When I got married and decided to have a family, I had no idea about the journey that lay ahead. My husband and I had planned on having two or three children. I would work part time or stay at home with them until they were a magic age of “old enough” and then go back to work. Fairly simple and straightforward, I thought.
A huge change came with the arrival of our second child. Eric was born with multiple disabilities and from the first moment of his life, we were brought into this world of chaos and uncertainty. Without warning, we were headed in a whole new direction, like a roller coaster ride with many upward climbs, unexpected twists, and not enough time at the top to enjoy the view. Life was extremely challenging. We were living proof of John Lennon’s lyrics, “Life is what happens to us when we’re busy making other plans”.
Eric passed away in 2009 at the age of 15 but the road we travelled in his lifetime, brought me an opportunity to find purpose. I truly believe that with every challenge comes an opportunity.
I hold a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Applied Kinesiology, (University of Windsor, 1988) and a Bachelor of Education, (University of Windsor, 1989) as well as additional teaching qualifications in Special Education Part 1, (Queens University, 2007). I have also received additional certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution, (University of Windsor, 2000) and I am a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (Certified Coaches Federation, 2010). I am a trained Community Conversations Facilitator (Harwood Institute, 2013) and a proud graduate of Leadership Windsor Essex, Class of 2015.
As a certified coach and facilitator, I am delighted for the opportunity to pass along the knowledge, strength and motivation that can make a meaningful difference in your life.
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Life is unpredictable and full of surprises. Unforeseeable circumstances can have considerable impact on the family, however you define it. Corporate Coaching with focuses on organizational and professional goals, and Family Coaching focuses on personal development and goals.
I believe that the strength of any organization, family, or individual lies within their relationships, values and emotional well-being.
My vision is that organizations, families and individuals will recognize the opportunity in change and use it to create positive outcomes.
My mission is to help you see new possibilities, define the steps toward desired transformation and offer the tools that will help organizations, families and individuals adapt to life’s unexpected changes.
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