Owner. Healer. Life Coach.
Today, my Life Coaching practice is a natural evolution of my own life journey…both professionally and personally. With its many ups and downs...each career decision and life relationship has offered up a lesson for me to learn about courage, tenacity, forgiveness, letting go, flexibility, love, grief, and how to navigate life's ever changing landscape. One of the best lessons I have learned is to uncover and let go of what I call 'negative limiting belief's' that others handed to me along the way. Discovering my true passions and inner most strengths have allowed me to let go of what doesn't serve me and to remain steadfast in the face of fear and doubt until I reach a particular goal or dream. For example...although I have never completed a formal college degree, I have started two very successful companies in completely different industries. Despite the many challenges of not having a ‘formal education’, I have learned that hard work, solid planning, and unwavering tenacity can lead to great success. My 29 years of professional experience as a President of a Corporate Staffing Firm and later as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist with a thriving practice in Ridgefield, Ct. have given me tremendous satisfaction.
From 1992 to 2001, I was the President of a full-service staffing firm located in White Plains, New York that I founded. I employed 70 people, and together we successfully serviced the staffing needs of the area's Fortune 500 companies. In September 2001 after the tragedy of 9/11, like so many others, I assessed my personal life and career and was compelled to make significant changes. At that time, the overwhelming 'knowing' that I was going to be transforming every aspect of my life was palpable. Although I loved my career, it no longer ‘fed my soul’ and although I was married, my relationship was not thriving and well.
It was at this intersection in my life that I decided to make big changes and to ‘live my life on purpose’. In my professional life I chose to take my personal passion for holistic healing and bodywork, and my strong connection to healthy living and turn it into a career. I also made the difficult decision to end my marriage and begin the long and difficult journey towards a positive co parenting relationship with my ex spouse.
In September 2001, as a newly single mother with three children, I returned to school to train in Therapeutic Massage Therapy. While running my staffing firm during the day, I attended Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy full-time during evenings and weekends. I graduated in 2003 with my certification as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist and soon after I opened a Wellness Center in downtown Ridgefield, Ct. During the last 14 years, I have had the pleasure of serving clients in my community who not only want to heal the pain in their bodies, but who have often expressed a need for emotional healing as well. While working with many regular massage clients over the years, I felt naturally compelled to help them in other areas of their lives such as career changes, divorce, parenting issues, finding one’s passion etc. all the while sharing my personal stories to illustrate my own struggles and successes. In time, the seed of an idea…that my next career would be as a Wellness and Life Coach, began to take shape. In June of 2014 I returned to school once again and attended World Coach Institute where I earned my certification as a Professional Life Coach. Today, I take all of my own personal experience and hard earned wisdom about how ‘Living on Purpose’ is one of the happiest ways to navigate life and I humbly share it with my Coaching Clients. It is my honor and privilege to be able to help clients through their life's challenges by maintaining a neutral and supportive space so that they may find their life purpose, peace and lasting happiness.