Early in my journey towards becoming a coach, I decided to take a retreat, away from my daily life, to get some clarity about my own personal and professional vision. A colleague at the time expressed that she thought retreats were a little self-indulgent and counterproductive to the social justice movement I was a part of during that time. After all, it was all about sacrificing yourself and working really hard, right?
More than a decade later, the comment has stuck with me, but largely because my experience has taught me quite the opposite.
By cultivating our strengths, interests and values, we can contribute our best to the world. When you are at your best, everyone around you benefits.
My best work happens when I am coaching and teaching others and developing creative ways for others to learn and grow.
In my work, I support career changers, working parents, mission driven professionals and small business owners to design and create meaningful and impactful lives at home, at work and in the world. I help them to answer the important questions that come with any change process and equip them with the tools to come full circle and realize the change. I do this work in one to one meetings and in classroom settings, both in person and virtually.
My style is casual and warm and I often use humor to support my client’s learning and growth. I’m a connector and a relationship builder. I have a detail and process oriented mind.
My professional experience includes over 15 years working in the public, corporate and non-profit sectors within the fields of education, human resources, and program management. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Clark University, a Masters of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. I am a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
I am also a human balancing many things in this life. I am a wife, a mom of two young kids and one senior dog. I live in West Roxbury, MA. I have not figured out all the answers, but I delight in helping others to find their way forward.