What I DO…
My passion is well-being. Through creative capacity-building services, I seek to nurture individual and community health.
I design and lead experiential personal development and wellness workshops for individuals. I also offer integrative coaching services for professionals navigating transformational times of life and those wanting to deepen self-care practices. Learn more about coaching here.
Additionally, I provide creative project management, facilitation, and other support services to organizations using personal development strategies to achieve community change. Find a beginning list of services here.
I employ experiential and integrative methods including collaborative facilitation, art and creative processing, mind-body practices, and contemplative encounters with nature and metaphor. These methods allow us to access ways of knowing (sensing, feeling, imagining) that are often undervalued in our culture.
My work is richly informed by the fields and theories of interpersonal neurobiology, systems, adult development, and integrative/holistic health.
“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
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
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.