TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Impeccably trained and certified as an integrative life coach professional by the Ford Institute for Transformational Training, I spent a full year in intense learning, training, practicing, and supervision.
In addition to my coach training and practicum, I am a client of life coaching. I've also taken time to practice yoga, meditate, study, journal, and talk with my therapist so I can better understand how and why I live the way I do.
Other professional experience includes 25-plus years writing and marketing, namely with healthcare systems, wellness organizations, heart-based entrepreneurs, nonprofit agencies, and higher education. In addition to personal life coaching, writing coaching, and marketing mentoring, I work on a contract basis as a writer and have experience in researching, writing, and marketing in countless areas of Western medicine and alternative healing methods. My degree is a bachelor of arts in English from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
With life as my smartest and most influential teachers, I also hold degrees in marriage, divorce, single parenting, and blended families, and have family members challenged by addiction and recovery. This body of mine, which is living with and healing from both thyroid and celiac disease, has called me to learn about nutrition, mindfulness, and self-care.