After decades working within organizations pointing out the emperor has no clothes, I realize no one wants an emperor. It's time to focus my skills and experience making large-scale change to catalyze a societal shift. The social revolution isn't only needed in distant lands. It's needed under our feet, wherever we stand. My books and my work with people across the globe focuses on the change in our midst and the chance we have to make a difference.
Called by some a "blank page systems architect," serving as senior counsel to executives, corporations, politicians, governments, non-governmental organizations, and schools, I work with big-vision leaders, impact entrepreneurs, and unreasonable thinkers, ready to use their superpowers for good.
I just published a 2nd edition (fully updated) to The New Social Learning: Connect, Collaborate, Work (ATD, June 2015), authored Learn More Now (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), co-authored Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2004), contributed to Changing the World of Work: One Human at a Time (Change Agents Worldwide, 2014) and Leading Organizational Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2004). I also wrote the forewards to Opting In by Ed Brill (IBM Press, 2013) and Engaging Learning by Clark N. Quinn (Jossey-Bass, 2005). In addition, I contribute to Fast Company magazine and have appeared on ABC's World News This Morning and the BBC, as well as being quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine.
When I'm not on a plane or facing big challenges on the ground, I reside in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with my husband, son, mother-in-law, 17 turkeys, 3 red foxes, and dozens of deer.