By nature, I am a person who observes closely, listens intently, and looks for ways to help. Coaching in a professional capacity pulls together the threads of my life; my skills, education, passion for people, and work/life experience are all woven together to make a positive impact working with people like you.
My educational background is in psychology, with a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Organizational Psychology earned in the UK. I applied my understanding of human behavior to a career in advertising in NYC, then dedicated myself to parenting after a move to the West coast.
My return to work spoke to my passion for understanding and helping people. Tasked with cultivating a positive experience for au pairs and their host families, I was immersed in mediation and interpersonal problem solving. I enjoyed working with young adults, and saw how people can thrive given the right support and guidance. The experience rekindled and solidified my desire to help people better their lives. However, I took a detour, switching for several years to a position that conveniently fit my family life. While there were many positive aspects to those years, I had strayed from doing work I truly connect with and love. Now, as a Certified Professional Coach, I am back to pursuing my passion, and I am already experiencing the fulfillment I get from helping clients make positive changes in their lives.
I live in the San Francisco East Bay with my husband, our three pre-teen/teenage children, a dog, cats, chickens. I am active in our community, and in my children's lives. There is laughter, love, and support for one another in our household, and we make an effort to stay connected. Among my favorite things: the release of hiking the hills and enjoying nature, the fun of family game nights, the good vibes of supportive friends, and... a hot mug of tea.
I look forward to meeting YOU, learning about your journey, what you aspire to, and helping you get there.