When it comes to individual coaching, you have already recognized that it is “self” work you can’t do on your own. It can be wonderful to work with leaders and other personnel in the workplace who break free from their ingrained, often unconscious habits and actually begin to grow themselves up. It is so hard to break down your defenses and admit to things you don’t do as well as you’d like to believe. But when it comes to working collaboratively and in the ideal environment you want to be a part of, it takes full participation.
Few things are as rewarding as wading through conflict or dysfunctional dynamics that have been going on for years, and discovering clarity. To that end, we offer three services: two-hour workshops, half-day training, and coaching for partners and teams. Learn more.
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).