As a child, I envisioned traveling to 3rd world countries helping build the communities, educate, and bring people together while learning from others and connecting with others from around the world.
My vision led me to work with victims of sexual assault, working within the prison with incarcerated adults, at-risk youth, and children and adults with disabilities in the school’s system and my community.
My personal life experiences with diverse cultures, religious backgrounds, ethnicities and family dynamics allow me to remain open-minded and non-judgmental.
I have worked with single parents, extended families, LGBT families, step-parents and foster parents, and children and adults living in group homes, rehab facilities, halfway houses, homeless shelters, and incarcerated.
Through my professional experience I have coached other teachers, supported and encouraged children and adults, created and helped develop business plans and 5 year plans, managed dangerous and unruly behaviors, but more importantly I have made lasting relationships, connections, and helped others find their strength, work towards a goal, and ultimately move closer to finding peace in their relationships with others, in their own life, peace with themselves, and peace moving forward in their journey towards goals and their desired futures.
Through a client-centered approach, my coaching style lies entirely in the needs of my clients, their learning style, and the modality they feel most comfortable with!
Through personal inventories, goal setting and planning, value assessments, visualization and positive encouragement, clients work towards their goals by focusing on the end goal, using the support of a mentor and coach, and developing their weaknesses into strengths through acceptance, determination, and a mutually agreed upon end goal result— PEACE!