The front line:  I’m a researcher, speaker, and writer on critical thinking and expert judgment with a Ph.D. in psychology.   I perform live experiments with professional audiences to reveal the invisible influences that drive their decision-making, giving them powerful, new self-awareness of their thinking processes.  In the past, I was an executive in the financial industry and CPA and now speak frequently and write for my new blog/podcast, Metathinking and for professional and academic journals.

The bottom line:  The most important things I’ve learned haven’t been from academic pursuits.  Instead, they've come from unexpected sources, painful real-life events, and openness to different points of view.  My research journey began by examing myself, including some proud achievements and some even more embarrassing failures.  Most importantly, I learned mind-altering insights into how our thinking works from my autistic son, which are the basis of my research.  He traveled with me to nearly all of my events until a lost him to suicide in August of 2014, and I continue the work inspired by his extraordinary gifts.  

Loyola Marymount University

KPMG

Deloitte

Credit Suisse Manhattan

American Institute of CPAs

Prudential Financial

Time Warner, New York City

Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco

Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Louisiana State University

University of Colorado

University of Rochester

University of Texas, Dallas - Fraud Summit

Salisbury University

Institute of Internal Auditors

More than 100 events

IMA - Institute of Management Accountants

California Department of Motor Vehicles

Dynamic Aviation

SAI Global

All Star Conference-Caesars Palace (IIA)

Teammate User Forum - Wolters Kluwer

GRC Summit New York City

TIAA-CREF

American Title

Old Republic Title

Ohio Society of CPAs

Connecticut Society of CPAs

Illinois Society of CPAs

North Carolina Society of CPAs

Missouri Society of CPAs

Tennessee Society of CPAs

Iowa Society of CPAs

Virginia Society of CPAs

Massachusetts Society of CPAs

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Metathinking is about discovering new perspectives.  The a-ha moments that profoundly alter your understanding.  Revelations that help everything become clear.  The facts haven’t changed, they just have an entirely different meaning.

So very remarkable

Sometimes all we need is a new perspective

Where do big ideas come from? They come from small ideas with the power to change your perspective.

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NPR

…his discussion is not only important to auditing and governance but every industry

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Incredibly fascinating

Sometimes all we need is a new perspective

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Ohio Society of CPAs

…mind boggling, and not just to the casual observer

Sometimes all we need is a new perspective

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UT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management