About The Leadership Workbench

Providing clarity to create sustainable change in leadership and life.

Professional Background
Realizing that my degree in Anthropology wasn’t going to pay the bills (just yet) I took a bartending job after graduating. After several months of this, it became clear that I needed a better plan. I had always loved cooking, and decided to apply to the Culinary Institute of America. It was one of those pivotal moments in life, when you know you are in the right place, on the right track. I stayed in the industry for many years afterwards, in every possible role, including the role of chef’s wife. When Tim and I had our son, we decided that one of us should have a regular job, and I was ready for the change. I spent several years in various office jobs, focused on raising our son.

During this time, I began a quest, searching for the next step in my life and career. I deeply wanted to become the best version of myself but wasn’t sure what that was. In 2012, I went back to school to get a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego – another pivotal moment. This program provided me with the tools and insights to understand that each of us has a capacity for leadership, and that my unique recipe of life experiences, history and background could help to purposefully build the next phase of my life and career. It was here that I solidified my interest in leadership, and its impact on people and culture.

My current role is as Director of Human Resources for a medium-sized global consumer goods company based in San Diego, CA.

Woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter. Unconventional and eclectic. An expert in transition. Believer in Both/And. Aspirational and grateful. Fascinated by leadership, transition, creativity, and finding voice; in building and leading a fulfilling life. From these ideas and my life experiences, this blog, The Leadership Workbench has emerged. This is where I believe my highest point of contribution exists – in providing clarity to create sustainable change in leadership and life.

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