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Fortress and Flourish helps business owners and executives navigate the complicated world of leading staff.  We work closely with innovative organizations to develop sustainable systems in areas including hiring, timekeeping, training, employee relations, ending employment, and leadership development.

Fortress and Flourish makes sure that your business's management systems are built with the best practices that protect you as you grow.  Our approach to building these systems is to foster your business's unique culture so that your staff feel a sense of belonging and ownership over their role as you work together. 

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August 2020:

Preventing and Managing

a COVID Outbreak

As we are now seeing an increase in the number of COVID cases, it is more likely that you will need to manage a COVID outbreak in your workplace.  I want to be sure that you are prepared for this possibility so we will cover the following in August:

Week 1: Developing an Infectious Disease and Preparedness Response Plan

Week 2: What to do when an Employee is Exposed or Tests Positive

Week 3: Expanded Emergency Sick Pay and Medical Leave

Week 4: Welcoming Employees Back

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September 2020



For the past two years a group of friends and I have spent September in Dreamtime.  This is a time to allow your wildest dreams the space to breathe.  To not put limitations on what you can do or who you can be.  This September I invite you to join me for a weekly series in Dreamtime where we unleash our creativity and find some brightness in the midst of these tough times.

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Senior Professional in Human Resources

Leadership for Community Transformation

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults


Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations

Emphasis Training and Development

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Anthropology

Emphasis Archaeology, Minor Philosophy

San Francisco State University

Otis College of Art and Design

Young Artist College Immersion

I started Fortress and Flourish in December of 2018 to fulfill my dream of working with business owners to create thriving work environments.  

The foundation of this work is the Fortress.  This is how we build a strong relationship between the company and staff.  Clear expectations help eliminate confusion and allow us the space to thrive. This is where Flourish comes in.  Once we have a strong foundation, then we can move on to the fun stuff.

I often meet with business owners who feel out of their element when it comes to managing staff.  This sometimes gets in the way of the joy of their work.  The laws are complicated, and there are also the day to day operational needs of the business to considered.  I am here as a resource if you have challenges and would like to talk them through. 

I hope we get to connect soon.




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