My Story

In 2014, my life took a sudden turn. An unexpected diagnosis forced me to pause and implement some radical changes. I went from running 70-mile weeks while working 60+ hours a week to listening to my body and setting firm work-life boundaries. I stopped eating whatever I wanted and started following a strict protocol for disease management. I realized how hard I was on myself and began to see a need for greater self-compassion. I saw how much I focused on what was wrong and began to nurture the desire to focus on what is well. 

I experienced true transformation - of body, mind, and soul - and came to a new place of peace, presence, and passion. 

Peace in who I am. 

Presence in where I am. 

Passion for what I do. 

My journey brought me to leave the world of public education and embark on a new career of health and wellness coaching with a desire to support others as they reconnect with their truest selves, values, and vision. In 2018, I completed the National Board Certification for Health & Wellness Coaches and am still continuing on my transformative journey. 

When I am not coaching, I can be found in Maryville, Tennessee, continually finding that balance between being a wife, stepmom, animal parent, long-distance runner, meditator and yogi. I have found peace in the ongoing journey towards living with full presence and deep passion. 

Experience & Credentials

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National Board Certified - Health & Wellness Coach, 2018

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Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate

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Osher Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2018

Professional Development in Mindfulness Facilitation

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Osher Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2020

Lifestyle Medicine Coaching Certificate

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American College of Lifestyle Medicine/Wellcoaches, 2020

Master of Education

King University, 2012

My work extends beyond private coaching clients to training health care workers in coaching skills with organizations such as:

  • Veterans Administration Hospital 

  • Meharry Medical College

  • Vanderbilt University Health Coaching Program

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My Philosophy

“The most precious gift we can ever give is that of our truest selves”

 

You are enough – just as you are. Yet, in this fast-paced, results-driven world we live in, it’s all too easy to lose sight of who we truly are and what really matters most to us. Deep down, you know who you are, what you need, and what matters, but do you find yourself getting lost in the hustle and bustle of life? 

 

Do you find yourself stretched too thin or feeling disconnected? 

 

Do you find yourself living on auto-pilot?  

 

As both a coach and mindfulness facilitator, I offer a nonjudgmental space where you can simply pause and process – how does the way you’re living align with who you are and what really matters to you?  What needs to shift to allow you to reconnect with your truest self and to live in alignment with what matters most? What do you need to do to nourish your body, mind, and soul?

 

You are the expert in your life, who you are, and what will work for you. As a National Board Certified – Health & Wellness Coach, I am trained in supporting sustainable lifestyle change that aligns with your unique needs and values. If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey, I offer a confidential, collaborative space for you to unlock your fullest potential.