Ways to Work Together
speaking & facilitation
Down to my core, I am optimistic, genuine and empathic.
I have an innate ability to put others at ease within minutes of being together. I'm not afraid to meet people exactly where they are, while gently challenging their beliefs about themselves and the world around them.
What drives me to do the work I do is witnessing the transformation that happens when individuals experience 'aha' moments and turn that self-discovery into action. I love challenging people to change old thought patterns, turn their fears into their fuel, and embrace the power of possibility. I know for experience that when conscious consistent steps are taken lasting sustainable change naturally follows.
I’m a Speaker, Educator and the Author of two adult non-fiction books: Dismantling The Obstacles To Workplace Inclusion and Synergize Your Health - The 6 Elements for Greater Vitality and Joy, as well as 4 children's books.
When I'm not coaching, speaking or writing, you will find me rocking out to Sia, Blue Rodeo or Ed Sheeran, eating anything peanut butter chocolate, and taking every opportunity I get to play outdoors. I'm a mother to an amazing son, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a trustworthy friend, and I have more energy than your average 3 year old!
As a kid I spent a lot of time helping care for my medically fragile handicapped brother which has had a profound effect on my life. Although extremely challenging, his life has taught me the true meaning of unconditional love, kindness and the power of family. It's also brought a lot of fear, worry, anxiety and uncertainty my way. But most importantly, it taught me that life is precious and cannot be taken for granted. We must live for today because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. We must be willing to take risks and show up each and every day as our authentic selves.
From a very young age I knew I was different than other girls. I was your stereotypical tomboy and certainly didn't fit into the frilly pink box I was expected to. It wasn't until the age of 21 I came to terms with who I was and "came out" as a lesbian. That was over 20 years ago, and while coming out wasn't easy, it was worth it. I wouldn't change a thing because if I did, I would be hiding one of the best parts of myself: my truth.
There's a few things I've discovered along the way to embracing my truth. I've learned that self-acceptance is a process and self-identity is always changing. I've learned that vulnerability is not a weakness it's a strength. With age comes confidence. I stand proud for who I am and the gifts I bring to this world. If we have the pleasure of meeting, please know that I identify as a non-binary individual, and while I won't be upset if I'm referred to as 'she', I use the pronouns they/them/theirs.
RESILIENCE. COURAGE. CONNECTION.
“You are the only person with the power to edit your story, change it, embrace it and live it.” - Kristy Ware