Turn Obstacles into Opportunities
Why Choose Me for Your Coach?
Making a decision to hire a coach is a big one. Making the decision about which coach to hire is an even bigger one. My background is diverse. I have a philosophy that would match education with experience. I will list my credentials here AND what I really want you to know is I have LIVED the experiences and learning that go along with these programs and in life. My personal mission is to assist individuals in the development of their fullest potential through innovative training, consulting and coaching. I value trust, integrity, faith, nature, loyalty and relationships.
Professionally Trained and Certified CPCC and CNTC Coach
I am a certified, professional co-active coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute. This is a process that takes almost 18 months to complete?close to completing a Master's Degree program. In this certification program, I not only attended in-person training sessions, I also worked through the internet and on the phone. I have hundreds of coaching hours with clients of many backgrounds and have invested in mentor coaches and supervision by coaches with the PCC and MCC status from the International Coach Federation.
My Master's Degree is in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Organizational Development from North Dakota State University. My thesis project was on life coaching. The research has already been featured in one coaching publication. My Undergraduate Degree is from Concordia College, Moorhead with double majors in Communication and French (oui, je parle francais)
Accomplished Author, Musician, and Podcast Creator
I am the author of From Under A Dark Cloud. This book is a testimony of coming from a place of hopelessness and darkness to living a life of JOY.
I was the Coaches Corner column writer for Northwoods Woman Magazine. Although the magazine is no longer published, my articles continue to be requested by many who saw my column in the original magazine.
I am a musician. My CD debut was with Otherside of the Window and primarily features my original compositions. Since that time, I was asked to write an original composition for the Christmas in Bemidji, Volume 2 CD and I have contributed multiple compositions to podcasts and video backgrounds. I perform regularly in northern Minnesota and look forward to traveling to other regions.
I am a podcast creator. You will find samples of my podcast series, Life Full of JOY. My podcasts are a unique blend of learning, inspiration and action items to forward your experience. Each podcast also contains one of my original compositions.
LIVE YOUR PASSION
I not only help others find their passion and zest for life, but also LIVE it on a daily basis. I walk the walk. I have mastered time management and successfully own three businesses. Each of these businesses not only survives but thrives. My passion for every project in which I am involved is inspiring and motivating. I lead by example and sets high standards for myself and others.
When you work with me, expect to come away with more awareness and consciousness. You may also feel refreshed, energized, motivated and committed to making yourself, your community and the world even better than they are now.