I had a unique upbringing which led to much travel and independence. I went to boarding school for high school as my parents-who are refined gypsies-moved to an island when I was 11. There happened to be more livestock than students in the school I was enrolled in. Instead of letting me graze with the goats they sent me to a proper place to study.
I then went on to heartily attend five
colleges. Luckily I found Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. There I graduated with a B.A. in Contemplative Psychology in 2001. Naropa is a special school and it was there I started my daily practice of meditation which I foster by attending yearly meditation retreats.
After Naropa I traveled Europe with only a backpack and an intention to find safety in my own harbor. That process taught me that I was capable beyond the limits I had set for myself previously. I grew into myself as a woman during this time truly loving the person I was. It was in Paris that I decided to move to San Francisco.
It was in the enchanting city of San Francisco where I became an independent woman. I worked as a freelance stylist for photo shoots. Finding that work creative but lacking in substance and heart, I knew I had to make a change. In 2004 I mentored under a master professional organizer in the Bay Area who happens to also be my Fairy godmother. I was finally working on a holistic level with people and seeing a tremendous amount of transformation taking place. I was entering into my life calling of meeting people where they were and seeing where they wanted to go.
In 2007, I moved to Portland, Oregon. In Portland, I set out to create another thriving organizing practice. I also opened a vintage store. It was a childhood dream which literally became a reality from a thought and much energy. After owning the shop for 4.5 years I sold the business to make room for my next leap which was to become a mother and finally in 2013 to undergo my coaching certification. I am an artist at heart and enjoy writing. Another creative outlet is creating beautiful homes and I have had the opportunity to restore three old homes here in Portland. Check out our house tour on apartment therapy!
In order to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) I have completed over 200 hours at the Coaching Teaching Institute in San Rafael, California from 2012-2013. Since that point in time I have also have met all of the requirements and over 750 coaching hours to have been granted the title of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2014 I became a founding member of the Portland Coaching Collective.