It’s a phrase we hear all of the time, along with "bring your whole self" and "just be you!" But, what does it mean to truly "be authentic?"
By definition, authentic means "based on facts; accurate or reliable." So, if you apply this definition to your being, or how you show up in life, I believe living authentically starts with knowing your values. Not necessarily what you've been told to value or what society has made you feel you "should" value, but knowing your deepest, truest personal values. Your True North.
Through my coaching practice, I offer my clients the space and guidance to (re)discover their values and coach them on how to bring those values to life. I use mindfulness, self-awareness and life assessment tools to lay the foundation and mindset coaching to help clients bring their values to life in up to eight key areas:
- Fun & Recreation
- Personal Development
- Significant Other/Romance
- Friends & Family
- Physical Environment
When you're aligned with your values, life is exhilarating. Decisions become easier, and you gain unshakeable confidence. You become your truest self, and I'd love to help you get there.
How to Work with Me
3-Month Coaching Program
Sustained transformation takes time. That's why I start out with a minimum of a 3-month coaching program. We'll meet bi-weekly for one hour over the phone or on Zoom (your preference). In between meetings, you can chat with me via Voxer to keep momentum going. My mission is to help you live yours, and I'll serve as your positive, friendly (yet firm) guide as we get there.
Emerging Leaders Program
Just like a pebble in a pond, leaders have ripple effects across their companies. I help create positive, inspiring ripple effects through self-aware, empowered leaders. My expertise is new and emerging leaders. We focus on self-awareness and combine the use of a values exercise and the CliftonStrengths assessment to determine your innate leadership qualities. In the end, you walk away with a more empowered sense of self so you can inspire, connect and empower others.
Online, Self-Paced Course
Sometimes you just need to do things on your own schedule. That's why I've created the Core Values Academy. It combines my first three 1:1 coaching sessions, helping you gain a deeper understanding of yourself through neuroscience, a wholistic life assessment and a guided values exercise. In the end, you walk away with more clarity, more confidence and actionable steps to put your newly (re)discovered values to action in life and work.
An International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program, the Academy of Creative Coaching curriculum focuses on:
- The Creative Approach: The Creative Approach draws upon the work in neuroscience research to examine how to utilize intelligence, inspiration and innovation to creatively facilitate positive change.
- Positive Psychology: Grounded in positive psychology, coaching as a profession is designed to help individuals assess their current situations, solve problems, and take action toward achieving their goals.
- Cultural Competency: As an institution committed to making a positive global impact, our curriculum incorporates a strong emphasis on cultural competence.
A 12-week certification program focused on self-awareness, empathy, emotional balance and leadership. Daniel Goleman is a global leader and pioneer in emotional intelligence, or EQ. He says:
"By teaching people to tune in to their emotions with intelligence and to expand their circles of caring, we can transform organizations from the inside out and make a positive difference in our world.”
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
Originally developed at Google, Search Inside Yourself teaches practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership tools to unlock your full potential at work and in life. The program takes an evidence-based approach combining neuroscience, attention-training and emotional intelligence.
National University of Natural Medicine: Food As Medicine Everyday
Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) is a 12-week, hands-on cooking and nutrition program. The goal of the FAME series is to help communities adopt a more whole-foods diet by providing them with basic nutrition education and giving them the tools to overcome the many obstacles to eating healthy in today’s society. The FAME program is founded on the idea that it takes three months (12-weeks) to empower individuals, families and communities to make lasting and sustainable dietary changes.
Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University is the nine-lesson class that teaches you Dave Ramsey's signature 7 Baby Steps to "win with money." The Baby Steps walk you through budgeting, saving money, eliminating debt, understanding retirement funds and insurance plans and building wealth.
Eastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Journalism, Public Relations
- Studied abroad in Ireland, Scotland and England
- Graduated with cum laude honors.
- Reporter, editor and copy chief for the college newspaper, The Daily Eastern News.
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