People often ask me how I got into coaching and the short answer is:

I hired one.

Back in 2003 I was feeling really lost. I had been a social worker for most of my adult life. We had a three year old and a one year old. I knew I loved helping but could not go back to my old job. And we were really, really broke. I thought I had only two choices:

Do the job I loved but was burnt out at


Doing a new kind of job I didn’t love but be paid well

And in the midst of all this angst, somebody recommended a life coach. Well, she had me at hello. By the end of the hour, I has a huge aha:

I wasn’t done helping just how and who I helped in the world.

This coaching session changed my life. Truly and as a result I immediately set out to become certified as a life coach and have been doing it ever since. In fact, this week marks my 15th year in business. Whoa. I feel very proud of my little company that I launched back in 2004 and where it is today.

So in the spirit of where all coaching begins, with great questions, I am hoping you are willing to answer a few for me and tell me where you are at this January. Your answers will help me to write, coach and speak more to the subjects that are most relevant to you.

And to thank you, by completing the survey, you will be entered to win a FREE one-one-hour coaching session with me just for taking the time to fill it out.

Here is it:

To conversations that matter,



In the spirit of transparency, I am launching a new speaking academy this year so you will see a question asking how you feel about speaking. That’s why :)