I was raised in southern California and spent most of my formative years in Riverside. Memories of frolicking along California’s spectacular beaches and trekking through picturesque mountain trails with family and friends will last a lifetime. Now that I reside in the Chicago area, I am savoring the vibrant shades of autumn, the first snows of winter, and the various activities associated with the four seasons.
Prior to becoming a holistic health and wellness professional, I was a classroom teacher and school administrator. I taught all grade levels, and my classroom experience included special education, reading, and English. Teaching was a tremendously rewarding experience, providing opportunities for personal growth as well as a chance to impact young lives. Creating individualized plans for special needs students was an integral part of my professional responsibility. I apply a similar approach to my coaching practice—individualized client-driven programs. Health coaching enables me to blend and expand my passions for teaching and wellness in a unique way that benefits others.
In addition to coaching, I am a motivational speaker and facilitate wellness classes in my community. Also, I am currently developing programs that inspire seniors to lead healthier lifestyles. Check out Sprout Your New Life, our spiritually based empowerment curriculum for mature, seasoned women.
Personal interests and leisure activities include writing, traveling, keeping fit, creating gourmet recipes, attending live theater and jazz performances, and taking piano lessons. My motto is live, learn, grow and be a blessing to others. These are truly the best years of my life.