Associate Certified Coach
Associate Certified Coach
And What Else? What’s possible? How do I start?
If you ask yourself these questions you’re not alone! As a Life Coach, Communications Professor, and parent I help young adults to those reaching retirement explore their own answers to these questions. What’s more, I felt this way too. That’s how I found life coaching.
Transitions can be tough. For me, I was looking for my sense of renewed purpose. My kids flew the nest, I’d been teaching for over 20 years, and I felt a little stagnant. I thought to myself, And What Else? Then, Steve and I discovered the UC Davis Professional and Life Coaching Certification Program. Not only did we learn how to coach others but, we were coached and this coaching lead to seeing what was possible in our own lives then taking manageable actions to get there. I now approach life with a sense of progression not perfection.
My personal mission in life is to continually learn and grow and to help others do the same. Change can be difficult. As a Life Coach I am committed to being completely present for my client, partnering with them to reach their own personal vision and goals for themselves. I have worked with young adults on figuring out the path they’d like to go in their lives both personally and professionally. I have worked with men and women at different stages of life exploring options for career change, better communication with loved ones, and figuring out “And What Else?”
I hope I have the opportunity to work with you too. If you would like to see what coaching is all about, sign up for a free 45 minute complimentary session.
I hope you live your life in AWE!
My personal and professional life has been blessed with many opportunities to learn and develop. Attending University of California, Irvine I received a Bachelors in Economics with a Minor in Management. While the academic portion of that experience was certainly important, it was the interpersonal and leadership skills developed by being a Resident Assistant in the dormitories and a President of a Fraternity that served me especially well.
I became a Leadership & Educational Consultant with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and travelled to 40+ chapters teaching underclassmen the lessons I had learned. The following year the Rotary Foundation selected me as an Ambassadorial Scholar to help strengthen relationships among peoples. While in England I was able to obtain a Master’s in Business Administration and learn so much about what we American’s have in common with so many
others of different Nationalities.
Returning to the States I chose information technology as a field to focus on for my career and spent the majority of the time in sales and sales management. This field is constantly changing, and I have had to learn to change with it. For a ten year stretch during this time I was also able to coach my kids, and hundreds more, in youth sports. Dealing with client and management demands paled in comparison to the rich opportunities to further my inter-personal skills with parents!
I bring the skills of listening empathetically, understanding objectively, and communicating
clearly developed through this life of learning to The Life Coach Approach.
As a coach I will serve you. Your goals, your ambitions, your challenges are what excite me. The ICF Accredited Coach Training Program that I completed through the UC Davis program provided the structure and methodology to coach professionally and informs the way I approach coaching. If you’d like to learn more check out the International Coach Federation’s
While not in an office (home or otherwise) you will find me on a trail, a river, a lake, or wherever my body will take me!