• American Planning Association
  • Bank Administrators' Institute
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC
  • Communications Workers of Canada (nat'l conf.)
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • Family Office Association
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle
  • McKinsey and Co.
  • US Bank
  • Seattle Management Association
  • Washington Natural Gas
  • Western Petroleum Company


"Those (Members of Congress) present were unanimous in the favorable reaction to your remarks. Surely the program's success was due in great part to your efforts." —Congressman Charles W. Whalen, Washington DC

  • AmeriCorps
  • City of Seattle Advanced Mgmt. Program
  • Ohio Assoc. of Private Industry Councils
  • Port of Seattle
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • Texas State Workforce Commission
  • U.S. Congressional delegations
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Washington Employment Security Dept.


“We especially appreciated that you took the time to understand our mission and work—and to focus your talk on elements that could be put to use immediately in efforts to correct a health care system that is inefficient and unsustainable. Your encouragement and practical advice will enable us to take on new aspects of this huge challenge. And by calling on each of us to focus on the personal meaning of our work, you tapped both the heart and the inner motivations…the stories you shared from you adventures in life were terrific.” —Sumner Schoenike, MD, President, Pierce County (WA) Medical Society

  • Benedictine Health Services
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Professionals
  • Pierce County Medical Society
  • Providence Health Plans


"Your powerful comments made a lasting impression on the Brigade, the Academy staff and our retired and civilian guests! Your presentation was a tremendous success!" —Vice Admiral Rodney P. Rempt, Superintendent, United States Naval Academy

  • Antioch University
  • Emory University
  • Esalen Institute
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Lakeside School (Seattle)
  • Northwest Ethics Institute
  • Rice University
  • Seattle University
  • State University of New York
  • US Air Force Academy
  • US Naval Academy
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Univ. of Washington School of Public Affairs
  • West Virginia Safe Schools Conference


"You and your ‘Giraffes' were simply outstanding. Your presentation was not only informative and entertaining, but also incredibly inspirational." —Deborah Sutton, President, Junior League of Dallas

  • Assn. of Fundraising Professionals
  • Campfire
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Everglades Restoration Conference
  • 4-H
  • Family Health Institute
  • Leadership Anchorage
  • Leadership Florida
  • Leadership Louisville
  • National Assn. for Community Leadership (nat'l conf.)
  • National Association of Junior Leagues (nat'l conf.)
  • National Community Service Conference
  • National Conference on Volunteerism
  • National Service-Learning Conference
  • National Character Education Conference
  • People to People Student Ambassadors
  • Points of Light Foundation
  • Rotary Club of New York
  • Seattle Mountaineers
  • Sierra Club (nat'l conf.)
  • Student Conservation Association
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association (nat'l conf.)


"You took Star Island by storm and won our hearts. You are a stimulating and enriching addition. Your workshop generated a good deal of talk, and I think action as well. Thank you for taking the time and energy to give us so much." —Pam Skillman, Unitarian Church, Chestnut Hill ME

  • Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
  • Trinity Church (New York)
  • Unitarian Church (Star Island Center and other congregations)
  • United Church of Christ Annual Synod


"You were like a breath of fresh air and I enjoyed every lung-full. You made a very big impression here in Capetown." —Eric Arraguise, Capetown, South Africa

  • Initiatives of Change (Switzerland)
  • Khmer Institute for Democracy (Cambodia)
  • Oxford Union (U.K.)
  • Panchgani Dialogue on Development (India)
  • Rands Afrikaans University (South Africa)?
  • University of Capetown
  • World Ethics Conference (U.K.)