As a coach and consultant, I draw on several decades of expertise developed through work with a wide variety of businesses and career experiences.


Professional Experience and Credentials


  • International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC) via North Carolina State University Continuing Education Program

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

    • Featured Executive Coach

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Coach and Consultant

Chapel Hill, NC | Clients Worldwide (September 2015-Present) 

  • Coaching to more work satisfaction, higher engagement and confidence.

  • Consulting with entrepreneurs to develop Business Plans, Marketing, Financial planning


Consultant for Performance Inc. (Performance Bike)

Chapel Hill, NC (June 2014-November 2014)

  • Evaluated new business opportunities and made recommendation to senior management based on financial projections and project budget forecasting. Headed up team to add new business program. Advised Performance Bicycles on its new Community outreach initiatives involving employee training, adjusting marketing initiatives and developing customer programs.


Fleet Feet Sports, Inc.

Carrboro, NC
National Franchiser of Specialty Running Stores (October 2006-February 2014)

Director of New Store Development, (March 2012-February 2014)

Developed and implemented a completely new initiative to train, coach and monitor 11 new franchisees based on financial projections and detailed budgets. Led a team providing complete new franchisee support prior to store opening and through the first two years of operation.

  • Increased first year revenues for new stores 30%

  • Developed training programs for new franchisees

  • Developed local marketing plans.

  • Improved sales training for store employees.


Director of Specialty Retail Development Company, (SRDC)

(October 2006-February 2012)

SRDC was a sister company of Fleet Feet Sports. Program Director responsible for budgets, financial projections, acquisitions, capital improvements, employee training and monthly financial reporting to the Board. Grew from two stores to eighteen stores in 18 months.

  • Successfully negotiated store purchases

  • Negotiated new leases

  • Hired all store managers

  • Directly supervised a staff of 25

  • Created annual budgets.

  • Drove marketing efforts to increase store sales.


Bolin Creek Firings

Architectural Ceramics (March 2002-October 2006)

  • Designed, created, and installed custom architectural pieces.



CCB and SunTrust Commercial Loan Officer

(September 1996 - February 2002)

  • Structured commercial loans to meet the needs of small businesses including real estate loans, corporate lines of credit, term loans and advised on cash management products and wealth management services. Grew loan portfolio to $22million from zero in two years.


Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA 

(August 1995-August 1996) Capital Campaign Executive

The YMCA undertook its third capital campaign in history to finance a significant expansion of its main building.

  • Raised $18 million dollars in pledges

  • Recruited volunteers and Community leaders

  • Met Campaign Goal


Bank of America

(February 1983 - July 1995)

City Executive, Manager of Commercial Loan Department
(October 1989-July 1995)
Supervised a staff of 8 within the commercial loan department and represented the bank to the Orange County Community.

  • Office portfolio of $95 million portfolio

  • Personal portfolio of $25 million

  • Served on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce

  • Served on the YMCA Board of Directors

  • Coordinated operations with other operating partners in the Orange County Bank of America office, including retail banking, trust and cash management.

  • Recruited to lead special training on family/work balance

  • Recognized for exceeding sales goals

Commercial Loan Officer (1986-1989)

Marketing Liaison ( 1984-1986)


Education

Master of Business Administration, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Bachelor of Arts,History, University of Delaware, with a focus on secondary education

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi


Volunteering

Porchnc.org.

  • Donates food to almost 300 families in Chapel Hill/ Carrboro

Johnson Service Corp.

  • Develop service leaders and supports nonprofits in Chapel Hill/Durham area.

  • Development Committee Chair.