W E L C O M E
Life Coaching is not just a vocation; it’s my lifestyle. I self-coach as much as I coach clients because these tools continually bring me back to 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.
We are all complex, interconnected beings searching for integration and wholeness. Because of that, my toolbox 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, mentally, 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)
Breathwork Meditation Healing
Shift from the Karpman Drama Triangle to The Empowerment Dynamic
Vision Boarding & Intention Setting
Usui Reiki Energy Healing
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.
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.
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 enforcing my boundaries. Now it’s one of my favorite tools to use to help my clients heal their chronic pain and illness.
I knew within the first two months of Wayfinder Life Coaching training that I’d finally found my purpose. Since then, I’ve been completely fascinated with all modalities of healing. In addition to adding more certifications, I voraciously consume books and trainings that allow me to add to my toolkit. 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
Breathwork Meditation Healing Facilitator (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
International Public Speaker
Masters in Business Administration
Bachelors in Commerce
"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."
- Lao Tzu