I am a life coach, workshop presenter and have 20 + years background in Public Relations and Training & Development. I have extensive public speaking and workshop writing and presentation experience. I adapt positive psychology research and concepts to user friendly learning formats for group and one-on-one applications. I was head of Public Relations & Partnerships with a major county public library system for 10 years, 1996-2006 and developed many children, family and adult community-wide reading and library programs. www.wishfulthinkingworks.com
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Received Special Faculty Research Award: Psychology Prize for “High Academic Achievement and Contribution to Research”. Campus Scholar: College of Arts and Sciences Honor Society Received numerous public relations related awards for countywide projects and programs.
Master of Science in Management, MSM: Leadership and Organizational Development; University of South Florida, 2002: 4.0 GPA; Phi Kappa Phi Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; University of South Florida, 1992: Graduated Summa Cum Laude Received Special Faculty Research Award: Psychology Prize for “High Academic Achievement and Contribution to Research”. Campus Scholar: College of Arts and Sciences Honor Society
Served in United States Peace Corps: Volunteer - Republic of Macedonia, 2006-2009 (3 years) Response Corps Volunteer - Republic of Georgia, Oct 2011 - January 2012 (3.5 months) - Republic of Macedonia, Oct. 2012 - January 2013 (3 months)