It's hard to determine what has had the greatest influence on my life: being from Texas, being the youngest of 6 girls, reveling in the organizational possibilities of the Container Store, being a mathlete on the chess club (insert nerd emoji), falling in love with art and art history (make that two nerd emojis), developing a career in a boutique consulting firm, becoming a mother, spending a few years abroad, starting a business with my partner, or being surrounded by the smartest and most passionate teammates. I have been facilitating and managing group dynamics for as long as I can remember; it started around the dinner table in the 80s (remember — five sisters) and continues to this day in some of the most important and complex conversations happening in Washington, D.C. In my role as a Director at The Clearing, I have the privilege and responsibility to guide leaders across all sectors through transformational change. I partner with my colleagues in CX, culture, strategy, and leadership to bring our expert team and solutions to federal and commercial markets. What I love about the way we approach the work is that we have a deep curiosity for our clients, as people, and the outcomes they're working to make happen. This work brings out our creativity and sense of possibility. We learn from the market and incorporate that innovation back into our firm. With 17,000+ professional facilitation hours over 18 years, I bring expertise in deep listening and human development. I have facilitated public-private partnerships, multi-agency mergers, strategic alignment, and interactive conferences in many lines of business: city planning, logistics and supply chain management, risk and security, information technology, and human resources lines of business. Before I joined the professional ranks, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval & Renaissance Studies from Washington & Lee University. When I’m not consulting, I enjoy laughing, biking, yoga, singing (off-key and loudly), playing Transformers with sons Wiley and Emmet, painting, Tito's, and basking in sunshine whenever it happens.