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
We pledge that you will achieve the results you say you want when you go through the Big Self program. The Big Self program has been designed with people like you in mind, people recognizing that there must be a better way.
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 worked as a solopreneur in publishing, a freelance writer for various trades, and as a reporter, analyst, and broadcast specialist for a logistics startup. Throughout these experiences, I always wanted to get back to my early call to use my learning and skills in service to others. I’ve come out the other side as an Executive Coach. My latest book is an investigation and practical application into the Enneagram called, Shock Point: The Enneagram in Burnout and Stress.
I am a certified professional Enneagram practitioner with the Chestnut-Paes Enneagram Academy, as well as a trainer and teacher from Jerome Wagner’s Enneagram Spectrum Certification program, and have also trained with Ginger Lapid-Bogda. I am currently enrolled in the Newfield Network coaching certification program, the first program ever to be certified by the ICF (International Coaching Federation).