I am a career and new directions coach whose passion is supporting people as they create the life they want to live. My own journey has taken me from a childhood in New York City, to an environmental career working for government in Washington DC and New York City, working in the private sector and founding my own business in Los Angeles. Subsequently, I embarked on a second career as a coach and now live in the High Mojave Desert of southern California, where I continue my coaching and am inspired every day by the solitude, beauty and silence of the desert and mountains that surround me.
Some highlights of my life so far: marrying Ermanno Vanino, a filmmaker and companion on my journey, managing New York City’s 24-hour Haz Mat Emergency Response Team, that responded to over 600 emergencies a year; participating in a team working outside of the established employment and education system to create an innovative credentialing program to prepare young people for work or further education; and co-founding The High Desert Region Green Jobs Initiative, with a mission of linking economic and workforce development to advance the green economy in our region.
My writing includes: 4 books: Chrysalis: Personal Transformation From The Inside Out, Leadership on Trial: Lessons From The Apprentice , Power Stories and Coaching Corner Volume 1.
It is my hope that my book, Chrysalis: Personal Transformation From The Inside Out is a catalyst for readers to bring their unique gifts to the world and, in the process, to create for themselves a fulfilling and joyful life.