Over the past two decades, I have been helping people achieve their goals through mentoring, teaching, and encouraging successful goal creation...teaching strategies for success in academic, personal, and business contexts, as well as providing tools and guidance for going through career and life transitions.
I have worked with people of all ages and cultures in a variety of environments ranging from museums and nonprofit organizations to higher education, and government institutions. As an undergraduate, I initially majored in Art before changing my major to Psychology, then went on to earn my M.Ed. & Ph.D. in Educational Psychology focusing on human motivation. My doctoral research involved working closely with Native American and Alaska Native students in southeast Alaska, focusing on factors contributing to academic success, motivation, and psychological well-being. A few years later I returned to earn an M.A. in Human Relations focusing on multicultural counseling and art therapy. In addition, I have earned my certificate in coaching, consisting of a 2-year training program with Martha Beck, and take continuing education every year.
I am extremely committed to seeing people succeed and achieve their goals! Using evidenced-based research in motivation, learning, and positive psychology, this can be achieved in a fun and creative way!
It is my sincere desire to be able to help people flourish and become the happiest and most authentic version of themselves! We all experience challenges and transitions throughout our lifetimes. Some of these are predictable, others are not. All change is uncomfortable, but armed with the right tools, you can sail through these transitions smoothly and avoid getting blown off course!