I've always had a desire to connect with others and build a better world that works for all. When I was four years old, I befriended another little girl in the public library and tried to invite her over for a sleepover. When I was eleven years old, I was calling people to ask them to vote for a local ballot measure to build a new library. My desire to connect and contribute to my community spans my entire life from inquisitive homeschooled student to climate activist to senior transportation planner to life coach and money mentor.
Throughout my life I've been fortunate to have access to education and personal development opportunities that gave me the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in the world. Approaching the end of college, I worked with my first life coach and attended the foundational course at the Academy for Coaching Excellence. The training helped me see what was most important to me and helped me courageously focus my energy on what matters most. Around this same time, I broke financial ties with my parents and learned how to establish my early adulthood financial goals, create a plan, and take action to accomplish them. Thankfully, planning and organizing have always come naturally to me.
As I've moved beyond my first decade of adulthood, I've noticed how the skills, knowledge, and experiences I've acquired along my journey can contribute directly to improving the lives of others - something that really lights me up and brings me joy. I specialize in using my expertise in planning and project management, mentoring, life coaching, teaching, and personal budgeting to support progressive young professionals. People I work with live a more fulfilling life and align their energy (time, money, physical vitality, creativity, enjoyment, and relationships) with their values to make our world a better place.
I am training with the Academy for Coaching Excellence to become an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. As someone who loves to learn, I am constantly increasing my money mentoring and coaching skills through self-directed learning and various certification and professional development programs.
When I'm not coaching and mentoring, you can find me volunteering on Oregon's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, volunteering with causes and organizations I care about, hiking and biking with friends, practicing yoga, or in my garden or kitchen tending to and appreciating the bounty nature provides.
Volunteering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz
Figs from Emma's Garden
Check out my interview on the Vision-Led Leadership podcast to learn more about me and why I am drawn to the work I do.
I hope to hear what goals you'd like to approach with a playful mindset in the months ahead.