About

You are:

  • An innovator, a creative visionary, The Next Big Thing–looking to bring your brilliance to change the world.
  • Wanting to know how to best leverage your energy and effort to get the most impact. But you’re…
  • Worried about how to get out of your own way lest you sabotage your own vision (once again) Or…
  • Have become a victim of your success and need help transitioning from one successful thing to another

I am:

  • Sure that you are Somebody. Somebody who is going to change your corner of the world with your talent, experience, and vision.
  • Here to help you bring that vision into reality. Whether it’s a vision of a life lived simply in balance, or one that changes the way everyone on the planet lives, or both at the same time, or somewhere in between, we’re
  • Going to get you where your destiny leads. Yeah, you have a destiny. Promise. And you’ve got
  • An insight machine, an energy hacker, and a wilderness guide on your side. That’s me! Whatever your hero’s journey is, I’m here to help you take it. That’s what I do–I’m
  • The coach for creative visionaries (even the ones who don’t know they are yet)!

What’s a creative visionary? Anyone who wants to use their creativity in service of a vision for something better–a juicier life, a better way of living and working, a better world. They come from all backgrounds, work in all fields, but what unites them is a desire to travel the path less taken and see where it leads–they are innovators, trailblazers, iconoclasts. A creative visionary is who you get when you decide to stop blending in and start standing out.

Basically? I help creative people leverage their energy to get what they want and change the world in the process.

The official story:

I completed the Martha Beck Life Coach Training program in 2012 (and got certified in early 2013), where I was trained with some of the most brilliant thought leaders alive today (including Martha Beck herself), who taught me a combination of positive psychology, thought work, personal development, and mind-body practices to help anyone, anywhere, at any time, know what they want and how to get it. And I get to share them with you.

Before that, I spent almost ten years working for the non-profit University of Virginia Women’s Center, as a program coordinator, event planner, fundraiser, and Associate Editor of Iris Magazine. I spent the last five of those years interviewing and writing about incredible women (like these three women, for example), learning their secrets of resilience and success and sharing them with younger women who wanted to live a life of joy instead of crippling perfectionism.

I have a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia. I can read between your lines, craft the perfect metaphor for your current situation, and help you see your stories for what they really are. It also means I know the good, the bad, and the ugly about grad school.

In short, I have over a decade of experience cultivating effective, meaningful, and entrepreneurial change for individuals, organizations, and communities, using the power of story, practical tools of change, and insight that makes you go hmmmmmm.  

Don’t you want to be one of them? Let’s get started!

Still want to know more?

The fun stuff!
  • I do a photo project with my friend, just for fun, where we recreate iconic movie scenes using decidedly low-tech methods. You can see me as ET, the Statue of Liberty, Heather, and more here.
  • In 2009, I co-founded and produced a monthly story-telling show called “Secretly Y’all,” which brought together a community of hundreds of story lovers while raising cash for local charities.
  • I am a proud participant in social justice movements for equal rights, health, and safety for all people. I am trained in crisis intervention, by the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, where I worked on their crisis hotline. I am also trained in bystander intervention (including immigration activities observation).
  • I have traveled to Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Belize, Thailand, China, India, and Japan. I didn’t get my passport until I was 20.
  • I was home-schooled for a year in the fourth-grade. I learned about math, social studies, writing, literature, and science alongside my two siblings, three step-siblings, and a ragtag group of other children of hippies in our small town in North Carolina. For science class, we went into the forest. I am not kidding. It was awesome.
  • I have a knack for helping people feel seen, heard, and adored. This means, among other things, I am a great person to have around for birthdays and weddings. Or say, as your life coach.
  • In high school, I had a nickname that is totally NSFW. If you want to know (and you do, it’s awesome and it also leads to a great conversation about reclaiming words as a feminist expression), you’ll have to ask.
  • I used to live in Rome, for a couple of years. Now I live in Austin, TX.
  • Things I love, in no particular order: green, Troop Beverly Hills, queso, summer, tickle fights, frozen margaritas, Veronica Mars, harebrained schemes destined for greatness, getting deep, being funny. Probably you.