CERTIFIED LIFE & RELATIONSHIP COACH
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MY JOURNEY TO RELATIONSHIP COACHING
In 2011, at age 39, I left a successful career as an entrepreneur in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, to pursue my Right Life. At the time, I had no idea what that was, but I knew that I was deeply unhappy and longing for something more – more meaning, more joy, more connection, more magic. I also intuitively knew that I had gifts to share with the world that were not being used.
So I took some time to step away from industry and focused instead on meditation and spiritual practice, my marriage, parenting, nurturing my close relationships, volunteering, therapy, and in 2014 I became certified as a Martha Beck Life Coach. It was during this time that I focused fully on a disturbing life-long trend – I had been successful at almost anything I tried, except my primary relationships. With one failed long-term relationship after the other, my current marriage (my third) was in trouble. Once again, after several years together, I didn’t want to have sex anymore – ever!
How did I get here – AGAIN!? Was I destined to be a failure in my intimate relationships, facing low sexual desire (or rather, non-existent sexual desire!), the pressure to have sex “for the sake of my marriage”, a relationship suffering from a lack of intimacy, and a husband who was trying to be understanding, but didn’t know how to “fix me”?
What I know for sure is that when I felt the most hopeless, I was on the cusp of living my best life!
This time, I had thankfully learned where to look for an answer – in myself. So, despite having had numerous impulses to do so, I didn’t turn tail and run. Instead, with the help of excellent Life Coaching tools, self-help books, my Arhatic (spiritual) Yoga practice, a brave husband who was also willing to “confront” himself, and some therapy, we were able to figure out what was causing our problems – inside and outside of the bedroom.
Now, in the divine irony of life, not only am I more in love, more committed to my marriage (and yes, having the best sex of my life) but I have found my true life’s calling! In the words of my teacher Dr. Martha Beck (called “one of the best-known life coaches in America” by Psychology Today, USA Today, and NPR) to be a good Life Coach, one must “Live it to Give it”. In my case, it has been in living it, that I have learned not just how to give it, but that I really really want to give it!
An excellent complement to coaching.
Pranic Healing® is a highly evolved and tested system of energy medicine that uses prana to balance, harmonize and transform the energy of your physical, emotional and mental bodies. It is a powerful complement to Life Coaching and is often an important tool for helping my clients move past deep or old emotional wounds.
My life’s purpose is to make our world a better place through all that I am and do. My life’s goal is to be an instrument of peace, hope and healing in our world, and to fulfill my part in the work of the Divine Plan, through self-forgetful service, harmlessness and right speech. I strive daily to encourage group work amongst those people who also seek to aid the Great Ones, because we are stronger together. And I do all that I can to support fellow Pranic Healers in their work of transforming lives, by spreading the teachings of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.
The Great Invocation
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of every person and every being.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of every person and every being.
Let Love descend on Earth. May the World Teacher return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of every person and every being –
The purpose which the Holy Masters know and serve.
Let Goodwill and the Will to do good descend on Earth.
From the centre which we call the race of man
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light, Love and Power descend on Earth.
Let Light, Love and Power restore the Divine Plan on Earth.
So be it.
The Great Invocation is a world prayer translated into over 80 languages and dialects. It was given to Alice Bailey in April 1945 in a message for all people of goodwill.
One of the most significant tools that my husband Jeff and I have used to improve our relationship is doing the Meditation on Twin Hearts together – a 21 minute heart-centered meditation that is a combination of both mindfulness and prayer/goodwill towards every person and every being on earth.
Learn more about this special meditation and how to use it to improve your marriage!
MORE ABOUT ME
I’m a dedicated wife, mom, sister, volunteer, certified Martha Beck Life Coach, PhD (Biophysics), former Skydiving World Record holder, Arhatic (spiritual) Yoga practitioner, and Pranic (energy) Healer. Born and raised in South Africa, I’ve been a NC, USA citizen since 1997. Prior to life coaching, I was
- the founding Executive Director at Triangle Global Health Consortium, a global health membership nonprofit organization;
- one of four founding Managing Partners at Genesis Consulting, a women-owned, strategic IT consulting firm;
- VP of Operations and founder of the NC branch, reporting to the CEO, of CXI – a management and technology consulting firm;
- Owner of CompuTech Exec Group, a multinational VA-based computer consulting company.
Since 2002, I have served as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in Orange and Chatham counties, advocating for abused and neglected children. I have also spent many years advocating to US Members of Congress on issues of global poverty. I hold an MS in Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a an active skier and SCUBA diver, and former skydiver and private pilot.
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