Global Weeks is a company I started in 2011 for the purpose of advancing the field of global experiential education. I love making connections between people, ideas and projects; I am fascinated by culture, language, and places. I have always found experiential education, learning by doing, to be the most powerful pedagogy. I believe hope for our planet lies in people getting to know and learning to live with each other, so I have dedicated my career to helping people meet, work and play together as means of increasing understanding and compassion. When we come to know how very different we are from each other and at the same time how very alike we are, the world will be a better place.
I work with schools, organizations, and individuals who wish to develop global visions, goals, programs and connections, both in their home communities and around the world. Building on over 30 years of experience in teaching, leadership, advising, service learning and program design, as well as community connections in more than 30 countries, I help others expand their thinking and practice. I enjoy teamwork, collaboration, and big picture thinking as well as the practical applications of that process; leading to actual programs for real people in finite places.