From an early age, I got really good at shutting down my emotions and playing the game to create a facade of success. In the first part of my career, I made traditional decisions in HR executive leadership roles and faked it all very well. But at 45, life came crashing down around me like the waves on the beach of my native Northern California town.
Through deep reflection, including a coaching certification, the enneagram and lots of insight from Byron Katie, I started listening to my own internal wisdom. The result was a more vulnerable and authentic version of myself and meaningful human connection.
I’ve spent 25 years in HR.
I’m a certified coach and sought-after speaker
I run a successful podcast.
I’ve led over 500 clients as an enneagram facilitator.
I’ve traveled all over the world, but keep coming back to Mexico - 25 times and counting...-and the best day of the month is Sundays with my women’s divinity circle. You know, crystal balls and such.
“Darshan means insight, guide or light. There is a participatory nature to Darshan – that is, Darshan Leadership invites individuals to walk fully into their leadership potential. I chose this word for my business recognizing the importance of a mindful, insightful approach to leadership. I became a certified yoga instructor in 2009 after many years of study. While I realize most CEOs are not interested in doing yoga in the boardroom, I have experienced first-hand how leaders can excel by developing a practice of awareness, discipline and self-study. Leaders have a more significant impact when they are mindful of their approach and style of leadership.”