Willow has conducted award-winning research in use of effective engagement to build capacity in organizations. Her work has been published and presented in Canada, England, USA, France, Germany and China.  

Willow holds a Bachelors degree (with honors) in Social Work and a Master of Educational Psychology from the University of Victoria.  She is a registered social worker in the Province of Alberta and has been a therapist, consultant, researcher, writer, presenter and leader in multiple organizations in Western Canada over the past 20 years. 

Currently engaged in private practice as a therapist, consultant, writer and speaker, Willow is passionate about the relationship between compassion and capacity in people, teams, organizations and communities. She has written multiple articles related human communication for popular magazines and books. 

he and her colleagues at Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, with the support of a research grant from the Arnold Gold Foundation for Humanitarianism in Health Care, recently completed a meta-narrative analysis exploring the use of storytelling to impact change in organizations.

Willow also believes in well-rounded leaders so in addition to her work in organizations, she also has a passion for the fine and performing arts. Her original music (think Basia meets Steely Dan at a café in Amsterdam) is available on iTunes.