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Welcome! Whether you are here for career coaching, to explore conflict resolution and peacebuilding work, or to learn more about international education, I’m glad you have arrived!

I’m based in the Washington, DC area and work with clients and partners by Zoom during the pandemic. My career has spanned college and university teaching, practicing law, teaching in the Fulbright program, think tank work, and now career coaching and consulting.

I’ve been interviewed on The TODAY Show, featured in the Washington Post Magazine, and given a TEDx talk. I’ve published op-eds in The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, and other publications. I’ve enjoyed writing about the fields I’ve been part of, publishing three books – Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016), Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press 2013), and Legal Research and Writing (Delmar 1996). I’m also the president and co-founder of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc.

I look forward to working together. To schedule an appointment, just reach out here. You can learn more about my work and background here.

Consulting

I work with organizations, businesses, not for profits, and educational institutions looking to make change and advance their objectives. Find out about consulting.

Coaching

If you are seeking a career change or searching for new horizons, let’s talk. Find out about coaching.

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Speaking

I speak on a range of international, education, career, and peacebuilding related issues. Find out about my speaking activities.

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My Blog

How to Maintain Confidence During a Long Job Search, WaPo, 10/25/20

Moving your career along can take time. And often confidence suffers during this process. This piece in Sunday’s Washington Post and written by Kevin Dickinson offers some basic advice. A good point relates to the need to stay healthy during this process! Read below.

Peacebuilding Careers in a Time of Global Change and Disruption, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, 11/24/20, 12-1 p.m. Hawai’i Time

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 I will be giving a virtual talk on “Peacebuilding Careers in a Time of Global Change and Disruption” for the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University Hawai’i (which I had the pleasure of visiting in person in March before the pandemic hit). This is free event. You are interestedContinue reading “Peacebuilding Careers in a Time of Global Change and Disruption, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, 11/24/20, 12-1 p.m. Hawai’i Time”

Fulbright-Hays Application Period Open, Closes 12/18/20

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (SA) provides U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities with opportunities to participate in short-term seminars abroad to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. In 2021, summer seminars will be offered in Iceland, Morocco, and Mexico.  Each thematic seminar features educational lectures and interactive, cultural activities specifically designedContinue reading “Fulbright-Hays Application Period Open, Closes 12/18/20”

Forage Center Conversation: “Developing Cultural Competencies for Conscious Humanitarian Work” 10/28, 4 p.m. ET

Join the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education for a discussion on developing cultural competencies for conscious humanitarian work. Engaging in effective humanitarian work requires understanding how our identities and socialization inform and impact the ways we interact with people. Learn about how current work in anti-bias anti-racist (ABAR) training is relevant to humanitarianContinue reading “Forage Center Conversation: “Developing Cultural Competencies for Conscious Humanitarian Work” 10/28, 4 p.m. ET”

The Peacebuilding Career Connection, NAFSA blog, 10/16/20

Today, more students than ever before are trying to pivot their careers to engage in social change. Students who have had international experiences in particular have much to contribute. Read my piece here in the most recent NAFSA blog on strategies that educators can take with students who have had global experiences.

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