My first foray into coaching came in my late twenties when I discovered the martial art of Aikido. At first, I was intrigued by it's grace, power and elegance, but soon learned that the physical aspects had strong and inseparable spiritual underpinnings. I also realized that the principles in Aikido were directly applicable to all areas of one's life and relationships, and that advancing in the art meant growing as a person. I progressed quickly.
About a year after I began Aikido, a counselor friend of mine who was familiar with my work in the field of relationship and personal growth, saw how I was raising my son, and invited me to work with troubled youth. For the next ten years I coached effective parenting and helped teens and pre-teens build self esteem and learn the relationship skills that would allow them to reintegrate back into themselves, their families and society.
After my work as a youth counselor I became a life coach for individuals and couples -- long before life coaching became widely known. My hands-on experience coupled with an in-depth study of the philosophy and psychology surrounding the field of Relationships and Personal Growth, allowed me to bring something unique to this profession.
For the last 30 years I have been coaching people of all ages and in all walks of life… youth to seniors, professionals and non-professionals alike, educators, and other life coaches and relationship counselors. I absolutely love what I do and feel this work is one of the best ways to positively impact peoples lives.