Hi! I’m happy to meet you!
Through coaching, I love to partner with you to puzzle through exactly what you desire and support your efforts to achieve those professional and leadership goals. I am passionate about understanding why you think and behave the way you do and am inspired to support you as you stretch yourself to the next level or next challenge.
I bring confidential and open-minded support while asking thought provoking questions and actively listening. My role is to provide insightful reflection, feedback and an opportunity to explore your thinking.
I’m not interested in judging your choices or telling you what to do. Perhaps you feel enough people are doing that for you already?
Others have always come to me when they wanted to sort things out when they were not getting where they wanted to be. I regularly heard (and still do) that I was that person who would listen intently, challenge thoughtfully, and encourage deeply.
We all have things that challenge us and I have my share. Who I am is much the same and yet how I choose to respond has become much more sensitized and informed. I delight in supporting you figure out which habits and behaviors you want to change since I know the impact those choices had on my life.
I once was stressed all the time. Naturally, I’m not skipping through the rose petals every day even now. Those weighted days still arrive. I DO recognize more of my triggers and habitual challenges. Importantly, I’ve found strategies to sort through the blocks and stories I make up (we all do it!). I was that person who asked the awkward (and tragically blunt!) questions on more than one occasion. I said things before thinking through how it might be received. I had a winning and achieving mindset that sometimes blinded me to the needs and feelings of others. Awareness is the first step and I love that coaching gives room to choose what happens after that too.
I Tend to Be Known For
- Thought Partner
- Business Acumen
- Wacky Metaphors
Knowledge, Network & Education
To be your best coach, I am committed to building my knowledge and capabilities. I love what I do and learning more about it is
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF)
- MBA from Yale School of Management
- Bachelors in Agricultural Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Board Leader and President for ICF Michigan
I’m certified in some assessments – and conversant in others:
- Energy Leadership IndexTM – Master Practitioner
- EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence)
- Values In Action (Positive Psychology – Values Characteristics)
The Personal Side of Things
I live in southeastern Michigan with my husband – who is also my best friend. Together, we enjoy traveling to domestic and international destinations and indulging our hobbyist photography habit. We’re fans of Formula1 and enjoy attending the race in Montreal as we are able – and dream of others.
When not on the road, I’m often sitting with a kindle and a kitty! My Goodreads goal is 75 books per year– connect with me!
The Office Mates:
Stealing the show with clients, colleagues and friends are my purring office mates. Sleeping, sharing opinions, or judging us all in silence, they are my companions!
- Lou Lou the Otter
- Thundarr the Barbarian