The Official Bio

The Official Bio

Currently, I live in Knoxville, TN with my family, fish and dogs.  My husband, John, and I have a 17-year old daughter, Alex, and a 13-year old son, Zach.  When we aren’t working or traveling, we’re either tending to the endless pile of laundry or ignoring it to do something more fun.

Coloardo JV 1I am now also:

  • A Master Life & Equus Coach and Owner of Feels Like Freedom, LLC
  • Koelle Simpson's Equus Coach Training Program Coordinator
  • On the Leadership Team of Martha Beck, Inc.
  • A proud occupant of my own body, which, if you are curious, is 38 pounds lighter than when I began this Experience in 2008.  (Prior to that, I didn't treat said body very well.)
  • A Coach Training and Learning Junkie.  Here is what all those logos on the sidebar mean:
Master Master Certified Life Coach  Trained as a coach in 2008 and further grounded in Truth as a Master Coach in 2010.  Dr. Martha Beck, Ph.D., is a best-selling author and monthly contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine. Working with Martha and her leadership team is the best gig ever!
  Equus Coach & Master Facilitator  After completing Koelle Simpson's Equus Coach Training program in 2011, I was honored to be asked to apprentice with her in 2012. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to call her my friend and mentor.
 LifeCoachCertD51bR05cP01ZL Weight Coach Certified  Trained by Brooke Castillo in 2008.  She later created The Life Coach School and is the bestselling author of If I Am So Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight?

 MBTI Certified Logo

MBTI Consultant  Certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment.  While I'm not a fan of putting people in boxes, I do love a good tool.  This is one of them.
 coach-seal-final(2) Career Invention Coach  Created by Pam Slim and Michele Woodward.  While this program is no longer active, I consider Pam and Michele as two of the top Career Coaches out there.
 shiftit-cert-logo Graphic Coach  Doodled with and Certified by Christina Merkley, The Shift-It Coach.  I had always loved writing on the wall during planning meetings.  Now I have a method to my madness.

Life before coaching was more Corporate-like:

  • Share holder and VP of a National Magazine & Book Wholesale Company (1998-2009)
  • Toilet Scrubber to Co-owner & President of a Regional Magazine & Book Wholesale Company (1991-1998)
  • Co-owner of The Book Cellar, an independent book store (1994-2000)
  • MBA – University of Alabama (1991)
  • BA in Liberal Arts, specializing in Marketing – Rhodes College (1989)

 

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Photo Credits:  Header - Jennifer Voss; Ski Lift - Sharp Shooter Photography