Across three decades of experience that has ranged from startup and VC communications to counseling in military corrections facilities (yes, I mean jail), I've had the privilege of working beside powerful leaders who have shared with me their struggles and successes. What did I learn along the way? What it takes to hold on to your integrity and humanity while navigating the rigors of success. During the last nine years, I've worked intimately with founders and investors as they built world-changing technologies in the high-pressure ecosystem of Silicon Valley. As co-founder of Menlo Park's non-traditional accelerator Women's Startup Lab and as an early team member of incubator Now Labs, I worked closely with early-stage founders, helping them bring together their best teams and refine their offerings without losing their primary focus or disbalancing their personal priorities. My focus on the HOW of leadership keeps founders and executives honest, open and willing and "bakes" those core values into company and team creation.
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS