I serve at the intersection of innovation, technology, and social impact providing brand and storytelling services under iFusion, an experiential consultancy that I founded in 2006. Today, we help individuals, businesses and social impact initiatives connect with their audiences through storytelling, interactive environments and facilitation.
Throughout my journey as iFusion’s CEO or the Advanced Technology Development Center’s CMO-in-Residence or as the licensee and curator of TEDxAtlanta (TEDxPeachtree), the people have always been what drives me. Helping to facilitate meaningful conversations, connecting people, communities and ideas and helping thinkers and doers tell their story have been the common threads.
Since arriving in Atlanta in 1997, I’ve met and had the pleasure of working with amazing women and men who have shaped my work and my interest in social justice, economic equity, and sustainability.
Normalizing the conversation on mental Health
Since my bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2006 and recovery from a major episode in 2009, I have developed a deep appreciation for the stigma suffered by many. Even as reports that help us better understand many other chronic conditions continue apace, the same cannot be said about mental health or bi-polar disorder.
I gave a talk at TEDActive about my journey with bipolar disorder and the need for more people to remove the stigma of mental illness by simply being willing to learn about it and talk openly about it.