I’m a preacher’s wife, soccer mom, daughter, older sister, friend, nurse, executive, leadership coach, teacher, author, cook and foodie. Most of all, I’m a lover of life, itself. I’ve been a care giver all my life, even before my nursing career started.
Four years ago, I went through a painful time in my life where I lost several close family members, one right after another. I was diagnosed with a chronic disease. And in the midst of all that, I was also going through a very stressful time at work that was making me physically sick. I decided it was time for a change and that’s when my own transformation began with self-compassion.
Over the past few years, I’ve been leading and living with compassion and purpose. Most importantly, I’ve been living the example that has inspired others to transform as well. You can have balance, be happy and make a difference in the lives of your children, family members, friends, co-workers, companies and communities by being compassionate.
Why I Coach and Teach Coaching
I have a passion for coaching and teaching. The partnership we create in the coach/client relationship allows me to help clients feel productive, enthusiasm and energetic about their life and their work. Whether I am doing executive coaching or life coaching, my clients are always priority during our time together. I have a warm, spaciousness and gentle coaching style that reaches the heart of a person. My journey has been exactly what it needed to be. I haven’t wasted time because every situation I’ve experienced has brought me up to this point. My healthcare background and career experiences as a staff nurse, manager and an executive sets me apart from other coaches. In 2015, I joined the faculty at Raleigh Coaching Academy to teach others who are interested in becoming an authentic leadership coach.
Working in healthcare as a nurse for over 20 years and as a Vice President for 10 years, I have experienced a wide range of leaders and leadership styles. While completing my MBA, I did quite a bit of research on leadership and leadership styles. I wanted my leadership style to be transformative. I believe in encouraging teams to expand, grow and stretch beyond their limits. Although professional coaching is quite a distance away from hands-on healthcare, I am still able to make impacts on healthcare in other ways that are vital to our humanity.
After I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, I began taking my health more seriously by taking control. I saw how mindfulness made huge a huge impact on my health. This lead me to wanting to know more about holistic nursing. I’m working towards completing a plant-based personal chef training and aromatherapy practitioner training. My desire is to help others that desire to take control of their health through teaching mindfulness, healthy eating and aromatherapy.
I believe in living by example and self-awareness is a very powerful force that can not be ignored. I strive to be the catalyst to inspire others to discover the essence of who they are and live authentically in every aspect of life.