MY VISION: Helping teams and organizations to become self-sustaining in creativity and innovation.
OCCUPATION: (What I really do) Serving as a catalyst, enabling others to unlock the creativity within themselves and their teams.
SPECIAL SKILLS/ABILITIES: Maintaining a vision, adapting to meet changing conditions. Synthesizing diverse concepts to arrive at new perspectives. Being highly adaptive and inventive in solving pressing problems. Ph.D. in Computer Science.
EXPEDITIONS & ADVENTURES: Diving off Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Climbing four peaks over 14,000' in Colorado in one week. Infusing creativity and innovation into a large, global organization. School for Innovators, Advanced School for Innovators. Sponsor of several Thinking Expeditions, including series of joint expeditions (Exxon, Texaco, MCI, American Express, Boeing, US Treasury and others) to explore and define a cross-corporate Electronic Commerce Architecture.
DISCOVERIES I'VE MADE ON EXPEDITION: If I get really far out of the box, I only need to come enough to make it work.
MY PRINCIPLES AND BELIEFS: Life is for living and living is right now.
MY VALUES: Look for the value in doing things that are fun. Be a catalyst for launching others' thinking.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for our honeymoon.
SECOND LITTLE KNOWN FACT: We spent our 18th anniversary back in the Grand Canyon with our three kids and one German exchange student. Our original schedule had to be changed due to "100 year monsoon rains" - destiny.