My formal credentials and training include:
- Associate Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Certified Professional Co-active Coach
- MS Leadership
- BS Business Administration
- Coaches Training Institute (largest and oldest coaching training program in the world)
- 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training
We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking. – Henri Nouwen
I grew up in rural New Mexico, surrounded by mountains and four siblings. The first half of my story is one of perfectionism and a hell of a lot of hustle. I had the grades, the leadership roles, the extra responsibility and even a homecoming crown in high school and college. I was trying my damnedest to find a sense of belonging; this looked like being a chameleon to appeal to whoever I dated in my 20’s, people-pleasing in the workplace through my 30’s, and anticipating family arguments and inviting myself into a mediator role. All the while resentment built. No one was looking out for me. No one was knowing me deeply. I had found ways to “fit in” but not truly belong.
So, what changed? What does true belonging look like? Rather than one inciting event that finally prompted a shift toward true belonging I credit some great books (shout out to Brene Brown and Richard Rohr), mindfulness practice, participating in a coaching training session that empowered me to live from a place of choice and agency, an amazing therapist, and a husband who, it turns out, wasn’t marrying me because I was perfect (ha!). These resources, among others, have created a space for me to reflect on how to live in a way that my insides (being) match my outside (doing). Resentment is less common because I am no longer distracted by the effort of hustle and noise of perfectionism. I’m not immune to it all, but now I can actually hear the internal voice prompting me toward what is most authentic and true for me in the moment. I’m strengthening these muscles daily.
I would be honored to support you on your journey. Let’s get to work!