ABOUT

 

Hello, friend.  It's nice to see you.

I am a professional coach, facilitator, writer, and creator who helps people move through change with ease and confidence. 

I believe that authenticity builds excellence at work... and in life.  

Background:

I began my career in the pharmaceutical research industry working as a Marketing Executive in Seattle, Washington.  Over the course of that engagement, I maintained responsibility for all B2B and B2C communications for two corporate offices and 43 clinical research study sites as well as primary responsibility for the communications strategies of the C-Suite and the Business Development team. 

I advanced by working in the marketing and advertising space for agencies in Seattle, helping to launch products for Microsoft and Hewlett Packard as well as other businesses. 

In 2004, leveraging my background in Anatomy & Physiology, I went back to school to become a Certified Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist.   I maintained a private practice through 2009 doing body work and life coaching.  

In 2007, I founded a modern brand development and communications firm which focused on bringing brands and communities together in interactive experiences.  I worked with a variety of SMB and Enterprise businesses, helping them to craft organizational strategy and launch new initiatives with their teams and first tier partners worldwide.  During this time, I was frequently coaching business leaders and business owners on behavioral change, their work with teams, and best business practices. I found that I truly loved it.  

By 2013, I began the a variety of certifications in behavioral, cognitive and emotional intelligence and developed my focus as a professional executive coach. I also began my formal coaching training and became certified with the International Coach Federation (ICF).  

I have worked extensively with professionals in the food & beverage, technology, finance and healthcare industries. 

Education + Professional:

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Marketing for Healthcare with a specialized focus area in Psychology from University of Idaho.  I am also a Certified Massage Therapist credentialed with NCTMB. 

I am a certified professional coach via ICF, holding an Associate Certified Coach credential and I am working toward my Master Certified Coach certification. 

I am the author of the book “I Heart Creativity” and have been a contributing writer to Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, All Business, and Thrive Global. 

I hold the following professional certifications:

  • ICF Member and Professional Coach, MCC Candidate
  • Leadership Circle, Certified Practitioner
  • Integrative 9, Certified Practitioner
  • Enneagram Institute, Certified Practitioner
  • DISC, Professional Certified Behaviors & Motivators Analyst
  • Robert S. Hartman Institute, Applied Axiologist

Personal:

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband Adam and two daughters, Kaysen and Maisie, and our border collie, Skye.  We live on a small urban farm and keep chickens and permaculture gardens.  I work with global and medium-sized businesses and clients in the US, Canada and the UK. 

I travel to and meet with clients from the Mountain Time Zone.  I also offer all of my work, coaching and facilitated, through secure virtual channels.