I'm passionate about coaching the adults who come together in a school system, specifically educators, administrators, support staff, and parents/guardians.
As a lifelong educator, a parent of a child with special needs, and a cancer survivor, I bring a lifetime of personal and professional experience blended with intensive training in coaching methodology to our work together. I have spent the majority of my career working with middle school students and the adults in their lives. In my early career, I taught high school and middle school English while earning a master's degree in school counseling, and I've spent over twenty years as a middle school counselor. In addition to completing post-graduate work in Gestalt theory and practice, I earned my coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara.
My strengths include building strong relationships, creating trust, communicating clearly and helping people get to the heart of what's important to them as a clearing to create change. I have a special interest and a unique perspective in working with clients who - while balancing the responsibilities of everyday life - are facing significant health challenges, are dealing with end-of-life issues personally or with a loved one, or are raising children with special needs.
A successful coaching relationship is built on confidentiality, mutual respect, trust and shared expectations. I look forward to developing this relationship with you and to walking the road to transformation together!