They say superheroes don’t exist…, but as a young girl growing up, I was blessed to have my Grandma Ruby as my SUPERHERO.
I was insecure, bullied, and lacked self-confidence as a young girl.
My Grandma somehow knew what was happening to me; she never said anything and knew my self-image was fading.
She would always call me her Strong Girl, filling my head with encouraging words and stories of strength. She taught me how to feel secure, build resilience, act independently, and make sense of self-worth.
She embodied Positive Psychology and the “Strong Girl Spirit” in my brutal world. She was ahead of her time! She is why I feel called to coach, write, and speak today~
My practice is grounded in Positive Psychology, a research-based branch of psychology that studies what causes people to thrive and flourish in their lives and work and how we can apply those findings practically.
I came to this work following a very successful eighteen-year career as an executive with a Fortune 200 Company.
I felt a nudge to do more, influence, and connect differently, and every gut instinct led me to coach. Hum, I 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 businesses. Additionally, I have facilitated workshops for 25,000+ audience members, supporting them in behavioral transformations.
I am a Certified Positive Psychology Coach who 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 Chopra Ayurvedic Health Coach, a John Maxwell Coach and Speaker, and a Certification as a Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership Trainer. 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 writing a book called “Aging Confidently,” and 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, a good pizza, a nice glass of wine, and spending time with family and friends.
I draw my strength, energy, and desire to help change people's lives from my fantastic 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, as my grandma did for me many years ago.
This award is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition of their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or contributions to mental health projects.
I’m thrilled to receive this award and be part of￼ this prestigious Global Award List of 2022.
’m very grateful to be in a field that empowers and encourages others.￼
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