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BIOGRAPHY

It's nearing 20 years since I founded Edgework Consulting, and I continue to find deep satisfaction and excitement in the work. I am committed to taking the most cutting edge research and shaping it into skills, tools and program designs that are accessible, unique and high impact.

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I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I soaked up every course, from "Close Relationships Across the Life Span" to "The Role and Meaning of Play". I didn't know it at the time, but studying the ways people grow and evolve over their life course would form the foundation of all my work.

Between 1994 and 1998 I strung together a series of jobs. Each one was an intense and influential experience: from implementing after-school programming in Israel for Ethiopian and Yugoslavian immigrants, to teaching human sexuality and relationship classes to middle school students in Maine. 

These jobs provided a foundation in group dynamics and developed my passion for working with people. I thrive on understanding and cultivating the potential of people, both children and adults, to overcome obstacles and reach their goals.

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In 1998, I settled in Boston and into the world of freelance facilitating. It was a perfect fit.  

I took jobs wherever I could, from outdoor teambuilding to customer service training. Those first couple of years I logged roughly 150+ days a year of facilitating.

Along the way, I fell in love with the craft. I found magic in marrying deep client relationships with innovative program design and high impact delivery.

In 2001 Edgework was born.

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The work has taken me from Wall Street to Gaza, and from the conference room to the soccer field. 

I believe in research driving practice. In particular, I focus on "high impact behaviors" - what people can do in their role or organization to have the greatest effect. 

I thrive on creating environments that are inclusive, engaging, and safe for everyone to learn and take risks. 

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Photography by Kent Dayton

Over the past two decades I have learned there are few problems that can be solved with a single solution.

So, I research. I design. I facilitate. I write. 

I humble myself to the complexity of the human experience and I challenge  myself to find the parts where I can make a difference.