Welcome to my website and the online home of Integral Process Leadership and the Merlin Advantage. I am a coach, consultant, and author with 20 years of experience elevating human flourishing and high performance in schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations. I am inspired daily by the many people I work with to bring clarity, coherence, and compassion to our most important systems of work and governance.
I am the author of The Merlin Advantage: Rediscovering the Leader’s Greatest Ally and the creator of Integral Process Leadership® – a new approach to creating healthy cultures and high functioning teams with very ancient roots.
I also remain active in the security and violence prevention field connecting vital insights about social and organizational culture and leadership with physical and psychological safety. I am a co-author of volumes one and two of Assessing Student Threats (2011) as well as a mediator and former Krav Maga instructor, executive protection specialist, and crisis intervention trainer.
I think of myself as a catalyzer and try to bring a positive attitude, deep empathy, and critical insight to boost engagement, psychological safety, and successful navigation of conflict and complexity. I strive to continually integrate new insights from personality and organizational theory, leadership, and neuroscience with my education in business (MBA) and psychology.
I am continually inspired by my wife and our four children. In my free time, I love to read, write, watch movies, coach volleyball, meet friends for coffee, and spend as much time in nature as possible.