"You live on the twinkly edge of life.✨"
- have a deep-seated sense that your purpose in life exists in your creative expression
- are a deeply creative and insightful leader who wants to have a huge impact - especially on people who think differently than you do
- are ready to invent the next level of authentic success in your leadership
- want to bring your creative joy to all areas of your life
- are ready to turn the volume all the way up on your self-trust
- want to fine-tune the radio signal coming in of your creativity/imagination/intuition and put it to work
- want to produce your next level of creative work.... and you know it's gonna take something!
If you know in your bones that your authentic creativity needs a co-pilot, and you're ready to turn up the volume on tangible results - let's talk!
I’m a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who has eleven years of full-time coaching experience in the fields of creativity and leadership. Coach, podcaster, musician, improviser, author.
I became a coach in 2012 when I went through my first year of training at Accomplishment Coaching. At the time, I was teaching improv classes and trying to keep my head on straight working in the service industry. I had a cute and humble mission, which was to make a difference for people through coaching during the day, and go have a fun improv life in the evenings. Sounds like a pretty straightforward plan, doesn’t it?
Coaching is, in essence, about crafting visions and learning who you need to be in order to fulfill them.
What I found out once I really started digging in to designing my future (that’s what you do when you are a coach, it turns out - you also hire a great coach) that my cute plan for myself was actually a back-up plan.
It turns out, my deepest wishes in life already felt too far away for me to touch - so much that they felt painful to admit to myself, let alone another person.
The vocal nodes I developed in my teen years had ripped away my love of singing and being onstage. Grief and anger were stuck in my body, my inability to heal them was maddeningly distressing. What I thought was possible for me, creatively, had shrunk so drastically in such a short period of time that I struggled to find my footing. It was more painful to admit I was devastated, than to pretend that I wasn’t.
With the partnership of my own coach, I started to open up to the possibilities of living a life that would be honestly fulfilling to me. This included giving up a number of stories: cultural narratives about being a “starving artist,” about how if I’m pursuing any kind of creative art, it has to be consumable or “good” to justify doing it; putting creative expression at odds with relationships or even feeling safe with myself.
Coaching helped me create a plan for forgiving and healing the parts of me that **I know** created my stress, tension, and vocal nodes. Between coaching, spiritual work, therapy, and the self-trust to actually use medical professionals the way I need to, I have been in a holistic, loving healing journey around my voice and to create a life that supports healing my autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s.
Between Hashimoto’s and vocal nodes, the breakthrough area for me in life is always related to voice, integrity of self, and communication.
As an artist, my journey has been to embrace what I actually sound like, instead of living in the land of shoulds, comparison, and trying to control how people see me.
As a coach, my journey has been to be more interested in what’s in integrity and true for my clients than their shoulds, comparisons, and holding themselves back because they are afraid the world will run away if they shine too brightly.
I currently live in an extremely cute house in the Hudson Valley area of New York with my incredibly cool husband, Cody, and Ringo (dog) and Rocket (cat). I am a fully embodied Disney Adult, and I no longer apologize for it. In fact, my Disney fandom provides an incredible amount of fuel, motivation and even leadership support for myself and my clients. I talk about it a lot on the podcast, West of Wonderland, where we discuss magical media and its overlap with leadership and transformation. People who know me well know to ask, “so, what’s the latest in Disney World?”
In line with embracing my sound, you can find my original music here on Spotify, and maybe even run into me at The Secret Open Mic every once in awhile through Hudson Valley Improv.