I write, travel and cook. Those are things I therapeutically do for myself. For my clients, I do all manner of hyper-individualized content coaching—from writing sessions, page design, social media development and interpersonal communication. My methods integrate journalism, cultural anthropology and technology.
Through ESL and content-coaching, my work focuses on better communication—face-to-face, written, and via social media—particularly as it relates to attracting and engaging people of other cultures.
I also help struggling writers and artists develop content, find their voice, and write their first book. Many are not trained writers, and have a hard time putting pen-to-paper, and their thoughts in a visible, tangible format.
My career has been a steady trajectory of heartfelt ventures. Starting with The New York Times, I was first introduced to the power of well-edited words, as well as the importance of ethically presenting sourced, quality information from a global perspective. While at The New York Times, I also began actively mentoring and consulting student journalists and colleagues from around the world.
In 2000, I took a one-year sabbatical and travelled to 32 countries for research on my first book, Headwraps: A Global Journey.
In 2006, as part of a Knight Fellowship with the International Center for Journalists, I spent six months conducting media training workshops throughout the Indonesian archipelago, and in Beijing.
In 2010, I did similar workshops in Burma (Myanmar) with the American Embassy in Rangoon, as part of the United States’ International Information Program.
In between 2006 and 2010, I opened an internationally-themed coffeehouse and bookstore. I also began focusing heavily on the tourist-experience. That yielded a range of tourist-related opportunities, such as museum walking tours, and a variety of multi-national and multi-cultural excursions.