As a coach, I am someone you can trust, who is there with you as a sounding board, helping you navigate through the difficult changes you want to make.
From moving through mindset blocks, to navigating decisions and changes or re-designing your lifestyle and workflow so you can establish and work toward your goals more effectively, my coaching is designed to help you get the clarity, perspective, and support you need to move forward confidently.
Prior to coaching, I was a lawyer at a top large law firm in Chicago. I also work as a legal recruiter for law firms and companies. I live in Chicago, Illinois, where I enjoy writing, cooking, painting, learning, and living an active, healthy lifestyle.
I believe we are able to be more effective, fulfilled, and sustain our success when we have clarity, intention, and are living vibrant, authentic lives that are true to us. True productivity comes from having a clear and focused mind. Deeper levels of fulfillment come from being sure of who you are and what matters to you most and then designing your life and career around those values - a life and career that are true to you. From that place, you can move forward confidently and intentionally in pursuit of your dreams.
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in political science and minor in communications, and earning my J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, I joined the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP as a litigation associate. I later left to pursue coaching and professional development, as well as recruiting.
Along the way, I realized that as much as I enjoy strategic thinking and problem-solving as a lawyer, I enjoy it even more working with people to improve some aspect of their lives and/or careers. I'm passionate about personal growth, professional development, and coaching and I love learning, growing, and guiding others through challenges and opportunities.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to team up with incredible clients and serve as a catalyst for positive growth and change, guiding others through mindset shifts, helping them expand their perspective and see things differently, so they can ultimately become more effective, positive, self-assured, successful (on their terms), and fulfilled.
I support my clients in figuring out ways to get more of what matters most done and create more balance, ease, and flow, so they can make more of an impact and be less overwhelmed.
It's true, you could keep straining and striving, being overwhelmed and ending another day unsatisfied... hoping tomorrow you'll "get more done" and things will somehow flow more smoothly. OR... you could team up with me and we can figure it out now - together.
What lights me up most? Empowering people to be more effective and efficient, to confidently pursue their dreams and goals, and to build a fulfilling and nourishing life that allows them to show up at their best - an authentic, joyful life. A life on their terms in alignment with their vision, values, priorities, and desires. It's such a joy and an honor to get to serve my clients in this way and to get to see the insights, self-discovery, and transformations they experience!
I love spending a few minutes (or more) each morning writing in a beautiful journal. Journaling helps to connect to our inner wisdom and process our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. It can also be fun to look back and see how your journey has unfolded and how much you have grown, though you don't have to keep them. If you find keeping them causes you to sensor yourself, tear up the pages and toss them! It's really the process that matters.
There is something special about the ritual of a hot cup of coffee in the morning, usually sipped on while I journal. I like my coffee dark and robust. Whether it's pour over at home or meeting up with a friend for a latte at a local coffee shop, coffee is one of those little things in life I savor.
After growing up and attending college and law school in a small Midwestern town, I made the move to Chicago. The windy city may feel like home these days, but I still enjoy exploring all that it has to offer. From the different neighborhoods and restaurants, to the riverwalk and Lake Michigan, there's always something fun to do! I love that Chicago is a big city, but still infused with a down-to-earth Midwestern vibe.
Exercise is one of the habits I've had to cultivate with intention and is now a staple in my life. I first developed a love for strength training in law school after signing up to work with a personal trainer and it has been one of my favorite forms of exercise ever since. Recently, I learned how to roller ski and plan to cross country ski in the winter (hopefully making winters more active and enjoyable here in Chicago!) Walking, yoga, and kettle bells are some of my other favorite ways to exercise.
People often tell me that my home is warm and inviting and that's because I've set out with the intention to create it that way! I want my home to amplify my energy and vibe - to spark inspiration, creativity, relaxation, and joy. I love warming up my home or office space with things like candles, flowers, blankets, pillows, textures, and beautiful paintings and photos.
My love for cooking comes from my mom. Watching her cook healthy, delicious meals in our kitchen growing up inspired me to experiment and develop my own cooking skills. I rarely follow a recipe - I'm more of a "toss a little of this and a little of that" kind of cook but it (usually) turns out well! My mom taught me to play and experiment in the kitchen and that there are really no "mistakes," only opportunities to learn and tweak for next time. I think that's a great lesson for life!
To be a catalyst for powerful insights and positive growth and change in others. To guide you in connecting with your inner wisdom and tapping into more of your potential, so you can live your best life.
I provide one-on-one coaching with a holistic perspective that recognizes that all aspects of our personal and professional lives are interrelated. In my coaching, I dive deep with you to help you discover what's overwhelming or blocking you and we sort through the details together. I guide and support you in getting the clarity you desire, shifting limiting beliefs holding you back, and helping you to empower your mindset. We can talk through decisions, brainstorm ideas, and explore how to make positive changes in your life and career.