My passion is creating a world of more inspired, connected and engaged people. For 40 years, I have been helping teams, leaders, organizations and communities discover new ways to realize their potential together. In over 24 industries, I have worked with executives and civic leaders, engineers and scientists, teachers and entrepreneurs, investors and economists, doctors and nurses, lawyers and accountants, designers and storytellers, native elders and fishermen, film makers and community builders.

As 22-time author, my books focus on the psychology of flourishing, mindfulness and collaboration and include books of poetry, storytelling, photography and cooking: Collaborative Creativity, Accidental Conversations, Project Zen, Appreciative Leadership, Mountain Paths, Conscious Becoming, Instructions from the Cook, The Stories that Connect Us, The Enchantment of Casual Origins, The Joy of Thriving, Ordinary Eyes, The Agile Canvas Field Guide, Abundant Possibilities, The Power Of Circles, Making Sense Of Time, Beyond Recipes, Focus, Smarter Together, Growing Ideas, The Art Of Conversations, The Way Of Questions and The Growth Imperative. Books are available at

With a graduate degree focused in positive psychology from Goddard College, I have taught undergrads, graduate students and post-Docs at the Harvard Kennedy School, UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt and Kent State University.