I’m a very positive, vibrant person by nature but I spent years not excited to be alive. I was sick for more than a decade, operating under different diagnoses that did not feel right. Eventually I learned that I had chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella, parasites and a heart condition.
I got that and a lot more. In just a couple months of being coached, I had several important breakthroughs. I found doctors and healers I loved, I built the support network I had always wanted but never had, and ultimately achieved the healthiest period of my life since childhood. I fell in love with coaching and knew that I wanted to use the skills and tools I learned to support my tribes - folks with chronic illness, queer folks, and people who live and breath social change.
Before becoming a coach, I was as a grassroots organizer, a regional director in the 2008 election to elect Barack Obama, a recruitment director, an event planner at Harvard, a manager of an inside sales team, and a nonprofit board president. I became a yoga teacher after my third burnout in 2013 and have been teaching in different capacities ever since.
I believe strongly that our bodies are our greatest teachers and when we learn to listen to and honor them, we are able to achieve success in all aspects of life. As a coach and a healer, I support people to combat overthinking and second-guessing so they see what's really true for them and take action that's in line with their deepest values.
I have been trained as a coach by the Academy for Coaching Excellence and I am pursuing certification with the International Coach Federation. As of November 2018, I have logged more than 575 coaching hours.
I am a Gateless Writing teacher, and have studied intuitive healing with Katina Makris, Heather “Mist” Smith, and others.
A perpetual student, I enjoy attending conferences and trainings to learn more about how to make my work more impactful and accessible. In 2018, I participated in Diversity and Equity for Coaches with Trudi Lebron and the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute Immersion in Detroit with adrienne maree brown.
I also write. My work has appeared on The Mighty, Elephant Journal, and here on my blog.