I coach people who want to build a healthier life, from the ground up. Whether we focus on personal or work themes, you can expect energizing conversations that identify barriers, create resiliency, develop goals, and secure habits for joy and satisfaction.
I hold credentials from the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching, Duke Integrative Medicine, International Coach Federation, and Wisdom Of The Whole Coaching Academy. I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and The University of Virginia. My knowledge comes from ten years of coaching, and over three decades working in the fields of corporate wellness education, psychotherapy, and advanced nursing practice.
My personal experience is that awareness of mind, body, and breath creates a strong foundation for navigating life. I also believe that awareness builds self-love, a foundation for all aspects of life, influencing decision making around relationships, work, and purpose.
Much of my work since 2016 is traveling with a team throughout the country, teaching Whole Health Coaching to staff of the Veterans Health Administration. This is part of of the tremendous transformation taking place in the VHA with the advent of Whole Health, focusing on what the veteran wants to change around their circle of health.
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) specializing in Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. I believe that yoga is accessible to all who want to explore and benefit from this ancient practice. I enjoy modifying practices for all bodies and ages. I also orchestrate Laughter Yoga RVA, a group that promotes wellness using the practice of unconditional laughter.
M.S., Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990
B.S.N. with Distinction, University of Virginia, 1980
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching
Certified Integrative Health Coach (CIHC), Duke Integrative Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health (PMHCNS-BC), Commonwealth of Virginia
Registered Nurse (RN), Commonwealth of Virginia
Holistic Stress Management Instructor (HSMI), Paramount Wellness Institute
RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher, 200-Hour), Yoga Alliance
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher (CLYT), Laughter Yoga University
Motivating conversations that ignite desired, sustainable healthy lifestyle changes
Integrative coaching methods which identify barriers and increase accountability
Meditation skills and yogic breath practices to restore balance
Journal writing techniques for awareness and priority identification
Practices which promote calm, informed decisions, and self-love
Individual and group coaching by phone or online platforms
E-mail support for coaching and yoga clients
Speaking on stress reduction, building healthy habits, values and purpose
Tailored Hatha Yoga sessions for businesses, schools, correctional facilities, churches
Retreats including Hatha Yoga, Journaling for Health, Laughter Yoga, Meditation
Create incremental, attainable, sustaining life and health goals based on personal values
Grow personal leadership at home and work
Gain new perspectives of what they are capable of
Live with more ease
Weave mindfulness skills into everyday life
Identify and break through barriers to a fuller life
Utilize innate creativity and authenticity
Live more freely, with compassion
I look forward in getting a chance to coach one-on-one or hold a workshop at your company, event or organization.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below.