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Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Spend More Time Doing What You Love. Horse-inspired wisdom to help you tame the chaos of your frenzied life.

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Does this sound like you?

Your schedule is packed, and you’re drowning in to-do lists. You know you have the potential to be successful on a bigger level, to live the life you’ve been dreaming of, to make a real difference in the world… you’re just not sure how to get there.  

You know deep down there’s more to life than the anxiety and overwhelm you’re feeling right now. But sometimes it’s just easier to have another glass of wine and see what’s up (again) on Facebook.

You’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and you’re ready to rise up. To live a full life. To start working less and living more. To take the time to stop and smell the proverbial roses. Am I right?

You want to feel more relaxed. Happy. Free.

“If you sense there must be more, there is more.” – Alan Cohen

If this sounds like you, you’ve found the right place. I’m happy you’re here. And believe me, there IS more…

About me

I coach busy women who are getting lost in the daily grind of unending to-do lists, overflowing schedules, and high expectations. They’re trying to balance a lot of moving pieces in their lives, and they usually feel like they’re coming up short. I help them to (re)discover the power within themselves to create a more fulfilling, meaningful, sustainable life.  

I also work with groups, corporations, and small business teams to help them improve their performance and creativity, uplevel their communication and conflict resolution, and develop their leadership presence and teamwork.

I’ve owned my own company, a dance studio, for almost 15 years now! I like to think I’m in the business of making dreams come true, here and at the dance studio.

My claim to fame in junior high was being voted “Most Understanding”. I think maybe I’ve been doing this coaching thing for longer than I realized. 😉

Here’s My Story.

I started my own business back in 2003, but to call it an actual business was a stretch… it was a total passion project! Luckily, I was cool with subsisting on a ramen noodle diet (I think they were like $0.23 back then). Things were pretty okay until I got married and had a baby in 2007. That’s when my husband sat me down and told me, “Honey, if it’s not making any money, it’s a hobby. Not a job.” Ouch.

The anxiety and overwhelm that came along with building my business to a point of financial success in order to help support my family (while also chasing a toddler around!) took its toll on me. My husband was walking on eggshells waiting to see how stressed out I’d be when I got home, and the negative effects of working too hard and wearing myself down… they were starting to take over my life.

I was getting desperate. It was time to get some help, to try something new, or give up my dream of self-employment. I opted for one, last-ditch effort: hiring a coach.

I had tried traditional therapy before, and I knew I wanted something different this time. I found an ad at my local natural food store for a woman who did “energy work”. I had no idea what that was, but I was intrigued.

Turns out she was a life coach whose transformational work included inquiry, breathwork, and guided visualization – all things I’d never tried before. I was nervous, but I went in with an open mind. I left my first session having let go of shit that had been gnawing at me for YEARS. I felt lighter, like I actually had the energy to go after what I wanted: the freedom to do life on my own terms without sacrificing the things I love most. Finally!  

I’ll never forget those first few sessions with my coach. I worked with her for longer than I intended to just for the support and growth and accountability. And I’ve worked with many coaches since, each one helping me move closer and closer to what feels like freedom for me.

That’s Why I Became a Coach.

To help other women start working less and living more. To support them in making the impact on the world they’re here to make, so they can have the freedom and purpose they crave.  

These days, I do work a lot at times. I’m not afraid to keep going until I’m proud of the job I’ve done. But I also like to be mindful and take my time. I make a schedule that works for me and my family. I usually take one morning and one afternoon a week to do whatever I want (writing, horseback riding, binge reading my new favorite book). Oh, and I have things set up so that I’m off work when my kids are home on school holidays. Yes!

I feel more successful than I ever thought possible – no more crying in the kitchen about my failing business! I actually work less and make more money. Who would’ve thought? And the feeling that my work truly makes a difference in the world – it’s priceless.

Do I get off track sometimes? Yes. But now I have the tools to get things realigned when that happens. Doesn’t sound so bad, huh?

Are you Ready?

Know that this lifestyle isn’t just for a special few. It can be for you, too. Being a woman in this modern world comes with a special set of struggles that I know well, and I’d love to help you overcome them, so you can join me in feeling the pride of creating a life feels good to live. That supports you in becoming the woman you’re meant to be.

There have definitely been ups and downs, but I have faith now. Faith that if I sense there’s more, it really is there, waiting for me to arrive.

If you’re ready to arrive, too, I’d be thrilled to support you. I’ll be your loving (and kinda ass-kicking) guide along the way. No judgment. Just action and learning a new way of doing things. AKA straight up magic that will help you get the happiness, the purpose, and the simplicity you desire and totally deserve. That you can use to make the impact in this world that you were put here to make.

So that’s it in a nutshell. Seeing others thrive in their life, their work, and their relationships… that’s why I do what I do. And I’m really glad you’re here.

If you’d like to know more about how we can work together, check out my current programs. I offer coaching with horses and virtual coaching via phone. You can also sign up below to get my free gift. I’d love for you to join the herd!



Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Spend More Time Doing What You Love. Horse-inspired wisdom to help you tame the chaos of your frenzied life.