DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP (2018 - Present)
“Real” job position: Administrative Concierge, PwC
How did you first become interested in Learning & Development?
After 11 years in the travel industry, it was time for a change. I started a MS in Psychology, with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology because I am fascinated by human behavior and our relationship with work. On my learning journey, I came across Appreciative Inquiry, and fell in love with the concept. I obtained a certificate in Positive Organizational Development from Champlain College and am about to complete the MS in Human Relations and OD that complements it. Needless to say, I am curious and love to learn! My goal is to provide others with the tools and support they need to clarify what they truly want and to build a fulfilling life. Joining Vermont ATD is just another way to meet other passionate L&D practitioners, and to continue to share and grow together.
What is the must-have book or resource that is sitting on your desk right now?
Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living by Jacqueline Stavros and Cheri Torres.
What is your favorite quote?
“It’s the not the Destination, It's the journey.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where do you spend time when you're not working?
I study, read about psychology and self-development and teach others about Appreciative Inquiry. I love to be outdoors mountain biking, cross-country skiing, playing with my son and my dog or simply enjoying the beauty of state.