I haven't always been a free spirit. I was raised one of nine children of an Iowa Catholic farm family and took authority very seriously. Believing I might have a calling to the religious life, I was even in the convent for a year.
Since then, I have taught high school English and second grade. I've been an Event Coordinator, an Admissions Director at nursing homes, and an inside salesperson. I am currently a Life Coach, a Communication Trainer and Author. A landlady since 1985, I rent rooms to six housemates.
I have an M.A. in Adult Education, and was a relationship columnist 16 years for Seattle's Active Singles Life. I was on the board of the Puget Sound Coaching Association for three years. A Personal and Professional Coach since 1998, I also bring to my practice the skills and awarenesses I have learned in Voice Dialogue, co-counseling, Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication, and Enneagrams.
I enjoy dancing, travel, philosophizing, meeting men through the personals, learning on the Internet and staying young with my granddaughters, among other interests. I am dedicated to "fully expressing all of who I am." My intention is to never grow up.
Four values guide my life: connection, contribution, discovery and freedom. These principles have led me to travel on my own in Southeast Asia and other countries, and to teach English as a Second Language in Mexico.
Contact me in Seattle at 206-938-8385 or email me. I offer a complimentary 30-minute coaching call, and work with people in person, by phone or by email to resolve difficult conversations in their lives. I am available for seminars and workshops. Visit my web site at Communication Coaching.
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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I value and use what I have learned in Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication, the Law of Attraction, the work of Byron Katie, and many other books, teachings and experiences I have had. I know everyone does the best they know how to try and meet their needs, and when I connect with their feelings and needs, full and deep communication is possible.
I intend to practice and promote peace, ease, clarity and freedom with people I work with, in ways that work for them.
|Main Specialty||Communication Problems|
Dating/Being Single Support
|Time in Practice||10 years +|
|Additional Expertise||Dating Coach|
Personal Development Coach
|I offer my services||At my office|
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
|I am fluent in||English|
|Licence information||Expiration 12/31/14|