Personal Coach for Students, Teams and Small Businesses - Launch to Success!
Motivating, activating and launching teens and young professionals through college and to their first careers! Expert at identifying strengths, skills and abilities to build resilience and coping skills for life. Learn more at LaunchMyKid.net
Team and small business expert, 25 years experience in employee training and organization development. Creating momentum and orchestrating change. Learn more at LaunchOurTeam.com
Prepare your son or daughter for college and their first job - launch them to success!
"Mom, no! You don't know what I am going through!" or "Dad, you don't get it! You can't help me!"
If you are hearing these shouts of struggle from your kids, I am your first line of defense. I have been coaching teens, adults and work teams for over 25 years; however, launching kids through through high school, onto college and then off to their first career is my speciality. I use a variety of tools to identify a young person's best self - their strengths, personality traits, skills and natural abilities. We work together to develop individualized coping skills to navigate their young adult lives. To learn more, visit www.LaunchMyKid.net
I believe our children are capable of making choices, learning, recovering from disappointments, and taking action. However, sometimes we all could use more information, direction, support and expertise to help us meet our goals. That's where a coach comes in.
My programs inspire mental resourcefulness and resilience by building natural strengths and talents through practice in real life situations. I help my clients practice coping skills by applying talents to master everyday activities – in classes, clubs, service projects, part-time work and internships. Through practice, they learn how to self-advocate by asking better questions, and they learn how to manage their weaknesses by problem solving and learning to adapt. Finally, I help clients identify and explore their values and passions. You can learn to "Stay In Your Lane" through my vlog on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCakfzFjcwuyB-myCr-qQg
My clients appreciate my strategic vision and down-to-earth, practical approach to managing all types of personal and organizational issues. I am a dynamic instructor, facilitator and coach, with skills in creating unbiased, open, and inspiring learning environments. I have two grown daughters and a wonderful husband. My favorite activities are hiking, cooking and traveling.
Before founding Launch, I was an Outplacement Consultant for Right Management/Manpower Group, Director Training and Organization Development for MEDIQ/Prn and Management Consultant for MARS, Inc. In addition, I founded Kids Who Care, Inc., a nonprofit specializing in Service-Learning and mentoring for children and teens. I have always been active in the business and non-profit sector, with organizations like Swift Youth Foundation, CASA, Prevent Child Abuse Ohio, and the ASU Gammage Theater.
I earned my B.A. in Industrial Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. in Group Process and Group Psychotherapy from Hahnemann University. I completed the Arizona Education Policy Fellowship Program at Arizona State University – a 10 month in-service leadership development program that emphasizes diversity and ethics. I became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in 2016,
Motivating, activating and launching teens and young professionals through college and to their first careers! Expert at identifying strengths, skills and abilities to build resilience and coping skills for life. Learn more at www.LaunchMyKid.net
Team and small business expert, 25 years experience in employee training and organization development. Creating momentum and orchestrating change. Learn more at www.LaunchOurTeam.com