As an organizational consultant and leadership coach, I support leaders and teams to renew grounded purpose, boldly shape possibility, and build understanding and collaboration across language, culture and other dimensions of difference. My interest in multiple perspectives and systems thinking has been informed by my life experience as a first generation Chinese-American born and raised in New England, and 2 years with my hands in the soil learning how to grow food on an organic farm.
I bring over 20 years of experience in experiential learning methodology, instructional design, international education, diversity & inclusion, interpersonal & group dynamics, large group processes, as well as mindfulness and somatic practices. I have designed and facilitated Organization Development and leadership development initiatives in healthcare, technology, public and private education, philanthropy, international development, as well as government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
At the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), I support students to develop leadership skills, and coach leaders in Executive Education Leadership Programs. I facilitate women’s leadership groups for professional women, as well as Stanford GSB students and alumni. I also help deliver a course on Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution at the University of San Francisco School of Law and co-taught a course on Collaborative Leadership at Sonoma State University.
Having lived and worked in Asia and Latin America, I bring a nuanced awareness to bridging culture gaps. One of my passions is leading cross-cultural Learning Journeys in Guatemala (www.readingvillage.org), as well as arts and cultural exchange trips in Cuba. Salsa dancing, singing in an cappella chorus, and cooking meals fresh from my garden also bring me great joy.
I received a BA from Stanford University and an MA in Organization Development from Sonoma State University. More information about my leadership development work and approaches are at www.deepstreamleadership.com.