Professional Certified Coach
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
Coaching Women in Transition
Coast to Coast and Beyond...
Featured Life Coach on
Fitness Magazine's 2006 Panel of Experts
for the You Can Do It! Challenge
My Professional Background
My career began at Human Potential
Research, Inc. where I was trained
to help clients understand the timing
and nature of change in their lives.
I often worked with individuals in
the midst of major life transition
who were facing a wide range of personal,
spiritual and professional challenges.
After 18 months, I started my own consulting
For six years I taught courses on
the spiritual nature of personal and
social change as a member of the Adjunct
Faculty of Antioch University West.
I have lectured at national conferences
about personal and spiritual development
and life transitions. Since beginning
my career as a Personal Change Consultant
1974, I have worked with over 2000
clients worldwide focusing mainly on
women in transition.
About My Coach Training
I am a Professional Certified Coach
(PCC), credentialed by the International
Coach Federation, and a Certified Professional
Co-Active Coach (CPCC), trained by
The Coaches Training Institute in San
Rafael, CA. And I am an Authorized
Life Blueprint Facilitator.
I have coached well over 120 clients,
and logged over 1800 professional
coaching hours. My clients
are located throughout North America,
in Europe and the Far East.
more about my coach training.
My Community Service
- 2008 Board Member and Web Liaison
for the San Francisco chapter of
the International Coach Federation
- 2008 Volunteer Coach for C.E.O.
Women, an organization whose
mission is to create economic opportunity
for Bay Area low-income immigrant
and refugee women through teaching
entrepreneurship, English and communications
skills, so they can establish successful
- Mentor for the Professional
Empowerment Program (PEP) of the
National Council for Geocosmic Research
- Board member (4 years) and
Board Chair (1 year) of Resourceful
Women, an organization that educated
women about conscious investing, donating, and
spending of their money
Boards Mediator, helping San Franciscans
resolve neighborhood conflicts (5 years)
for a monthly magazine for the
blind through the San Francisco Public
Library system (3 years)
- Current member
of NERT, the San Francisco Fire
Department's citywide Neighborhood
Emergency Response Team (10 years)
About My Relationship with San Francisco
As you may have gathered, I have
an ongoing romance with the beautiful
city of San Francisco, where I have
lived for many years. It was in 2001,
while I was temporarily living in London,
and feeling quite homesick, that
I decided both to begin my coach training,
and to become "San Francisco
Not long thereafter, I moved back home,
began my training and built the first
version of this web site.
on this site reflect my
experience of San Francisco in her
many guises and moods. The photo on
this page captures the spirit
of both the fun and sophistication
that this city offers. It was taken
in 1998 by my sister Verna, when we
took her kids, my niece Kaitlin and
my nephew Sean, to the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art where
was showing. The sculpture is one of
Haring's wonderful pieces of public
art that were scattered throughout
the City at the time.
Verna's children have now grown and
the family has relocated to Kentucky.
Kaitlin attends university in Florida, majoring in Communications and interning at MTV in New York City, and
Sean received an honorable
discharge from the Air Force, after
serving a tour of duty in Iraq and
is moving to L.A. to start a new life.
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