Life Happens When You're Making Other Plans
My story is one of many Fresh Starts and some false starts. I’ve reinvented myself in new, unfamiliar locations time after time. All in the name of love and family. Yes, you guessed it. I supported my husband in his career and became a trailing spouse.
The times have been exciting with unusual twists and turns. Way back when, I majored in English/Education and received a masters in this field, while minoring in art. Writing is my passion. It's a way to express myself. Art shows up in my hobbies and in my talent for using metaphors.
After completing university, I began an odyssey. Europe was a five year adventure. My husband and I taught our way across Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.
When we sadly returned to the States (oh, how we missed that wonderful Italian cooking!) , I wondered, "What on earth am I going to do? Who am I anyway?" Probably questions you've asked yourself. So I studied with my mentor, Dr. Hilda Lee Dail in New York City, and learned how to use creativity as a foundation for crafting a career and a life.
In St. Louis, Missouri, I learned how to help people who had lost their jobs get redirected and reemployed when I worked in outplacement. I went on into business and co-authored Fired for Success: How to Turn Losing Your Job into An Opportunity of a Lifetime! (Warner Books) with Judith A. Dubin.
Along the way I managed to wear many hats. Conducted group programs, created and designed materials, and edited and managed a variety of corporate and popular web sites.
And then ... I discovered ... the emerging field of professional coaching. It lined up with what I had already been doing. But being a life-long eclectic learner, I chose to dive in fully. Trained in 1998, certified in 2000. Today, in addition to my coaching practice, I’m on the faculty of Coaches Training Institute as a Certification Pod Leader.
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Contact me today to start your new life.
Like you, I value family, courage and creativity. I also believe in living life so that there aren't any "Wish-I-did's" when life ends, only "I'm-glad-I-did's". The reason I coach is because I want to help you live your dreams. As such, I'm dedicated to collaborating with my clients to enable them to be as fully expressed in their work and lives as they ever hope to be so that by the time their life is over, they are well used.
Training and Certifications
Of course you're interested in my professional qualifications. Since I’m unendingly curious, I’m forever extending my learning through books, podcasts and training programs. Here is a partial list of programs that I’ve attended that impact my work: