Me and My Life in a Nutshell

I have many years of experience working with people, and a rich background of transformation and personal development.  I really love people, and it is a sheer privilege to help them discover themselves, grow and enhance their capacity, create solutions, be courageous and accomplish what they really want in life. 

After growing up in California, I attended university in Georgia, where I met and married my college sweetheart, Evan.  Together we've created a spectacular life. We've lived, worked and raised a family all over the world — from the early days of teaching in Japan, then representing our country as diplomats in China, South Africa, France, and now living in Australia.  Our children have become adults here, and we've settled into a lifestyle we love in the one of the World's Most Liveable Cities, Melbourne.  Hardship or not, we've always been inspired by our life, not only because of the foundation of a committed partnership of nearly 32 years, but because it includes a tapestry of rich relationships and unique communities around the globe.  With a focus on others, and a commitment to work with and for people, our life affords us great joy and vitality.  We are grateful for our years of service, travel, and adventure.  

“The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful;
it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

― David Steindl-Rast


I've held many different roles — as an entrepreneur in the areas of food, wine and travel, various sales and marketing jobs in communications and real estate, a volunteer in many community-based services — and now I dedicate my life to making a difference in people’s lives through coaching.  With a profound love for people, I dedicate my time to supporting others, with a strong pull for impacting the quality of people’s lives through good communication and high functioning relationships. Working with senior business leaders I also help create thriving work environments so their businesses and the people in them succeed wildly.  

Most pointedly, I bring wisdom, love, appreciation and deep listening to my coaching, empowering people to discover themselves and what is possible.