If you are like me – you are a talented professional woman who unwittingly fell prey to what I call the Sleeping Beauty syndrome; you waited to be noticed in your job and good deeds rewarded. You work hard, play nice and don’t rock the boat.

How shocking to be left empty-handed when the prince’s kiss never arrives.

The secret that some of us now realize – is that career advancement is an active process.  It doesn’t happen to us.  We have to create it.  Rather than be discovered we have to ask for what we want, push for it, and be our own best advocate.

After my own experience where I poured my heart and soul into a professional endeavor that left me empty-handed I had to learn how to navigate this experience and reinvent myself.  With coaching, self-reflection, new ways of thinking and acting – as well as a good dose of resilience – I picked myself up, dusted myself off and my coaching business is booming!  Not surprisingly, my coaching niche is working with professional women who are asking themselves “I did all this for what?!?!”

Good question!  Join me in becoming a recovered Sleeping Beauty! : )

Good-bye to second-guessing yourself or wondering what you didn’t do right (we are so over that!).  It is time to change the story. Move over Sleeping Beauty here comes Elsa!

“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? . . . Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine . . .  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Marianne Williamson

Rather than supporting you to continue to twist yourself into a pretzel to make everything work for your boss, company, and all others – we start by focusing on you!

To change the course of your career let’s talk.

Since I fell in love with coaching in 2004 I have more than 1000 hours of coaching professionals including CEO’s, small business owners, government and non-profit employees, musicians, lawyers, Executive Directors, and professors to name a few.  People of diverse professions and walks of life have come through my door.

My training and accolades : )

I received my training with Newfield Network, a certified executive coaching program and with 1000+ hours of coaching under my belt am recognized as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.  A bonus is that I am also trained as a social psychologist, with a doctorate degree from the University of Vermont. This allows me to use my understanding of interpersonal behavior and group dynamics to add value to the coaching experience. One fun gig was coaching business students at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and I loved being part of the faculty of CCPE at Georgetown University teaching juicy courses like Difficult Conversations: Discussing What Matters Most.

In 2009 The Washington Post recognized me as one of twenty successful professionals in Washington, D.C. and asked to be a regular contributor to an online series on success.

I bring years of experience as a facilitator, trainer and public speaker to the art of coaching.  Having spoken nationally and internationally at hundreds of professional conferences, community talks, seminars and workshops I receive excellent reviews for motivating the audience to take positive action in their lives.

My extensive background along with my warm and authentic style is a winning combination for a range of professional arenas. Diverse organizations and companies have requested my expertise and I am skilled at tailoring a message and/or service to fit the audience.