How did I become a personal and business life coach and an energy healer? I love looking back and realizing that what I thought were separate dots of experience all over the map of my life actually created a bigger picture and lead to the vision and private practice I have now helping people to create positive change in their lives. I invented and reinvented myself several times over the years.
I was born and raised in California. At the University of California at Davis I received a BA in Psychology. When I was getting my elementary school teaching certification at San Francisco State University, my mother committed suicide. This sorrow and stress lead me to years of questioning. It also lead me to yoga, meditation, holistic health and healing, Reiki, Healing Touch and Resonance Repatterning which became life-long practices.
The first teaching job I got was working with very young children. To serve them better, I got an MA in Early Childhood Education. I worked with children, families, single parents and teachers for 10 years as a preschool and daycare teacher and director in state and federally funded programs. Little did I know I was preparing to help future clients uncover and heal from their childhood wounds. Healing the wounds of our inner child helps to create a healthy empowered adult.
My ex-husband and I met on a visit to upstate New York and we chose to live in Maine. We were entrepreneurs. Over the years, we ran a restaurant, a gourmet catering business and we founded and ran one of the first microbrewing businesses on the east coast. It was a small business and I learned by the seat of my pants to do every aspect of running a business. It was good training for working with my business clients.
Our divorce and my becoming a single parent lead to much more soul searching and looking for ways to be a happy and fulfilled person despite life’s challenges. I know now that these challenges were the motivators that helped me to grow and change. I needed answers. For the last 30 years I have read, studied, taken workshops and worked personally with leading people in the fields of personal development, energy psychology, coaching and Resonance Repatterning. I developed an ever-growing toolbox to help myself and to help others.
I started a part-time private coaching practice in Maine in 1997. In 2001, I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to set up my full-time private practice…and now it would be my pleasure to help you to create positive change in your life!
With great aloha,