Who I am

"Happiness, not in another place, but this place; not for another hour,
but for this hour." - Walt Whitman

What fuels me? Simply: Meaningful contribution, connection, learning, and growth.

I love learning about people and what drives us, exploring new places and ideas, and the energy that comes from creative partnerships. I'm passionate about human potential, making connections, creating something new, and contributing in ways that matter. Behind everything I do is a desire to leave the world better than I found it.

Professionally, I cut my proverbial chops at ad agencies and PR firms, and I've worked for local government, non-profit arts, and major corporations. Coaching sprang from a desire to make a difference, coupled with my natural ability to observe, listen, and read people and situations. You can read more about my work on all the other pages. 

Personally, I've navigated some stormy seas and come out richer for it. Coming from a family with countless lifestyle challenges, my interest in wellness started early and continues to drive me to be my best self, physically, mentally, and emotionally. There will always be room to learn.      

Key learnings: Experience taught me that lifestyle almost always beats genetics (and science is proving it) and that what we believe about ourselves - conscious or not - is often what shows up for us. I've learned that finding something to laugh about gets us through the hard stuff more easily, that the best answers come from within, that we have more power and influence than we think we do (especially when we let ourselves shine), and that collaboration is creative and powerful.

I also believe we must:   

  • celebrate small successes as well as big ones and find #joyinmoments 

  • courageously show up as our authentic selves, for ourselves and others 

  • be an ally; we're better together, and inclusivity and equity mean all of us, not just some of us 

  • offer grace and forgiveness; we're all learning as we go 

  • trust our guts (intuition is real) and operate with integrity

  • put people and planet on par with profit, if not above

  • take care of ourselves, and each other, in whatever form that takes

I'll leave this page with a final favorite quote: "In our sameness we connect, in our differences we grow." (Virginia Satir)

Questions? Feel free to send me a message