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.
I then went on to heartily attend five
colleges. Luckily I found what I had been craving at 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 fully during this time of play and discovery and it was in Paris, France that I decided to move to San Francisco, California.
At 24 in the enchanting city of San Francisco I started out working 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 kept following a knowing I had to deepen my work with people who wanted to find connection to their own source. I am an artist at heart and enjoy writing and tend to spend my free time working on projects. 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 900 coaching hours to have been granted the title of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I went through an extensive year long mediation training at Resolutions Northwest. In 2014 I became a founding member of the Portland Coaching Collective.