Hi. I work for a large community health center in Massachusetts and this is my personal blog. The focus of the blog is to present ways to help you develop your “soft skills.” Soft skills are those abilities which help to control your behavior, communicate with others, take risks, and handle challenging situations.
My career started in social work. I’ve taken what I have learned from my days working in this field and tried to apply it to my job as a manager. It hasn’t always been pretty. Most of the time, I learned the hard way. Like the time I went over my boss’s head to tell her boss that she was a nincompoop (not the word I used …and yes,that ended badly). Hopefully, readers will learn from some of my adventures, and misadventures. My goal is to share what has worked well, draw from the best-of-the-best, and have some fun along the way.
As I mentioned, the first half of my working life was in social work. I received my Master’s degree in 1992. For the next 20 years, I worked in the field of public health, focusing on helping non-profit organizations and coalitions make change in their communities. I also teach graduate programs in Social Work. However, my passion is in conducting workshops in the soft skills, mentioned above.
I love the mountains and their lessons and try to spend as much time there as possible.
This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. The information I provide is on an “as-is” basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity to any information in this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from this site.