I am a physician executive and life and leadership coach on a mission to help others find their inner strengths and greatest influence in this amazing and complex world. I love working with new and emerging senior leaders, as well as experts who discover that expertise in their chosen field did not prepare them to lead in complex adaptive systems. As a life coach, I enjoy working with people in life transition, especially those later in their work lives or contemplating retirement.

I started my career as an Undersea Medical Officer in the United States Navy. The military gives a lot of responsibility early in careers and I found myself leading a clinic with fifty staff only one year out of my internship. I learned a lot of ways not to do things. After four years of active duty, I went on to train in infectious diseases and subsequently found myself as the first Infectious Disease physician at a regional referral center in upstate NY during the height of the AIDS epidemic. I loved that work and was good at it. Of course, being "good at it" meant I ended up in leadership. I struggled for several years until, with the help of a great coach, I became good at that too.

Over the last 25 years, I've had the privilege of serving in various senior leadership positions, including Chief Medical Officer, Chief Population Health and Quality Officer, and Chief Information Officer. I've also spent 10 years as the Chief Medical Officer of an Accountable Care Organization with over 130,000 covered lives. I've learned that change is constant and best embraced. You learn, you grow. You fail, you grow. It's about being curious, adapting, and enjoying the process along the way.

My best friend Laurie and I have been married for 33 years. We've had enough ups and downs and left-hand turns to humble us, teach us empathy for ourselves and others, and strengthen our partnership every day. We have three grown children, two pups, two cats, and a love for travel and food. I bake a lot of bread and dabble in photography. You’ll find a few of my photos here on the site. I love to look at things differently – a new vantage point or a different light. Only then, can you see the whole picture.  

Somewhere along the way, I lost most of my hair, and the rest turned gray, and I became the wise old mentor. But I don't have all the answers. I'm still learning and growing, just like everyone else. And that's what makes this journey so magical. I'm here to guide and support you, to help you navigate the twists and turns of life and leadership, and to find the joy and wonder in the journey.