I never expected to be doing this work.
When I was in my early forties, I was working full time as a project manager, was married and had two young boys. I also was completely overwhelmed with my life and my obligations.
The phrase that kept banging around in my head was “Is this all there is to life?”. I wasn’t suicidal, but I certainly was far from happy. So I started searching – and finally came upon the work of Dr. Greg Baer who proposes that what we all really need in order to thrive is to receive unconditional love - lots of it. Without it we shrivel up inside and act out in many unkind and even mean ways. I dove into this work and joined a support group where I was encouraged to be truly myself. Then, with the help of a coach I started learning even more – I learned new ways of seeing the world and making changes in how I interacted with my family. Over time, my family life and my happiness and stress levels improved enormously. Today I have a great relationship with my adult sons. And – even though my marriage ended, we had – what you could call – a peaceful divorce, and my ex-husband and I have a very amicable relationship now.
So when my divorce was over, I listened to my inner voice and went in a different direction professionally. Since I had already done many years of intense emotional growth work for myself, I wanted to continue that work and help others avoid the mistakes I had made. In 2011 I received my coaching certification, and I continue my training by attending workshops every year. Along the way I discovered a rich spiritual life that supports me with my meditation practice and retreats. Most importantly though, I receive support and guidance from my own coaches regularly.
Today I coach people from throughout the US – helping them lead happier, more fulfilling and productive lives and enjoy their relationships.
I also host relationship workshops and teach parenting classes.
I'd love to talk with you - feel free to contact me either by phone or by email. My contact information is listed below.
2011 Certified Life Coach
Ph.D. in Physics
hosted Relationship Workshops
facilitated loving support groups for 10 years
taught Parenting Classes
hosted Parenting Workshops
PS: After my son graduated from the excellent therapeutic boarding school he had attended for 18 months, I joined the school's Parents Foundation. For 8 years I helped support their parents. As part of that work I helped create and then conducted a variety of parenting education and support programs. While conducting the parenting education programs on the school campus, I was also able to learn from the staff of this exceptional school about what worked for them. I watched them teach the kids patiently and kindly, always making sure that love and clear communication was foremost. As I kept visiting (sometimes 4 times a year), I was able to observe the same students grow emotionally and become stronger and more responsible. It was a delight and an honor to witness!