Board Certified Coach (BCC), Life & Personal Coaching, Center for Credentialing and Education
Certified Professional Life & Academic Coach, ACA Coach Academies
Certified Veteran Development Coach (CVDC), BlueRio Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR & SHRM-CP)
Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), Higher Education Administration & Internationalization, Kent State University, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Literature & International Affairs, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio
Bilingual: English and Spanish

This is My Story

Hi there. Thank you for visiting my page. I am a career coach at Ama La Vida and look forward to meeting you. I am from Cleveland, Ohio and have remained in the area for most of my life. I studied Spanish and International Affairs at Baldwin Wallace University with the intent of being a high school Spanish teacher. As I got closer to graduation, I found more alignment with educating others at the university administration level, so I changed my path and went to graduate school for such work. I have since worked in all types of functional areas of university life, including housing, residence life, student activities, athletics, study abroad, international student services… most recently working with an academic coaching program at Kent State University. It was there I learned and became absolutely enchanted with how rewarding coaching is and decided to pursue coaching as a career.

I had this vision that I would get one job and be there for 20+ years. This was a rule I set for myself, but I discovered that this was a rule I didn’t believe in. Once I decided to write my own rules, I found life more fulfilling and happier. I have been fortunate to visit 67 countries, to work in England for six months, to hold a baby panda bear in China, to sky dive in New Zealand, and to even eat a Chipotle Burrito under the Eiffel Tower.

I see life as full of adventures, not challenges. I have made the conscious choice to empower others with their adventures through coaching. If you feel like it’s time for a new adventure and want to push-back on old rules, I can help.

My Coaching Approach

My coaching style is collaborative and strategic. You and I will work together as partners to create something new or make a meaningful change. We’ll create a clear path of next-step decisions and assess how well we’re making progress. Everything around us is a tool to our advantage. Anything that is not working will be tweaked or tossed out. We will celebrate all opportunities for learning and will capitalize those moments when we need a good laugh.

Ready To Try Coaching?