Here are 10 things you should know about me as a coach (and as a human)...
I'm one of five kids. Having a big family taught me how wonderfully different we are as humans - and how together these differences make life better. It taught me how to use my voice effectively - and that sometimes, people just need someone who will listen.
I believe our health is so much more than food and movement. I teach you how to balance these things while living the life you love.
Coaching changed me in more ways than I ever thought possible - beyond what I “wanted”. The incredible power it has to change lives will never be lost on me.
I don't do complicated or overwhelming. If anything appears this way, I shut it down (putting together Ikea furniture? Not for me). Many sell "it's complicated" as the reason you need to buy what they are offering - I say run. Run far, far away. Life is complicated enough. Creating healthy habits that make you feel good should not be.
In one word, my friends once described me as fun. I will always find the fun - I want to squeeze life for every ounce of it that I can get.
When a decision immediately feels like I'm losing, I look at what I might gain and I make a decision from this place of abundance. This makes the decision a no brainer.
I've been coaching women for four years. Prior to that I coached a team in the corporate setting for 15 years. Prior to that I was a coxswain, essentially the in-boat coach, for the University of Connecticut Women's Rowing team. Prior to that I was the coxswain for my high school rowing team. Coaching is in my blood.
I don't believe there is a “right” way of getting to where you want to be (don't let anyone tell you that there is). There are many ways to get there. I help you to find the way that is right for you.
Being a coach doesn't exempt me from having bad days. I get stressed, I get tired, I fail - and I know I will get through it. If I could take the away the hard, I would - in the meantime, I'll show you that, you too, have everything you need to get through it.
I've mastered the art of talking myself INTO things instead of OUT of them when I know the longer-term benefits will outweigh the short-term discomfort (I practice this every morning when my alarm goes off at 5am).