How did I get here?
The nutshell version: After I spoke at a women’s conference about dreams and goals, a participant approached me and asked if I was a personal life coach. I initially thought of life coaching as a “watered down psychologist or counselor.” I thanked the participant for her feedback and took her life coaching idea as a compliment, not necessarily another career path.
I continued leading retreats and working full time. A few months later, our adult son was transitioning between moving out of the house, moving back in, and then out again when I stumbled (not literally!) across a holistic health article. The article was written by a certified life coach. There was that life coaching thing again.
I began researching life coaching and found an abundant pool of options. Not all schools were accredited. Not all life coaches were professionally certified. If I was going to invest money, time and sweat equity into becoming a life coach, I wanted to graduate with an accredited certification.
Fast forward past an intense two-and-a-half years of education: classes, thesis papers, coaching model development, hundreds of hours coaching others and being coached. I graduated from International Coaching Academy in 2012 with a master life coaching certification.
I consider it the greatest honor when someone trusts me with their heart treasures, life’s speed bumps, daily challenges, and celebrations. I have built my business on the highest level of respect for confidentiality and treat someone’s word as true. I look forward to our time together, to gently move from surface level existence toward fresh spirited living.