My years as a supportive and concerned executive in television and social service agencies, my work with hundreds of underserved children, young adults and their families, and my recent involvement with today’s aging population have all led me to believe that one of the greatest tools for growth and success is one-on-one coaching.

I bring to my coaching

• A passion for self discovery and personal growth.

  1. An understanding of the complexities of social and economic change.

  2. The ability to see an individual’s needs in relationship to the larger picture.

• Compassion and empathy for those who find themselves swimming in life’s dilemmas.

  1. Years of experience working with agencies serving low-income and minority children and families.

• Leadership coupled with the capacity to mentor.

• Strong organizational and financial management skills.

• Wisdom gained from an interesting life adventurously lived.


Federated Dorchester Neighborhood House: 

Coach  2009 to present

Cambridge Camping Association:

Executive Director   1992 to 2009

Neighborhood Arts Center: 

Executive Director   1985 to 1987

WGBH/Public Television:

Producer, Director, Writer   1970 to 1984  


Co-active Coaching Curriculum, Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA    

M.Ed.  Harvard University Graduate School Education

Syrl, you are an excellent coach and have inspired me to continue learning with an open and positive mind. I appreciate all your work.  It’s meant so much to me. Thank you so much for your time, expertise and patience.  FD, Boston, MA

Syrl provided me with invaluable guidance and support all along the way.   She encouraged me--sometimes gently, sometimes firmly--to find my way in order to learn and grow. Her knowledge and support enabled me to achieve success. What a rewarding experience it was to work with her.          L.G. Waltham, MA

It has been a pleasure working with you. You have done such a great job working with my staff, and in turn they have been able to provide better service for our organization and the students we help. I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and time. You have also both personally and professionally been a huge help to me.  KN, Dorchester, MA


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