Thriving parents + Thriving relationships = Thriving kids.
This is where parenting (and life) gets real.
You can stop pretending you have it all figured out.
You’re not alone. No matter what you see on Instagram and Facebook or at the PTA meeting or on the soccer field. No matter what people say at dinner parties and moms night out. Nobody’s perfect and pretending we are or trying to be is killing us.
It’s not good for us or our relationships.
It’s time to cut ourselves, our partners and our kids some slack. Parenting’s tough. Life’s tough. There’s no rule book, and we’re all doing the best we can. It’s time to change the paradigm and accept the messiness of yourself, your family, your life. It’s time to focus on what matters…your relationships. It’s time to listen to yourself. It’s time to love yourself.
I meet you where you are now, and ask you to be present to yourself, to honor who you are; to live fully into your true self, being a role model for being empowered and living life bravely and authentically.
It all starts with you. Let’s put you at the center of everything in your life. That might feel foreign, but being the leader of yourself is the beginning of getting back on track as a parent and as a person. And then everything else we want…well, it sort of falls into place.
I’m a parent & life coach, educator and consultant, but really I help parents solve their problems, do courageous things, find joy in the midst of their obligations, love themselves and their lives, and lead their families with confidence and authenticity.
I’m the mom of two pretty amazing teenaged boys. I’m also a passionate community builder, a collaborator, and a technology lover. I feel most alive when I’m riding roller coasters in the front row, public speaking and teaching, laughing with my family and friends, learning and growing, and solving difficult problems.
Where others see limitations, I see shades of gray and endless possibilities. Where others see problems, I see opportunities to make choices, feel more free and find more fulfillment in your life. I bring a new perspective and can help you see those possibilities in your life.
I’m an insatiable learner and a deep listener. I ask the questions that others are thinking but are afraid to ask. I say the things that others won’t say. I’ll be your fierce supporter, cheerleader and edge pusher.
I care so much about kids and allowing them to become the amazing people they’re meant to be, unencumbered by their parents’ limited beliefs, baggage, childhood patterns, and outdated life models.
I care so much about parents who want the best for their kids, who are doing the best they can—and want to do better for their families and for themselves.
You parent better when you have the tools for the job. You parent better when you take care of you on the deepest level.
I’m passionate about empowering parents—with knowledge, skills, tools and support—to cultivate the thriving and connected families we all want.
I love to work with ordinary people who have mounting responsibilities, obligations, and beliefs that keep them feeling like they aren’t free to be themselves and do what they want the way they want to do it. And to work with devoted parents who want to be the best parents they can be, but are feeling let down by their parenting experience, feeling unsure and unfulfilled, and craving more.
I want you to have satisfying relationships, be the parent you want to be, raise thriving families, feel great about yourself and your life, and feel proud of what you’re doing and who you are!
Who am I to do this work?
I’m an imperfect but high-achieving mom, worked for over a decade in corporate, co-founded a tech startup, was a stay-at-home mom and a working mom, am an entrepreneur, survived childhood/teenage traumas, am divorced then remarried then almost divorced again (apparently I’m not so good at the romantic relationship thing), am a recovering control freak, self-medicate with sugar and junk food, and struggle to prioritize my physical health.
Put simply: I get it.
And if I haven’t been through it, I’ve probably had a client who has. We’re all a little messed up in our own way and that messed-upness is what I love to know about you because we connect over our shared humanity not our fake personas.
And for those of you who care about this sort of stuff – I’m certified as a life coach and counselor by the Interchange Counseling Institute in San Francisco, a parent coach by the Jai Institute for Parent Coaching, and a holistic health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition® in New York (AADP Certified).
For more on my credentials and professional bio, click here.
For more on my own journey, click here.
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
What’s the cost of not taking action right now? None of us want to look back at our lives with regret.
Don’t wait any longer.
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