I have been helping women and men create positive, successful, fulfilling relationships at home and at work as a marriage counselor and family therapist, as a corporate consultant and as a relationship coach for over 40 years. As the oldest of 8 children, I got very early, hands on, real world experience in helping others in handling their relationships as well as managing conflict.
I am the creator of Relationship Magic for Couples, 2013, based on proven processes used in both therapeutic and corporate environments. Relationship Magic for Couples is a "do it yourself" relationship enhancement and conflict resolution toolkit for couples. The skills and processes also apply in any ongoing relationship, romantic or not. http://www.RelationshipMagicForCouples.com
My specialties Include: Relationship Coaching; Conflict Resolution for Couples; Determining the make or break critieria for your relationships, Conflict Resolution for Managers and Executives, Relationship Management for Managers and Executives; Team Building and Executive Coaching
I am also the creator of the Teams Evolving and Mastering Success assessment and improvement process for small business and teams. I'm the author of inspirational books, as well as numerous articles on leadership and other topics in both national and international publications.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
Being the oldest of 8 children I grew up in the role of a helper and confidant and I discovered I liked it. When I was 14 years old I thought I wanted to become an anesthesiologist, but as time went on I realized that I wanted to help people with their emotional pain rather than physical pain. That led to the decision to become a therapist and coach. As the years have gone on, I've never regreted that choice.
Seeing the light dawn as the clouds clear in a relationship, at home or at work, whether it's one person, a couple, a family with children or a work partner or team is always a real joy.
I believe that when we take personal responsibility and make it our priority to create and nurture loving, healthy, fulfilling, mutually beneficial relationships in every part of our lives, then we bestow on the world and ourselves a gift of incredible positive impact. It has the power to change the course of history, of our lives, of the very fabric of our being. Life is all about relationships and the connections we make within them. What are we waiting for?
The 17th century English poet John Donne is famous for the opening quote of the poem of the same name "No man is an island." Truer words were never spoken. There may days for most of us when we at least fleetingly wish we could be an island unto ourselves, or at least live on one for a little bit, but in the end connection with our fellow human beings is what makes life worth living.
I'm committed to helping women and men build those connections within their relationships in a way that helps and fulfills all parties, while creating ripples of love for a more positive world.