My public speaking expertise is the direct result of both triumph and failure. I earned stellar reviews while on the speaking circuit for several years, with audiences ranging from 25 to 2,000 people. I also had a few, well, we’ll call them hiccups, and the worst one was an interview I did for a well-known newspaper in which I assumed the reporter would edit out all the word fillers. Oops. The good news is, I now speak without ums and ahs, so I guess it wasn’t all bad.

In addition to my work with SpeakWell Partners, I teach leadership communication at the Wharton School, and run a women’s leadership development program in collaboration with the University of Delaware. I earned a Master of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University while simultaneously earning my membership into Red Sox Nation. I am certified through Corporate Coach University’s Coaching Clinic, and Right Management’s Executive Coaching Program.


Fun Fact:  I’ve lived a secret life as a fitness instructor. At first it was a way to manage my weight without having to give up French Fries. As the years went by, I realized it was a great way to manage stress. My favorite was a kick-boxing class where we hit the heavy bags and then transitioned into yoga-lates. After that class, I floated home. Now I incorporate several physical activities into our Speaker Bootcamp. I also offer special programs that blend mindfulness, goal-setting and movement.  If you’re interested in hosting one, just drop me an email at

Favorite Life Quote

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe

Favorite Professional Quote

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

Best Speaking Experience

Hearing 2,000 people laugh at a spontaneous joke I made.

Worst Speaking Experience

Speaking to 500 disgruntled educators who were “voluntold” to attend the program.

What you need to know if you work with me

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