I am a warm, curious, empathetic self-proclaimed nerd as I LOVE reading & learning. I love to know why things happen and why people are motivated to do what they do. I have tapped into my love of reading, my curious nature, and my resourcefulness to answer these questions. I have relied on these traits as the cornerstones of my personal and professional growth and resilience. I feel deeply for suffering people who need help and be there for others. I am community-minded and believe I have to give back to society.
My career has evolved from psychology to HR, and now a life coach with a niche in self-regulation, trauma, and executive function skills. I have been on a mission to understand why some people succeed effortlessly and why some people struggle.
I was not always this self-proclaimed nerd who loved learning. As a child, I struggled in school and with many executive function skills. Through time and self-awareness, I learned how to implement the tools I needed to succeed. My desire to help people led me to the Human Resource profession and kept me there for nearly 20 years. Things changed when my daughter was diagnosed with Cancer, and I realized I wanted to have a more profound impact on how I was helping people. When she was later diagnosed with ADHD and three learning disabilities and my son became a neurotypical teenage boy, I watched my children learn and function differently, which triggered my curiosity to understand what I was witnessing. That was when I became passionate about learning and started to learn about developing executive function skills, self-regulation as well as some neuroscience to help me uncover the mysteries of what was happening in their brains.
I decided to apply all the knowledge I acquired through my years of learning about Pediatric Cancer side effects, researching ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Function Skills, Self-Regulation, Trauma, the science behind learning, and advocating for my daughter by becoming a certified life coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I finally found a way to have a profound impact on the lives of others, specifically for the neurodivergent and pediatric cancer communities, by empowering my clients to find solutions to meet their unique blend of needs. I see my clients as resourceful, whole, and capable of change, and I approach each coaching relationship primarily through my empathy, calm, respect, and kindness.