I believe that life is an adventure– one that challenges us to be fully alive to the possibilities that open our eyes, nurture our bodies and souls, and fulfill our deepest desires. It is my delight to welcome and offer guidance as a career and life transitions coach to those people seeking to live authentically and courageously– with awareness, aliveness, and joy– as they create their paths to professional and personal happiness and success. 

As a career/life coach, somatic therapist, and former director of non-profit programs, I have over 30 years' professional experience helping people make significant and successful career and life transitions. I infuse my livelihood as a life coach with the richness of my long-time interests in energy awareness and healing, meditation and spiritual wisdom, cross-cultural education, and creative expression.

In both my work and my personal life, I bring intuition, compassion, creativity, imagination, and a love of exploration to the interactions I have with people actively engaged in creating successful changes in their work and relationships.

Professional Background/Training

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), trained through the rigorous, international program of The Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com), 2007-Present

  • Credentialed coach at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level with the International Coach Federation (ICF– www.coachfederation.org)

  • Certified Mentor Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Former board member of ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches from 2009 – 2012

  • Somatic facilitator and owner, Kailas Body Therapy, 1990 - 2010

  • Director for intergenerational and cross-cultural volunteer programs, involving trainings for the San Francisco, California school district, the National School Volunteer Program, and San Francisco State University

  • B.A. degree in English Literature from Stanford University, California, and M.S. degree from the innovative Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Personal

  •  I've traveled in Canada, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, and throughout Europe– and lived in Lisbon, Oaxaca, Quebec City, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Vienna

  • I'm married, with two wonderful goddaughters who live in London and Stockholm

  • I love to travel, swim, create art projects, dance, garden, read, write, and bike

  • I support universal healthcare, women's rights, environmental protection, freedom of the press, and amnesty for political prisoners

  • I'm a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practitioner

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