Founder, Speaker, Guide
I was a woman wrapped in the image of having it all together with a successful career, beautiful daughter, and seemingly happy marriage. Then a sudden panic attack became my wake-up call that my life was not "perfect."
Years of peeling back the painful layers revealed what I had suppressed for decades... that I was a victim of childhood sexual abuse. More years were spent understanding and accepting the impact this abuse had on my life choices and my beliefs about myself.
This awareness was not the end of my journey. I needed to find my voice, decisively name my truth and create a vision around how I could help others who have experienced the pain and shame of sexual abuse.
My calling is to inspire people to move beyond the initial awareness and therapy to a new level of wholeness that comes with claiming their Going-Forward Story and becoming thrivers in life.
After I received my Masters Degree in Applied Psychology, 16 years were spent in Corporate America, working for several Fortune 100 companies including Duke Energy, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, and First Union/Wachovia. Working in the areas of organizational, team and leader development was very satisfying. I gained certifications in the areas of Coaching, Diversity, Change Management, and Cultural Awareness. Each of these certifications evolved who I am and what I believe.
Over ten years ago I left to form my own company where I would seek to continue to enhance performance at organizational, team, and individual levels. At the same time, my spiritual life grew and I saw the importance of balance to become the whole person I was meant to be. Five years ago I added the certification of Spiritual Director to further my ability to coach to the whole of a person.