For years, I was energized by doing philanthropy consulting for a Fortune 500 company, being managing partner of a professional service firm, serving on numerous community boards, embracing the ups and downs of raising three resilient children, and being married to a loving partner for over 30 years. I also found the energy to pack and unpack my suitcase time and time again in order to travel the world.

 

But here is another part of my truth…

Over those same years, I breathed out endlessly to others and I forgot to breathe in. I became depleted and I started to lose my way. I felt emotional itchiness, waves of being overwhelmed, and dis-ease.  Somewhere, deep down under the tangles, I could sense the strong, silent roots of my own resilience and I leaned on that as I struggled to find answers. Then, as I started to pay attention, gifted teachers began to appear.


Dr. Simon Kang (Mayo Clinic) taught me about lifestyle medicine as an evidence-based component of wellbeing. Penny George (Penny George Institute for Health and Healing/Allina Health) took me under her gifted wings and taught me that intense integrity, self-awareness, and courage can lead to increased health and resilience. Dr. Jim Gordon (Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.) taught me that purpose and deep listening is healing, Dr. Dan Siegel (Mindsight Institute) taught me about the role of community in wellbeing through interpersonal neurobiology, and Dr. Lissa Rankin taught me to open to the unknown and unknowable, all in the spirit of health and wellbeing.


I combine more than 25 years of professional service industry and strategic consulting expertise with a M.A. in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching from the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, one of the United States’ premiere research universities. I am amongst the first to be board certified through the National Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches. 

 

Now, I am trained as an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach and I walk next to others as they discover or rediscover their own truths. I have learned from the best and know from personal experience how life affirming it is to flourish.


I welcome your call or email.

 Additional Training
  • Harvard University Business School:  Executive Education – Managing a Professional Service Firm (Cambridge, MA)

  • Mindsight Institute:  Mindsight Immersion Weekend with Dr. Dan Siegel  (Santa Monica, CA)

  • Center for Mind Body Medicine: Initial Professional Training Program with Dr. James Gordon (San Antonio, TX)

  • Center for Mind Body Medicine: Cancer Guides Training Program with Dr. James Gordon (Rhinebeck, NY)

  • Naropa University: Authentic Leadership Intensive (Boulder, CO)

  • Lissa Rankin:  Inner Pilot Light Intensive (Boulder, CO)

  • Saint Paul Public Schools:  Yoga Calm Training  (St. Paul, MN)

  • Aslan Institute: Evolution of Consciousness Training (Eagan, MN)

  • Aslan Institute:  Midwifing Death  (Eagan, MN)

  • Marcia Hyatt Leadership Coaching: Enneagram Intensive (Duluth, MN)

  • Yvette Erasmus, Ph.D.: Nonviolent Communications Intensives (Minneapolis, MN)

  • Partners in Resilience:  Shame Resiliency, Brene Brown Curriculum (Minneapolis, MN)

Lake Calhoun Center

3033 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 580

Minneapolis, MN 55416

889 Grand Avenue

St. Paul, MN  55105

(612) 568-8643

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