"The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box."
I'm invested in helping to create a better world, one person at a time. (And sometimes in groups.) I'm not saying I have all the answers, I don't. I do have however, a handle on managing energy, reading energy, and guiding people to shift their perspectives away from what's not working towards creating what does work.
I guide people to go inward so that they see where their real learning and growth exists, and help them to bring it into a reality they've been wanting.
Is it a little scary? Yep.
Is it a pathway towards liberation? Absolutely.
Big picture, I'm what you might call a multi-passionate perpetual learner. If I had unlimited funding and time, I'd get degrees in divinity, design thinking, and decolonial healing practices. (Is that last one a degree? Probably not, and probably for good reason.) I'm always thirsty for more knowledge.
As an intuitive, I can see, read and feel energy profoundly. Together with eastern healing practices, energy medicine, clairvoyance, mindfulness practice, yoga, and meditation, these form my foundation.
Layer in my professional work and training as an outdoor guide, educator, a communications and urban planning professional. As a strategic facilitator, project manager, and diversity, equity and inclusion-based consultant, and you have a unique and multi-faceted professional with 20 years of rich experiences and learning to support you on your path.
I work with 1:1 clients via two pathways, intuitive readings and coaching.
(Want me to work with your team or organization? Go here.)
Readings are an energetic hello. Some people come to me for a monthly or seasonal reading to tune in to their body and spiritual growth for the next time period. Some clients come once in awhile when the regular avenues for problem solving and pro/con lists feel fruitless. And then there are those who come because they are curious about another way to find their answers.
Readings, for whatever reason a person comes, offer grounding and clarity for a client. Through a reading I can share with them what I see for where they are in present time and offers insight for their next steps. I do not predict the future nor do I read minds. I read my client's energy (not my own, I have very specific protocols I use to keep myself separate from my client).
Images come to my mind clairvoyantly that tell a story for what is happening with a client at a spiritual/energetic level and at a body level. Often it will unfold through a symbolic story, kind of like watching (or listening) to a movie or podcast, where my client is the star. I don't offer analysis (it's often unnecessary) and I remain neutral in a reading.
I don't advise, prescribe, or direct in a reading. I'm invested in giving a clean and clear reading, not in what the client does with that information. That is for them to have to do with what they like. I'm a conduit and a communicator supporting my client for what they are ready to experience in the unfolding of their own life. I think of readings as a spiritual check-up. Going to the chiropractor, acupuncturist, or getting your dental cleaning? Go ahead and get a reading booked too.
Coaching is iterative to each of my clients.
I support my clients to build a practice that anchors them and gives them the capacity to lead from their truth (not the tangled truths of others / outdated programs / limiting beliefs / illusions.) I lean on my full suite of skills, training and experiences, including my own powers of guidance, reasoning, analysis, and thinking, in addition to intuition. I use these to support my clients and guide them towards their own answers.
I work with leaders and people ready to make a significant change in their lives.
I work with people who primarily identify as sensitive, empathic, and spiritual. They are diverse in their roles and lives, from people in executive leadership, to clinical psychologists, international aid workers, and more. One thing that have in common is that they care, deeply. They are oriented around service, justice, inclusion and equity. Because of this, they are also often depleted and need support for grounding, boundaries, and a way to be in the world that honors them just as they are, while they also care, so much.
I am here to guide my clients to build a practice and tools they can use for a lifetime to make the right choices for themselves as their life ebbs, flows, changes and shifts.
I coach to support my clients in self-actualization and autonomy so they can live their lives from their anchored truth, and who know how to adjust for their truth when their growth changes. The maximum time I will work with a client 1:1 for coaching is 12 months, and most of my clients engage with me for 3 - 6 months. (My minimum is 3 months, it takes time to build a practice and shift patterns.)
Ultimately, I believe that while it's a challenging time to be a human in the modern world, it's also an amazing time. There is so much opportunity to do good and make real change. We don't have to do what we've always done. At the individual, the family, the community levels and beyond, we can make real differences, now.
I get out of bed in the morning to help people be unplug from false narratives, uncover their superpowers and full potential, and create a world anchored in courage and truth. I don't have my clients' answers, but I help them to uncover the answers they've been looking for.
Now, how can I help you?
If you're curious to read more...
I have a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a masters degree from Portland State University. They are in geography (UT) and urban and regional planning (PSU). I've completed coursework through Cornell University in change management. I completed two 10-week courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through OHSU.
I worked outside and taught from 2000 - 2009. I spent three summers working at Rocky Mountain National Park. I spent 6 months on a fellowship for environmental study in the Brazilian Amazon. I followed my heart and guided in the Grand Canyon, Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. I taught ESL in Jackson, WY and environmental science in Colorado and Wyoming. I also supported guide training and development at Portland State's outdoor program while I was in graduate school.
I created a yoga and mindfulness program for an alternative school (7 - 12th grade) and I received recognition and an award for it. I had lead roles in two projects that got awards from the National and the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association. These were for the planning and development of the Portland Mercado and the Willamette Falls Legacy Project. From 2010 - 2018 I worked in planning / communications / and community engagement. From 2016 - 2018 I facilitated (with a team) the plan development for Metro Parks and Nature's Equity Action Plan, to center anti-racism and equity in departmental work. I went from there to work with Dan Little, First Gentleman of Oregon to support the development of the Roadmap to the Outdoors, a state-wide initiative to make the outdoors more welcoming and inclusive for all Oregonians.
More recently in 2017, 2019, and 2020, I started to get deeper into what makes me tick. I dove in on psychic meditation, energy healing, and clairvoyant training. I finally did this to better understand the innate intuitive abilities (seeing/sensing/knowing) I've had all my life. In 2019 I also received the Level 1 training in the yin/yang and 5 elements Korean holistic healing and health system, Barun Maek.
As of 2022, I still facilitate, consult and offer strategic support for educational and governmental organizations advancing policies and culture change centered on anti-racism, allyship and equity.
I live in the Pacific Northwest with my family.
Phew, did you read all that? High five.