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.
In addition to my credentials from Duke Integrative Medicine, International Coach Federation, and The Wisdom Of The Whole Coaching Academy, my career experience and personal health practices make for a unique coaching style. I hold graduate and undergraduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and The University of Virginia. My knowledge comes from over three decades working in the fields of corporate wellness education, psychotherapy, and advanced nursing practice.
I often combine coaching and yoga in the process of helping clients create healthy changes. My personal experience is that awareness of mind, body, and breath builds a strong foundation for navigating life. 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
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
Yoga Laughter Teacher, Laughter Yoga University
Activities which clarify vision, purpose, and meaning
Focused conversations that ignite desired healthy lifestyle changes
Journal writing techniques for awareness and priority identification
Integrative coaching methods which identify barriers and increase accountability
Practices that increase calm, learning, and informed decisions
Professional, credentialed Coaching and Yoga services tailored to your goals
Individual coaching by phone or online platforms
E-mail support for coaching and yoga clients
Tailored Hatha Yoga sessions for businesses, schools, correctional facilities, churches
Retreats including Hatha Yoga, Journaling for Health, Laughter Yoga, Meditation
Coaching and Hatha Yoga combinations
Live a personal vision of health
Create incremental, attainable life and health goals
Increase leadership at home and work
Gain new perspectives of what they are capable of
Discover how to decrease the stress response and live with more ease
Incorporate daily relaxing practices
Use mindfulness skills into everyday life
Identify and break through barriers to a fuller life
Utilize innate creativity
Connect heart, mind, intention and behavior
I look forward in getting a chance to coach one-on-one or hold a workshop at your company, event or organization.
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