My clients: I coach highly-motivated people and teams undergoing periods of transformation and realignment. I specialize in helping create more trust and safety by coaching and educating 1:1 and in groups on emotional intelligence, managing anxiety, unpacking power and privilege, authentic leadership, and effective communications. My clients are at every stage of their careers, and the majority of my clients are leaders from tech, academia, and social sectors.
How: I support you to achieve your goals by creating a safe space for curiously exploring and disarming the inner critic voices, while deepening authentic connection to self and others. I hold my clients in the utmost positive regard -- I know they already have all of the answers they are seeking. I listen attentively and I ask empowering questions to enable them to come to the answers on their own, and to commit to actions forwarding their progress. I rely on evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral coaching, positive psychology, and energetic leadership, as viewed through a social justice and intersectional feminist lens.
Why: Coaching has helped me so much in my own life: to advance in my career, build fulfilling long-term relationships, address anxiety, navigate courageous conversations, interrogate my own privilege and power, and trust my intuition. I've seen its impact on those I work with, too. People I coach are more relaxed, confident, motivated, self-aware, and able to balance work and non-work priorities.
Who am I? White, cisgender, pronouns she/her/hers. I'm a mother, Gemini, extroverted sensor and introverted thinker. I was born in Seattle. I have lived and worked on four continents, and now call Oakland, CA home. I listen to a lot of podcasts, currently on heavy rotation: Freakonomics, The Daily, On Being, Code Switch, Unf*ck Your Brain, Seeing White.
I volunteer as a coach with The Coaching Fellowship and the Oakland Public Education Fund. I am a certified professional coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and hold the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coaching Federation. I hold a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from American University and am an Energy Leadership Index® Master Practitioner.
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