I’ve been an educator, wellness coach, group facilitator, and speaker for over 25 years. I began teaching English in high school classrooms, becoming quickly – and heartbreakingly – aware that my students were missing skills beyond academics vital to their success…skills such as coping with stress, managing emotions, balancing life’s responsibilities and setting meaningful goals. This realization led me to earn a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and certifications in Emotional Intelligence Assessment, hypnosis and Mindful Coaching.
Throughout my career I’ve worked with diverse populations – from at-risk teens to women in recovery to government and corporate employees – facilitating psychoeducational classes, workshops and talks on Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence, the Science of Happiness and Mindfulness. I’ve written an award-winning novel and a workbook for goal-setting, as well as produced a guided imagery CD for managing stress.
For the past several years I’ve been a Developmental Psychology instructor at Front Range Community College, and continue to coach, facilitate groups and deliver presentations. With a great deal of passion for those I work with and the content I share…and hopefully with humor and ever evolving knowledge…I seek to blend the latest in neuroscience, psychology, and wellness principles, to help inspire clients and audiences to unlock their brain’s potential for increased resilience, focus, awareness and meaningful living.