I help visionary organizations improve their governance, build capacity, more effectively engage stakeholders and ensure financial sustainability. 

Decades of experience in leadership roles in the non-profit sector, as an executive or senior volunteer, I have developed an expertise in solving complex problems through an artistic process, with a specialty in fundraising and brand amplification.







“What is a creative brand amplifer?”

Tapping the Superpower of Collaboration to Lead Complex Change

There are jarring statistics around how the pandemic has impacted non-profit organizations across all sectors. And further predictions around how many of these organizations will not survive. In anticipation of this inevitability, funders and umbrella organizations, like the Muttart Foundation and Calgary Arts Development in Canada and the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative in the United States, […]

Time to Talk – Fundraising

   International Women’s Forum Canadian members of the International Women’s Forum celebrated when headquarters announced Toronto would host the 2019 Global conference. An opportunity to welcome over 1500 female leaders and influencers from around the world and offer them a taste of Canadian culture and hospitality. It was like winning an Olympic bid….which comes with […]

Harvard to ACAD

The Centre for Creativity and Entrepreneurship (Alberta College of Art and Design) and the Arts and Leadership Seminar at the Harvard University Centre for Public Leadership In 2012, the president of the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) recruited me to lead the design process for a Centre for Creativity and Entrepreneurship. He listened to the work […]

The Honens ProAm

  It wasn’t easy going back to piano lessons at the age of 40, having abandoned the practice for over twenty years, dark years blurred by, well, that’s a story for another day. Looking back, the seed to return was planted in Banff, Alberta at the Honens International Piano Competition’s Jury Recital. A chance encounter […]

Alberta Ballet – A Turning Point

  In 2003, some went so far as to call Alberta Ballet an oxymoron – a classical ballet company in a province of rednecks and cowboys. Soon after I became Executive Director in 2005, it struck me that we were trying to sell an art form of tutus and tights to a city of 30-something […]



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