At my core, I am nurturer. As a coach, I hold the space for you to uncover your own motivations, desires, and awareness to move your forward. I balance true listening with open ended questions which gives my clients a feeling they may not have felt in a long time; seen, heard, and valued. My clients feel supported, and in a partnership with someone who truly wants them to achieve their goals.
- Masters of Health and Wellness Coaching with a concentration in Nutrition from Maryland University for Integrative Health.
- Certification of Integrative Health Coach at the Institute of Integrative Health.
- Member of the International Coaching Federation.
- Undergraduate degree is in psychology & education from Saint Michael's University.
I grew up in a small American town in Maine, as a shy, but self-assured kid. As an undergraduate student my sister told me that I HAD to study abroad. This idea was completely scary to me but my older sister was bossy and usually right, so I took the leap and spent a semester in South Africa. As you can guess I had a life changing experience. I learned more about myself and the world in that 6 months then I did in all of my education.
When I was offered my first job to teach overseas, I hesitated, but because of my amazing study abroad experience I accepted the job. It felt like the most selfish decision I had ever made in my life, to leave my family and friends behind and explore the world because it's what I wanted and needed to grow. Since I graduated college I haven't lived in the same city for more than 3 years, and have lived in 4 different countries. Something, I would have never imagined for myself. I have become an expert in transitioning to new locations and adapting to new cultural environments.
After a career of an elementary teacher, I knew that I wanted to incorporate my other passions of health, wellness, and self-discovery into my teachings. I went back to school to study how I could be a learning facilitator for others on their path to a healthier, whole-hearted lifestyle. The hardiest decision was leaving my international lifestyle behind and return to the U.S. to complete my master's degree. I knew I wanted to use my coaching expertise to help expats have the same amazing experiences abroad that I did. After many years overseas, I get that a life overseas has bigger highs and stronger lows than "regular life" AND with limited resources to support you. I aim to fill that gap and be your resource.
I am most at home on the beach, in fact it's almost impossible to find a picture of me not on the beach or dripping wet in my bathing-suit. I love cooking real food because it's a way for me to create and nourish others. In my spare time, you will find me hiking with my two dogs, at yoga class, curled up with a good book, trying a new recipe, crafting, on a run, or basking in the sunshine near water.