Meet the Coach

 
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When you're an empath, pursuing a career in the "helping professions" is a pretty natural course of action. Of course, with there being so many wonderful ways out there to serve others, choosing one is a bit more difficult. Looking to give myself a solid foundation and to start exploring the field, I pursued a degree in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut and received my Bachelor of Science in 2009. After graduation, like many 21-year-olds that have yet to go out and fully embrace the "real world", I found myself unsure of what my next step should be. I spent a year nannying for four vivacious girls, and ultimately ended up taking a position as a surgical coordinator for an OB-Gyn practice.

Little did I know it at the time, but my surgical coordinating days truly paved the way for my career as a coach. On paper my job was a lot of making sure everyone showed up in the right place at the right time. But in actuality I saw an opportunity to provide support for women at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives. All of those moments of connection and compassion ultimately made me realize that I was ready to continue the journey I had originally started. I discovered the world of coaching, enrolled in iPEC (the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and received my designation as a Certified Professional Coach in early 2018.    

Now that we've been properly introduced, here are some other fun facts about me.

  • In my college days I was a competitive ballroom dancer. I dabbled in a lot of different styles, but if I had to pick a favorite it would probably be American Smooth (I'll also always have a soft spot for Samba).

  • Aside from coach, the other major hat I wear on a daily basis is Beauty Influencer. I help women make more informed beauty purchases and feel more confident when they're getting ready every morning. If you want to learn more, you can visit my blog, Little Blushing Birdie.

  • My husband and I are very in to board games. But not your standard Sorry or Monopoly. We play the kinds with way too many tiny pieces and overly complicated rules. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I think they're awesome.

  • I'm a huge fan of music and have pretty wide and varied tastes. I've probably seen more than 50 live performances (not including music festivals) and if I had to pick a few of my favorites they would probably be Muse, Coheed & Cambria, Twenty-One Pilots, and Florence & the Machine.