Who I am and what I have to offer
After spending more than 30 years as a school counsellor and educator, I am now in private practice as a Certified Executive Coach and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am also a lifelong learner and the mother of two amazing women.
My years of training, education and life experience will support you through challenging times.
Being resilient and adaptable in the face of change requires awareness, knowledge, understanding, compassion (for yourself and others), as well as skills and tools to move forward.
“There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of viewpoint.” C.M. Ward
Building resilience in uncertain times
Simply put, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. However, we all know that it’s not always that simple, and that when faced with adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or stress “bouncing back” may seem daunting. Resilience is common to all of us, but learning behaviours, thinking and courses of action must be learned and developed.
Who are my clients?
They are people from all professions and all walks of life. They are students, parents, caregivers, employers …
I help all of my clients create an extraordinary life in the workplace, at home, and in relationships.
My ideal client is someone of any age, who:
- believes they have the strength and the capacity to change;
- has a vision for their lives; and,
- has hope for the future.
You can be your own “change agent”!
Searching for the most effective ways to reach your goals
We all occasionally experience roadblocks in our lives. Some are triggered by external factors, while others are imposed by ourselves. The key is to discover how to bypass, or remove, roadblocks completely so we can reach our destination.
Return on Investment (ROI) coaching within a counselling framework offers some of the most robust personal and professional development possible. You are worth the investment of time and resources! The benefit to you and the world is priceless!
My role is to ask the important questions that will prompt the search within for answers which have meaning and resonance. Action will follow!
When you look at the following image:
*The ‘I’ in the centre is your sense of self, soul, or spirit
**The area around the wheel is the community, world and your interaction within.
We work together to clarify your personal or professional dreams, aspirations,or vision, to develop a concrete plan to reach fulfilment.
Once a client’s needs and interests are identified, I use several different approaches to support them.
Please go to my “Services” page for details.
Certification and Education
C.E.C. Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University)
R.C.C. Registered Clinical Counsellor (B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors)
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
B.Ed. Specialist in School Counselling and Special Education
Additional Professional Development and Training
- Lumina Spark
- Psychological First Aid
- Enhancing performance
- Leadership, Team Building & Collaboration,
- Communication and Problem Solving Skills
- Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health (anxiety, depression)
- Child and Human Development
- Social Emotional Learning
- Crisis Response Training
- BC Cancer Foundation
- DPS (Disaster Psychosocial Program) Volunteer for BC