For me, it all began in the late ’80s, when, as a wife and mother, I was operating a successful secretarial service and expanding into the areas of business development and résumé writing. Over the next ten years of working with hundreds of business owners and job seekers, I saw the need for something more than career coaching and business consulting. People often seemed out of balance, driven by fear and the expectations of others. I found myself longing to do more than just help them find new jobs or start new businesses. I wanted to be there to guide them through the kinds of changes that would bring fulfillment and lasting joy to their lives … regardless of the paths their careers took.
I chose Integrative Coaching because it recognizes the power of internal wisdom and embraces a holistic approach, integrating mind, body, and spirit in the process of creating a truly extraordinary life. My own experience with the coach training program transformed my life from one of outward success masking inner doubt and insecurity to a purpose-driven, balanced life filled with more success, self-love, family connection, joy, and fun than I ever imagined possible.
Here I am on my 60th birthday, on a bicycle ride on the Big Island of Hawaii. That’s a live volcano, Mt. Halemaumau, smoking in the background. My goal for turning 60 was to be doing something my Grandmother would have never dreamed of doing. Riding a bicycle around a live volcano seemed to fit the bill nicely!