Outside of work, you'll find me...
Making arts and crafts when the light is really good.Full story
Something that drives me crazy 😵💫 🤬
People who refute everything or start from a stance of "no."
This type of thinking isn't fundamentally "creative."Full story
I derive my sense of self-worth from within. I love spending time with humans, and I use up my energy doing it.Full story
How I relax
Wine. NYTimes. Blogs and newsletters about startups, tech, economy.
I love looking at graphic prints and designed interiors.Full story
I really admire teammates who are…
100% committed to doing what they said they would do.
Even if you can't do a lot, I really appreciate upfront-ness about it and follow-through.Full story
I'm energized at work by…
I just love the idea of being on the championship-winning Golden State Warriors version of a work team. Like.... what if we were all world class, empowered, engaged, and functioning at our peak? Imagine the possibilities.Full story
A fun fact about me is…
I once got my hair cut by Frederic Fekkai.
I tried to tip him afterwards in the elevator, but he refused the cash.Full story
My core values
I am driven by curiosity.Full story
How I try to show up at work
I like being in the background. Maybe it's because I spent a lot of years in "chief of staff" roles. It might also be because I enjoy mastering the details and finding all the blind corners. I like being prepared and eliminating unnecessary surprises. I like empowering people who are in the limelight, leader role, or otherwise on the hot seat to do their leading in the best way possible. They have less time to do the deep thinking, so I do it for them, then hand over the result to hopefully empower them to lead.Full story
My areas for growth
I have trouble staying super level and calm when I think someone else is doing the wrong thing or is deeply flawed in some way, whether in their thinking or in their overall being. I want to get better at heading that off.Full story
How I stand out
I have a mental image in my mind of high-performing teams, and I see everyone clicking not just "together" but also within themselves. It all started when I wanted to go on a two-week honeymoon, and I knew I had to train up my underling so he could do my job for me while I was gone. From that day forward, I knew developing others = freedom, and it made our team better overall in the end too!Full story
Things that deeply motivate me…
Deep down, I am addicted to feeling productive. I like feeling as though real problems are getting solved, real questions are being answered, and the full fuzzy picture of something is becoming more clear for all involved.Full story
You will make my freakin day if you…
I also love being hyper efficient and responsive. I can answer bite-sized questions all hours of the day and night, and I can do long 1:1 meetings to get into deeper things.Full story