They say super hero’s don’t exist…but for me as a young girl growing up, I was blessed to have my Grandma Ruby as my SUPER HERO.
As a young girl I was insecure, bullied, and lacked confidence in myself.
My Grandma somehow knew what was going on with me, she never said anything, but she instinctively knew my self image was fading.
She would always call me her Strong Girl and she would fill my head with encouraging words and stories of strength. She taught me how to feel secure, to build resilience, to have the capacity to act independently, and how to experience and build a sense of self worth.
She embodied Positive Psychology and the “Strong Girl Spirit” in the tough world I lived in. She was ahead of her time! She is why I feel called to coaching, writing, and speaking today~
My practice is grounded in Positive Psychology, a research-based branch of psychology that studies what really causes people to thrive and flourish in their lives and work, and how we can apply those findings in practical ways.
I came to this work following a very successful eighteen-year career as an executive with a Fortune 200 Company.
I had felt a nudge to do more, influence, and connect in a different way, and every gut instinct was leading me to coaching. Hum, wonder if my Grandma had anything to do with that?
I have over 25+ years of experience empowering leaders and their teams to address challenges, find new opportunities, and strategize change to achieve breakthrough success in their business. Additionally, I have facilitated workshops for 25,000+ audience members supporting them in behavioral transformations.
I am a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and I’ve earned a Certification in Positive Psychology. I also hold a Credential as a Certified Professional in Talent Development, and have earned a Certification as a John Maxwell Coach and Speaker, as well as have earned a Certification as a Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership Trainer. In my work as a coach, I draw on the full range of my boots on the ground experiences and education.
I am an International best-selling Author of the Strong Girl Spirit Series and a contributing author in the “Women Who Impact” collection, all available on Amazon.
I have been featured in Tidewater Family Magazine, Fast Company, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, CEO Blog Nation, and Predictive Index to name a few.
I am currently writing a book called “Aging Confidently” and writing a 3rd in the Strong Girl Series called “Building my Self-Esteem."
I live in Virginia and enjoy biking, walking, and traveling. I enjoy painting, I love a good pizza, and spending time with family and friends.
I draw my strength, energy, and desire to help change peoples lives from my amazing adult children, their partners/spouses, four grandchildren, five grand pups and biggest fan and support my husband Eric.
My mission is to be that voice and support for youth, women and men everywhere, like my grandma was for me so many years ago.
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