community consulting

These are exciting times! As we navigate conversations about identity, power, sustainability and harmony, I am directing my energy through Spirited Exchanges to find common ground and explore new approaches to engagement, dialogue, empowerment and community economic development.

To find solutions that work for multiple stakeholders, I draw out guiding values and identify actions congruent with those values, to find the most open, inclusive and honest way to reach the goal. It’s about making real, deep change – which means balancing outcomes with process by incorporating reflective practice and taking intentional steps to move towards the goal.


About Buddha Tweets

Old Gems shared in New Ways: Since I grew up in India, I realize I view life with a traditional lens when it comes to food and relationships (the collective) but also a cosmopolitan lens since I am discovering new cultures and ways alien to my upbringing. My time in...
March 2, 2016

Lessons from the Dance Floor

So, I worry if I can do anything for just pure fun. Either I need to have a purpose for what I do, or reflect on the lessons after. Ballroom dancing is my newest hobby to come under the microscope! I had just completed my third lesson in partner dancing...
June 29, 2019


Do these questions or comments get you the response you desire? You always leave me to do the dirty dishes. Why do you always schedule me for the fewest number of shifts? How do you let another student get away with bullying my child? Why do you make decisions in...
February 26, 2018

Thrive in 2018

While you’re gearing up for the New Year, I have two suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Know Yourself How do you feel about New Year resolutions? Your answer could help you the underlying trait that determines how you respond to social expectations and whether you achieve your personal...
December 28, 2017