Who I BE...
I’m human. Like you, I struggle to balance life’s demands. I climb hills that are too steep and push my limits. I experience dips in my energy and question my purpose and vision.
I face the same fears you do: Fears that, if I'm authentic, I won’t belong; or that I'll discover I have nothing unique to offer.
I live with my whole heart. Sometimes I get flooded and kind of stuck. Other times I take running leaps. Most of my life is lived wrestling with the small, defining moments "in between."
Busy with doing, let me not forget to BE: To be authentic, expressive, playful, and compassionate. To be imperfect and vulnerable. To dance boldly and also know how to be still.
By being fully alive and helping others come alive too - by giving my authentic self to the world - I say “thank you” to God for this beautiful and messy life.
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” — Frederick Buechner
What I DO…
My passion is Well-Being. Through wellness workshops, creative self-care facilitation/presentations, and contemplative writings/readings, I seek to nurture individual, community and global health.
I employ experiential and integrative methods for transformative learning including collaborative facilitation, art and creative processing, mind-body practices, and contemplative encounters with nature and metaphor.
“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Trina Paulus
I have a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University. My education is enhanced by a strong professional background in communications, project and program management, adaptive leadership development and civic engagement.
I am a Level-II Certified Leadership Coach through the Kansas Leadership Center (an ICF-approved training program) and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
I have one beautiful daughter and enjoy leaning into an active and artistic lifestyle. When I'm not working, find me outdoors, moving in my body and writing poetry.