About Me

About Mer

My Path to Coaching

I woke up one morning in 2002, (boy, did I!), and realized that working at my corporate job was no longer fulfilling. I wasn’t using my strengths and interests to their fullest, and I wasn’t leaving the legacy I wanted to. I woke up that day with the thought that my career was happening to me.

With that realization came another one: I had to break free.

So, I spent the next two years discovering my true path and then honing the skills to share my passion: to help people make important career—and life—transitions.

With years of business experience as my foundation, I found my groove guiding and encouraging others to create their ideal professional life—and I can help you, too. Whether you want to change careers or take charge of the one you’ve got, I can help you decide what you want and then give you the tools, techniques, and support to do it—just like I did.

Catalyst. Connector. Career Transformer.

I’ve been called all of these things, and more (all good, I assure you).

Career Highlights

  • Served for 15 years in senior-level roles in corporate and start-up environments: have held key roles in recruiting, product management, project management, and business analysis.
  • Accomplished keynote speaker on topics related to career transformation and executive leadership.
  • Skilled facilitator and workshop planner for major corporations and nonprofit organizations.
  • Coached clients at top corporations, including those employed by Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce, Dun & Bradstreet; PG&E, MTV Networks, Starbucks; PG&E, Lifemark Group, Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment; American President Lines, and others.
  • Experienced working as an employee with public and private companies including Adecco, Matson Navigation, GT Nexus, and Vivant Corporation.

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from University of California, Berkeley
  • Certified Professional Coach with a graduate-level organizational coaching certification from John F. Kennedy University
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation

My Coaching Style and Specialties

I am an active listener; I’m able to synthesize information and understand situations quickly to offer insight with a mix of candor and compassion.

Clients tell me that my optimistic and uplifting style stimulates their desire—and ability—to grow. I have an affinity for both guiding individual careers and for improving corporate cultures from the inside out. I specialize in working with high-performing executives and emerging leaders—mid-career professionals who either come to me on their own and/or are sponsored by their companies for coaching and consultation.

I have worked with hundreds of professionals across various industries, with deep experience working in fast-moving technology and digital advertising environments, in particular.

Learn more about my executive coaching here.

Learn more about my career coaching here.





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