worker with expertise in change management, employee engagement, and development, I help companies help their people be more engaged and happier at work.
My skills are in the areas of workplace relationships, human behavior, employee engagement, internal communications, diversity & inclusion, collaboration, mentoring, experiential learning, new hire onboarding, and change management. I am a natural problem solver and identify as an “efficiency monster” and “chaos buster”! From four employees to thousands, I have experience with small and large organizations. Additionally, I facilitate workshops on team building and collaboration.
Throughout my corporate career, whether through career development, learning, or internal communications, I have managed programs that engage employees. I have led champion programs, built mentoring programs, and consulted on various topics such as social business. I have designed and implemented a social communications strategy for a Fortune 500 Company. I have built and managed online internal communities for employees and managers, while doubling the percentage of active online profiles; increasing membership size by more than 500%; and, evolving the executive communications to be more engaging and social.
Before my corporate work, I spent time in the nonprofit world — specifically, as a program director, case manager, and therapist, with specializations in teenage pregnancy, addiction therapy, and violence against women.
I have a B.S. in Social Work and a Masters in Social Welfare with a concentration in Macro Social Work.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, learning about minimalism, and finding good restaurants and bakeries. I’m on the Board of Directors at my local church. In my past life, I acted in and/or directed community theater and still feel very comfortable on stage. My top strengths (from Gallup StrengthsFinder) are Woo, Includer, Arranger, Communication, Connectedness. Brené Brown is my hero and favorite author!
I live in Emeryville, California with my husband, Zubair, and our two kiddos, Zoe and Greyson.
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