I love the question, “What do you do?” Most people will answer with how they earn a living. I can do that: I earn a living as a life and executive coach, retreat leader and facilitator (check out the credentials here if you’re into that!). But what do I do?
I inspire people to live meaningful lives through the cultivation of Self-Compassion.
- I love a good cup of coffee in the morning.
- And a good glass of wine in the evening.
- I care about dogs. Particularly the two you see here.
- I believe we all carry the spark of the Divine in us. Yes. You.
- I believe we are all connected. All of us.
- I believe in mystery. And that is fun.
- I mourn the death of a friend and a brother.
- I believe nature plays an important role in connecting to ourselves and to God.
- I miss Denver & Seattle, places that have left their mark on me.
- I believe it is our purpose in this life to connect to the Divine within us.
- I believe self-compassion is an important part of doing that.
- I like sushi. The Sushi Den in Denver is my favorite place for it.
- I believe an attitude of curiosity and wonder can open us to all things magical.
- I budget. And it is freeing. (No lie.)
- I believe in the power of the mind/body connection.
- I love Facebook and have built an amazing community there.
- I believe synchronicities are the Divine communicating and playing with us.
- I eat mangoes. And it’s messy.
- I believe in the philosophy of “What’s the better story?” (Goes along with mystery!)
- I help people deepen the relationship with their Authentic Selves.
- And other Parts of Self.
- I feel.
- I hurt.
- I laugh.
- I celebrate.
I guide people on a journey to connect them to their magnificence, deepen capacity for self-compassion, build a relationship with parts of self, make peace with vulnerability, and awaken to their Authentic (Divine) Self.
I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and accredited through the International Coach Federation (ACC). In addition, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina, and have a Masters in Counseling from the Seattle School of Psychology and Theology.
Since 1998, I have been affiliated with a firm that does Leadership Development work. In this capacity, I facilitate workshops on topics such as leader development, career development, communication and presentation skills. I also provide coaching to aid people in personal and professional development.