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 bad roller coaster ride with too many upward climbs, unexpected twists, and not enough time at the top to enjoy the view. Life was extremely challenging.
I truly believe that with every challenge comes an opportunity. “Life is what happens to us when we’re busy making other plans”, John Lennon wrote, and we were living proof.
As we continue to evolve, there are so many things to learn and discover and as we do, we continually transform and seek to improve. For over 20 years I have been working with people, business and organizations, helping them achieve responsive high quality support and services.
I hold a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Applied Kinesiology, (University of Windsor, 1988) and a Bachelor of Education, (University of Windsor, 1989) and I have additional teaching qualifications in Special Education Part 1, (Queens University, 2007). I have 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 I am a proud graduate of Leadership Windsor Essex, Class of 2015.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work and pass along the knowledge, strength and motivation that can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Strengthening an understanding of the family perspective.
Life is unpredictable and full of surprises. Unforeseeable circumstances can have considerable impact on the family, however you define it. My coaching strengthens your family in two ways: Corporate Coaching with a focus on organizational and professional goals, and Family Coaching, with a focus on personal development and goals.
I believe that the strength of any family lies within its relationships, values and emotional well-being.
My vision is that family within business, organizations and households will overcome any obstacle and create positive change by sharing perspectives and valuing the expertise of each family member.
With specialized coaching and unique training opportunities, my mission is to strengthen the foundation of your family by providing guidance and support that gives you the knowledge, strength and motivation to move forward.
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