I have been a nurse since 1996, and have worked in a variety of
clinical settings, specializing in home health, community health and
case management, with additional experience in public health, hospice,
and nursing education.
Having been there myself, I understand what burnout looks and feels
like, and having support for the recovery process is a wonderful gift.
While I did not have a nurse coach to help me navigate those dark
waters, I did indeed have a life coach who truly assisted me in coming
out on the other side, and I can only imagine how much more powerful it
would have been if my coach had been an experienced nurse!
I am a Certified Professional Coach, and am also certified as a
Swedish Massage Practitioner, Kripalu Yoga Instructor, and Laughter Yoga
Leader. I have previous experience studying the visual arts and music.
With equal passion for nursing and coaching, I translate that dual
passion into a desire to help nurses live the most healthy, balanced and
satisfying lives possible.
Writing is one of my other passions in life, and I am an editorial
contributor for several nursing and health websites, and have maintained
my award-winning blog, Digital Doorway
, since 2005. I have also been published in several non-fiction books about nursing.
As a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Laughter Professional, I feel
that personal transformation can be fun, lighthearted and joyful.
Therefore, the coaching relationship can reflect these qualities while
simultaneously exploring the depths of your needs, desires and goals.
In my own life, I have experienced loss, tragedy and trauma, grief,
joy, extensive travel, marriage, parenting, enormous personal changes
and challenges, and a deep desire for service to others. I feel that my
nursing, writing and coaching can have an impact on the personal,
organizational, local, regional and global levels, and it is my joy and
humble honor to offer my services to you.
The most important things in my life are family, love, service, play,
compassion, friendship, healthy living, self exploration without
self-indulgence, and personal and planetary healing.
I do not impose my beliefs on others. Rather, I guide my clients to
identify what’s most important to them as they create and manifest their
own life vision.