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

Who am I?  I am evolving all the time, but these things have stayed the same; I am a coach to seekers of their truth, an artist, a student of the mind, a mother of two exceptional men, and I am passionate about helping others and making this world a better place. I start with gratitude, a reminder to keep an open mind, to nourish a light heart, and above all, to be curious. I believe that having a wholehearted fulfilled life takes practice. I care, I share and repeat.

My Professional Background

  • I am currently a student in a master’s program in clinical counseling, emphasizing somatic and expressive art therapies.
  • I am certified as a professional life coach and as a facilitator in Brené Brown’s Daring Way work.
  • I started my coaching practice as a corporate employee coach. I now coach and conduct workshops to a broad range of people committed to finding and renewing their spark in life and work.
  • My experiences as an artist, people leader, single parent, and entrepreneur bring a multi-faceted and broad understanding of the challenges experienced by my clients. As I have walked these paths, I also know there are joys, passions, and inspiration to be found along the way.

How I Coach

My style is collaborative and creative. I ask powerful questions to help uncover what is lying below the surface. I provide thought-provoking exercises to help you transition from “I don’t know” to “I know what I need to do.” I provide tools to help anchor the learning, stretch assignments for growth, and feedback to help identify and address challenges that prevent you from realizing your goals. With my support, you will identify and build on your strengths, neutralize the obstacles in your way, and ignite your passion and inspiration.

My Focus

The coaching and workshops I deliver are a combination of coaching strategies, positive psychology, and the work of Brené Brown.  My coaching style is based on creative and experiential learning, facilitates looking at the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that inspire and feed passions and reinforces resiliency skills and daily practices to transform the way you live, work, love, parent, and lead. My approach helps unpack the complex layers that sometimes create obstacles to forward movement. My goal is to help you see new choices and adopt new practices for a more authentic, inspired, and wholehearted life.

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


  • Prescott College – Current student in Master’s of Clinical Counseling program
  • 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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