Several decades ago, I developed an interest in the practice of leadership. A self-educated student, I have poured over books, articles and essays on leadership by authors from around the world. I have presented on various leadership issues for organizations such as the Association for Continuing Legal Education, the Association of American Law Schools, the National Association for Law Placement, the National District Attorneys Association, law firms and government agencies.
At Georgetown University Law Center, I became a leadership guide, providing articles and insights to senior staff throughout the law school. Upon my retirement in 2017, Dean William Treanor called me the Law Center’s “leadership guru.”
My passion for leadership prompted me to return to school 40 years after my last school graduation. I applied to and completed the Leadership Coaching Certificate program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. That program is recognized as one of the leading leadership coaching training programs in the United States. After successfully finishing at Georgetown, I sat for and passed the certification examination for the International Coach Federation,
becoming an accredited leadership coach. Currently, I am a member of the District of Columbia chapter of that Federation.
For 18 months stating in 2015 and Continuing into 2017, I served as a leadership coach at Georgetown University Law Center, coaching senior staff from different parts of the school’s administration. That coaching has continued since my retirement from my job as Assistant Dean for Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education in 2017. Currently, I coach senior leaders at Georgetown Law as an independent contractor. I also coach senior staff at not-for-profit and