I BELIEVE THAT WOMEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH POWERFULLY LEADING PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESSES.

AS A SEVENTEEN YEAR FASHION INDUSTRY VETERAN, I HAVE AN EYE FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP, A MIND FOR BUSINESS, AND A HEART FOR RELATIONSHIP BUILDING.

I spent most of my fashion career on a successful, but traditional, path. I proudly worked at an enviable brand in New York with an office overlooking the water and a team reporting in to me. All was exactly as it should be, until I woke up on a Sunday and knew that the career I'd spent well over a decade building wasn't one that I was truly passionate about.

...you lead by example and don’t allow yourself to be limited in any space that you occupy and in so doing, you motivate others and encourage their possibilities. You don’t do anything small... And just by nature of being who you are, we have no choice but to believe that anything is possible...
— T. Rasor Jewelry Designer

It took a few years of not-quite-right international consulting opportunities to understand where my passion truly lies. Through these experiences, I was able to dissect what my strengths are, and are not, and recognize where I felt most fulfilled: connecting with, teaching and empowering women who run artisan businesses, and making personal connections on a smaller scale and one-on-one (Skype counts). 

From this place of clarity, I launched my one-on-one coaching practice in addition to The Collective (of Us.) My focus is on public speaking and teaching leadership skills and business strategy to women small business owners. Through a holistic approach that includes both business strategy and coaching, I support women in becoming the most empowered version of themselves through building profitable, strategically-sound small businesses.  

I believe that we all have the capacity within ourselves to dance to our own drum and still live wildly successful lives. I also believe that an authentic connection, both personally and professionally, is the one thing that creates the kind of happiness that makes life feel like it's "...rigged in our favor." It is. (Thank you, Rumi.)

If that resonates with you and you're equally passionate about creating amazing work, please drop me a line below to see how we can get your business to exactly where you want it to be. No bullshit.

'Til next time,

 

 

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FASHION

I'm a strategic, multidisciplinary accessories product developer with a background in various business models including luxury labels (Narciso Rodriguez), non-profits (Bottletop) and private label brands (Coach,) to name a few.

My global expertise stems from a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the accessories business. It's what I've done for the past 15 years. From an immersive understanding of the client and customer base all the way through to final sample execution, I'm incredibly passionate about both the creative and business aspects of the accessories category. I believe strongly in transparency, ethical practices and the power of respecting and understanding the needs of global partners in order to create long-term relationships and successful collaborations.

I am continually inspired by cultivating partnerships between designers, artisans and mills from around the world.
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EDUCATION

As a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with a Masters in Professional Studies in Global Business, I'm thrilled to be teaching courses on various topics such as Product Development, Merchandising and Managing Creative Teams at both my Alma Mater and Parson's - The New School for Design.

I am inspired by the brilliance of my students' interests and insights.

YOGA

I witnessed first-hand the benefits of integrating yoga and meditation into my business career. As a lifetime learner with several years of a personal practice, I focused my efforts on training to be a teacher of the ISHTA yoga lineage. Through intensive study and training under ISHTA founder, Yogiraj Alan Finger, and several other Yogirajas including Peter Ferko, Jean Koerner and Mona Anand, I received my 500-hour certification with ISHTA yoga. I am not currently teaching yoga and meditation classes however the philosophy and lineage are infused in every aspect of my business.

I am inspired by the profound effects of creativity, mindfulness and clarity available to students through the sustained practice of yoga and meditation.
 

 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

I would love to connect with you!