Life Coaching has been a long and rewarding experience. From
the time I was old enough to begin exploring the community around my home, I was
coaching. I didnít know that then, but I was reaching out, listening, helping
and caring about the people I encountered. When I found a person in need, I
would bring them home, sit them on the back porch of our house, go inside and
ask mom if she would make them a sandwich? Iíd take them something to drink;
sometimes just the garden hose to quench a thirst. When I entered grade school,
I brought home classmates and playground friends who seem to have it worse off
at home, or no one at home to go to after school. All the time I was talking
with my friends about choices, making life better, helping them discover healthy
options for life.
I became a leader in school, looking for answers, change and
working to make school and the community a better place for each of us. As early
as 1969, I helped lead a school district wide group Breaking the Barriers
comprised of students, educators and administrators on a journey to improve
communications between each group to build a stronger, healthier educational
As a leader in high school I was part of organizations that
set goals to build better community through open, meaningful discussions. We may
have thought we were avant-garde and new age thinkers, yet we were actively
coaching for life.
In 1972 setting of for college, I moved into a very new and
exciting, first of itís kind Residential Community. Other colleges and
universities had dormitories; we had a village that became a community, owned by
students and run by students. Students of the community were the landscapers,
facilities engineers, nutritional planners, chefs and food service engineers,
housing management. I earned a position on the Community Development team.
As a Community Development team member I coached fellow
students with life challenges, succeeding in college, work and personal
relationships. Working with mentors I participated in and facilitated personal
encounter groups and sessions for Leader and Self. I worked with youth, peers
and adults in business to become more successful, empowering growth and
sustainability for life.
I entered the teaching profession and throughout that career,
while teaching, athletic coaching and student leadership programs I was coaching
for life. When I was not working as a teacher I was involved with friends and
acquaintances coaching through personal challenges and relationships.
I spent several years working and managing a scout camp. One
year with special funding and man power from the sheriffs I helped develop the
first Ropes ĖChallenging Outdoor Experience Course in
During the late 1980ís I worked with Junior Achievement
building economic education curriculum and programs in school classrooms. I
developed hundreds of business volunteers who delivered weekly lessons and life
experiences to young people in grades kindergarten through high school seniors.
Not only did I train business people to work in classrooms, I often was coaching
them to be stronger more productive individuals in their business and life.
In the 1990ís I worked with a virtual business team,
contracted to go into a business, discover work flow and communication needs and
strengths. Together we built strategic business plans and organization helping
and coaching to be more productive and successful.
Additionally I was actively involved in the leadership,
training and development of community individuals who wanted to go into business
for themselves. The Intensive Entrepreneurial Training Program and later
QuckStart curriculum has coached hundreds of successful individuals to wonderful
and sustaining life goals and businesses.
Wherever I have worked I have been
actively involved in Life Coaching. When I was working I was Life Coaching
friends, family and acquaintances.
I realized that the time had come to stop giving
away my skills, wisdom and knowledge. The time had come to receive the financial
rewards for my skills, wisdom and knowledge that are benefiting others, not just
the intrinsic warm fuzzies I get.
I am here to be your Life Coach and the Life Coach of your friends, family, acquaintances and business partners. The successes you realize from having me as your Life Coach are testimony to others to seek out and use me as their Life Coach.