For the past two decades, I have studied about, lived in, and traveled throughout Asia. In ancient times, humans quieted their minds enough to hear and sense energy moving through the human body – observations that have recently been proven accurate by Western scientific technology and research. This stuff fascinates me, and I love making it relevant to modern life.
My unique expertise is in applying the wisdom of ancient Eastern practices like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga, Reiki, Ayurveda, and Buddhism to the Western idea of performance. For example, how does the concept of Yin & Yang inform a smarter way of working and living in our current challenging reality of technology, multi-tasking and 24/7 accessibility? Ask me! I’ve radically improved my clients’ personal performance by teaching them simple, sustainable practices.
Drawing on prior professional experience ranging from organizational consulting to leadership coaching, I have consulted with and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders and private individuals from more than 10 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, to more effectively run their businesses and lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.
And do you think I do all this while meditating in a cave in Cambodia? No! I have figured out how to do this while being married and raising two wonderful young children and a Labrador retriever. I get energized by traveling, spending time with family, cooking healthy foods, and supporting local and sustainable living. I have traveled throughout North America and Asia, parts of Europe and Africa, and I even take my clients to Bali for an annual personal performance retreat.
B.A., Chinese Studies, Grinnell College
Graduate Certificate, Chinese and International Studies, Hopkins-Nanjing Center,
M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Additional study and certifications in Holistic Health Coaching (Institute for
Integrative Nutrition), Total Leadership, Reiki, Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine,
Comparative Eastern Religions and Philosophy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction,
Ayurveda, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, and more.
Program Officer, Entrepreneurial Management and Executive Development Program
Organization Consultant and Project Manager, Hewitt Associates
Program Leader and Total Leadership Coach, Total Leadership
President and Chief Health Catalyst, Health Catalyst Coaching and Training Services
Personal Performance Coach, EEO Balance Corporation
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Author of the forthcoming book Recharge, Refuel, and Re-energize: The Conscious
Entrepreneur’s Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Time and Energy