About Me

I am a professional coach and mentor. In my work with educators, leaders, young professionals and those with a desire to grow, I see myself as a guide as much as a therapist. I am deeply curious about how things work, especially the human mind.  Life shapes us to become who we are and just as often, illuminates our un-mined potential by causing us pain or discomfort. Discomfort is a great place to begin!

I spent several years in the Boston area in private practice, giving workshops in family therapy and training social workers. I have presented at national conferences in the field of chemical dependency. Recently, I have been donating time to work with women in recovery from cancer, coaching college students in Values Clarification and teaching writing to caregivers. I am also trained to de-brief LMAP 360 performance evaluations.

My great loves are my family, growing orchids and fruit trees in Florida, hiking and making quilts. I am “old school” when it comes to making things from scratch and love to go crazy in the kitchen. My best nights are gathering friends (my lab rats) and whipping up a feast. Life is meant to be a feast!

Partners in Service

  • Coaches Training Institute: Leadership Partner
  • Complementary Cancer Care
  • LEAD Program – Cornell University
  • International Coaches Federation
  • Write Your Life
  • Hearts and Hands – Support for the Unsheltered
  • Cocoa City Council Citizens Academy
  • LMAP 360 Personality Assessment
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
  • Licensed Social Worker, State of Massachusetts, since 1983
  • Certified Life Coach, CTI (2008)
  • Certification in Leadership, CTI (2010)

Member:

  • International Coaches Federation
  • League of Women Voters
  • Citizens Academy, Cocoa, FL
  • Simmons Alumni, Simmons College

Credentials

My Work

Certified Professional Co-active Coach

Licensed Psychotherapist

Practice dedicated to client's:

  • Increased personal happiness, resilience and self-esteem
  • Leadership skills and engagement with others
  • Better relationships, tolerance and flexibility