a professional listener and personal advocate
to becoming a coach,
I was a therapist with many years of experience in pediatric, family
and geriatric rehabilitation and psychiatric support.
began coaching globally
over the phone in 2000 as a Certified Graduate of Coach University
and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach
my counseling and coaching career I have had the pleasure of
supporting thousands of people in a multitude of life circumstances
and challenging transitions.
I was born in New York in 1954 and
graduated from the State University of New Paltz, New York in 1981.
1998 I began studies at Coach University; graduating in 2001. I
was certified through the International Coach Federation as a Professional
New York native, I also lived in France for 10 years while married
and raising three children. I now have four grandchildren (so far)
and live in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with
my garden, my animals and my amazing nearby community of friends
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our
thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you as
the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
Speak and act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as
your shadow; unshakable."
~ Dhammapada ~
By law, I cannot work
with people who are having suicidal ideations or have been diagnosed
with ongoing chronic depression or any other diagnosed psychiatric
illness. If you have a mental health diagnosis please contact
a crisis hotline or licensed mental health professional.