JourneyMapping® life design framework is a synthesis of knowledge that comes from my 35+ years as a wellness professional, organizational consultant and passionate truth seeker. My intention is to provide a thoughtful, fun, creative and intelligent framework for life design.
I am deeply moved by the transformational journey my clients embark on when they are motivated and invested in shaping their own happiness and future.
Partnering with clients to develop the skills of self-mastery is an important component of our work together. This includes learning to advocate for their needs, having clear boundaries, holding center, embodying confidence, and the ability to be resilient when triggered. All of these have the power to significantly change their experience of their job, relationships or life without making major structural changes.
Sometimes a client is ripe for taking the leap and making a major life shift. I’ve been there with clients as they’ve turned the corner to find a new job, launch a business, buy a home, move to a new location, open the door to retirement, choose to divorce or begin to date.
Evolving one’s life is a journey that takes courage, vulnerability, self-awareness and dedication. We humans are complex, and this only increases by midlife given all our diverse life experiences. I approach each client with curiosity so I can learn what they need, what they want and what makes them tick.
There is no doubt my approach to life design and coaching have been shaped by my own life experiences and experiments.
I lived in a yoga center, Kripalu, for 10 years beginning in 1983, age 20. I worked as a manager and learned the organizational side of running a large holistic program center. At Kripalu I gained holistic lifestyle practices that continue to be the foundation of my life today including yoga, pranayama (breathing), meditation, healthy diet, self-care practices and listening to my heart.
I have firsthand experience with many approaches to personal growth, healing and spirituality including workshops, retreats, psychotherapy, leadership development, wilderness immersions, medicine journies, ecstatic dance and world travel.
I’ve climbed many a big mountain and have prayed and chanted in many traditions and locations including MA, CA, HI, Brazil, India and my beloved NM.
Another important chapter of my life focused on cultural sensitivity and diversity issues. I learned how much I don’t know and have come to appreciate good conversations with people who have different backgrounds from my own.
I have step-parented and mentored. I value cross-generational relationships and the ways we grow each other.
I love nature, gardens, local organic food and the simpler things in life. I run, hike, mountain bike and dance. I am an advid outdoor adventurer.
My Education & Training
I have a BA in pre-medical studies and a certificate in Hakomi Integrative Somatics with a specialty in trauma. I have facilited thousands of client sessions as a life coach, massage and body-centered therapist. I also worked as an organizational consultant faciliting leadership development, strategic planning and collaborative approaches to change.
I am trained in organizational learning and systems thinking, Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, World Café, Mindful Facilitation, Diversity and Inclusion and Nonviolent Communication. I also studied at the Coaches Training Institutute.
I am an LMT and Kripalu yoga teacher. Additionally I have studied Ayurveda, medicine journey integration and Buddhist philosophy and meditation.