Welcome.

I’m a lifetime entrepreneur, leadership coach, public speaker, women’s advocate, wife & mother to two amazing daughters. I have spent the past two decades working with leaders around personal development, transformational leadership, gender bias, and emotional intelligence.

A Peek into My Story

I have been referred to as a

people whisperer >>
From a very young age, I was interested in what made people tick. I started journaling almost as early as I could write. I needed to get my innermost thoughts down on paper. I was a very keen observer of humanity. I watched people, and people naturally talked to me even when I was a very young child. They shared their secrets, their fears, the joys, sometimes way more than I could handle, especially at such a young age.
I have always understood what was underneath people’s words: their real feelings. The emotional world and the world of feelings is my happy place. At 9, my first personal development book was called “Positive Solitude”. I will never forget the validation I felt in having someone acknowledge my joy in being alone.

I read my first personal development book

<< at age 9

I am a public speaker & often in the limelight, but 

I am also an introvert >>
I spend a lot of time around people, and I love it, but I am also an introvert. I need a lot of space and time to recharge my energy. I had to learn to manage my energy in a very different way when I was young and through my 22 years in business. I built systems that I desperately needed to survive and I taught those same systems for decades to the leaders I have worked with.
You could say I spent the first half of my life observing, thinking, feeling, and exploring my inner world and the inner world of others. I was quiet and shy, and never really felt like I fit in with my peers or my places. I read self-development books as a child, studied psychology & sociology in high school and college and was interested in how to apply psychology to business and leadership. This lead me to entrepreneurship!
<< I have studied human nature

in both my career and my off time

I started my first business

at age 25 >>
My first business was a branding and advertising agency. I was interested in how to apply psychology, emotions, and human behavior to business. I taught male-dominated industries how to reach the emotions of women, how to tap into their desires and speak to them in a way that could reach their hearts and minds. It was a fascinating journey and through that process, I found my love for working directly with business and industry leaders.
I started coaching leaders in my branding and advertising agency. So often the issue with their branding and marketing wasn’t even about their branding and marketing, it was about their leadership. They didn’t have clarity about who they were and what they wanted to stand for. That clarity is at the heart of good branding. I eventually left that business to become a full-time “coach”. I wanted to do the necessary personal development work with leaders so they could have more impact in the world.
<< I became a business & leadership coach

before “coaching” was even an industry

Over 22 years I crafted my own

evidence-based leadership process>>
I have had the honor to work with thousands of leaders around the world. I was able to study, practice, test, and hone my leadership process over decades of hands-on experience. I learned what really works and what doesn’t. I uncovered the proper sequence for real impact & long-lasting change. I discovered why so many leadership programs never get beyond the surface of leadership.
One of my core tenants is that real growth is a removal process. We are actually innately transformational leaders! We just have to get out of our own way and remove the things in the way of our innate greatness. One of the things we have to remove is our “mind” so we can access our whole-body intelligence, the power we have in our emotional and feeling world. We are innately feeling beings! When we allow ourselves to access our full potential it puts us in position to change the world.
<< Transformational leadership is easy,

we just have to get out of the way

I have been referred to as a

people whisperer >>

From a very young age, I was interested in what made people tick. I started journaling almost as early as I could write. I needed to get my innermost thoughts down on paper. I was a very keen observer of humanity. I watched people, and people naturally talked to me even when I was a very young child. They shared their secrets, their fears, the joys, sometimes way more than I could handle, especially at such a young age.

I read my first personal development book

at age 9 >>
I have always understood what was underneath people’s words: their real feelings. The emotional world and the world of feelings is my happy place. At 9, my first personal development book was called “Positive Solitude”. I will never forget the validation I felt in having someone acknowledge my joy in being alone.

I am a public speaker & often in the limelight, but 

I am also an introvert >>
I spend a lot of time around people, and I love it, but I am also an introvert. I need a lot of space and time to recharge my energy. I had to learn to manage my energy in a very different way when I was young and through my 22 years in business. I built systems that I desperately needed to survive and I taught those same systems for decades to the leaders I have worked with.
I have studied human nature >>

in both my career and my off time

You could say I spent the first half of my life observing, thinking, feeling, and exploring my inner world and the inner world of others. I was quiet and shy, and never really felt like I fit in with my peers or my places. I read self-development books as a child, studied psychology & sociology in high school and college and was interested in how to apply psychology to business and leadership. This lead me to entrepreneurship!

I started my first business

at age 25 >>
My first business was a branding and advertising agency. I was interested in how to apply psychology, emotions, and human behavior to business. I taught male-dominated industries how to reach the emotions of women, how to tap into their desires and speak to them in a way that could reach their hearts and minds. It was a fascinating journey and through that process, I found my love for working directly with business and industry leaders.
I became a business & leadership coach >>

before “coaching” was even an industry

I started coaching leaders in my branding and advertising agency. So often the issue with their branding and marketing wasn’t even about their branding and marketing, it was about their leadership. They didn’t have clarity about who they were and what they wanted to stand for. That clarity is at the heart of good branding. I eventually left that business to become a full-time “coach”. I wanted to do the necessary personal development work with leaders so they could have more impact in the world.

Over 22 years I crafted my own

evidence-based leadership process>>
I have had the honor to work with thousands of leaders around the world. I was able to study, practice, test, and hone my leadership process over decades of hands-on experience. I learned what really works and what doesn’t. I uncovered the proper sequence for real impact & long-lasting change. I discovered why so many leadership programs never get beyond the surface of leadership.
Transformational leadership is easy, >>

we just have to get out of the way

One of my core tenants is that real growth is a removal process. We are actually innately transformational leaders! We just have to get out of our own way and remove the things in the way of our innate greatness. One of the things we have to remove is our “mind” so we can access our whole-body intelligence, the power we have in our emotional and feeling world. We are innately feeling beings! When we allow ourselves to access our full potential it puts us in position to change the world.
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My Core Foundation

[my core belief]

That we are innately great leaders full of empathy, whole-body intelligence & infinite wisdom. We just have to let go of what is in the way of our greatness!

[my promise]

To transform the way you see yourself, others and the world. To give you new sets of tools for transformational leadership & a fulfilling life.

[my greatest desire]

That all beings recognize their worth, genius, voice, and power – that we honor ourselves & each other fully 

[my vibe]

Deep, reflective and empowering. I provide a safe space & a mirror for you to see your greatness.

My Mission is Simple…

I want to help leaders discover their super human powers!
And center their humanity in their leadership, so we can change the world.

 

Imagine a world…with more empathy, kindness, connection and compassion.
Imagine a world where everyone is honored for who they are and the gifts & genius they were born with. Imagine a world where we can relate to each other and see the best in each other, where even in hard times and conflict we can find a way to appreciate each other. Imagine a world focused on empowering everyone, not just the elite. Imagine equality and an honoring of every race, every gender, and every individual no matter who they are or how they want to express themselves. Imagine a world with minimal trauma and maximum grace.

This world can exist, but it starts with brave souls willing to do the personal development work necessary to lead. It starts with embracing our ability to feel, our emotions, and our whole-body intelligence.

You Can Start Here!

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