I am a holistic life and wellness coach, a teacher, a writer, a speaker, a celebrant, a maker of things artful and creative, a yogini, and a pretty decent cook. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a caregiver for my elderly parents and a midwife to their time of dying. I am a creator of sanctuaries for birds and human beings, a gardener of plants and possibilities.
I created Wisdom Scout as a way to serve clients
- who want support in living into their goals and dreams,
- who are interested in living lives of meaning and connection, and
- who realize that having the support of an experienced coach and teacher, especially when working through life transitions, can be a wise investment of time, money, and energy.
As an experienced, “born teacher,” I am adept at discerning the best ways to teach material, strategies, and skills to clients and groups, keeping in mind what will best serve their purposes, values, beliefs, and learning styles. As a skilled and intuitive coach, I help clients clarify and master not only their highest goals and best intentions, but also their true concerns. I am a steadfast guide and advocate, serving clients in expanding their potentials and transforming their lives. The artful weaving of teaching and coaching, combined with my big basket of wisdom ways is my “secret sauce!”
I have spent 35 plus years as an educator of children, adolescents, parents, teachers, community members, instructional coaches, and administrators. I have served as a teacher, an organizational director, an instructional/leadership/life coach, a state level leader, a university lecturer, and a private consultant. I have a B.S. in Special Education for children with emotional disturbances as well as an M Ed., with a cognate in guidance. I have been a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project since 1983.
I am certified in Cognitive Coaching and have successfully completed Tara Mohr's Playing Big Facilitator Training for coaches and therapists. I have extensively studied and practice ontological (the nature of being human) appreciative coaching.
I developed and teach "How to Be a Healing Presence" for the HUGS Ambassador Training Program (Helping Your Grow Stronger) for Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and Lexington Medical Center Foundation.
I am a Yoga Alliance certified RYT 200 yoga instructor, with an emphasis on the therapeutic application of yoga for anxiety, depression, and cancer with additional studies at Duke Integrative Medicine, in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors, including chronic diseases: arthritis, heart disease, pulmonary disease, dementia, chronic pain, and osteoporosis.
I am a certified Life Cycle Celebrant® from the Celebrant Institute and Foundation with specialization in weddings and healing ceremonies and rituals.