Certified and credentialed coach and mentor coach

Here's A Little About Me:

Certified Coach

In 2008, drawing upon a host of professional and personal experiences, interests and strengths, I launched Bravo To You, LLC, a coaching practice that specializes in coaching women toward personal and professional success.  A year later, I discovered the power of coaching youth, and have made it my mission to bring the gift of coaching to teenagers and young adults.  I work with high school, college students and recent grads and continue to work with women at a crossroads of their lives and careers.

 

A warm and supportive approach

Using a mix of compassion and humor, I coach my clients towards:

  • Increased self-knowledge
  • Increased confidence
  • Sense of direction
  • Unique leadership style

 

Experience

The path to this work has a number of varied and interesting turns.  It all began with a psychology class in high school and includes a degree in psychology from Tufts University, nearly twenty years with IBM, a master’s degree in education from Harvard and owning my own business.  The common thread through this seemingly diverse group of experiences is a profound interest in people, a gift for listening well and the strong desire to learn.

My introduction to the world of coaching began when I hired a life coach to help me plan for the time when my youngest son would be heading off to college.  I wanted help thinking about what I wanted to do in that next phase of my life. The deep insight and self-discovery that occurred while working with my coach became the inspiration for my decision to become a coach myself.

My initial coach training was done with Coaches Training Institute, the largest and most rigorous coach training program in the world. I am also certified with the Academic Life Coaching Program, a cutting edge approach toward coaching youth. I am Credentialed with the International Coach Federation at the Professional Certified Coach level and am a certified Mentor Coach, when allows me to train and help other coaches strengthen their coaching.

 

Interests

My husband and I live near Boston. Our two sons, who were teenagers when I began coaching, are now young adults and in the working world. I do my best thinking when getting my hands dirty in the garden, refinishing furniture and cooking. Some of my most cherished memories involve family, travel, food and good conversation. I also enjoy skiing and snowshoeing and have never seen an antique home I didn’t love.

Training and Education

  • Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Certified Academic Life Coach, Academic Life Coaching Program
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching
  • Certified Mentor Coach
  • Ed. M, Harvard University
  • B.S., Psychology, Tufts University

Member

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Foundling Member, Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA), Harvard Medical School
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