GUIDE ... Leader of a Journey

About Your Guide


I am a “50-something” wife, mother, “Mimi”, sister, daughter, aunt and friend living in west Michigan. I am an alumnus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with a B.A. (psychology, sociology and cultural anthropology). Most recently I “formalized” what I learned between earning my degree and the life I have lived between then and now, by achieving master level life coaching certification with niches in several key areas.  Individual and Group Life Coaching, Life Purpose, Life Story, Goal Setting, Happiness, and Mindfulness. I am also a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA Essential Oils, helping people of all ages, in all stages of life, with wellness solutions. What matters most isn’t the titles, training or certifications, but what I learned in “real life” that led me to the role I now play as a guide to others who are searching for “more” in life. More time, more balance, more health, more abundance, more happiness, more of EVERYTHING that matters, more moments that take their breath away.

In 2011 and having worked in the healthcare field for 20 years, I started a small “group” with some colleagues who I was particularly connected with, and we called our group “Next In Life”. We were all experiencing the effects of a “new stage in life”. Because we were all volunteer directors in healthcare, and we all had daughters graduating from college, getting grown-up jobs and getting married themselves, and we were all dealing with health issues ourselves and/or within our families, we needed to be together for support and encouragement to navigate “whatever this was”.  We met with intention and purpose. We had fun, we laughed, we cried, we found our way out of careers that stressed us out, through mid-life woes of hot flashes, relationship transformations, and whatever else came up along the way. Our bond over the last 8 years has carried us through incredible change, challenges, pain, and JOY! 

My personal journey and how I “arrived” at the destination of Life Coach is detailed more in my BLOG. I invite you to check it out if you are interested in the “details”. But the short version of my story is that after being in the corporate world for 30 years, and because I have received so much encouragement from colleagues over the last few years to share my journey, I made the decision to inspire the journey of others, to encourage people to fulfill their true purpose and live a healthier, more authentic, happier life.

My toolbox of experience is a BIG ONE! It is also very focused and customizable. I want people I guide be able to wake up every day excited because they “get to do" what feeds their soul. Too many people, especially at this very special stage of life we call “mid-life”, get up every day thinking about (even dreading) what they “have to do". It doesn’t have to be that way – live better, live happier, live life beautifully – make each day count and look forward to what you “get to do" every single day!. 

Exploring Ice Caves at Mantanuska Glacier near Anchorage Alaska 2018

Exploring Ice Caves at Mantanuska Glacier near Anchorage Alaska 2018

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Sometimes we need "new eyes" ... to create a new vision ... ask ourselves important questions ... and put in the work that leads to positive change in our lives that will be long lasting.  By investing in  YOU, you will be happier, more focused, prepared to meet life's ongoing challenges, and seize opportunities that come your way.  Whether you want improved health status, a calmer mind, more organized lifestyle, reduce toxins in your body and home, set and achieve goals, start a a new career, start a business, or retire with a plan and purpose - I can guide you to embrace the journey for WHAT'S NEXT IN YOUR LIFE!

Professionalism and Experience

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As a Life Coach and Wellness Advocate, I have the tools, knowledge and experience to help you to create the life you imagine.  Live life beautifully, with renewed purpose, joy, vitality and enthusiasm.

Supportive Journey

Road that goes around Mackinac Island along the shore 2018.

Commitment to your journey on your own can be tough .  My personal commitment is to provide you with guidance, understanding and support that will help you create a pathway to success.