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What formal education and training do you have?
Iím a Registered Nurse with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from CSU Sacramento,
California, and have taken Graduate courses in Stress Management and Health Psychology.
My 25 year career includes being an Operating Room Nurse in the US Air Force, a
Clinic Manager, Nursing Instructor, and College Staff Development Coordinator.
I have additional Certifications as a Professional Speaker and a Personality Type
Facilitator, and created my own professional speaking business, speaking on the
topics of Stress Management, Time Management, Goal Setting, Healthy Living, Personality
Type for Teambuilding, and Managing Change.
Iíve completed two coaching training programs, one with the Fearless Livingô Institute
where I received my initial and advanced Coaching Certification (CFLC III),
and a second training program in Career Coaching.
How did you get into the Coaching Profession?
Iíve been drawn to some type of teaching or coaching nearly all my life. I started
coaching patients to move through their fears when I was an Operating Room Nurse.
Yet it was in my subsequent 16 years as a Nursing Instructor that I found my true
path of Coaching. In addition to teaching my nursing students, I started coaching
them to take small steps to build their confidence and really shine Ė and I loved
I eventually moved out of the classroom to become a Staff Development Coordinator,
where I taught and coached college faculty on how to work most effectively with
Then I found out about the Life Coach profession and I was hooked. Now I could live
my passion to help others become their best. This is what Iíd been doing all along
Ė and I still love now!
How long have you been a coach?
Iíve been coaching college students and educators for 20 years and working with
private coaching clients for 8 years. Iím also happy to be teaching coaching to
coaching students as a Mentor in the Fearless Livingô Institute Coaching Program.
What are your interests in your non-coaching life?
Iím blessed to have a great and loving family and get to spend time with them. Iíve
been happily married to the love of my life for over 23 years. I have a kind and
industrious step-son, whoís making his mark in the computer field. I love to visit
my wonderful parents, married over 54 years, who keep teaching me what really matters
in life. I have 4 sisters, and we get together for holidays and our annual ďsisters
As to other interests, I love to travel when I can, go to workshops on spiritual
or personal growth topics, browse in bookstores, and spend time at the beach several
times a week (now made possible due to my recent move to an ocean location).
Do you have a favorite quote or saying?
All is well. This one gets me through challenges, great and
small. Itís a great reminder to me.
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