It’s never too late to be who you might have been.
— GEORGE ELIOT
A few years ago, I did something that rocked my world. Something I didn’t believe could ever happen. I taught myself to juggle. Really, juggle. Three balls, in the air, same time. Ce n’est pas possible!
Yet I did it.
Once I learned to do something I knew I could never do—and realized I actually have the power to change old mental beliefs, habits, and behaviors—
it made all things possible. Talk about liberating!
The way I work with you is
inspired by an enduring
curiosity about how
our brains work.
It’s soundly based on
new findings from the
frontiers of neuroscience,
thanks to ongoing training
developed by David Rock,
founder of the global
Even more liberating was understanding the brain science behind my new dexterity, and the implications for anyone who’s ever wanted to break through a personal barrier to accomplish something that felt beyond reach.
Understanding insights about the art and science of personal success—insights about how our brains really work and the power of neuroplasticity and habit—enables me to help my clients imagine and achieve things they never believed possible.
I bring many strengths to my practice, starting with an ability to ask perceptive questions, which are at the heart of every good coaching conversation. I’ve also done the hard personal work required to listen without judgment and with a firm belief in you and your aspirations.
My job is to encourage, inspire and coach you to transition into the very best self you can imagine or dream of—and to help you see how the amazing power of understanding your brain can help you get you there more easily than you ever thought possible.
The breadth of my experience is another strength. I’ve enjoyed success in varied business environments, which gives me a diversity of perspective that is often helpful to my clients. I know what it feels like to achieve goals and I know what it’s like to realize the time has come to alter course.
I coach because it’s the most deeply rewarding work I can imagine doing. Encouraging others to live their lives to the fullest, and seeing the results they achieve, is what makes my work important to me.
I also work as part of the NeuroLeadership Institute’s North American training delivery team. When I’m not coaching or training, I enjoy a quiet life on a lake in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. I speak frequently about how to get your brain on your side, and I produce and host a weekly classical music program on WXPR, our local public radio station.
What can you expect of me as your coach?
- Expect my commitment to using the latest in brain science to help you get to the real heart of what inspires and motivates you. I will keep your dreams and goals in clear view and help you stay on track to achieve them.
- Expect that I will walk with you as you discover new insights and stretch
the boundaries of who you know yourself to be. I will help you develop
lifelong brain-based tools (including habits!) for transitioning into a life that inspires, energizes, and delights you in ways that satisfy you every day.
- Above all, expect that I will honor your commitment to yourself.
I will hold you and all that you aspire to in the highest regard.
I have a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA from Ohio University, and am a graduate of Coach University’s Core Essentials Program. I’ve also earned a Certificate of Advanced Brain-based Coaching Skills from the NeuroLeadership Institute, one of the leading human performance training organizations in the world. I am certified by the International Coach Federation, the global leader in setting the standard for professional coaching proficiencies and credentialing, and I am committed to ongoing professional development, training and education in the field of business, personal, and life coaching. I coach clients in my private practice, and also speak and deliver presentations on “How To Get Your Brain On Your Side” and “Talk Back To Your Negative Self-Talk.”