W E L C O M E
Life Coaching & Energy Work is not just a vocation; it’s my lifestyle. I self-facilitate as much as I do so for clients because these tools continually bring me back to my Self, back to truth, and back to love and light. Over the years, these tools have helped me heal some of my greatest pains, and now they continue to gift me with personal growth and deep spiritual awareness.
We are all complex, interconnected beings searching for integration and wholeness. Because of that, my toybox of modalities is diverse. As I sought out experiencing modalities for my own deep inner work, I trained in those that most resonated with me. It led me to develop my own coaching framework that sees the client holistically and offers up tools based on where they might be stuck: physically/energetically, emotionally, consciously, subconsciously and/or spiritually. Then Spirit led me to create the Institute for Nature Centered Coaching, where I not only teach but also have brought together some of my favorite healers, mentors and gurus from across modalities to supplement the training so that students (coaches in training) have a comprehensive toolkit to learn and use with their clients.
Here are few of my favorite tools that have introduced healing in to the lives of my clients many times over:
The Work™ (of Byron Katie)
Ho'ola Loa Energy Realignment/Balancing
Breathwork Meditation Healing
Shift from the Karpman Drama Triangle to The Empowerment Dynamic
Vision Boarding & Intention Setting
Usui Reiki Energy Healing
Equus Coaching (with a horse as co-facilitator)
Sharing these tools brings me so much joy. I love when my clients have breakthroughs and release burdens they’ve been carrying for years. It’s transformative and inspiring for both of us.
More About My Personal History:
The biggest shift and healing that I have personally experienced is self-forgiveness. To do that, I had to release the shame and guilt around my mother’s suicide that I had carried for ten years. Grace brought light and self-love back into my life. Now I find fulfillment in helping other bereaved souls process loss, shift their story, and find a path forward.
One of my last roles in corporate was leading the Diversity & Inclusion Communications team for Intel. When I first launched my coaching business, I also worked as an EDI (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) Consultant for Blizzard Entertainment. I firmly believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism is non-negotiable.
I am committed to engaging in authentic, open and transparent dialogue about discrimination, systemic racism, white supremacy and white fragility. My own personal work here is ongoing, and it will be work I continue to do until the oppressive systems are dismantled and replaced with an equitable one. I pledge to hold a safe, sacred space for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ to process injustices (and anything else that is present for you). For my white and/or cisgender and/or heterosexual clients processing and awakening to the realities of their unearned privilege and belief in their supremacy, I would be honored to hold space for you to work through reprogramming conscious and subconscious beliefs.
For the last eight years of my corporate career, I experienced five layoffs. The first time it happened coincided with a con artist duping me into a fraudulent investment. This "perfect storm" combination resulted in foreclosing on my house, filing bankruptcy and losing my identity. What I learned from this is, “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.” (Anonymous) I was headed in the wrong direction and these circumstances gave me a clean slate to change course. I am so profoundly grateful for the course-correction as it's been my greatest gift to do this work in the world.
When I work with clients experiencing financial and/or career loss, I truly empathize with the flux of emotions. When they find it difficult to hold hope, I hold it for them. I provide a safe, sacred space for them to fully dissolve their fears before we begin to dream about the new life they want to build for themselves. When they turn that corner and realize that they are now free to give themselves permission to do what they’ve always wanted to, it’s beautifully expansive.
In the midst of the challenges mentioned above, I suffered from chronic back pain. For almost eight years, my back went out every few months and the pain was constant. Through utilizing Mind-Body Connection, I was able to decipher the messages my body gave me about the changes I need to make, including identifying and enforcing my boundaries. Now Mind-Body Connection is one of my favorite tools to help my clients heal their chronic pain and illness so that they can shift what needs to change in their life to heal themselves.
I knew within the first two months of Wayfinder Life Coaching training that I’d finally found my purpose. I dove in with all my heart. From there I certified at the Master Level for coaching. Since then, I’ve been completely fascinated with all modalities of healing. Through personally experiencing the transformational healing offered by Ho'ola Loa, Reiki, Breathwork Meditation Healing and Equus Coaching, I trained and certified in them to add to my portfolio of offerings for my clients.
I continue to consume books and trainings that add to my toolkit in order to be of service to my clients' highest good. I’m a perpetual student of the healing arts and look forward to sharing my experiential knowledge with you.
With deepest gratitude,
Certifications & FormalTraining
The Professional Stuff:
Certified Wayfinder Master Coach
Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Breathwork Meditation Healer
Certified Equus Coach
Certified Ho'ola Loa Practitioner
ICF Professional Certified Coach
International Public Speaker
"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."
- Lao Tzu