Areas of Focus / Specializations:
Mindfulness-based, experiential / somatic coaching providing the opportunity to:
Examine defining core beliefs & reshaping them to meet your true needs & desires
Reconnect to your values & strengths to strategize for forward movement & growth rooted in your most primary values
Quiet the mind in order to tune in more intimately to the wisdom of your heart & body
Open up to the opportunities and deep wisdom behind your fears
Strengthen personal identity, self trust & confidence
Restore life balance and reclaim your original creative wholeness
Cultivate curiosity and openness for personal leadership & thriving relationships
Strengthen the comfort and ease, in your relationship with self.
What is something that amazes you?
The wonder that is the human body and the human being; resilient, ever changing & capable. And I love that no matter how different and unique we may be, our humanness intrinsically connects us.
Where’s your favorite place to take an out-of-town guest?
With or without an out of town guest my favorite place to get-a-way is the Oregon coast -especially in the early spring for one of those split personality days where you get the fresh crisp clean air, maybe some showers and sun, plus the bonus rainbow that goes with them.
When do you find yourself singing? And what?
Mostly in the car now that my kiddo is a teenager. Our favorite used to be "I've been working on the railroad" and these days we fine common ground in Rickie Lee Jones.
What motivates you to improve yourself?
Feeling both the simple calm and delight, of being connected to what feels true on the inside. Getting to live from this place, although it may be fleeting at times, inspires me to continue to pursue this journey toward self refinement.
Tell me about your favorite time of day, week, month or season?
A slow Saturday morning on a fall day feels pretty right to me. Sundays usually come with the permission to go slow, so the luxury of feeling that way on a Saturday, has extra goodness. And, fall has that scent of change in the air which after summer, feels like an overdo invitation for thoughtful reflection.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Right now, I'd have to say, learning to play the ukulele and sing, which I do imagine will happen someday. I do these things already on the rare occasion for a moment of real funny freedom.
International Coach Federation; Professional Certified Coach. ICF; PCC.
Undergraduate degree in Communication Arts from Columbia in Chicago
Professional Coaching Certification from Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches; Training in Hakomi Method, R-CS, Recreation Of The Self & Attachment
PCC member of the ICF, Internation Coach Federation
Board of Directors at Open Adoption & Family Services
Member of the Oregon Law Commission Work Group -rewriting Oregon Adoption Law
Member CIP, Community Inspired Professionals