My mission is to develop inclusive leadership capabilities that enable an interdependent world to thrive. As a leadership educator, executive coach and scholar-practitioner, my focus has been in relational methods that develop the use of self, interpersonal dynamics, facilitating diversity dynamics, and resilience.
Currently, I serve as the Co-Executive Director of Include. For over twenty years, I have taught transformative leadership and organization development programs in Africa, U.S and Europe. Since 2005, at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, I have taught diversity programs, mentored group facilitators, and facilitated for Interpersonal Dynamics, the Organizational Behavior program and Women in Management groups. As faculty at Sonoma State University, M.A. Program in Organization Development, I taught Interpersonal Dynamics in OD and Advanced Facilitation Skills.
As an organizational consultant and executive coach, my experience spans technology, healthcare, nonprofit, international development, social entrepreneurship, and higher education. My client engagements include Stanford University, Craigslist Foundation, Enroll America, Poptech!, Bay Area Non-Violent Communication, Institute for Sustainable Development, Organization Development Network, and the International Society for Systems Sciences. For Providence St Joseph Health in Sonoma County, I co-designed and delivered a system-wide leadership retreat program for frontline healthcare staff.
As a social entrepreneur, I founded and led two network organizations that enabled thousands of people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds to collaboratively learn and develop. In 2006, I founded Dreamfish. With a retreat center in Nairobi and founded in San Francisco, Dreamfish was the first global cooperative and an early influencer in the movement towards a “sharing economy”. In 1994, I founded Empowerment Place, a continuing education center providing transformative learning experiences for adults.
I hold a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, an MA in Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University, and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2003, I received a doctoral scholarship award from the Center for Creative Inquiry and Academy of Management, Organizational Development and Change Division, for my work in applied improvisation and embodied knowledge.
My work is shaped by my history, teachers and research in relational embodied methods. I have been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty years and studied Buddhist chaplaincy. I collaborated closely with Charlie Seashore, and Edie Seashore, both pioneers in the fields of Organization Development, and Diversity & Inclusion. I trained extensively in group dynamics, trauma recovery, and somatic psychotherapy methods. As a performing artist, I served as a company member of an ensemble theater in over a 1,000 performances of musical theater, and studied with Sandy Meisner, and Ruth Zaporah. My participatory approach to change is influenced by her mentors, Peter Park, who developed Participatory Action Research, and Anna Halprin, a pioneer in community performance. From 1984-1995, I practiced East Asian Medicine in integrative medicine practices.
"Tiffany, Thank you for our coaching relationship for the past several months. It was a pleasure working with you and I know that I’ve grown as a manager, employee and as a person. I definitely learned a lot from you and the material we covered. Please know that the work you do is top notch and extremely important. I valued our time greatly."
Regional Director, Enroll America, Washington D.C.