I’m in love with my life. It took awhile, but I’ve learned who I am, what my values and signature strengths are, and how to braid all of it together to be my authentic, happy self.
I’m a woman who adores helping others. I’ve got a knack for connecting with people and really hearing what matters most to them. I have a zest for life and am intensely curious about absolutely everything. I mix my serious love of learning with playfulness and humor. My highest values are compassion, happiness, acceptance, creativity, respect, and tenacity.
I write poetry, dress comfortably, enjoy hiking and swimming, play six musical instruments, and craft whimsical wooden clocks. I’m a left-handed Buddhist with ADD. I’m a mom to a grown son whom I adore. I’m living happily ever after with my true love under warm blue skies in Laguna Beach, California.
I earned a bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in psychology and was halfway through a master’s in family therapy when I realized that I was much too future minded to be a therapist. I redirected my learning toward becoming a certified ADD coach where I could help clients move forward in positive change. It’s a thrill to do what I do for a living, to join my clients in exploring and experimenting with various solutions and strategies that help them move beyond the limiting beliefs and ADHD symptoms that can interfere with their happiness and success.
It’s my complete pleasure to follow the ongoing research and literature about ADHD and positive psychology coaching. I am a collector of effective resources, powerful questions, and fresh perspectives.
I’m never finished growing and connecting with others. I love that children and my clients are often my best teachers. And most of all, I’m excited to meet you!
Why I Coach
It is for the same reason that I slow my steps in thick, green grass
Being careful not to tread upon the caterpillar just beyond the dandelion.
I am not separate from you
Or from the blue iris against the white fence.
We are each learning that
As time unfolds
And the appropriate resources appear
We will transform into our most splendid selves.
I have realized that like the sparrow
I, too, cannot silence my intrinsic song –
The song that encourages all to manifest
Their unique and beautiful lives
And discover true happiness.