I have been helping creative entrepreneurs, social innovators, artists, writers and healers realize their big vision in a fun, intuitive and practical way for 17 years. I have a knack for making the invisible visible, bringing structure to chaos, turning ideas into action, and making the intangible tangible.
I grew up in the small town of Mystic, CT and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after I finished my BA in Sociology at Vassar College in 1991. In 1993, I was certified as a yoga instructor and in 1994 I received an MA in Creation Spirituality from the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College where I wrote my thesis on art as meditation.
Before starting Big Vision Consulting, I worked for nonprofits and socially responsible businesses like Mother Jones Magazine, Odwalla, and the arts education organization, Streetside Stories. In 1998, Carol Lloyd trained me to teach career workshops based on her book, Creating a Life Worth Living, which I did for seven years.
I began blogging in 2005 with the launch of my blog, Have Fun * Do Good. Since then, I’ve written for the Huffington Post, WEtv’s WE Volunteer blog, BlogHer, NetSquared, the Stanford Social Innovation Review Opinion Blog, WorldChanging, Sparked, and the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship blog. In 2012, I created my second blog, VegCookbook Club, which I passed on to the VegCookbook Club community to continue running in late 2014.
I also hosted and produced my own podcast, The Big Vision Podcast, for seven years, and the Arts and Healing Network’s, Arts and Healing Podcast, for six years.
I live in Oakland, CA with my husband, Adriano Bravo, who is an on location sound mixer. We have one cat, Dora, who thinks she is a dog.