For twenty-five years, I held leadership positions with non-profit free and community Clinics. I devoted my career to improving the health of the neediest families in Los Angeles County. Helping people has been an important value in my life. Although I developed into a strong leader and manager and enjoyed working with my staff to make a difference in many people’s lives, I felt there was something else I needed to do and I wanted to discover what that was.
In June of 2009 I completed a leadership program at the Clinic Leadership Institute and had the opportunity to work with a professional coach. This experience helped me realize that I wanted to become a coach and work directly with people to support them throughout their unique life journeys. I want to help people discover what is important to them, what their passions and strengths are, and what obstacles might be getting in their way to making the choices that will lead them to a happier and more fulfilling life. In turn, I believe each of these people will create a better world for all of us.
I am happy to have started a new chapter in my life by creating my own private coaching practice. I also continue to stay connected to the nonprofit world by sitting on the Board of Directors of the Westside Infant-Family Network, an agency I helped create in 2006, which provides free, in-home mental healthcare to vulnerable families with young children.
I live in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles with my husband Trip of 31 years. Our daughter, Rebecca, is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business.