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 you 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 over 36 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 leader, refinishing boats, coaching girls summer leagues and playing intercollegiate softball – I had a lot of wonderful experiences that influenced me later in life. 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 was. Upon talking about my ideas, a friend recommended I visit Heartwood Healing Arts Institute in Northern CA. The moment I walked onto the beautiful land where it was located, I knew I had found my new home and new direction in the healing arts. And 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 received certification in massage therapy, natural health education and acupressure. With an array of healing modalities, I was able to delve into my own health issues as well. A whole new world view emerged to be of service, and my life was forever changed.

During the next 18 years I had a very successful 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 took a hiatus and got hired to work with a spiritual organization in Mt. Shasta: Genesis. One of my colleagues, upon hearing of my dilemma of what to do next, suggested I look into Life Coaching, a burgeoning field at the time. I was intrigued. I hired a Life Coach to help me figure out my next steps, and found that Coaching was absolutely my next calling. It was the perfect next step to the work I had already been doing. I chose the International Coaching Federation's highly accredited Coaches Training Institute’s certification program (now called Co-Active Training Institute) which started me on my way. I have been Life Coaching since 2002, have worked with hundreds of clients, and have continued my studies (currently Internal Family Systems - IFS, and Compassionate Inquiry - CI) to enhance my skills. This coaching path has turned out 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 in how I show up in the world.  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

  • Coaching for Self-Leadership, Internal Family Systems
  • 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


  • Leadership Mendocino
  • Ukiah Unified School District