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?
Nearly 10 years later, the comment has stuck with me, but largely because my experience has taught me quite the opposite.
By cultivating our strengths, values and passions, we can change the trajectory of our world.
Only when we are being real can we contribute our best. That is what will make the world better – for ourselves, for one another, for our families, for our careers and our businesses and for the planet.
Using a coaching approach, I support 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’m a down to earth, genuine and compassionate person with a pragmatic and holistic approach to coaching. I work with clients to design their ideal careers and businesses and then support them in creating the plans to make it happen, complete with practical tools, frameworks and the accountability to move the plans forward.
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.
And because I am also a human balancing many things in this life, it’s important for me to share that 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.