Who I Am

From an early age, I got really good at shutting down my emotions and playing the game to create a facade of success. In the first part of my career, I made traditional decisions in HR executive leadership roles and faked it all very well. But at 45, life came crashing down around me like the waves on the beach of my native Northern California town.

Over the course of the next year, I did a lot of reflection.  I practiced letting my emotions flow as I worked with a therapist and completed a coaching certification.  I dusted of my yoga teacher certification and embraced the moving prayer of my practice.  When curiosity struck me, I followed it through shelves of books at the library and weekend workshops on many different topics.  The result was a more vulnerable and authentic version of myself and meaningful human connection.

I’ve spent 25 years in HR.
I’m a certified coach and sought-after speaker.
I co-host the podcast, Flowing East and West, The Perfectly Imperfect Journey to a Fulfilled Life
I’ve led over 500 clients as an enneagram facilitator.

I've travelled all over the world and have had amazing experiences on almost all the continents, but keep coming back to the ocean, usually the Pacific, where I find calm and peace.  My favorite day of the month is Sundays with my divinity circle - you know....crystal balls and such.

But honestly, nothing means more to me than witnessing alignment with passion.


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What is Darshan?

“Darshan means insight, guide or light. There is a participatory nature to Darshan – that is, Darshan Leadership invites individuals to walk fully into their leadership potential. I chose this word for my business recognizing the importance of a mindful, insightful approach to leadership. I became a certified yoga instructor in 2009 after many years of study. While I realize most CEOs are not interested in doing yoga in the boardroom, I have experienced first-hand how leaders can excel by developing a practice of awareness, discipline and self-study. Leaders have a more significant impact when they are mindful of their approach and style of leadership.”