• Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation
• Certified Life Coach, Academy of Coaching and NLP
• Certified NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Coaching Institute of California
• Certified Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches Corporation, American College of Sports Medicine
• Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
I have been interested in helping people overcome challenges and expand their experiences since I was a whitewater river rafting guide in the 1980s. My interest in people and their stories led to a career as a journalist in newspapers and magazines. I worked for seven years at Apple in internal communications, where I started a health and fitness magazine for employees.
Now, I coach executives, professionals, competitive athletes and individuals to grow and maximize their strengths, reach their potential, and achieve results. As a faculty member of the Academy of Coaching and NLP, I train others to become professional life coaches. I lead a variety of coaching and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) workshops where I teach tools to increase confidence, motivation, and achieve goals. I work on leadership coaching with executives and groups, and I work with people one on one to help them find new careers, balance their lives, improve their relationships, work more effectively, clarify and reach their goals, and be their best.
My passion for health, fitness and personal transformation led me to yoga 15 years ago. I teach yoga at YogaSource in Palo Alto and at Google, and lead popular yoga river rafting retreats that sell out every summer. I discovered Coaching while studying to become a therapist. My plans to become a therapist changed to the Life Coaching field when I saw how quickly people were able to improve their lives through the process of coaching. My background and training in psychology gives me an added advantage as a coach.
My husband, Peter, and I have been married for 20 years and have two children in college, a boy and a girl. Originally from the east coast, we now live and work in Palo Alto, California. Peter is a commercial photographer and you can check out his website at www.PeterFoxPhotography.com. I have always done volunteer work in some form or another to help improve my community. As a coach, I donate part of my profits to worthy causes. I love to combine my understanding of psychology and yoga with coaching and NLP to help people make positive, lasting changes.