I was trained as a scientist and a researcher.
How does help you as my client or reader?
It tells you I am curious. That I make observations, try out my hunches, and then apply what I learn to the way I coach and what I write about.
And...that once I think I have found a new answer or way of thinking...I will start the process all over again...testing it out and pushing the boundaries on what is possible.
That means when I encourage you to experience your life as an experiment...you know I am a fellow inquirer doing the same thing.
I was a teacher, school director, and University Professor for 30 years. I created a school for at-risk high school students.
I have worked with all kinds of people individually and in systems. Education is an environment that is always in flux. Where ideas and strategies are always under scrutiny.
It is a profession of best practices and constant evolution. Successful educators utilize effective strategies and they also keep digging in and exploring what could work even better.
As a science teacher and science educator, I was dedicated to designing curriculum and educational environments that would best serve the long-term intellectual and personal development of both teachers and students.
As a school developer, I was committed to busting all the common "myths" about schools and learning. Instead of emphasizing testing scores, we put our focus on helping students develop personally, use their gifts, and experience success in school and life. Now connected to those students who are adults with their own careers and families...I know we were successful...because they are.
I bring that mindset into both coaching and writing. I am committed to implementing ground-breaking approaches that give my clients and readers an edge...and I am always learning and looking for even better ways to serve them.
I am a professional coach. I feel fortunate to have learned from and worked with some of the most successful coaches in the US.
My early training was with the Coaches Training Institute coaching program and leadership program.
More recently, I spent two years becoming a "Great Story" coach (Lucid Living) and deepening my understanding of the importance of emotional mastery in personal transformation.
Being a "coach" means I am committed to helping my clients get from "here" to "there." From where they are to where they want to be. To do that I hold them as naturally resourceful, creative, and whole people. I also create a container of total love and acceptance in which they can explore all the possibilities that are available to them.
As a "Conscious Creation Coach" I partner with my clients to create the lives they Dream about...literally...we create the Dream and then they create the life that matches it. It is not a trick. Each of us has the natural capacity to create our own reality. At times, our beliefs, fears, habits, and old stories block that natural gift. My clients and I team up to transform and transcend those old ways of being and to make room for the biggest, most amazing Dreams of their lives.