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Ever since I was a kid, I was obsessed with magic and story, and approached the mysteries with orderly, scientific precision. For example, my 7-year old sister and her friends reported seeing an elf-like creature during a sleepover…benevolent, attention-seeking, I think maybe it was tapdancing per reports. I, in all my 9 years of investigative curiosity, interviewed them each separately to confirm the story. It checked out.
For as long as I can remember, I enjoy finding clarity in mystery, unity in chaos and often discovered that both can co-exist.
My childhood shaped my sense of purpose, of what I’m here to do and how I can best share my gifts. I’m practical. I like results. And I also require beauty, energetic connection and daily doses of magic. I’m here to help you understand your patterns and find your passion. What’s your life purpose? What energizes you, fills your heart, and inspires your days? This might be your profession, your hobbies, or a combination of both. The Path doesn’t look any one way. I have served as a nonprofit leader, trainer, community organizer, evaluator, writer, artist, and team builder. I believe in social justice, the good of the whole, magical realism and the ability of teams and organizations to thrive.
I also believe that life is too short to play small, to stop believing in wonder and the transformation found in simple everyday moments – the beauty of a fiery sunrise, the loveliness of your own lovely, crooked smile…What keeps your juices flowing? What gets you excited to get out of bed every day, moves you to believe in and ACT on the power of love, beauty, justice, your dreams, your Self?
We can lose tether to this important energy. I know I did. I got too wrapped up in my own self-importance. I took my work and myself too seriously. The world felt flat.
Lots happened to turn this around and the tools and insights I’ve gleaned along the way are what I want to share with you.
I want to support you, and your team, and your community, to be strong, wholehearted, renewed and fulfilled. Will every day be rainbows and unicorns? Probably not. But I believe that most days can be interesting, and when you lead with your strengths – and believe in true magic – there’s purpose and joy in those days, too.
Based on my own experiences of 2+ decades in the nonprofit sector, I know that even when you find meaningful work, it takes some conscious effort to stay in the game. Especially through times of change and transition, when uncertainty can shake you off your ground and you have serious questions about where it’s all going.
With a toolkit of practical communication tools and creative prompts and play, I will support you through tough transitions, welcome changes and the general unpredictability of everyday life. I don’t want you to suffer, hide your gifts, or feel alone in this world. I want you to shine however you want and need to shine.
Our work together will include lots of skill-building, journaling, art, aroma, nature, ritual-making, and other strategies. I use archetypes and poetry to help you review new ways to tell your story. We can look at your own unique moon and star chart. Or we may just sit in a guided, mindful meditation as you learn to trust your own wisdom and leadership.
With intuition and drive as our guides, we find customized ways to blend and braid your everyday moments with energy and meaning.
I have been honing my journal writing, group facilitation and teaching skills since the age of 8. That’s many decades. I am lucky to have had a wonderful first-grade teacher who inspired me to write and create and grow into the feminist that I am; supportive parents who supported my crazy dreams and didn’t push me into law school, even though that’s where they hoped I would go; and a younger sister who was my patient first ‘student,’ even though she would’ve much rather played kickball than play “school.” Inside. With me. On the weekends.
I have learned to take my work seriously and myself lightly. I am ever in the process of turning my highly-sensitive nature into my greatest trusted asset. With individuals and with teams, I now rely on this sensitivity to help me respond respectfully, directly and with love. It’s no longer a deficit, as I once believed (and was told).
As an ambivert who finds renewal in both solitude and among (certain) people, I have a special affinity for the quiet leader, the person who is blazing her own trail through the noise of social media and a culture obsessed with personality.
So whether you’re in a life transition or you’ve settled into your professional role and just want to reignite your spark, it’s time for your light to shine. I’d like to support your brilliant emergence/re-emergence into the life that has been seeking you.
I have a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Master’s from Regis University in Organizational Leadership. I’m a certified instructor of the Journal to the Self® method, a certified Executive Coach, a Master Practitioner and lifelong student of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an avid artist, writer, social justice advocate, Moon worshipper and nature-lover.