The marriage of these educational programs and my life experiences ground me in my coaching practice.


    Academy of Creative Coaching

    An International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program, the Academy of Creative Coaching curriculum focuses on:

    • The Creative Approach: The Creative Approach draws upon the work in neuroscience research to examine how to utilize intelligence, inspiration and innovation to creatively facilitate positive change.
    • Positive Psychology: Grounded in positive psychology, coaching as a profession is designed to help individuals assess their current situations, solve problems, and take action toward achieving their goals.
    • Cultural Competency: As an institution committed to making a positive global impact, our curriculum incorporates a strong emphasis on cultural competence.

    Goleman EI Institute

    A 12-week certification program focused on self-awareness, empathy, emotional balance and leadership. Daniel Goleman is a global leader and pioneer in emotional intelligence, or EQ. He says, "By teaching people to tune in to their emotions with intelligence and to expand their circles of caring, we can transform organizations from the inside out and make a positive difference in our world.”


    Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

    Originally developed at Google, Search Inside Yourself teaches practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership tools to unlock your full potential at work and in life. The program takes an evidence-based approach combining neuroscience, attention-training and emotional intelligence.


    National University of Natural Medicine

    Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) is a 12-week, hands-on cooking and nutrition program. The goal of the FAME series is to help communities adopt a more whole-foods diet by providing them with basic nutrition education and giving them the tools to overcome the many obstacles to eating healthy in today’s society. The FAME program is founded on the idea that it takes three months (12-weeks) to empower individuals, families and communities to make lasting and sustainable dietary changes.


    Knight School of Journalism

    Completed the Knight School of Journalism's Massive Open Online Course, "Infographics and Data Visualization," where I learned the key elements of telling a story through the use of data and infographics.


    Eastern Illinois University

    Major: Journalism, Public Relations

    Minor: Biology

    Studied abroad in Ireland, Scotland and England

    Graduated with cum laude honors.

    Reporter, editor and copy chief for the college newspaper, The Daily Eastern News.