Inspiring People – Inspiring Work

I’ve been fortunate to work with many creative change makers, including:

  • SongwritingWith:Soldiers – – I developed this groundbreaking program with my old friend, Darden Smith. We hold retreats and workshops that pair military members with professional songwriters to build creativity, connections and strengths. We hear things like, “The retreat restored my faith in humanity.” Please, check out the site and spread the word.
  • American Farmland Trust – stay tuned for video interviews with members of multi – generational family farms about how they have worked to save their land — or dealt with the loss.
  • The Happy Movie – working with Director Roko Belic and his fabulous team to create supplementary educational materials to accompany this life changing film. (See it!)
  • MentorCoach –Writing, Editing and Assistant Trainer for Internationally acclaimed coach training organization devoted to helping accomplished therapists become extraordinary coaches. I worked on the Positive Psychology addition to the Foundations Training Manual. This is a TOP LEVEL organization. The best coach training program in my opinion!
  •  VIA Institute on Character – Longtime friend and consultant for VIA. The VIA strengths survey is one of the most important tools in positive psychology — I CANNOT recommend this survey/site highly enough. I served as Project Manager for the VIA Story Project and Best Practices Compilation; Research Facilitator for Thriving Classroom project.
  • Indian Ladder Farms – The Barn School — Created award winning summer camp program to help children learn about sustainable agriculture while fundraising for Heifer International
  • I LOVE NY  – Travel writing for the State of New York’s Department of Economic Development, I LOVE NY Tourism Division
  • Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare – International Consultant to help launch the magazine. Member of the International Editorial Board, PsyInsight Magazine, India. A true honor to work with these fine people. It was a gift to contribute the Foreword to the first textbook on Positive Psychology: In Light of the Indian Tradition.
  • 2011 First International Online Conference for Psychology and Allied Health  — Keynote Speaker, asked back for 2012
  • Discovery Retreats –Writing, Research and Retreat Programming.  Writer for The Canyons of Gateway, with photography by John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel.
  • LifeQuest Military Transitions – Writing, publicity, and event direction for this incredible program devoted to helping wounded soldiers transition back to duty or to civilian life
  • Fort William Henry Resort, Museum & Conference Center – writing for this gorgeous, historic venue on the shores of Lake George
  •  (The late) Art Winstanley, author – Burglars in Blue
  • Jeff Gaines – speaker/author – Never Enough Nation
  • Jeffrey Wittman, PhD – Forensic Psychologist – author
  • County of Rensselaer Department of Social Services  – MJC created and provided beginning Spanish lessons for social service workers
  •  In My Tree – Photography/Graphic Design, Long Beach, NY
  •  Sue Gallion – artist, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Times Union, Albany, NY
  • Steck-Vaughn Publishing Company, Austin, TX
  • Bethlehem Middle School, Bethlehem, NY
  • Bethlehem Children’s School, Slingerlands, NY
  • Albany Academy – Albany, NY