I believe Hippocrates had it right when he said that "if we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."
It is my quest personally and professionally to serve as a catalyst, advocate, and trusted advisor for change processes related to the improvement of well-being.
I utilize a well-crafted 20 years of corporate marketing communication, wellness and change management experience towards business initiatives that add value to productivity, engagement and wellness goals in the workplace.
As an I-O Psychologist and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist with a corporate communication and change management background, my interests and talents are best expressed through writing, educating, coaching and consulting. I have been tapped to design, produce and facilitate: program proposals, online and offline workshops and curriculum, individual and group coaching programs, meetings and trainings focused on workplace wellness and professional development.
I enjoy and have extensive experience collaborating with diverse professionals to achieve goals related to positive change.
Gallup Top 5 Strengths: Relator, Maximizer, Connectedness, Responsibility, Belief
Specialties/Interests (in alpha order):
*Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist
*Change Management/Communication Management
*Connecting people and seemingly random (but very purposeful) dots
*Creating something out of nothing
*Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
Workplace Wellbeing Knowledge Lead, East
Oct 2019 – Present
Subject matter expert and knowledge lead on workplace wellbeing and ergonomics for the East area of Herman Miller's North America Contract Sales Team.
Human Factors & Ergonomics Specialist
Sep 2015 – Oct 2019
As a subject matter expert on workplace well-being and ergonomic solutions, I help organizations make wholistic considerations about office ergonomics that directly effect employees' physical, cognitive and social performance and behaviors. I share insights and tailor product and design recommendations that support and sustain business objectives related to productivity, efficiency, collaboration, engagement, well-being and profitability. Send me a message if you have a need or would like to learn more.
I-O Psychology Ph.D. (Candidate)
Jan 2015 – Present
Passed comps and starting my dissertation journey! I am exploring the research in employee well-being, technostress and rest and recovery activities at work. Diligently pushing towards a 20/21 graduation date.
-Positivity LLC Contract-
Apr 2013 – Jan 2016
As a member of the Positivity coaching team, I led groups of corporate participants through one-on-one positive psychology based coaching sessions over a 12-20 week period. Sessions were designed to deliver greater awareness, knowledge and skill to improve participants’ personal effectiveness and overall corporate culture.
Program & Community Director
Jul 2010 – Nov 2012
Served as the Program Director for community engagement programs, facilitating the culture change objectives of Ferrazzi Greenlight clients.
Coached executives and managers on behavior change to support clients’ culture change initiatives. Developed and directed digital engagement strategies (i.e. digital content, webinars and online events).
Wrote course curriculum, marketing campaigns and blogs related to business, psychology, behavior change, employee engagement, career development, reputation management and leadership.
Coached executives on personal branding, soft skills and team building. Designed, produced and facilitated webinar trainings, forums, e-mail outreach, and community roundtable tele-/video conferences.
Progressive path of positions held at Ferrazzi Greenlight:
-Program & Community Director | myGreenlight.com [7/11-11/12]
-Executive Director | High Impact Teams, reporting to CEO [1/11-7/11]
-Program Director | Big Task Weekend, reporting to CEO [7/10-12/10]
-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology | I/O Psychology Master's Program-
Graduate Student | Behaviorial Change & Wellness
Jul 2008 – Aug 2010
During the pursuit of my graduate degree in Organizational Psychology I focused on the research and connections between civil behavior in the workplace, employee wellness and organizational health care costs.
I continue my exploration of behavior, wellness and total quality of life at www.LifeonSprings.com.
-Virgin Entertainment Group-
Partnership Marketing Business Development Manager
May 2007 – Jan 2009
While with the Virgin Megastores, I cultivated and managed relationships with Global 500 brand marketing managers to drive over a half a million dollars in revenue.
My duties included prospecting, ideation, and pitching experiential consumer brand partnership opportunities that aligned with the cultural values of the Virgin brand. I negotiated deals and collaborated with clients and retail management teams in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. I managed the retail management team through marketing promotion execution that fulfilled contractual obligations and client expectations.
Marketing Communication Consultant & Entrepreneur
Jun 2003 – Jun 2007
I consulted on brand marketing projects for agencies, non-profits and entrepreneurs. Clients have included Golin Harris, Edge Communications, SpecificMEDIA, Davina Douthard Inc.,The SAGE Foundation and numerous national consumer start-up brands.
During the same time period I co-founded a mobile wellness company called Moodivations and a luxury independent designer trunk show called Red Carpet Boutique.
-Moodivations Mobile Wellness-
Jun 2003 – May 2007
Passionate about wellness, I co-founded a mobile spa and wellness brand servicing individual, corporate and luxury entertainment clients in the Greater Los Angeles Area. I created the company business model, brand assets, product line and service menu. I managed day-to-day operations, marketing and sales and co-authored a book for aspiring spa owners under the Fab Job publishing group.
-Procter & Gamble | Wella, Sebastian Intl., Graham Webb Brands-
Manager of Communication Technology | Change Management
Jan 2000 – Jun 2003
Reporting to the VP of Marketing and Director of Business Development during a three company/brand merger under the Procter & Gamble Beauty division, I developed and implemented change initiatives that saved the company 30% overhead in operation costs. Leadership abilities earned me the role of directing the annual national sales conference for over 500 global sales representatives. I was also responsible for consumer engagement programs, all internet brand marketing, a $1million budget, P&L, ROI tracking, contract negotiations and legal compliance.
-Procter & Gamble Beauty | Sebastian International-
Global Communications Manager
Aug 1998 – Jan 2000
Reporting to the Director of Global Communications and VP of Global Communications, I was responsible for the global consumer and employee brand communications strategy for Sebastian International. I managed a staff of two, an outside agency and department collaborations with the CEO, executive leadership team, marketing, IT, education, product development and the creative department.
Duties included developing, and overseeing employee communication and engagement programs, corporate philanthropy initiatives, quarterly marketing campaigns, online brand and product launch communications to over 30 global PR business units and national consumer/ trade media. Department activities maintained an average consumer imprint of over 1.5 million media impressions per year.
-Milken Family Foundation-
Marketing & Publicity Manager | Communications & Public Affairs
Jun 1996 – Aug 1998
Reporting to the VP of Communications and Public Affairs, I developed media strategy which increased the Foundation's media exposure by 50% in one year. Serving as the project lead for the annual national Milken Awards notifications program, I directed over 30 U.S. Departments of Education through local events and communications strategy. I managed media training and media requests for the Foundation, and served as the media contact and trainer for the President Lowell Milken, Co-Founder Michael Milken and over 100 Milken Educators across the country.
Assistant Account Executive | Consumer Division
Jul 1995 – Jun 1996
Assisted the VP of Consumer Products in the execution of consumer and social responsibility campaigns for U.C.L.A. Iris Cantor Center, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Lawry's and Bumble Bee Tuna.