With over thirty-five years as a psychotherapist, leadership coach, public speaker and author, I am nationally recognized as an expert on bolstering resilience and self-confidence, and for my effectiveness in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, my career has focused on empowering people to identify their strengths, manage emotions, overcome resistance, bolster courage and mobilize forward movement.
As a pioneer in the field of psychotherapy with Eating Disorders and body image disturbance, I have developed a keen understanding for the dynamics of shame and trauma and its effect on mind, body, spirit and behavior. For the past twenty years, I‘ve translated my learning into leading personal growth workshops and speaking to a wide range of audiences, including both professionals and the public.
For five years, I co-led workshops at The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY on Building Compassion Within: Transforming the Power of Shame & Transforming Eating Obsessions. Over the past fifteen years, along with my long-term work partner, Dr. Beth Weinstock, I have co-led weekend workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health on Calm Your Inner Critic and Quiet Your Anxious Mind. Six years ago we took our model for calming the Inner Critic and developed the Resilient Leadership Model, teaching students and people in the workplace how to Strengthen an Inner Coach™ to be Stronger than the Inner Critic.
My approach to leadership development recognizes that leaders in the for-profit and not-for-profit world are challenged to maximize their own resilience, as well as foster and support it in others. Leadership trainings that teach people what to do and how to do it often fail to address the subtle but important factors that undermine confidence and resilience – specifically, negative self-talk, the voice of the Inner Critic, which generates insecurity, doubt, stress and fear, inhibiting productive actions undermining success. Developed over twenty years, the Resilient Leadership Model teaches strategies for inner coaching™ that overpower the Inner Critic by supporting positive self-talk, focusing on strengths, expanding emotional intelligence (EI), building productive work environments and, ultimately, promoting successful outcomes.
Speaking to the inter-relatedness of these complex issues, I am a widely-cited expert featured in several publications including: O, The Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. I have appeared on live broadcasts for National Public Radio and CBS television. I blog for the Huffington Post, co-authored a self-esteem and resilience-boosting curriculum, Inside/Outside Self-Discovery for Teens: Strategies to Promote Resilience, Relationships, & Positive Body Image (with Helene Feinberg-Walker & Sarah Barrett), co-edited a book on Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Heart of the Matter (with Margo Maine and William Davis), and co-authored the book chapter “Shame, Compassion, and the Journey Toward Health,” (with Beth Weinstock).
Additionally, I spearheaded A Chance to Heal Foundation’s ParentTalk program, helping parents raise children with healthy attitudes towards food and body image, and spoke at many of their public forums.
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