About Me

About me

As a Certified Professional
Co-Active Coach, CPCC, I help individuals stop the cycle of self-sabotaging patterns in their life, relationships & career.

For close to three decades, I ran an award-winning graphic design business and consulted with hundreds of individuals along with Fortune 500 companies including Gap, Pottery Barn, Sierra Club, and Charles Schwab.

I got married and had kids. I consumed myself with busy work, appearing productive as I continuously made and did my to-do lists. With all my success, I found myself working overtime with my hands glued to my computer or isolated in my studio. I was doing all the things I thought I wanted to do, should do, and were expected of me. But… I was quite often miserable.

I was screaming on the inside while feeling stuck and uncertain of how to change it.

Then… I had a number of wake up calls. I went through a divorce, the death of my mother, a major relocation along with other significant life changes, all while running my businesses and parenting two kids.

Finally, emotional stress and burnout turned physical. I developed chronic fatigue and a repetitive strain injury.

There was an additional twist that changed everything.

The repetitive strain injury that I’d been nursing for years flared up to a point where I realized it wasn’t a flare-up anymore. It had become a rare form of neuropathy that is caused by repetitive strain and stress.

This essentially forced me to change my entire life. I had to re-invent my career from scratch in my late forties while covering the expenses of being a single parent.  I could no longer use my hands in the way I had as a graphic designer, photographer and oil painter.

I recognized that I had not taken the time or energy to really consider what my vision was for my life. I had self-sabotaged when making very critical decisions. As a result, the stress of these feelings literally caused my body to rebel. I realized…

I had made choices out of fear.

I had made choices out of “should.”

I had made choices out of not realizing my worth.

This set-back had me digging deep to find the strength and resilience within myself to make necessary changes and pivot the creative skills I had spent 25+ years of my life mastering.

I realized that over my years of experience, I’ve created not just art, but several successful businesses. As a designer, business consultant and visual artist, I’m able to see what something could be before it actually exists—and this isn’t just limited to paint on a canvas or pixels on a screen.

And that’s when I knew that I had a vision for the rest of my life and a way to use the creativity that drives me every single day.

I drew on my life-long study of all things related to human consciousness, spirituality, psychology and personal development, to course correct my life. 

My mission now is to help you stop the cycle self-sabotage in your life, so you wake up excited in the morning, doing something that enlivens your heart, your soul, and your purpose.

I’ll show you the same techniques that I used.

I have a mind, body spirit approach to my work. I bring both practical tools and deep insight to uncover the blind spots and where you are self-sabotaging yourself.

It’s a step by step process to identify the inner critics that cause self-doubt and create lots of noise in your mind and learn to bypass habitual behavior that is reactive and negative.

My influences include Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Thich Nhat Hahn, Michael Singer, and Marshal Rosenberg along with the study of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Non-Violent Communication, Breathwork, Shamanic Studies along with Law of Attraction Principles.

Along with these influences, and many others,  my ten years mentorship, working one-on-one with a zen monk helped develop me separate out the internal voice in my head that was in the driver’s seat.

My Manifesto


Along with wisdom, I bring playfulness, warmth, depth, and intuition to my coaching sessions. We can do deep and effective work while having fun at the same time.

Expertise

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach®, CPCC, Co-Active Training Institute, CTI
  • Board Certified Coach, International Coaches Federation, ICF
  • Certified Relationship Coach, Joy of Romance, Inc.
  • Graduate Coursework, Counseling Psychology, JFK University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Tufts University

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