About

Life coaching for your well-being is my passion

It is an honor and a joy to support you in making choices and changes that align with what you most value towards living a healthier and more meaningful life. From the deeper work of how your show up in the world to what you are choosing to do, it’s a whole life journey… life coaching for well-being.

I bring a grounded presence, calming nature, playfulness, humor, compassionate rigor and intuitive strengths to our sessions. The safe and confidential environment I hold for you creates a comfortable space to deepen your learning and further your visions.

Witnessing the positive changes my clients make through our coaching relationship continues to increase the love and gratitude for the work I do. I couldn’t feel more fortunate.

My story

I have been working in the Healing Arts for 35 years. It was quite a circuitous, adventurous and challenging journey getting there.

Trying on many hats as a young adult —traveling the world, working as a camping tour guide, refinishing boats, coaching girls and playing intercollegiate softball – I had a lot of wonderful experiences. In my 30s, I ended my travel career and followed my heart overseas, but the love ran out before the visa. I was heartbroken, struggling with chronic health issues, had very little money and nowhere to live. I was at a difficult crossroads and needed a new direction and support. But what to do?

Have you ever felt called to something? Fortunately I did, and luck or perhaps divine intervention prevailed. I visited Heartwood Healing Arts Institute in Northern CA and immediately knew I had found my new home and new direction. I got more than I could have ever hoped for.

Living and studying in community

The year I spent at Heartwood gave me the opportunity to delve into a variety of courses in bodywork, counseling, personal growth, nutrition and hypnotherapy. I practiced yoga and tai chi and received certification in massage therapy, natural health education and acupressure. With an array of healing modalities, I was able to work on my own health issues as well. A whole new world view emerged, and my life was forever changed.

During the next 18 years I had a practice as a bodyworker and self-help counselor. I continued my studies in nutrition, learned EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and attended many personal growth and spiritual workshops and retreats. All the while, I was not only growing professionally, but also personally, focusing on my own body, mind and spirit.

 

Another crossroads, another calling

At the point I could no longer withstand the rigors of being a bodyworker, I was at another crossroads. I hired a Life Coach to help me figure out my next steps, and found that Coaching was my next calling. It was the perfect adjunct to the work I had been doing. The Coaches Training Institute’s certification program started me on my way, and I have been Life Coaching since 2002. I have continued my studies to enhance my skills, and have found this path to be one of the most fulfilling and greatest joys in my life.

I have worked through and learned a lot in my life, doing my best to walk my talk to be more healthy and grounded on my path. In my view, life is a journey, a process of paying attention, being curious, taking responsibility, making better choices, opening one’s heart and mind, and ultimately loving oneself.

I would love to have the opportunity to support you on your journey. Give yourself the gift of well-being. You deserve it! Contact me for a free consultation to find out how you can make a difference in your life with the guidance of Life Coaching for Well-being.

Education and certifications

  • Graduate of Co-Active Leadership Program, Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA
  • Certified Nutritional Consultant, Bauman College, Cotati, CA
  • Certified Movement Therapist, Institute of Educational Therapy, Reuti, Switzerland
  • Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Natural Health Educator, Certified Acupressure Therapist, Heartwood Healing Arts Institute, Garberville, CA
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