From Better to Brighter. My HRmarketer-to-Glowan Journey.

Seven years ago in May of 2003, I had been working as a marketing consultant on behalf of a friend of mine who at the time was an HR strategist and consultant.

I had reached out to Mark Willaman, founder and CEO of, inquiring about his marketing software.

After a brief e-mail exchange, which he and I both saved, my friend and client didn’t buy, and unfortunately his work and mine dried up. The economy was only just coming back from the bust and I worried I wouldn’t find work.

In July of 2003, Mark hired me as a marketing research specialist. The rest is HRmarketer history.

Out of everything I’ve come to know in the greater HR marketplace, I’ve always had a personal affinity for leadership development, organizational development, employee engagement, executive and business coaching and all related things in between.

In fact, I’ve been a student of leadership development and coaching practices my entire professional life, helping to create employee development and training programs at each of the organizations I worked at previously, including HRmarketer.

But it was when I took part in the The Glowan Consulting Group‘s L3 Leadership Learning program in early 2009 that the experience was so profound that I knew without a doubt this was my calling. I felt an immediate and extraordinary connection to Glowan’s leadership development philosophy, its coaching models and its learning programs.

I fell in love. Yes, you can do that with work. Love of all things leadership. Just as I’ve loved my time with and each one of our employees.

So here’s the deal — I’ve joined Glowan as a principal and senior business consultant and will work closely with the Glowan team delivering leadership development, executive and business coaching programs, as well as drive business development activities. We help make leaders of all shapes, sizes and stages better and brighter.

Glowan means “to glow” in Old English. I really dig that.

Although I’ve left my role as president at after seven wonderful years, I will continue to serve as a board member/director at HRmarketer.

You can read my entire background in the About Glowan part of this blog, as well as the other Glowan Principals.

We look forward to serving you.


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