I am a ...
and Team Coach.
Encinitas, CA, USA
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”; ~Einstein
My passion for coaching dates back to my pre-professional days. Whether teaching English in Japan (JET Programme), coaching amateur triathletes or serving as a student liaison in grad school, I’ve been mentoring and advising for years. The reason? I love to help people – I am at my best when motivating people to become their best.
Outside of the office, I’m committed to an active, outdoor lifestyle and travel. Born and raised in Canada, I’ve lived in 5 countries and traveled to 20+. I’ve spent most of the last 20 years in the US, but I planning to return to Canada in the new year. I’m conversant in Japanese (and speak a little Mandarin), and am always looking to brush up my language skills over a coffee and/or a glass of wine. As a student of improv, I believe that the first rule of improv (“Yes, and..”) should be applied in one’s daily life – especially within a work culture. Moreover, I believe in the power of improv to help facilitate coaching individuals and teams.
CEC (Certified Executive Coach)
Royal Roads University
My approach to coaching
My extensive corporate experience helps ensure a good fit and spirit of partnership with executives at all levels – enabling an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect that fosters an effective coaching relationship. I’ve experienced many of the same challenges as my clients – so I recognize the importance of the coaching work they take on. Clients appreciate my sincerity, integrity, and energy – and the humor I bring to the work.
My ideal client
I enjoy working with motivated individuals and organizations who are ready to look within to increase self-awareness and unlock their full potential. I believe that individuals and teams are at their best when they act from their authentic way of being – this is how lasting change is created.
When working with clients, I seek to facilitate 1) a detailed understanding of client goals for the coaching experience – and how success will be measured; 2) a high level of self-awareness – including core values and character strengths; 3) a clear perspective of what the client wishes to change; and 4) an action plan that will empower change, and make it part of the individual’s enduring capabilities.