As a life coach in Portland Oregon, I’ve been committed to helping people improve the quality of their lives for more than twenty years. Through my training in social services, professional experience and personal passions, I have helped individuals and groups live healthier lives, become empowered, learn to resolve conflicts and achieve their goals. Today, as a life coach and META-Health Practitioner, I educate, support, inspire and motivate people to live fully, with wellness and balance.
I have a Master of Social Services Degree from Bryn Mawr College. My professional experience has been mainly in the nonprofit and public sectors, including public health. I’ve served as Executive Director of three nonprofits, including the Oregon Mediation Association. I also worked as Training & Organizational Specialist at Oregon Health & Science University and served as Manager of the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
One of my favorite jobs involved managing community mini-grants for our county’s Take the Time campaign, an initiative based on the Search Institute’s list of 40 Developmental Assets young people need. That experience reinforced the value of helping people live fully and thrive at any age.
I am passionate about connecting with people and helping others learn. I have taught classes and led groups in conflict resolution, forgiveness, listening skills, managing grief, and many other topics.
I believe in life coaching because I’ve personally experienced the value of support and guidance in my own life. I’ve confronted many difficult choices and overcome a variety of challenges – including being diagnosed with a serious eye disease that threatened my eyesight at the age of 30. My journey has not only restored my vision, but helped me learn firsthand what it takes to focus on and achieve a goal, navigate obstacles, live fully and become my true self. It has also given me numerous opportunities to develop an understanding of the connections between our mind, body, emotions and social environment, and how to intentionally make changes to improve health and wellness.
I have a true love for coaching and helping people learn to appreciate their gifts and strengths so they can live fully and do what is most important to them.
My training, experience and memberships include:
Master of Social Work, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
Coach Training Institute – Professional Training
Certified META-Health Practitioner
Certified NLP Practitioner
Certified Reiki Practitioner
Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training
Former Member, International Coach Federation – Oregon Chapter