I’m currently most passionate about books I’m writing on ThriveTypes, personality distinctions supporting people to identify and deepen expression of their genius while loosening personas, and on how to shift out of The Triangle by choosing creativity, authenticity, response-ability and appreciation. I’m excited to bring these great tools to more people!
What vision do you have for your life and your coaching practice?
I value thriving: to thrive is to grow vigorously, to flourish and prosper – to progress towards and realize goals. My vision for my life and my coaching practice includes me being a living embodiment of thriving. I am passionate about co-creating with others to support integrating their expression of aliveness and genius in all areas of their business, life and relationships, as this integration empowers the greatest transformation. I provide resources, tools and presence to support people and teams being real, strategic and taking steps to manifest what they really want – such as feeling joy, experiencing fulfillment, and making great contributions.
What are the top three things you love about coaching?
Three things I most love about coaching are:
- Being of service – contributing from my own learning
- Solving puzzles – noticing others’ openings, discovering how to most effectively provide invitations to catalyze their journey
- Mutual growth – for me and the client
Before I started coaching I …
Before I started coaching, I studied genetics and molecular biology and applied these tools in medicine and agriculture. I studied, created and taught ceramics. I protected biotechnology intellectual property, first at a law firm then at an entrepreneurial startup making a unique consumer appliance. As one of the first employees, I got involved in every area of the business. I made the transition to coaching after I had already been pursuing my own growth for several years – I began by applying my learning to identifying applicants’ geniuses during job interviews and to providing insight into leader team dynamics.
What makes you laugh?
I absolutely never laugh; life is far too serious for wasting such precious time. Focus, figure it out, strive, push through, work hard, and above all else, make others suffer as I do. (Um, if ya can’t tell, playing, making it bigger, and, as I recall Katie saying, fighting fire with gasoline – all make me laugh!)
The legacy I want to leave behind is …
The legacy I want to leave behind is that I distributed resources and tools and supported many people in ways that catalyzed them to discover their genius and create fulfilling ways to express it in the world. I’ve also helped them connect in co-creative communities desiring and empowering their contributions. I want to be known as having facilitated aliveness, authentic expression, and great results everywhere.
Who are your top three people you would want to coach and why?
The top three people I’d want to coach are hungry for it and intend to easily disseminate consciousness tools across the globe and beyond. Who might that be? Perhaps famous and empowering politicians and celebrities such as Elizabeth Warren, Christine Lagarde, and Ellen DeGeneres.
What were the greatest benefits you received from studying at the Hendricks Institute?
The magnitude and breadth of the benefits I’ve received from studying at the Hendricks Institute are so vast. Two pearls include: 1) learning to insource (source from within) my own approval, acceptance, authority, attention, belonging, etc., and 2) discovering that focusing on what I really want in every moment, particularly when I could easily distract myself with something I don’t want, is what enables me to create and experience the most joy and fulfillment and to make the biggest contributions.
The movie that inspired me most was__. Why? The book?
I don’t have a favorite film; what I do love about watching films is how, when they’re good, I step into a new realm, discover new perspectives, savor new joy, and then step back into my life expanded. The books that I read I put to practical use; my favorite of recent years is Gay & Katie’s The Conscious Heart. I’ve read it several times and continue to glean new awareness.
What brings you the most joy in your day to day life?
The greatest joy I experience in my day-to-day life is co-creating with others. I love playing with ideas, aligning on goals, noticing openings for strategies to get there, and making progress along the journey. I love sharing the exploration, solution generation, and celebration with each success.
What ten things could you not do without?
Ten things I’d prefer to not do without include:
- Fresh air
- Smell of Evergreens
- Conscious Community
- Connection I Experience Looking in Someone’s Eyes
- My Computer and iPhone Connected to the Internet