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1:1 Professional Coaching to Transform Your Tomorrows
by Creating Eureka Moments Today 


The Type of Coaching I Provide

1:1 strategy and vision coaching for professionals experiencing change, feeling stuck, or are ready for a season of transformation.


Our work will focus on the unique challenges of change, while creating a vision and strategy for designing a life you love. This is sometimes referred to as change coaching or career/entrepreneur coaching. 

Ready to book a session?

Grab a free 15 minute meet & greet at

or jump into a full one hour session at


We're a good Fit If....

  • You’re a professional who feels like they need a change, but doesn’t know where to begin or how to move forward. 


  • You believe in the power of science to change your life  - even if you did hate high school biology.


  • You’re a high achiever, but feel like you’ve hit a wall or a roadblock. 

  • You enjoy uplifting, but incredibly informative interactions.


  • You’re ready to go from thinking to doing. 


  • You have a similar love of too many explanation points in emails (ok...not an absolute requirement!)


  • You want to achieve more tomorrow than you did yesterday. 


  • You feel the gap between where you are and where you want to be growing bigger and wider each day, but feel powerless to stop it. 


  • You’re ready to actively design your future. 


Why Work with Me? 

My methodology will help you solve your most complex problems in the most efficient way possible by showing you how to navigate the challenges, opportunities, and crucial choices that can mean the difference between tragedy and triumph using science and the power of play. 

Here's a few of my relevant career highlights: 

  • I hold three Masters degrees: MS Psychology, MS Biology, MSc Communication from Imperial College London. 


  • My psychology work focuses on what’s right with us, not what’s wrong. 


  • My work on the psychology of human potential, most importantly mastering everyday fear, has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Science and was called “life changing revelations” by TIME Magazine.


  • I’ve been advising adults on how to navigate change and next steps for the last 12 years. 


  • LEGO Serious Play certified to help you craft your vision  (yes you will get a set of special psychologically designed LEGO bricks sent to you for us to use in our sessions! Woot!)


  • IDEO design thinking certified to help build the best strategy for a clear path forward.


My Why

In 2007,  I was working in a job I hated because I was afraid to take a leap. This job was safe, secure, well paid – and frankly, also killing me. I sacrificed nearly everything I was, because I was too afraid of the person I could be.


The second child to a teen mom, I am still the only one in my family to go to college. Growing up, I was taught to be happy with having a full time job, any full time job. Although my family was loving, many of our core values were rooted in fear an scarcity. 


Then one night over a brew house dinner,  I was offered the biggest opportunity of my life to teach exactly one class at San Jose State University, because I dared to ask. I dared to share my unhappiness and my desire for more with the right people. But of course, no invitation to adventure is an easy yes. At the time, I was helping to support my elderly mom and had to take into account the huge pay cut that came along with saying yes to this new life, this new opportunity.


But I knew something had to change if I was ever going to have the life I wanted: to die with good stories. So, I took the biggest leap of my life and quit my cozy full time corporate job to embark on this new venture. Since teaching a single class wasn’t going to pay all our bills, I got a job waiting tables at night to make up the difference and prayed at the start of each shift I wouldn’t have a student from my class come into the restaurant (awkward!) and began my journey of learning, researching, and exploring the human relationship with fear, creativity & innovation.

In order to do this, I had to devote myself to the study and application of the fear strategies I teach today by truly living the material. So far, it’s allowed me to travel to 22 countries as a solo-female, gave me the confidence to give away almost everything I owned and move to London, and the resilience to start my life all over again in Los Angeles when I fell in love with a man in a piano bar on a rainy Thursday night.  My research never made me fearless, I still feel fear everyday – but my strategies helped make me brave.


I’ve shared my knowledge with millions of people across the world since becoming faculty at San Jose State University through my courses, science videos, live talks, podcasts, and writings. But that’s not why this work is special. It’s special because of the look on someone’s face when they say my talk gave them the courage to quit a job they hated and start their own business. It’s life-changing (for me) when a young man emails to say he thought of ending it all, and when talking didn’t help, my tools did. It’s beautiful when a senior executive tells me that my strategies changed the way she now relates to her team and her family. My methodologies made them feel powerful enough to reshape their lives and I can’t wait to share them with you.


I Coach in the Following Niches

  • Career Coaching, Planning & Transition Management

  • Entrepreneur /  Solopreneur

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Bravery / Fear Mastery (non-clinical)

  • Confidence & Self-Esteem

  • Communications (public speaking, presenting, interpersonal)

  • Focus & Motivation

  • Personal Growth

  • Life Purpose

  • Time Management

  • Stress Reduction

  • Productivity

  • Performance

  • Executive Assimilation & Leadership Coaching

  • High Potential Development Coaching

  • Team Dynamics



Check out a few of my testimonials HERE


Where? How Much? 

We can meet outdoors in my office space in Hollywood, California or online via Zoom from anywhere.

Our initial 15 minute meet-and-greet to see if we align is always complimentary.

Sessions are $249 per 60 minutes, with no requirement of a long commitment. 


Your first session will also include a physical kit of tools that we will use during our time together, including your very own LEGO Serious Play discovery kit, shipped to your address of choice. Free priority shipping within the United States, please inquire about international options. 

Discounts are available for multi-session packages.


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If You are Looking for a Psychiatrist or Therapist 

Although I have a masters in psychology, I definitely do not diagnose or treat mental illness. I also do not do patient counseling or clinical psychology. Just like you can get science based, data driven information and health advice from non-physicians, you can get high quality guidance from other qualified people outside of a practicing clinical psychologist. Clinical therapy is a wonderful avenue for supporting our human journeys, and although I am an active member of the American Psychological Association, clinical psychology services are not something I provide. Please see the APA resources for finding a licensed clinical psychologist in your area at:

Also, if you are as confused about the difference between a psychiatrist vs a therapist as I once was, check out 

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