I am a Professional Life Coach & Certified Mentor trained by Erickson College International in "Solution Focused Life Coaching.
I am working toward international certification by the ICF (International Coaches' Federation)
I am certified by ICM (International Certification for Mentoring)
The ICF (International Coaches' Federation) provides independent certification that is the benchmark for the professional coaching industry.
The ICM (International Cerification for Mentoring) provides independent certification that is the benchmarkl for the professional mentoring industry.
Supporting Women in Transition to Create a Positive & Fulfilling Future
Life Coaching Principles
No one is wrong or broken
People have all the resources they need
Behind every behaviour is a positive intention
People make the best choice they have available
Change is inevitable
I'd like to start by telling you that I was the smartest I’ve ever been at age 16 !
It has been a journey in the 40 plus years since, to discover & learn about this life path we are all on. As each year goes by I realize how much more there is to still learn & discover and what it means to truly LIVE Life!
Along the way I have struggled with the transitions of life that many women encounter. I’ve juggled career & family responsibilities, worked through separation, divorce & loss, experienced single parenthood, the empty nest syndrome, career change, & relocation.
In hindsight I’ve come to realize how helpful Life Coaching would have been to making my life transitions less stressful & overwhelming & how much easier the decisions at the crossroads of life would have been with a neutral Life Coach cheering me on.
For the past 40 plus years I have worked with people in some aspect of human service related to supporting them to change beliefs, attitudes & behavior.
I have had the privilege of supporting people with disabilities, youth in conflict with the law, individuals with drug/alcohol addiction, people that were homeless, parents raising children solo, families in crisis, & individuals faced with job loss
I have managed, developed & delivered training programs & have managed groups of up to 20 people develop into high performance teams.
I have learned that most people struggle with change & uncertainty and are worried about being able to cope with the potential consequences of their decisions.
I have also learned that life transitions give us an opportunity to re-examine our priorities, re-evaluate the direction we are going in & embrace change as a means to reaching our dreams.
When the value of moving forward, is greater than the value of maintaining the status quo, change happens!
Fast Forward to 2013...
In 2013 I started exploring how to design the “Third Stage” of my life to eventually transition into semi-retirement.
As I explored my values & discovered what I was most passionate about, there were two main themes that I kept coming back to.
1. To support & inspire individuals to find their “AH HA” moment, document their Life List & realize the potential they already have within them.
2. To travel as a means of discovery, in order to better understand the cultures & people who live in this world & my relationship to them.
Life List Coaching & Mentoring is a result of the blending of these two passions.
It would be my privilege to support you on your journey to discover possibilities!
Professional Coach &
Owner, Life List Coaching & Mentoring
Mary Oliver says it best:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”