about

Simplicity and fun.
Your employees are clamoring for it.

context is intentionally small so clients—not sales—are the focus. That's a difference you'll notice immediately. The other biggie? When we say we want to know everything about you, we mean it. We're intimate with our clients—the kind of intimacy that comes from working together for five years…eight years…and longer.

When I founded context, I wanted to create not only a consulting firm that's in it for the long haul with clients, but one that's smart, innovative, pragmatic, unbound from bureaucracy and human. I also wanted a firm that focuses on one thing. I do wellness. It's wellness writ large. I work with clients who are keen to disrupt their current state and deliver, not demand better health.

The National Business Group on Health, MarCom, Society for New Communications Research, and other organizations and media have recognized context's work with clients. I've been invited to speak at South by Southwest, J. Boye, the American Psychological Association's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference and Temple University's Fox School of Business “HR on the Ground” course.

I founded context in 2003 after working for Hewitt Associates LLC, a global management consulting firm, in their Communication and Talent and Organizational Change practices in the U.S. and U.K. Prior to Hewitt, I worked in the Human Resources and Corporate Communications departments at CoreStates Bank, N.A. (seeing quite a lot of M&A action).

I serve on the Board of Trustees for the Independence Charter School, an award-winning K-8 charter school in Philadelphia. And I, like everyone else, have degrees that aren't being directly applied: Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a master's in English education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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