A mentor, coach, teacher, artist, writer, highly sensitive and unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the confident person you most want to be.
An English born, internationally-raised woman with nothing more than determination, a laptop and a desire to serve, I’m proud to have created socially conscious mentorship programming that supports those who are ready to break their own self-imposed relationship rules.
Through coaching, training, and brain-based creative processes, I help people, like you, dream big and back it up with inspired action to confidently create intimacy in relationships.
One of the things I’m often asked is “What on earth inspired you to get started with this?”
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been insatiably curious about human behavior. I wanted to know, what exactly is it that makes people genuinely joyful, successful and creatively fulfilled? Why do some people struggle while others find a way to thrive, often despite the most challenging circumstances?
I was also passionate about a series of seemingly unconnected things: writing, dance, neuroscience, psychology, quantum physics, creativity, epigenetics, spirituality, and healing, just to name a few.
After 32 years of squeezing myself into an ill-fitting education career and a lot of angst choosing just one thing to be in life outside of school, I realized that my unusual combination of interests and skills was a strength, not a liability.
While still working full-time, I slowly built a coaching business from the ground up.
It was evident to me that although education paid the bills, I didn’t fit into a conventional, people pleasing, “nice girl” box. I struggled to walk the acceptable “line,” while feeling like a fish out of water.
It lead me to break traditional rules and regulations and to be seen by my peers as a “rebel.”
I believe you must bring the totality of who you are to the banquet table if you want to have fulfilling relationships, work and life.
That includes your unique strengths and gifts, your intuitive intelligence, your personality and most importantly, your heart. I believe that a scientific, experiential and creative approach is critical to fully blossoming one’s expression and to experience the joy and fulfillment you deserve.
No matter what your desires or roadblocks, you have the power to change your relationships, work and life and, by doing so, you’ll change the world.
This philosophy, a dogged amount of hard-work, and a discernible amount of grace have lead to some wonderful milestones.
I’ve been featured at Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, worked on a team with Heather Dominick, The Founder and Leader of the Highly Sensitive Leadership movement, featured in Healthy Life Magazine, Albany Times Union, Life at Home Magazine, CoachCampus.com, Blog Talk Radio, Healing Springs Journal, CDPHP, Time Warner Cable News, One Million Cups, The Rensselaerville Institute, Minnowbrook Conference Center, NYSAFLT Saratoga Springs, ACTFL San Antonio and The Capital Region Teacher Center to name a few.
Which Brings Me to You.
I’m here to serve.
My coaching practice is dedicatedly built on a bedrock of love, a passion for what’s possible and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good.
Through my free content and newsletter, online coaching and training programs, creativity workshops and more — I’m in this to make a difference. To help you build trust in your ability to engage with confidence in your relationships so you can create a life you love.
A relationship and a life that’s a one-of-a-kind and brilliant reflection of you.
Whether you’re looking to stand in your value in your relationship or looking to make changes in the way you show up in your life, I’m here to help you reach the highest levels of confidence, creative potential and support you in guiding your life sourced by the deepest wisdom within you.
I’m not one to claim I’ve got it all figured out and I don’t have all the answers. I make mistakes, have crappy days and get mired in fear and self-doubt, as we all, humans, are inclined to do.
But my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning, while keeping it real and honest as I go. So please don’t expect perfection but do expect thought-provoking ideas, timeless wisdom, artwork and an unwavering devotion to help you live into your most expansive, expressive and meaningful relationships and life.
If you’ve read this far, thank you.
I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. I’d love to learn more about you. The best way to share that and stay connected is to make sure you become a Love by Design insider — just click here now and enter your name and email.
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It’ll walk you through the fundamentals of developing a deep and abiding relationship with your intuition, act on it and engage with confidence in your relationship. Can’t wait for you to listen.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I’m thrilled we’re connected and I’m excited for the journey ahead.