This is a quote that embodies what I believe for myself as well as those I mentor, train and coach:

“Our essential purpose is to become the best version of ourselves.” Matthew Kelly

More on that quote at the bottom of the page…..

As a member of the ICF since 1999, I agree to abide by the ICF Code of Ethics

The unique qualifications I offer as a mentor coach:
Business experience:
  • Successful coaching practice since 1999, with many thousands of hours of logged coaching time
  • Coached 50 financial advisors on their branding and personal values integration for business success
  • Coached 450 managers and high potentials at Google, Inc. with a focus on their communication, collaboration and relationship skills
  • Senior Leadership Coach, providing coaching to senior managers and directors to shift their focus from being subject matter experts to ‘people performance’ experts
Coaching specialties:
Personal Interests:
  • Passionate about watching a wide variety of sport (having played Netball in Australia for 19 consecutive years as well as playing competitive tennis for 6 years). The mindset of individuals and teams are on display for us to observe watching sport, which I believe helps me be a better coach to my clients.
  • A regular practitioner of meditation and mindfulness practices.
  • A regular practitioner of Bikram Yoga since 2008. This keeps me mentally, emotionally and physically agile, and is conducted in a heated room. Here’s me in a yoga pose that took me 6 years to be able to do. I wrote an article for the ICF Global Blog on my experience.


  • Enjoying the beauty of Southern California, with my husband Michael. Sometimes we even have snow fall in the nearby mountains. Being near the ocean is important to me, yet seeing the mountains also energizes me (and sometimes I even hike in them).


Back to the quote at the top of the page….. 

I  believe that we all want to be valued and respected for who we are. It’s the behaviors and beliefs that we use unconsciously that can stop us from being valued and respected as we want to be. When we uncover what those behaviors and beliefs are, we can make better choices. From my experience, it’s a joy to be around, and work with, people who are constantly becoming the best version of themselves.

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Coaching technical professionals to upgrade their leadership, people and communication skills