In addition to my formal education below, the collaborative coaching relationship that I create with each individual client (couple, team, or small group) draws on many forms of training over the years, including:

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Conscious Communication
  • Reflective Agreement Process
  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Focusing and Relational Presence
  • Mediation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Improv
  • Hospice Volunteer Training


Psychosynthesis Counselor and Coach Training (2004, 2012)
Certified by Didi Firman, Ed.D., Director, The Synthesis Center, Amherst, MA

Relevant graduate course work: 
Social and Cultural Diversity
, Department of Applied Psychology
Antioch University New England, Keene, NH 
Issues in Social Justice Education, Department of Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 

Master’s level program in documentary filmmaking
National Film and Television School of the United Kingdom
Thesis film produced in Brittany, France:  Kofi Among the French (1993)

B.A., cum laude, History and African Studies
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 

Forum on Racism in Education
Co-founder and coordinator of the Mount Holyoke’s first daylong forum on this virtually taboo subject in those days with Professor Eugenia Herbert, Ph.D.

Student Leadership Award
The fruitful work Professor Herbert and I did on the Forum led to this honor plus the far more important “reward” of developing a productive filmmaking collaboration with her as well as a lifelong friendship.