Who I Am
I’ve always been into asking questions, finding patterns, and figuring out how to actually get things done. I’ve always been fascinated by time management, productivity and life balance, basically how people manage their work and time and energy and creativity. Becoming a coach has allowed me to combine these strengths and put them to work for my clients.
I want my clients to find the time to do the things that really matter the most… the things that bring them and those around them true joy. My coaching style is down-to-earth, compassionate, humorous and action-oriented. I believe that every person is unique and that the best ways for them to become more effective will be unique to them. My goal as a coach is to help my clients discover their own ways to be happy and successful.
In addition to working with coaching clients and blogging, I can be found wrangling and loving on my toddler, spending time with my husband and friends, cook, dance, drum, amble through Seattle neighborhoods and street fairs, and read fantasy novels.
I am designated as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. I also graduated from the International Coach Academy with a Certified Professional Coach certification. I also hold a B.A. degree from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Where I Come From
When I was ten, my middle sister told me that I should write a novel containing all of the fantasy stories about unicorns that I’d been telling her at bedtime. At the same time, I had found a dusty copy of a self-help book somewhere called The Magic of Thinking Big, which is all about dreaming big dreams and actually carrying them out. And so, inspired by my sister and by the concepts I’d been reading about which encouraged me to dream really big dreams, I decided I was going to write a book, and I did it… eighty pages written in pencil in a spiral-bound notebook about the trials and tribulations of a group of magical unicorns.
When I was thirteen, I’d just come from a really hard year at a school where I didn’t fit in. I wanted no one else to ever feel that way again, and in addition to building my own friendships, had a tendency thereafter to look for ways to help other kids include each other and feel included… to see the good in others and to look for opportunities for wildly different people to weave connections together, nurture compassion and build all kinds of bridges.
As I grew older, these core parts of me stayed unchanged: my dedication to fostering my own creativity for the sheer joy of it, my tendency to set and pursue big goals, and my love of helping others. Unfortunately, as an adult it can be harder to find the time and the state of mind to follow our deepest wildest urges. Thus, I’ve had to develop my own structures and techniques for efficiently and joyously getting stuff done – the fun creative stuff, the day-to-day basic stuff, the stuff that keeps me healthy and whole, and the important but non-urgent stuff that supports my long-term dreams and goals. I’m a constant work in progress, as we all are; still, I’ve learned a lot and have a lot of resources and awareness to share