It was my 11th year in the
corporate world, serving as manager of employee relations for a national insurance
company, when I had an awakening: If I do not create the life I really want, it will never
What I really wanted was to work with peoples' whole lives, not just the work-related
part. In 1996 I left my job and began a private practice that I called "life
consulting." I was passionate about helping people create lives of great
A year later "life coaching" crossed my radar screen, and I saw that it was what
I was doing! I took training through the best coaching school available (The Coaches
Training Institute), then got certified as a professional coach, and now am a trainer for
that organization. I continue to have a private practice of coaching clients, along with
speaking and writing.
know how some cultures have these "ritual clowns" who could open up to the
doorway between worlds? They helped people drop their preconceptions and open up to
new learning. Having seen you in action, I see some of that in you, as if you had
that lineage in you in some way."
-Joan McMahon, Denver, CO
I am always creating my life to be more in line with my purpose of waking people up to
greater aliveness. In addition to my coaching and speaking, here's a taste of other ways I
I live an hour from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro
area, in an 1800's farmhouse nestled among woods, fields, and lakes. I make this home with
my husband Tom and a dog that outweighs me! Tom and I entertain often, read aloud, go on
wilderness trips, and stay present on the path of conscious marriage.
Many days find me outdoors as much as possible, walking the woods, jumping on the
trampoline, biking country by-ways or canoeing the nearby St. Croix river