I am an author, speaker, workshop leader, and educator in private practice, best known as an expert on the applications of myth, archetypes, and narrative to contemporary life and work. I also serve as a thinking partner for leaders and leadership teams applying my work to their organizations and their professional roles.
My interest in these subjects and activities arose out of my personal background. As a young person, I had a good start in life. Although my family was financially strapped, my parents were loving and generous people who embodied lives of integrity and goodness. Perhaps for this reason, I often felt bewildered about the world around me, inwardly pondering questions like: Why do people do the things they do? Why can’t we all get along? Why do countries get into unnecessary wars when they could work things out? Why can’t our politicians stop attacking each other and address the problems of the country? Beyond this, I worried about how I could be myself, make a difference in the world, and still earn a good living. Each of these questions presented themselves as a mystery to be solved.
This website shares with you what I have figured out over time, and how I slowly learned to feel less confused about life.
I’ve recently completed a new book that I’m very excited about, and I believe it is the most important one I’ve written yet. It is framed primarily for a female audience, but it also should be very valuable to any man who is not afraid to show feminine as well as masculine qualities, and who lives or works in partnership with a woman or with many women. It is called
Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within．