I am both a Licensed Psychologist and a Professional Certified Coach, with a doctorate in counseling psychology and an accreditation from the ICF. After twenty years of private practice as a therapist, I transitioned into life, career, and success coaching. I am on the faculty of The Academy for Coaching Excellence (ACE) , where I am also a mentor coach for coaches in training. I love the positive, results-oriented focus of coaching, as well as the satisfaction of watching my clients’ lives evolve and unfold.
I use the Enneagram Integrative9 assessment and reports with newly-forming leadership teams, teams going through transitions, and functional teams looking for increased agility and cohesion. I work with groups from many industries, including education, finance, and technology. I also use Integrative9’s tool with individual coaching clients. This assessment is rich in its potential for self-discovery, and it offers nuanced perspectives that provide strong support for reaching goals. In the contexts of relationships or teams, it also offers understanding of how we operate within, between, and among ourselves and others. For long-term clients, this assessment is adding a new dimension to our work together. Becoming certified by IEQ has been very meaningful to me both personally and professionally. It’s an impressive instrument and report.
With coaching clients, I work via Zoom or phone, nationally and internationally. With teams, I work both in person and on the phone.
I regularly present at Rancho La Puerta and co-lead writing/coaching classes in Marin County, CA, where I live. I am the co-author of two self-help books: “Have You Ever Been a Child? Hints for Children and Adults” and “The Not-So-Scary Breast Cancer Book: Two Sisters’ Journey from Discovery to Recovery."
As an advocate for a full and balanced life, I am a published poet, an avid hiker, and an amateur photographer (which links up well with being a wildflower geek). A fluent Spanish speaker, I love to travel - often to Mexico or Guatemala - to volunteer, snorkel, or just be.