“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”Arthur Rubenstein
I attended The University of Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development. Over the next 8 years, I had great pleasure in overseeing the growth and development of 4th graders. My experience as a teacher sparked my interest in the great challenge of assisting adults in personal growth. This led me to pursue and successfully receive my Master's in Counseling at St. Edward's University. Additionally, I completed an extensive internship with Travis County where I helped individuals improve their quality of life.
I reside in Austin, Texas and absolutely love it! I am captivated by the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe and the surrounding lakes and hill country – it couldn’t get any better! I have a dog, Judson, who I love dearly. My hobbies include being outdoors, traveling, hiking, eating good food, music, and relaxing and hanging out with my dog. My supportive family and close friends are a very important part of my life.
I sought coaching as a career because I am a true empath at heart and helping others feels natural to me. Additionally, overcoming my own personal hardships has taught me a lot of wonderful lessons. When I left for college, I suffered from panic attacks, major anxiety, and low self-esteem. Luckily, I had an amazing life coach and psychologist who worked with me on these issues. It is not something that happened overnight. In fact, it took many years to get where I am today. As I have evolved and gained greater self-awareness, my life has blossomed into more than I ever imagined! Now I want to help others find that place in their life.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is life coaching and how can it help me?
I think most people would agree that as time goes on, life gets progressively more demanding. Careers, family, finances, and day-to-day responsibilities have a habit of creating varying degrees of stress in all of us. Life-changing events, illness, job loss, relational stress, etc. can create collateral damage to ourselves, our relationships, and/or other aspects of our lives. Life coaching can provide significant benefits to individuals looking to improve their lives whether it be through stress reduction, enhancing relationships, learning to live more in the moment, changing how we think, or discovering a greater purpose. A skilled life coach can listen, guide you, be a resource to you, hold you accountable, and be another set of eyes and ears when it comes to overcoming the obstacles that many people come to at some point in their lives.
2. Why should I choose you as my Life Coach?
My background, training, and life experiences make me uniquely qualified to help coach individuals through various issues in their lives. From coping with stress, living in the present, to enjoying better relationships, as a well-educated coach, I can help you to achieve a life well-lived. A GOOD coach balances excellent listening skills with the ability to help you see life and its challenges from other viewpoints. A REALLY GOOD coach must have empathy and passion in their DNA. A GREAT coach is not only willing to go an extra mile for their clients, but is willing to run a marathon along-side while encouraging and motivating them to keep trekking through the ups and downs.
3. How much time commitment is required for life coaching?
That depends on two major factors: A.) the individual and B.) the number of issues you wish to confront. As the saying goes, “the more work you put into something, the more you get out of it.” If you are ready and willing to really observe yourself, be open to trying new ideas, and tackles areas in your life, the better outcomes you will see. Some people see results in a few months’ worth of sessions while others might see such great improvements in their life that they wish to continue the process far beyond the initial commitment.
4. My life appears to be going well. Do I really need a life coach?
This is how many people think and here is my two cents’ worth on that: For most people, no matter how successful you are, how much money you have, or how many friends you can count, life has its difficulties. Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google once said, “No matter how good you are or think you are, you can always get better—everyone can benefit from a coach.” Schmidt was spot-on with this observation. Moreover, if you examine successful people in business, in sports, and in all walks of life, most of them had some sort of coach, mentor, or teacher that helped them with their challenges. If we aren’t sure of how to manage the tough times, we might end up becoming stuck or may feel like we are drowning. Life coaching can be a fantastic resource to help you create ways to handle these confrontations.
5. Can coaching sessions be done via phone or Skype?
6. What areas of life do you coach?
There are a lot of things that happen in life and they are all important. After all, I’m a huge believer in the saying, “Nothing is an accident.” So, here are some key topics I cover (but not limited to): self-esteem, relationships, stress-reduction and management, career, transitions, spirituality, mindfulness, personal accountability and development, social and cultural issues, etc… I am not a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist and therefore I do not diagnose, prescribe medicine, and/or treat complex mental health issues.
7. Is coaching expensive?
This process is all about gathering the tools and knowledge necessary to live a more meaningful and joyful life, which is an invaluable experience that has positive lifelong effects. I offer fair and reasonable pricing, which is discussed during our initial complimentary consultation. This free session allows us to get acquainted with one another and to determine if working together makes sense. Click here to connect with me.