I have always had a passion for education and working with others and have journeyed through lots of different professions to finally land in my sweet spot which is coaching. Before having kids, I worked full time; first as an elementary school teacher and then for several years as both an elementary and middle school counselor.
Once my first born came along, I molded several part-time jobs together to give myself the flexible schedule I craved as a new mother. This melting pot of jobs consisted of teaching graduate counseling courses for the University of San Diego, facilitating parent education classes for a variety of preschools and elementary schools throughout San Diego County, writing columns for a women’s health and wellness newsletter, providing staff development trainings to schools in San Diego, and working for an educational research firm to help schools improve school climate (which translates into how positively students, parents and staff feel about school).
One of the greatest things I ever did to increase my own personal happiness was to study intensively with the best of the best to become a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach. Dr. Martha Beck is a brilliant woman who is most known as a bestselling author and monthly columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. Psychology Today, USA Today and NPR have all referred to Martha Beck as “one of the best-known life coaches in America.” Words are hard to find when describing my journey through Martha’s program but profound and life-changing seem to fit best.
My true fulfillment professionally comes from what I am happily doing these days: facilitating parenting classes, leading trainings for schools and organizations and most importantly, coaching clients – watching them grow and increase their own happiness in ways that continually amaze me. It is an honor, joy and privilege and I am deeply grateful to have the opportunity to do the work that I do.
When I’m not coaching, I will most likely be found spending time with my family. My husband Mike is truly the smartest and funniest person I have ever met, the most amazing cook in the world and has definitely taught me how to not sweat the small stuff. My daughter Molly has a kind and compassionate heart that makes all those around her feel loved and my son Carter has a sweet and fun loving spirit that is highly contagious. Together, they fill our home with endless amounts of delight and on a daily basis help me to practice living in the moment. And more than anything, they are the ones who inspire me to truly see the limitless possibilities of our lives.