About Me

Why reinvent the wheel, when something works – or dwell on setbacks: I say, appreciate the past, but find ways to make improvements. I’m a business journalist who specializes in sharing stories of “reinvention,” with both companies and careers. As the author of a book and 10-year-old column, called “My Biggest Mistake…And How I Fixed It,” I’m always learning from leaders of small businesses and major corporations. As a multimedia journalist who enjoys sharing the human experience in business, I also share transformative business strategies with business groups, women’s organizations, colleges and universities. My takeaway so far: Mistakes can be a gift, when you you learn from them and grow.

Another side of me:

passionate about the correlation between business etiquette and success in a digital age+ new swimmer + speaker +world traveler +mother + amateur photographer and golfer


The Plain Dealer and freelance writer

University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Michigan – Knight Wallace Fellow