I’ve been coaching for 17 years, gaining my MCC in 2004. When I first began coaching and mentioned that I was a coach, the inevitable reaction was either a look of confusion, or the question, “oh, for what sport?” Today coaching has grown and continues to be the one of the fastest growing industries in the world. I’m proud I’ve grown along with it and that I’ve stayed in our magnificent profession.
Along with coaching my individual clients and the leadership and executive work with my partners in Inspired Mastery, I have trained hundreds of coaches at the level of certification for three Accredited Coach Training Programs. I love this work – training, supporting and mentoring new coaches. I have an expert ear for hearing masterful coaching.
It became a natural progression then, for me to offer mentoring to coaches as they prepared to apply for the ACC, PCC, or MCC. My clients come from many different coach training orientations and schools. We work together to fine-tune their coaching to meet the ICF skill requirements for each level of credential. My clients are great coaches as we begin, and at the completion of our work, they are more highly skilled and experienced. It’s my great honor to work with so many excellent coaches!
A few personal notes: I live in the magnificent Pacific Northwest of the United States and I enjoy so many aspects of this beautiful part of the country. I love to dance, walk, bike, take yoga, go to movies, spend time with my amazing kids and grand-kids, read good fiction, dine leisurely with fun conversation, and talk on the phone with the greatest friends on the planet (even though I’m on the phone all day with coaching). Some Favorites: Mad Men, Boston Legal, a day with no schedule, dark chocolate, red wine, and my mom’s fried chicken (I still can’t master it quite the way she does).
Director of Training / Center for Executive Coaching, 2012 – present
Head of Coaching / Coach Training for the International Coach Academy, 2009 – 2012
Learning Leader and Trainer with ICA, certifying students at the end of their program in Supervised Coach, 2005 – 2012
Owner, LifeMotion Coaching. In private practice for 15 years, with the coaching specialty of Mentor Coaching, assisting clients on polishing their coaching skills on their way to an ICF credential.
Co-Founder and Chief Coaching Officer for the leadership development company Inspired Mastery, working with executive clients from around the world, 2004 – present. www.inspiredmastery.com
Co-author of Pause: 52 Ways to Shift Any Outcome in Less than a Minute. www.inspiredmastery.com/bookstore
Prior to coaching, past experience includes personnel management, business to business sales, founding and operating a career consulting firm, and owning a successful restaurant for seven years.
Education and Associations
Board Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing and Education, 2011
Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation, 2004
Master Certified Inspired Learning Facilitator™, Foundation for Inspired Learning, 2005
Certified Life Coach, Coach For Life, 1999
Life Purpose Process Consultant, Life Purpose Institute, 1997
BA Social Science / Psychology, Marylhurst University, 1997
Member, ICF Credentialing & Program Accreditation Committee, 2011
Member, NW Coaches Association, (now ICF Oregon) 1998 – Present
Director of Education, Coaching Mastery, ICF Oregon, 2015