I specialize in clear, inspiring communications about the important issues, challenges, and opportunities of our day—and the people leading the way to positive social change.

As a writer, ghostwriter, and strategist, I recognize that facts alone do not change minds or inspire action. Effective communication must be informed by knowledge of human behavior, the nature of social change, and the art of good storytelling. It must touch hearts and minds.

A hopeful blending of facts and narrative characterizes my work with thought leaders and organizations dedicated to advancing understanding and action related to education, the environment, equality, family, health, leadership, spirituality, women, and young people.

LBHeadshotA trusted partner on a wide range of content, I write and edit articles, blog posts, books, case studies, educational materials, essays, op-eds, profiles, speeches, testimony, and white papers. Other skills include: communications strategy, media relations, strategic planning, public speaking, and conference facilitation.

Over 25 years of experience, I have worked with and interviewed Ivy League presidents, a New York Times bestselling author, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Clients have included businesses, communications and public affairs firms, universities, NGOs, government agencies, spiritual institutions, publishing companies, health media platforms, and many extraordinary individuals driving change.

I am co-author with bestselling author Daniel Goleman of Ecoliterate; a contributor to books including The Compassionate Instinct, Smart by Nature, and The Creation of the Future; and author or ghostwriter of hundreds of articles, essays, and op-eds that have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Vox, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere.

Named a Harvard University fellow and Ashoka Changemakers thought leader, I hold a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing from Columbia University. Writing awards include a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship; Marion Weber Fellowship; and Diversity in Journalism Award.

More personally: I also write essays and blog about a variety of topics, especially for those of us who care deeply about preparing young people to navigate our fast-changing world: one being remade by climate change, growing social conflict, and a political system that has been turned on its head. I am interested in how we think and talk and feel our way through these changing realities in ways that help us grow in courage and compassion. I am inspired by the creativity, caring, and heroism — both ordinary and extraordinary — people have demonstrated in the face of great challenges today and throughout human history.

Some Favorite Posts and Articles 

Teach Your Children Radical Hope: It’s Not the End of the World

3 Ways to Overcome Negative News and Do Something Good

Most Discussions on Climate Change Ignore These 10 Basic Facts about Human Nature

5 Hopeful Things Parents Should Know about Climate Change

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