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.  

 Executive Coaching: 

I have over 20 years of senior level experience in corporate business in the areas of leadership development, organizational strategy, and business communications/marketing.  I have worked with businesses from Fortune 500/Enterprise to SMB as well as start-ups.  I hold membership and training as a Master Coach through ICF (International Coach Federation).   

I chose to specialize my training with a deep dive in the areas of trauma and grief, emotional intelligence, behavioral science, neuroscience, and executive presence.  With these specialties I belong to a very small and elite group, numbering only about 500 coaches globally.  

I focus my work on understanding an individual’s place on the spectrum of leadership development, then offering guidance and support as they navigate expanding leadership, growing emotional intelligence, and advancing their ability to communicate.  I also help executives learn to coach and mentor their own teams.  

I aspire to help everyone I coach learn more about themselves and more about how to offer depth and growth across an organization.  I have coached members of the C-Suite, Executive Vice Presidents, and whole Executive Leadership Teams.  I have a special connection with emerging leaders and those in line for succession. 

 

Specialties:

  • Culture and transformational organizational development
  • Trauma, change and grief
  • Emotional intelligence and behavioral change
  • Leadership development and talent management
  • Team development, facilitation, and individual executive coaching
  • Coaching immersions and team coaching immersions

 

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 2007, I founded my own brand development and communications firm and 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. 

By 2013, I began the pursuit of a variety of behavioral, cognitive and emotional intelligence certifications and developed my focus as a professional executive coach. 

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.  She is 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.