EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
M.A. in Psychology, with concentration in Communication Skills Training (Antioch University)
B.S. in Communications (Western Michigan University)
Certificate in Tough Stuff Communication Training (The Leadership Institute of Seattle)
Certified Life Coach, Radiant Health Institute (accredited by the International Coaching Federation)
Trained facilitator with Restore Ministries
I believe it is essential to know something about the person with whom you will be life coaching. I think it is vital to work in an environment that is empathetic, encouraging, enlightening and supportive. Allow me to share very briefly some personal information that might help you discern if I am the ideal candidate to assist you on your journey to change.
I have been on a years-long adventure to discover how to be the healthiest person I can be. I have experienced many physical and emotional obstacles in my life and I am well acquainted with circumstances that can be crushing to a person. As an "overcomer," I have experiential understanding of the multiple benefits of receiving support on one's own journey. What has grown out of my own personal healing is a passion for supporting women who want to use their voice more effectively, walk in freedom and fulfill their destiny. Decades ago, I read a scripture in 2 Corinthians 1: 4 “...to comfort whereby you have been comforted.” I knew immediately that scripture was for me, especially after learning that the word 'comfort' means to exhort, give relief, cheer up, and console in the original Greek language. Setting my sights on that scripture as my goal, I have sought to become well educated academically and personally, so that I can be a strong advocate for assisting others on their own adventure to change.
I am a co-author of the book, Radiant Relationships. I have over 20 years' experience assisting individuals and facilitating groups, collaborating with women to strengthen them emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
I have been married for almost 25 years and am the mother of two boys, ages 20 and 17. I have lived in New Jersey, Michigan, Phoenix and Seattle, and have resided in Franklin, Tennessee for over 20 years. I recharge by exercising, listening to music, reading and connecting with my friends.