I've been an intrepid explorer of the human experience for as long as I can remember. I firmly believe in the creative power of curiosity, and this belief has guided me to live a rich and adventurous life. I've lived in Nepal, India, Guatemala - I've danced my soul out, cried beside friends, delighted in sun-stained catnaps, searched for answers in monasteries and mountains, and continue to be absolutely enamored with this complex and ever changing experience we call being alive.
My love of the human experience is rooted in a deep commitment to supporting its diversity in all its forms. I believe that we must continue to develop ourselves if we wish to create a kind and just world for all. This must happen at an individual level as well as a systemic one. This is why I've dedicated my professional life to supporting individuals and organizations to increase their capacity to navigate complexity and strengthen the impact of their work - all while building balanced, fulfilling, and inspired lives.
My background in cross-cultural and experiential education has given me nearly 10 years of experience facilitating groups in diverse and complex environments. The more I worked with groups, the more I craved tools to deepen my work with individuals. In 2015 I decided to pursue certification in Integral Coaching. Today, I combine my background in cross-cultural communication, experiential education, and integral theory to create a unique and enriching approach to coaching and facilitation.
About Integral Coaching
Integral coaching is a holistic & developmental approach to coaching. This means I work with the whole person - taking into account their professional self, their relationships, their emotional self, spiritual self, their bodies and health, and their environments and anything else that affects their worldview and how they experience their lives. This approach recognizes that we're not compartmentalized, and when we fall in to patterns and habits in one area of our life, it's going to be linked to many other parts of our experience. This helps us to see blindspots and limiting beliefs, and to try on new perspectives that can help us create new ways of being.
The process is rooted in practice - just as with learning anything new, it takes consistent practice to master any skill. This includes ways of being! It's like building a new muscle - and this is the developmental aspect of integral coaching: challenging you to build new skills so that you can create a life that fuels & inspires you, no matter the challenges that come your way!