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ABOUT

ME

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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.  In my search for meaning and happiness I found a number of great teachers, as well as people who coached me and communities that supported me.  I learned that it’s much easier to walk this journey with others – feeling seen, heard and understood, i.e. loved unconditionally.  Without that kind of love we shrivel up inside and act out in many unkind and even mean ways.  I started learning 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 very different 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 an amicable relationship now.

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 regularly attending workshops and studying different personal growth approaches.  My teachers include Byron Katie (“The Work”), Greg Baer, a number of Buddhist psychologists (Adyashanti, Anam Thubten, Tara Brach) and many different mindfulness teachers.

 

Along the way I have 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 and around the world – helping them lead happier, more fulfilling and productive lives and enjoy their relationships.

I also regularly host in-person relationship workshops.

I'd love to talk with you - feel free to contact me either by phone or by email.  My contact information is listed below.

Certifications
  • 2011 Certified Life Coach

  • Byron Katie’s 9 Day School for the Work, 2015

  • 5-day Mindfulness Retreat with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

  • 5-day Silent Meditation Retreat with Adyashanti

  • Ph.D. in Physics

Experience
  • Hosted in-person and online Relationship Workshops

  • Facilitated support groups for 10 years

  • Taught Parenting Classes and hosted Parenting Workshops

  • Board member at therapeutic boarding school for 8 years

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