Hello! And welcome!
I started writing the blog partly as a catharsis following a cancer diagnosis and my husband’s sudden and tragic death eight months later. Although publicly, I saw my purpose as providing helpful information to my consulting clients and followers. What transpired however, was a journey of self-discovery and transformation that showed me how we all have the power within ourselves to find and live our best life – regardless of the challenges we encounter.
I’m a runner. In the past 24+ years, I have logged over 18,000 miles. I have completed close to 300 races including 48 Half Marathons (1:46:41) and 10 Full Marathons (3:57:51). I’m not the fastest runner. I don’t run every day. I run to stay fit. I run to stay sane.
People have told me how strong I am to have endured all that I did. I’m not stronger than anyone. We all have that same strength within us. I had a means through which I could cope. My training runs are where I took out my anger; where I cried. And where I also felt alive. And where I regained my passion for life.
Through tragedy – and running – I found my calling.
I became a Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach in 2016. Then I studied to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) that same year. Co-Active meaning being as well as doing. Whether coaching beginner athletes, empty-nesting moms, or non-profit executives, I always take that two-pronged approach. I don’t just keep you accountable for your goals; together we create meaning in who you are becoming by exploring what’s truly important and motivational.
After spending 20 years as a fundraiser and non-profit executive (if you want to read my biography to find out more about my career and education, look at my profile on LinkedIn), actively investing in my community and making a difference remains important to me. Even as a runner, I favor races that raise money for a cause and I have personally raised close to $100,000 for a variety of charities through my own cause-running efforts.
Please explore the Coaching page to learn more about how I can help support your cause. I urge you to reach out to discuss what you’re thinking and see if we’re a good fit. That can be scheduled by emailing me here.
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