Many years ago, I’d checked all the boxes. So why wasn’t I fulfilled?
At the time, I’d become a successful first-generation college graduate and earned a master’s degree in health systems. I was working for a prestigious company, earning a comfortable income. I was recently married, and we’d just purchased a new home with the thought of getting ready to start a family.
But I knew something was missing. I was noticing that everyone around me was overworked and that I had no real control or impact in my job. And there was this voice whispering to me – “There’s got to be something more.”
As I explored my feelings around needing more than what was supposed to make me happy, I started taking steps to listen to my inner voice. I took an introductory massage class that awakened a spark in me. I could feel the impact that connecting through touch allowed me to have on others. I followed this path to become a licensed massage therapist in 1999.
Six years later, I realized working in massage therapy alone limited how I could really impact others. Too many of my massage clients wanted me to temporarily fix their physical problems; I wasn’t able to address their core underlying issues. I could see how much potential they had with the right support to transform their lives physically and emotionally. Inspired, I worked to become a certified Co-Active Coach in 2005 and to begin my holistic life and healing coaching practice.
In the 15 years that have followed, I’ve integrated the worlds of energy, bodywork and coaching into my practice. I’ve also been on my own journey to a more fulfilled, embodied life. It’s one that gets richer the more I give myself permission to listen to my inner voice and to allow more joy, ease and meaning in. I’ve had the incredible honor to be a positive, calm and nurturing guide to hundreds of clients – helping them to explore their own needs, desires, emotions and energy to create more satisfying, meaningful lives.
As your coach, I’m able to partner with you as you create the life you want, relying on my deep expertise and modalities in coaching, bodywork, and energy. But my greatest joy is being with you on your own journey, helping you to go from that place of “there’s got to be something more” to finally feeling open, joyful, light, and at peace.
I believe what you feel in your body is a good indication of your truth. You may have forgotten how to trust what your body is telling you, but I know you are whole and do not need to be “fixed.” You already have the resources within you to discover the meaning you’re seeking, to clear the underlying issues that weigh on you, and to create connections that will transform your life. I know firsthand that undertaking these challenges takes bravery, permission, and support from an advocate – someone you can trust to guide you on how to find, carve out, and walk that new path.
I’ve been there and felt both the uncertainty of the path and the necessity of permission. It can be hard to ask for help, but sometimes that’s all you need – a partner for that first step and the right person to walk with you. With all I’ve been through and all I have to give, I’m here to join you on that journey.
Education and Certifications
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach®; Co-Active Training Institute
- Board Certified & Licensed in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB #285682; NC #9857)
- EFT Level 2 Practitioner
- ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist
- Certified in Integrative Reflexology®
- Certified Reiki Practitioner (1st & 2nd Degree)
- Bachelor of Science in Community Health
- Master of Science in Health Systems Management
Additional Training and Modalities
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program; Duke Integrative Medicine
- Meridian Tapping & Matrix Reimprinting
- Integrative Intuitive Healing
- Acupressure & The Five Elements
- Aromatherapy: Restoring Emotional Balance
- Working with the Brain, Body and Trauma
- The Healing Power of the Breath
- The Chakras: Bridging Mind, Body & Spirit