Professional and Personal Development
I have 20+ years experience in education and training, gerontology and career development. The common thread throughout my career is a passion for lifelong learning. I've created. personal enrichment and professional development programs in a variety of topics.
My personal enrichment programs include Cognitive Fitness, Becoming a Smarter, More Effective Learner, Encore Career Strategies and Using Positive Psychology to Promote Wellbeing and Success and Healthy Behavior Change..
I've also provides professional development programs for people who want to maximize their own effectiveness on the job, with an emphasis on skills training for people who serve older adults, As a gerontologist, I have special expertise in healthier living as we age, as well as helping organizations build a more age-friendly environment for the people they serve. I facilitate empathy-building aging simulation experiences and strategy sessions to enhance services to their constituencies.
In addition to my consulting practice, I am a Health Educator at Kaiser Permanente. and former acting chair and faculty member of the Encore Learning Program at City College San Francisco.
Programs can be delivered in-person or online.
"Hope is a talented and engaging instructor. She draws from a deep knowledge of health and healthy behavior change to assist her students to seek their own best path to change. I have had the pleasure of co-teaching with Hope many times and I always learn something insightful and useful from her.."
Health Educator Online Instructor at Kaiser Permanente
"Hope is the consummate lifelong learning motivator. She is also a highly skilled organizer who has a knack for spreading enthusiasm and inspiring others. I was an invited speaker at her nine-week course covering Encore Career Strategies, where I observed Hope’s ability to instill confidence in the class members and propel them ahead toward meeting their goals."
Delta Strategies for Marketing
"Hope does not lecture. She engages participants in a conversation about goals, families, work and the benefits of lifelong learning. She respects the diverse opinions that are inherent in San Francisco's adult learning population and our program participants responded positively to this."
Amabella Camins, Program
Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Accounts (LiLAs)