ABOUT2018-12-18T14:38:50+00:00

I was lucky to have been born in Ottawa, Canada in 1968.  I am a hometown girl and a dyed-in-the-wool optimist.  I count among my greatest joys being Mom to three amazing young men and Partner to a man I love to love, even when it’s hard.

As any married couple, we are a work in progress.  It isn’t our first rodeo.  We both know of the pain and possibility of intimate relationship.  Now, a little older and a little wiser, we practice what it means to connect with an open heart, to turn compassionately towards each other and to tend vigilantly to our own needs and to each other’s.

We don’t always get it right, but we are quick to make a repair when we get it wrong.

I am an Integral Master CoachTM with a Masters in Social Work.  I am wildly interested in people, and in the project of being and becoming human.  Nothing motivates me more than love and connection.

I love to laugh and I laugh a lot.  I also love to think. I am an ecological thinker, forever seeing and seeking the powerful interconnections between all dimensions of life.  This allows me to hold the big picture without losing sight of the individual parts.

My purpose is to live as a humanizing force of love. Compassion is my North Star; empathy is my compass.

Being a Relationship Coach is my calling, my responsibility and my honour.

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My Training and Method

I trained intensively with Integral Coaching Canada to certify in 2017 as an Integral Master Coach™. Integral Coaching™ is a wholistic process of deep human transformation and growth widely acknowledged to be the cutting edge of coaching practice. Developed by Joanne Hunt and Laura Divine, founders of Integral Coaching Canada, the power of the Integral Coaching™ methodology comes from its unique weave of knowledge, insight and practice from all the major human disciplines, including: development psychology, biology, cognitive science, philosophy and spirituality.

The Integral Coaching™ method leverages my own deep wisdom and compassion with a comprehensive set of tools to meet you exactly where you are, in all of your uniqueness and complexity in service to your needs and desires.  I combine warmth and acceptance with a strong capacity to cut through the weeds and get right to the heart of things.  I don’t mince words.  I value your time with deep respect for your developmental pace and arc.  You identify your longings and goals and I will help get you there in exactly the time it takes for you to embody real and meaningful change.

The Integral Coaching™ process is powered by a customized Coaching Program designed by me in response to your expressed capacities, strengths and goals.  The Program guides all of our work together and provides a place to anchor your growth as you cultivate new perspectives and habits of thought, feeling and relating. Along the way, we cultivate the systems of accountability and ongoing support that best serve you.

Coaching sessions can occur in person or over the Internet through SKYPE or Zoom.

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How is Integral Coaching™ different than Counselling?

As a method of personal change and growth, Coaching is deeply rooted in the present.  It starts with “what is” and charts a program for moving forward that is informed by, but not focused on, the past. And, whereas, Coaching is designed to work with the wholeness of a client’s experience and personality, it is not a therapeutic process for healing deeper or historic psychological traumas or challenges, such as:  depression, addiction, violence, PTSD, etc…  Any client in deep crisis or in need of trauma therapy will be immediately referred to Counselling support.

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