What do you want our readers to know about you?
I am an executive coach with over 25 years experience supporting leaders who strive to be the best leader and human being they can with authenticity and uncompromising about their overall health and wellness.
I walk my talk and do the brave work that I support my clients to do every day to ensure I lead with my authentic voice and prioritize self-care and being self-compassionate when life gets overwhelming and tricky to navigate.
What would you like to see more of in the workplace?
If we are serious about more women in leadership one vital way to do this is with a fresh approach to professional up-levelling and evolving how we support women.
Female leaders trailblaze every day, evolving the longstanding definition of leadership to include more feminine qualities such as compassion, deep listening and power to/with/within instead of power over.
I believe we need to honour a woman’s whole being and promote courageous conversations and vulnerability around the real struggles that keep professional women up at night yet often unspoken within organizational settings.
We need to do this while also offering a supportive environment for women to step more fully into their voice in a way that they learn best – by learning from and with each other, sharing personal experiences and being fully seen and appreciated for what they offer.
What characteristics and/or qualities do you admire in the women you work with?
I admire women who challenge ‘this is the way leadership has always been done’ by first finding their voice, defining their own version of femininity and leadership then stepping into it more consistently with vulnerability and courage.
What advice did you wish you were given earlier in your career?
I wish I was encouraged to trust my instincts or gut. It’s never led me astray ever since I really started tuning into it in my 30’s.
What is one example of a positive, memorable experience you’ve had in your career?
My clients who make courageous (and difficult) changes in their life for the better and I feel like I contributed to this in some small way.
What was one belief you had that you later realized was a myth?
I used to believe that the work of ‘bringing home the bacon’ was more valuable than the work to raise human beings.
Why are you fabulous?
I’m fabulous because I am courageous and adventurous in all ways possible. Courage is an adventure that takes form in all realms – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Without it, we remain stagnant and hardened in our ways, limiting the beauty of our experiences.
Do you have a mantra or quote that inspires you?
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
Where can people find you online?