About me

I know firsthand the importance of clarity about where you are going. I can help you get clear on what you want and I have the skills and knowledge to help you move forward into the career you love.

I have origins as a high-achieving nerd and I excelled in my own career. I know how to network, negotiate salaries, ask for promotions, initiate informational interviews, and use all the other skills every modern job hunter needs. I have been able to work abroad and leverage my skills to secure sponsorship in another country where I had no work permit, thereafter earning three promotions in under one and a half years. I wasn't born knowing how to do any of this stuff — I taught myself and I can teach you too. 

Along side my drive for excellence, I am also a personable, soft-spoken person that is curious about you. My goal is to carry you through to the other side of what you are going through, not leave you in a excited state that fizzles out with no results to show for it. I can help you prioritize what is most fulfilling to you and keep you connected to who you truly are. I provide a safe place so that you can challenge yourself in the ways you need in order to grow and show up to your life in a whole new way. 

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My story: who am I really?

On the outside, I was "successful"... so why wasn't I truly happy?

I grew up in a small town in Florida. I felt the only way to get out was getting as many A's as I could. If I could just get a good scholarship, I could afford school and I could make something of myself. I didn't know it at the time, but I was running away from what I didn't want for my life instead of running to the things that made me truly happy. True happiness? I'll be truly happy after I finish this paper, I thought to myself. After college, it was, "I'll be truly happy after finishing top in my class for this masters degree." Then, when that time came I found yet another obstacle — I'll be truly happy when I move to Vancouver and work my way to a great salary and prestigious position. That took less than a year and I knew I was good at getting ahead, but I started to think... when is the time to feel happy already?


I worked so hard to make it to the top but I was still drowning.

I thought that maybe I didn't belong in this kind of world; that I didn't have what it takes. Among many, my favorite escapist fantasy was to commit to a monastic life with Thich Nhat Hanh. I sought all the traditional helpers - therapists of different disciplines, traditional career counselors, friends that wanted the best for me. I found through my journey that I had to stop looking for The Answer. I had to start asking the right questions.

You never know who is sent to help you save yourself.

My freedom started when I committed to the first step: career coaching. An amazing career coach, Rebecca Beaton, helped me help myself. We often are drawn to certain people for a reason, and the reason looks a lot clearer looking backward then when you're in the thick of it. I found that our conversations lit me up like nothing else ever had in my long, arduous path to happiness. Rebecca did not tell me who I was, what I wanted, or how to get to where I wanted to be. Nonetheless, she unlocked my own ability to do that for myself.

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Who else wants to be truly excited when they tell people what they do?

Started wondering to myself, who else is going through the same thing I did? My career coach reflected to me my own ability to connect with people and how I was already counseling and coaching friends, family, co-workers, and the random stranger opening up to me in the grocery store. If it is something I enjoy and can do well, why not share that with a world that needs it?

No one really wins when I am unhappy from doing things I don't like — and the more people that do things they don't like the more the world becomes centered around things that don't matter to anyone. I want more people to mark the world with their most important values; I want more people to hold themselves accountable to their own dreams; and I want more people to light up when they are asked, "So, what do you do for a living?"

Finding confidence & clarity in your own excellence.

I achieved a lot in my career and I can offer specific, tangible tools and techniques to help you excel in your career. What I think is even more effective is that I can help you connect to your own values and what is important to your life, and how to make that translate to excelling in a career that's perfect for you. If you resonate with my story and how I can serve you, we should talk. I believe my clients find me for a good reason — and we'll understand when we look back on our journey together.


Giving back is very important to me.

Proceeds from my business go to David Suzuki Foundation, a nonprofit that works to protect the natural environment and help create a sustainable Canada in a globally changing climate.

I also am working on developing a special supportive coaching package on a sliding scale for those directly working on reducing the impacts of climate change in the decades to come. 

Book a Complimentary Intro Call

Do you want to see what the possibility is for you?


I offer a complimentary 30-minute intro call to get to know you, what your career challenges are, and how I can help. 

Schedule your complimentary 30-minute call below to see if we are a good fit for a discovery session.

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