Committed to developing the next generation of leaders that make a difference for themselves and others, Marilyn speaks primarily on the topics of positive youth development, youth civic engagement, and building family-school-community partnerships for youth. Learn more.
Marilyn is freelance writer and regularly blogs at Roots of Action, Psychology Today, and Edutopia. She utilizes technology, including mindmapping and complex database tools, to synthesize research across disciplines and bring it to popular or academic audiences. She writes about topics related to human and/or organization development, including leadership, youth development, education, parenting, civic engagement, transformative learning, systems thinking, women, and aging. SEE ARTICLE SAMPLES.
Marilyn brings a breadth of knowledge, skills and experiences to her consulting work. While she has spent many years working with a variety of businesses and organizations, she currently focuses exclusively on working with communities, schools, and nonprofits whose aim is to develop young people by building on their core strengths and abilities.
For more than 30 years, Marilyn has coached Fortune 500 executives, nonprofit leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs. As a trusted confidant and strategist, her clients benefit from her business, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial experiences, background in psychology and human development, and expertise in organization development.
Through an engaging style, Marilyn provokes stimulating discussion and provides a "safe container" for quality, confidential dialogue related to leader growth and development in organizations whose missions focus on the development of young people.
"Marilyn helped me move from confusion to clarity as a new nonprofit leader. Her extensive experience, sharp intellect, and deep reflective listening skills contribute to her excellent coaching. With her guidance, I was able to get to the heart of several issues quickly and take action."
Cezanne Allen, M.D., Principal