The Master once referred to the Hindu notion that all creation is “leela”— God’s play—and the universe is his playground. The aim of spirituality, he claimed, is to make all life play.This seemed too frivolous for a puritanical visitor. “Is there no room then for work?”“Of course there is. But work becomes spiritual only when it is transformed into play.”--Anthony de Mello
I am a certified Nature Connected Life Coach (NCC) and Transformational Wilderness Guide (TWG), graduate of Earth Based Institute's Nature Connected Life Coaching program, an ICF approved program. Along with my NCC and TWG certifications, I am also a certified Ceremony and Rites of Passage Facilitator, certified through Ceremony and Rites of Passage Global Training (Nature Knows and Wilderness Therapy Institute.). As a transformational eco-based coach and guide, I help you become your highest and most authentic self in order to pursue your soul's passions and feel wholly and thrivingly alive.
Through Nature-Connected coaching, you gain clarity by understanding and listening to your inherent nature and inner wisdom as well as by reconnecting with the Earth's wisdom. Through nature-based mindfulness practices, you listen deeply to the Earth: it’s seasons, cycles, and beings. You embrace the wholeness of your Self and move forward towards the future Self that beckons you. In collaboration with Nature's deep wisdom and companionship, you grow in self-awareness, claim your gifts, and take active steps to move your gifts out into the world.
I offer a trusting, deeply listening and supportive presence that companions you into becoming your purpose-connected, authentic self. Though not psychotherapy, Nature Connected Coaching can be a therapeutic and transformational experience.
Through Earth Based Institute's life coaching program, I am trained in:
As a Ceremony and Rites of Passage facilitator, I can also guide you to create a container for deep transformative work by helping you create culturally relevant, respectful and unique personal rites of passage ceremonies. Through this process, I support individuals through their own life’s turning points as a neutral witness that listens deeply, asks important questions, and mirrors their lived experience. Through this work, we extrapolate the aliveness, meaning and symbols into a personally relevant ceremony to mark their new way of walking in the world.
I believe that playfulness and creativity are part of our path to growth and transformation. I am a graduate of the Bovine School of Improv and continue to be a student of improv with Evergreen Players Studio One and All In Ensemble. Through improv, I continue to learn how to be more playful, more open, more accepting, and more compassionate.
I have also been immersed in Fr. Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey Series at Contemplative Outreach of Colorado in 2013. In 2017, I graduated from the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program as a Spiritual Director.
Prior to launching my coaching practice, I led a 10-year career in the international non-profit sector, first as founder of Into Your Hands-Africa (now Rooted Africa), later serving as the Executive Director for AfricAid and Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW-USA). I have a Master in Non-Profit Management from Regis University.
I am bilingual in Spanish (native) and English.