I became interested in type as part of a path towards a career transition. After graduating from college I began my career in politics, first working for the Governor of Oregon and on Capitol Hill. Later I managed campaigns here in the Bay Area.
In 2012, while working in my current position at Second Harvest Food Bank, I was reintroduced to the MBTI®. I really enjoyed getting to learn more about myself and my colleagues. After this experience I determined that as part of my next career I want to help individuals and organizations understand how they work best together. Luckily, I work for an organization that supports many different kinds of professional development and growth. As a part of my journey into making this new career a reality, I was able to get my MBTI® certification in 2013.
I have used what I have learned by providing workshops and individual coaching to my Food Bank colleagues. Shortly thereafter I joined BAAPT. Through BAAPT I have been exposed to so much more related to the type world and have continued my exploration with other type workshops and online webinars. In 2014, I completed my Master Practitioner certification. I continue to discover the possible ways that type can be used to improve the workplace.
For the past year I have served on the BAAPT Programs Committee and in 2015 I will be serving as CoDirector with Mary Lynne Schoenbeck. In my family it’s almost genetic that when you find and join an organization that you value highly you get involved in the operations. In the relatively short time that I have been a member of BAAPT, I have gotten so much out of my experiences that giving back to BAAPT through volunteering is just second nature.