I am a leadership and life coach with 30+ years of experience. I have learned through the years we are so much more than we know. Building our capacity to be present we become more self-aware. With this awareness we see choices that lead to a more generative and intentional life. Working with leaders (and myself) over the past several decades, I know we can change. We can move beyond our patterns to become increasingly more grounded and aware; to become leaders in our lives and in the world.

I have experience working inside corporations, government, higher education and non-profits. In 1991, I co-founded a leadership consulting firm and in 1997 co-founded a public Women’s Leadership development program still operating today. In 2008, working with WTIP, I created a weekly radio feature, Best of Ourselves. I am certified as a leadership and life coach by Power & Systems (systems thinking) and the Deep Coaching Institute with Roxanne Howe Murphy  and International Coaching Federation (coaching) and the International Enneagram Association (enneagram professional). I live in the northwoods of Minnesota with my husband and our two dogs.

Answering your questions may be hard. But with life coaching we work together. You’ll likely start to notice that you’re becoming clearer in your intentions and less reactive, more skilled in communicating and strategizing, and calmer and more focused. In other words, the kind of person you truly have the potential to be. Schedule a free, no-obligation 30-minute introductory call.

Below are samples of my radio show, The Best of Ourselves broadcast weekly on WTIP, Grand Marais, Minnesota.


Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive.

Cleaning Out Our Old Thinking

During the pandemic, many of us are cleaning out closets. It is also a good time to clean out old stories that limit us.

What Do You Really Want?

Stumped by the question, “What do you really, really, really want? No really!”