A Bit About Me
I’ve worked in hospitals, including in Pediatrics, on the Chemotherapy/IV Team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I spent time working in pharmaceuticals as a clinical research associate, and as a copywriter and creative director in medical advertising. I’ve pushed drugs with needles and keyboards.
But what I enjoy the most is Wellness Coaching, helping people become their healthiest, best selves using the knowledge and skills I’ve developed from the evidence-based training I received from Wellcoaches School of Coaching. I also have a lot of heart for helping other, less experienced coaches develop their skills and personal style. In 2007, I was asked to become a Certification Examiner for Wellcoaches and in 2011, I became a Mentor Coach for trainees preparing to take their practical skills exam.
I've had the demanding career, juggled multiple responsibilities, worked long days, and done the 3+ hour a day commute. These life experiences will serve you well, because I know what it’s like to struggle to take care of oneself through all of that.
In 2004, I found Wellcoaches, which aligned with my interest in taking a holistic approach to health and integrating healthy lifestyle habits to optimize health and wellness. I enjoyed the core training so much that I signed on to participate in the first Professional Health and Wellness Coach Training group. There, we went beyond health behavior change theories into positivity, mindfulness, meaning, and purpose as they relate to wellness, as well as additional advanced tools.
In fact, Margaret Moore, the CEO and Founder of Wellcoaches has said, "It's really life coaching from a wellness perspective." This is what I bring to you—a focus on what is most meaningful and important to you to accomplish as we work together.
Several years ago, I left medical advertising to take a position as an RN Health Educator/Coach,* working with employees of a major financial firm at their on-site Health Centers. These people had challenging work schedules, yet I was able to help them make huge shifts, one small step at a time.
If you're interested in learning a bit more about my philosophy, you can read more here, in this article I wrote several years ago for my old Web site, about staying well while working hard.
*The "School Nurse for big people" as my daughter said...