Certified Life and Career Coach in Oregon | Art of Choice Coaching

About Me



Who I am?  I am changing all the time. But these things have stayed the same…I am a coach to seekers of their truth, an artist of sorts, a student of the mind, a mother of 2 beautiful men and a steward to animals. I start with gratitude, a reminder to keep an open mind, to nourish a light heart and to be curious, above all. I care, I share and repeat. I believe it’s supposed to be easy and it takes practice.

Thank you for being here.

my credentials

I am a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Daring Way Facilitator who started out as a corporate employee coach. Now I coach and conduct workshops to a broad range of people who are committed to improving their professional and/or personal lives. My experiences as a leader in a Fortune 200 company, as an entrepreneur and as a single parent bring a multi-faceted and expansive understanding of the challenges experienced by my clients.

how i coach

My style is collaborative and solution-focused. I ask powerful questions to help you transition from “I don’t know” to “ I know what I need to do”. I provide you with tools to help anchor the learning, stretch assignments to get you moving forward, and feedback to help identify and address challenges that prevent you from realizing your goals. With my support, you will build on your strengths, skills and values to create the growth you are committed to achieving.

my focus

The coaching and workshops I deliver focus on identifying core values and lean heavily on The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ curriculums, hands-on methodologies based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It is facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. In my workshops we examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are hold people back and identify new choices and practices to move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing resiliency skills and developing daily practices that transform the way you live, work, love, parent, and lead.

While I am based in Corvallis, Oregon, my coaching and workshop clients are located all over the United States. See my coaching, client portal and workshop pages for more information.

Contact Me


  • 300+ hours of training
  • Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitator
  • Coaches Training Institute
  • Adler Professional School of Coaching
  • Landmark Education
  • Prosci Change Management

Professional Activities and Memberships:

  • Member of the International Coaches Federation
  • Member of the Oregon Chapter of the ICF
  • Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitator

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