Holistic coaching that empowers you to overcome burnout so you can be happy, confident, calm and in control of your work & life again.
Respond flexibly to changing conditions
Set limits without feeling guilty
Practice courage and build confidence
Build strategies to take care of your body, mind and soul
Live your life with
Embrace challenges as an opportunity to learn
Identify principles that ground you & guide your actions
Understand your patterns, motivations and blindspots
Give and receive information to reach understanding
Use empathy & vulnerability to strengthen relationships
Coaching that combines modern mental health with ancient wisdom and sound professional development strategies. It's coaching for the whole person.
We coach leaders who feel burned out and stagnant. There is an imbalance in their lives, and they don't see a way to change it. They want to rebalance their life and work without losing the influence they’ve worked so hard to get.
You’re in the right place to do inner work that will spark a huge impact in your life while honoring the constraints and commitments you already have.
I am an Educational Psychologist (Ed.D.), Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (TN #1835), angel investor, TEDx speaker, and workshop facilitator.
In 2010, I left my clinical practice and went to work as an internal service provider for a venture capital firm. I served as the Director of Happiness and resident shrink for four years before starting my own hardware technology company. In 2018, after recovering from deep burnout, I felt a strong call to integrate my experience and passions in psychology, business, and leadership development to eliminate burnout and help others recover from it. This led to the creation of Big Self School.
I am a certified Enneagram practitioner through the Chestnut-Paes Enneagram Academy and am committed to integrating the Enneagram into my coaching and my own personal development. The Enneagram is a personality system that reveals our drives, motivations, mental traps, blindspots, and growth paths for lasting psychological and spiritual growth.
After receiving my Masters of Divinity three years out of college, I went on to get an M.A. in Literature and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing. That led to a decade of teaching at universities and colleges in writing and literature. Since then, I have experienced setbacks and breakthroughs, and have ended up coming out the other side as an Executive Coach. My latest book is an investigation and practical application into the Enneagram in burnout and stress.
I am a certified Enneagram trainer and teacher from Jerome Wagner’s Enneagram Spectrum Certification program, and have also trained with Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s. Currently, I am a student of the Chestnut-Paes Enneagram Academy with a graduation date of December 2022. I am also a student of the Newfield Network coaching certification program with a specialty in presence-based coaching.