Growing up, I tried out a whole lot of stuff. I found that my answer is yes to swimming, archery, roller coasters, dancing, music of many kinds, algebra and pre-calculus, reading books about everything under the sun, writing, performing, trampolines, pets, fang-free snakes, travel to new places, both idealism and pragmatism, movies and plays, friends. No thanks, in the final analysis, to soccer, certain parts of gymnastics like the balance beam (ouch), geometry, calculus, huge crowd scenes (I'm vertically challenged, which makes these a lot less fun for me), acid/metal rock, negative and narrow-minded people.
I earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory of Music and moved to NYC. I proceeded to spend 15 years focused on being an actor. I toured Europe and the U.S. in various shows, performed in regional theatre, and did various and sundry side jobs during this time. Oh, I have stories! I also have a deep understanding of the numerous challenges and tremendous rewards of artistic endeavor as a job. I love helping others to navigate these treacherous but soul-satisfying waters.
I also spent roughly ten years, some overlapping with the above, in the corporate world. As a result, I understand the pressures and the requirements of work in this arena. I speak this language and am acquainted with the challenges of building the skill sets necessary for climbing the ladder. I enjoy working with others to solve problems and create balanced success, no matter what the industry.
It took me a while to realize that the skills I most enjoy using in life have to do with joining with others and combining creative and strategic thinking to solve problems. Coaching and teaching others have been natural to me since I was a teenager, and I've built my skills in these categories over time. I have learned a great deal from unwinding a couple of very complex health challenges for myself, and from my ongoing use of some wonderful tools with myself and others. I'm now a Certified Life Coach, Level 2 EFT Tapping Practitioner, and a Certified NLP Practitioner.
Friends and clients say that what makes me unique includes my non-judgmental acceptance of others, intelligence, creativity, tremendous listening skills, the ability to adjust and reroute on the fly, enthusiasm, a sense of humor and fun, enjoyment of new people and experiences, and a dogged persistence whereby I do not give up on you, ever. (Neither should you.)
Thanks for your interest in my work. Let's get together and create new things!