Life Coaching - Certified as a Life Coach, with over 2,000 hours of coaching experience, I am a member of ICF Virginia. I also receive regular training to improve my coaching skills. Recent clients have included artists,attorneys, business executives, couples, development professionals, entrepreneurs, homemakers, ministers, physicians, retirees, social workers, students, therapists and writers.
Spiritual Guidance - I have completed a two-year program of spiritual guidance, and have practiced this "gentle art" of listening and spiritual companionship since 1998. I also participate in a monthly spiritual direction supervisory peer group and serve on the faculty for the RUAH School of Spiritual Guidance.
Dream Work - Certified as a Dream Group Facilitator, I have studied dreams for over 20 years, participating in workshops and conferences around the country, including the Haden Institute's Summer Dream Conference. I lead retreats and classes on dreams and have facilitated several dream groups.
In addition to the training received in Life Coaching, Spiritual Direction, and Dream Work, I have also completed a one-year training program in Healing Prayer.
Retreat Facilitation - I have led numerous retreats for personal and spiritual growth and have taught classes in these areas for over thirty years.
I also enjoy attending retreats to deepen my understanding of myself and others. Favorite experiences have included:
I have made an extensive study of the Enneagram, participating in workshops led by Helen Palmer, Tom Condon, and Ginger Lapid-Bogda and have facilitated Enneagram retreats and classes as well. To discover your Enneagram Type, click here.
I have also attended workshops with Marshall Rosenberg and Robert Gonzales, including a 7-day intensive training, to learnNonviolent Communication(NVC), and have facilitated practice groups and workshops to integrate the concept. I use NVC extensively in my coaching practice and enjoying sharing this valuable teaching.
I also serve as a meditation/mindfulness consultant for a concierge medical practice.
A graduate of Hollins University with a B.A. in Social Sciences, I have a deep love of learning and have accrued many continuing education hours in coaching, mindfulness, business practices and personal development.