Most coaches bring to their careers a diverse professional and personal background that provides a unique perspective and focus to their coaching. I have been a nurse, a clinical pharmacist, and a college professor- experiences that have given me a strong foundation for understanding the neurobiology of ADD/ADHD and other coexisting conditions, as well as medications that may be prescribed. However, of all I bring to coaching, being the mother of a daughter with ADD, diagnosed in her teens, has far and away been the most insightful and meaningful experience. Witnessing the struggles and confusion first hand, learning the reasons for her behavior and challenges, and then seeing her transformation- with coaching, to a successful young woman, was the motivation for me to change careers and pursue this field myself. I bring to coaching a passion and desire to give others the chance to be as confident and accomplished as she has become.
I received my professional coach training and certification from the ADD Coach Academy, the first and only ADHD coaching institution to be fully accredited by the International Coaching Federation, the governing body for the coaching profession. I am also a graduate of JST Coaching, where I studied advanced coaching for teens and college students with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett. In addition to my private practice, I am also a coach for the Edge Foundation- a nonprofit organization committed to providing professional coaching to students with ADHD.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I have remained in Seattle since graduating from the University of Washington. When I am not coaching, I enjoy a variety of activities from playing tennis and piano, to cooking, gardening, and spending time with my husband of 35 years. I am also very interested in conservation biology and volunteer at the Woodland Park Zoo where I am a docent.