I am a certified Nature Connected Life Coach and Transformational Wilderness Guide, graduate of Earth Based Institute's Nature Connected Life Coaching program, an International Coaching Federation approved program. As an eco-based coach, or guide, I support you as you create your path forward into the next phase of your life.
Through Nature-Connected coaching, you gain clarity by understanding and listening to your inherent nature and inner wisdom as well as by listening to the Earth's wisdom. Listening deeply to the Earth's seasons, cycles, and beings, you will remember your "wildish" self, and connect to your best and highest Self. In collaboration with Nature's deep wisdom, you will grown in self-awareness, come to see 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:
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. 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, later as the Executive Director of AfricAid and Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW-USA). I have a Master in Non-Profit Management from Regis University.
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