About Me

 


 

Clients I have worked with...

I work with a broad spectrum of clients.  I coach mostly women who are fun, creative, inspiring and are trail blazers in life.  I coach people who know that there is more than what they are experiencing in life.   I have coached visual and performing artists, and writers.  I also coach people finding their way through transitions including: extreme grief, health challenges such as cancer or depression, people looking for what is next, students who are alternative learners making their way through university systems with traditional teaching methodology.   

 

I believe...

I believe coaching is a fantastic process that fits with anyone who has that nagging feeling that there is something more then what they are experiencing. I invite you to experience coaching a process that opens up human potential and will change your world.    

What informs my practice...

In addition to being a professional Life Coach, I am a registered nurse who passionately believes in integrated holistic health care.  I teach in higher education and absolutely love connecting with students.   I am a graphic facilitator, visual artist and the past founder of artbynurses.com.  I have presented on a national and international level on relational practice, coaching and creativity. 

 

My philosophy...

My philosophy as a life coach, a registered nurse, and educator is grounded in health promotion.  I believe with all my heart that people are the experts of their own experience.  Each person, no matter how marginalized is capable of determining their own needs, finding their own answers and solving their own problems (Doane and Varcoe 1997. p. 34).  To effectively address their personal life challenges, I guide clients to their own answers by deeply listening to what they want and value by asking powerful questions using co-active coaching principles as well as the great story framework as a spiritual philosophy to make meaning of their experience.   l graphically illustrate each session on my white board in my studio so people have a clearer understanding of their thoughts, beliefs, stories and emotions so they can make informed choices. 

 

Designing different approaches...

I also co-create different coaching techniques and collaboratively design commitments to keep clients moving forward.  I work with clients with compassion and understanding by building on their strengths so they can attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving and DESERVE.  I passionately believe that coaching is a process that unlocks human potential and it will change the world. 

 

Professional ongoing learning...

I am a Certified Creativity coach (KMCC) and  Professional Co-Active Coach® (CPCC), accredited by International Coach Federation, and recieved my education at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).  "CTI has trained over 35,000 Co-Active coaches worldwide and today trains more new coaches each year than any other training program. It is an international program that is known for the world’s most rigorous and well-respected coaching faculty in the industry" (CTI website www.thecoaches.com/why-cti ).

I have completed the Lucid Living Great story coaching program in April 2017 along with the leadership workshop.  I am passionate about the process of coaching and continue to be coached in order to be emotionally available and present for each of my clients.