I am the mother of three wonderful adult children. They all help me grow daily, and continue to make me aware of the wonderful gift of family, with all its challenges and surprises. They provide me with life's ultimate emotions, and reveal to me that family, forgiveness, and love are my greatest gifts from God.
I have survived just about every tragedy life could throw my way, and am still standing on my two feet with a smile on my face. It’s all about my attitude and God’s grace. Life-long education, an attitude of gratitude, and perseverance all work together to make me who I am. I would like to share my strength and hope with you.
Since the 1990’s, I served as a facilitator at Hearts and Hope, a non-profit organization working with children between the ages of 3 and 17, in the role of helping vulnerable children process and cope with the death of a close family member or relative.
In the spring of 2014, I began working with a non-profit organization called The Children's Healing Institute, helping children process their grief. As a grief facilitator in the Bridging Hope program I offer peer and family group support facilitation.
I have served as a reading tutor at Place of Hope, a unique, faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides family-style foster care. I have also mentored teenagers with one-on-one interaction.
As a volunteer, I was inspired to return to academia after a 35 year absence. I attended Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Christian Ministry.
As of 2019, I work with Seniors at Brookdale Senior Living, as Director of Resident Services, connecting in a personal way with over 300 residents. Identifying appropriate resources to maintain their highest level of independence and satisfaction, including problem solving, as well as develop activities that enhance their physical, social, and emotional needs.
With training and certification as a Professional Life Coach culminating in March 2015, my vision is to be a life coach partner, and work alongside individuals helping them achieve their full potential. Setting and encouraging goals for empowerment and strength requires work, commitment and understanding. By empowering my clients, they are encouraged to live their lives with perseverance, meaning, integrity and purpose. They focus on positive solutions and display an attitude of thankfulness and gratitude for their self-reliance.
I have now opened my doors, as a Professional Life Coach in Palm Beach County to clients of all ages who want to expand life’s possibilities and enjoy a positive mental attitude.
2012 to 2018 Palm Beach Atlantic University- BS in Psychology, Minor in Christian Ministry
2015 - Life Coach Institute of Orange County - Certified Life Coach
2012 - Palm Beach State College - AS: Psychology
Honors and Awards
2018 Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda - Phi Beta Alpha - National Honor society for adult students in higher Education
2014 Psi Member of Psi Chi an International Honor Society in Psychology
2011 Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology
2010 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society