I have spent the last 20 years working with students, professionals and organizational teams, creating partnerships that lead to increased career success and satisfaction. And while my goal is to help clients identify their needs and develop realistic steps to meet their goals, I am gratified to know that it’s not just my presentation or coaching skills that have made the difference, but that clients enjoy the levity and humor I bring to what is a challenging process. I understand what it takes to be vulnerable, put it all on the line to achieve success, and I build courage in my clients to navigate a winding road that leads to their ultimate career goals.
I believe in having it all; business success and family, exercise and chocolate! I am a mother who strives to be a role model to my kids while working hard to build a meaningful business motivating others to go after everything they want.
I also believe in that cheesy phrase, “learn what you love and then get paid for it.” I love what I do. Whether I am giving a presentation in front of a group or in a one-on-one coaching session, there’s nothing that makes me happier than hearing a client gain focus, motivation or clarity. It’s taken me a long time to get here but I couldn’t have done it without help. I believe in helping others reach their goals, too.
Sample of Places Where I’ve Presented:
University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Texas Christian University, Michigan State University, Tulane University, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and Beyond B-School
Professional designations and distinctions include:
• M.S. Ed. In Career Counseling and B.A. in Psychology
• MBTI – Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certified
• CELDC – Certified Executive Leadership and Development Coach
• CCMC – Certified Career Management Coach
• MBA CCMC – MBA Certified Career Management Coach
• Certified in Brain Based Success Coaching (in-process)
• Certified Twitter Job Search Coach
• 360Reach Certified Brand Management Coach
I am currently on the Board for the Career Thought Leaders; an international organization that brings together Career Professionals and Resume Writers to discuss current trends. Along with running my business I teach Career Certification Courses through The Academies; an International Coach Federation accredited academy with Susan Whitcomb. The Academies, Inc. | Career Coach Academy program is packed with rich content, providing coaching competencies and career management principles, tools, forms, and strategies that are needed to serve clients.
What Do I Do for Balance, Breath and Bodaciousness? Teach Pilates!
In my free time, I teach Pilates classes. I have been teaching since leg warmers and big hair were in style. My classes are an example of who I am as a professional; adaptable, approachable, and genuinely interested in the well being of my participants. Recently, I have had some injuries and they have taught me the importance of balance and listening. In an effort to practice what I preach, I use my Brain Based Leadership tactics to remain positive, keep a clear vision and continuously check-in on my progress. Whether it is in business or in your personal life, we need to continue to be adaptable, flexible and kind to ourselves.
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